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What are YOU going to do this weekend?           March 7, 2013
Major Attractions right here at home

Are you tired of winter and looking for some fun outings to chase away the winter blahs?  Well – you’re in luck, because this month, the Summer Fun Guide has gathered some of the best of Ontario’s major attractions and events to bring to you.  Who needs to be a snowbird when you live in Ontario?  There is so much to do right here at home!








Downsview Park is a unique space right in the GTA.  It is an urban park with so much to offer – between the greenspace, the state of the art sports facilities, special event venues and amazing educational programs, there’s something here for everyone. This month, special activities include the Reptile Expo, Free indoor/outdoor Nature program for families, etc. Bring your camera!

Snowshoe Across the Longest Suspension Bridge in Ontario - Do You Dare? You might be able to see the valley floor beneath, with its gorgeous 10,000-square-kms view, but it feels like it is very far away. Don't be scared - there is a sturdy wire fence lining the walkway, protecting even the smallest adventurer and allowing everyone a perfect view.





See, hear and feel the wrath of Mother Nature in a multisensory extravaganza. Learn how Niagara Falls is created & experience the excitement in a specially designed 360 degree 4D theatre. Temperature drops; Snow falls; floor tilts and trembles. Great for all ages. Children 5 and under FREE!

Are you looking for a little Canadian content this March break?  A visit to Parliament Hill might be just the thing.  The Parliament of Canada is open to visitors 7 days a week, free of charge.  You can attend live debates, take a guided tour of Centre Block or visit Memorial Chamber and the Peace Tower.  Don’t forget to take part in some of the activities outside the Parliament buildings – like the concerts and guided tours, which take you in the Footsteps of Great Canadians.





March is the perfect time to appreciate all that Ontario has to offer – indoors!  We have so many amazing attractions, fantastic museums and incredible events happening right here at home. Enjoy March break in Ontario!


Featured Events
International Women's Day
On Friday March 8th, International Women’s Day will be celebrated all over the world. This international holiday honours the economic, political and social achievements of women. The theme for 2013 is “A promise is a Promise:  Time for action to end violence against women.” Visit the website to see what events are taking place in your community throughout the month.

Throughout Ontario

The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not
This month, the Science North Museum in Sudbury will unveil the world premier of “The Science of Ripley’s Believe it or Not.” Come explore the real science behind the unbelievable artifacts, objects, people and nature found in Ripley’s. You’ll get a chance to see a calf with 2 faces, a Rolls Royce made of matchsticks and some of the world’s most perplexing optical illusions.

Northern Ontario
World Figure Skating Championship
From March 11-17, the top 200 figure skaters from around the world will arrive in London, Ontario to compete in the 2013 World Figure Skating Championship.  Skaters from 50 different countries will compete at the Budweiser Gardens in London in four different disciplines:  men’s, ladies, pair and ice-dance.  This annual, global event is  being hosted for the first time in Canada since 2006.

Central Ontario
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Casa Loma
Casa Loma is North America’s only real, full size castle. March Break (March 11-16), there is a carnival inside the castle with clowns, acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and more.
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Coming Soon:
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Contest:
Ontario has so much great stuff! How do we ever decide what to try? Share your favourite SFG listing with others and give them a suggestion of somewhere to go over March Break for a chance to win! a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to the Bata Shoe Museum. Contest closes March 31, 2013.

Featured Program:

Bata Shoe Museum
Lace up for some sneaker fun during March Break week at the Bata Shoe Museum!  Try on cool sneakers, decorate a sneaker-shaped cookie, place your footprint on our walk of fame, make a sneaker friendship pin, tie dye some shoelaces, win prizes and much more!  Be sure to also visit our website for details about our special kickoff event on Monday, March 11 at 10 am.
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