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march 9, 2020

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Spring into Ontario Fun!

The above zero temps are here, the snow is beginning to melt, the tulips are starting to sprout and March Break is around the corner… Spring is definitely in the air! Visit the many maple syrup festivals to find out what’s sappening, kick back and enjoy a live performance, spend time market-ing to eat, shop and people-watch, or get out there for some outdoor adventure! No matter what you’re looking to do this season, you will find it. Ontario is jam-packed full of fun with exciting spring attractions!

Maple Syrup Festivals

article1march92020.jpgGrab your toque and take part in a Canadian classic! From the Kortright Center (Vaughan) to Island Lake (Orangeville), maple syrup festivals are happening all across the province. Get in on the sweet taste of spring at Bronte Creek (Oakville), from March 7th to the 29th and learn about how they harvested maple syrup in the 1800s by interpreters costumed for the 1890's.  Finish the tour with a stick of delicious maple taffy before visiting the various farm animals in the yard. Located just west of Ottawa, in Pakenham, Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush is a definite treat! Enjoy their maple shoppe and products, along with their mouth-watering pancakes, topped with their very own organic maple syrup. If your sweet tooth needs satisfying, head to Fulton’s! Like your maple syrup with a side of adventure? Visit Bruce’s Mill (in Stouffville) from March 14th to April 12th for demonstrations, activities, wagon rides – and while you’re there, try out their treetop adventure. There’s nothing more Canadian than enjoying the great outdoors and experiencing what’s on tap!

Markets

article2march92020.jpgFrom farmers’ to crafts, spring markets are sure to please. Spend the day strolling among the stalls at Pickering Markets, Barrie’s 400 Flea Market or Aberfoyle’s Antique Market. If you’re in the market for a busy day of fun, you will be sure to find that here. If you’re in the area, don’t miss out on Ottawa’s most popular tourist attraction, Byward Market! Home to over 600 unique businesses, the market includes specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and more! Want an outside experience? Head to Downey’s Farm and Estate Winery to run around in the Farmyard Play Area or peruse the fresh-baked pies, breads and treats. For a grape experience, give their award-winning wines a try! Did we mention there are farm rides? Get up close and personal with the animals – it’s fun for all ages! Looking to take a bite out of something new? Head to Colborne for some year-round, 7 days a week fun at the Big Apple to enjoy their bakery, restaurant, country store, market shops and attractions. And don’t forget to stop for a selfie in front of the world’s biggest apple-shaped observatory!

Concerts/Shows

article3march92020.jpgWant to celebrate spring with a little culture? Check out Westben Concerts in the Barn, starting March 6th. Relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of Beethoven, mix it up at the electric music workshop on the 19th or act out at the improv workshop on the 21st! Looking to add a little drama to your life? Get a cinematic experience at the Brockville Arts Centre this month for shows including: 2020 Oscar nominated films, Four Season Dance Academy, Canada Rocks and more. Drink your double-double and embrace some canuck fun with the Oh Canada, Eh Dinner Show in Niagara Falls. Now that’s some spring fun!

Outdoor Adventure

article4march92020.jpgIt’s time to blow the dust off those winter blues! Give fly-in fishing a try at Sudbury Aviation! They operate 12 fly-in fishing camps where you can take in the scenic beauty, while you fish for trophy sized walleye, northern pike, smallmouth bass and speckled trout. All fun, nothing fishy – except the fish, of course! Or, experience a whole new side of spring at Hawkeye, where you can let your enthusiasm fly. Join a workshop and learn all about falconry, flying your own falcon at the end of your day – it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

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Featured Events


March Break at Seaway Mall (Southwestern Ontario)

March 16 to 20, 11am to 5pm
Centre Court, Seaway Mall, 800 Niagara St. (Southwestern Ontario)

featuredevents1march92020.jpgDon’t miss a minute of March Break fun at Seaway Mall! Get crafty with face painting and clay hand prints, give woodcarving a try, experiment with mad science and finish the week off with a Trolls dance party. There’s something for everyone – every day – during March Break at Seaway Mall.

March Break Wondrous Beasts Camp  (GTA)

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Whitchurch-Stouffville Museum, 14732 Woodbine Avenue, (GTA)

featuredevents2march92020.jpgRecommended for ages 6-12, Wondrous Beasts is sure to bring out your wild side! Learn all about winter beasts like polar bears, penguins, and even the abominable snowman… Get outside, get excited and get to experience something new with this unique March Break camp.


March Break at Blue Mountain

March 14 to March 22, 10am -10pm
Blue Mountain Village, 156 Jozo Weider Blvd. (Central)

featuredevents3march92020.jpgIt’s go-go-go at Blue Mountain during March Break! With special ticket pricing, you can hit the slopes with the fam’ for a discounted rate. Not skiiers? They’ve got skating, too, along with giant games, live music, snowshoe tours, fireworks and plenty more! There’s never a dull moment during March Break at Blue Mountain.

Featured fair : Western Fair District

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Looking for a one-of-a-kind experience? Visit the Western Fair District! Located in the heart of London, it’s a not-for-profit agricultural society founded in 1867 - with a modern twist. Not sure what to expect? Think fair meets culinary district meets a great cause with a cool vibe. Spend the day at the market, cheer horse races, enjoy the midway rides and don’t miss the many events throughout the year, their signature event, the annual Western Fair. Spring into action at this amazing Ontario attraction!

 

ONLY IN ONTARIO

onlyinontmarch92020.jpg Tiny Township & Beach
Thirsty for a new fact about Ontario? Did you know that we have an Artesian Well, offering some of the purest spring water in the world? Located in the Township of Tiny, in the southern Georgian Bay region, the area also boasts 70km of coastline right on Georgian Bay. Don’t miss the scenic views, pristine beaches, beautiful hiking trails and large provincial parks – it’s an Ontario must-see!

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