Sat. Feb 24th, 2024

During the long winter months, many of us receive less “vitamin N” than usual.

However, contact with nature has been found to lower blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, help prevent illness, and reduce stress levels.

Do you want to spend time in nature with your family this March break? Here is a list of fun events across the province:

Bronte Creek Provincial Park – Maple Syrup Festival

“Sweeting up” is a tradition in Bronte Creek Provincial Park. The park’s annual Maple Syrup Festival begins the first weekend in March and is held every weekend of the month, plus March Break week.

boy looking into a bucket of sap

Festival heritage staff dress in historical attire and immerse visitors in the history and culture of maple syrup. Attractions include: Pancake House, Fresh Maple Treats, Fresh Maple Candy, Maple Lane Tours, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Farm Animals, History Tours, Family Activities and more.

Find festival schedules and details here.

Algonquin Provincial Park

March Break is perfect for early spring camping. Algonquin’s Mew Lake Campground still has many electric sites available in the reservation system (as well as several first-come, first-served sites).

hockey player

The ice rink will be open all week, weather permitting (and if the ice melts, the park will open a road hockey area). A cheerful bonfire will be kept at the rink for skaters to warm up.

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Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center and chat with our naturalists!

Check out Mew Lake’s trails and winter attractions here.

Pinery Provincial Park – Memories in March

Park staff offer a variety of scavenger hunts, guided hikes, trivia-the-naturalist talks, and chickadee programs during March Break. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to celebrate the annual migration of thousands of tundra swans and join a park naturalist to watch swans and other migratory waterfowl at Thedford Bog.

tundra swans

Pinery’s trails are perfect for a healthy hike or quiet solitude. Bring your camera, a picnic lunch, art supplies, family and friends and work on that rosy glow on your cheeks. Consider spending the night in a tent, trailer, or one of our covered accommodation options!

Call the visitor center at 519-243-8574 for more details or visit the park website for more details.

Rondeau Provincial Park – Wings of Spring

Rondeau Provincial Park is an incredible place to enjoy all the wonders of migration as thousands of ducks, geese, and swans move through the area, and Wings of Spring features a variety of nature-themed activities!

Two bird watchers with telescope on snowy beach

This bird-themed spring series runs March 9-17 and includes documentaries about DUCKS, snake feeding, owl pellet dissections, and more!

Find the full schedule here.

MacGregor Point Provincial Park

There’s a lot to look forward to during March Break at MacGregor Point. Kick off March Break with a live animal show from Speaking of Wildlife at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

girl with bird on her head

Get up close and personal with Southern Ontario’s iconic species! Enjoy a “Birds for Beginners” walk, learn how to build your own suet feeder, and attend a live raptor show at Wild Ontario at 2:00 pm on March 9 or 16. Hawks, hawks and owls, oh my!

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For complete program details, call the Visitor Center at 519-389-6231.

Presqu’ile Provincial Park – Waterfowl Weekend

Don’t miss the 43rd Annual Presqu’ile Waterfowl Weekend March 16-17, 2019! Presqu’ile offers easy access to viewing stations for up to 25 different species of waterfowl that arrive each spring to rest and feed, before moving on to nesting areas further north and west.

A small selection of the many Presqu'ile ducks.

Scheduled activities and telescopes with volunteer birders are available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily. The Nature Center will feature activities and crafts for children, as well as duck exhibits.

Find more details here.

Are you in the mood for an excursion during March Break?

Use our park locator to find the provincial park closest to you.