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March Break 2017

by Linda Cvetanovic

The countdown is on….in just a few short hours children will be officially off school for March Break.  If you haven’t made plans yet, don’t panic – we’re here to help.  Burlington makes a great getaway for a few days, a weekend or even a day trip.  We are conveniently located mid-way between Toronto and Niagara making us an easy stop for some family fun!

If you want to take a break from the day to day why not plan an overnight getaway at one of our name brand hotels.  We stopped in at the Holiday Inn Burlington (check out their March Break specials), Comfort Inn Burlington and Waterfront Hotel Downtown Burlington to do some research as well as, visiting the Maple Festival at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.  You can check out our adventures here and get a peek at what your stay might look like by watching the video below.

March Break Family Events & Activities

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th, it’s the perfect time to indulge in one of the most quintessentially Canadian events around…maple syrup festivals!  With three maple festivals each offering a unique take on this sweet season.  At Bronte Creek Provincial Park  maple syrup festival you will step back in time to the 1800’s to discover a historic perspective of maple syrup.

Mountsberg Conservation Area transforms into Maple Town where you can explore the sugar bush and enjoy the sweet treats it produces. Crawford Lake Conservation presents Sweetwater Season, where you can learn how maple syrup was discovered and used by Ontario’s First Peoples.

Winter may be over but the Ice Age is alive and well at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Visit the Big Freeze exhibition until April 17th where you will experience two special exhibitions plus daily, family-friendly activities exploring the past and teaching us about the future.


For some indoor fun, grab the kids and head to one of the many escape rooms located in Burlington for some teamwork and fun! Check out Confundrum Escape RoomsExit Strategy, or Mission Possible.  Scale to new heights with indoor rock climbing at Climbers Rock. Put on your fav pair of bowling shoes and see who can get the first strike at one of the many bowling alleys in Burlington including: Burlington BowlSplitsville Burlington and Roseland Bowl. Other activities include PaintballIndoor Golf, or visit the indoor trampoline park.

Cineplex SilverCity Burlington will be one of the participating theatres offering 11am showings of select movies over the March Break for only $2.99.  Visit the website for more information.

Join the Art Gallery of Burlington in their Creative Hub. This free drop in art studio is the perfect outlet for budding artists. On Sundays from 1-4pm, gallery artists/instructors offer ideas for inspiration and facilitate hands-on activities help you to explore your creative side.

On Sunday March 19 head to Ireland House Museum for their Superhero Lego Club.  Parents will love this supervised drop off program, but be sure to register in advance to guarantee a spot.

If you don’t have the week off and are still looking for a March Break Camp for your kids, our friends at Active Parents have put together a great list of local camps.

For more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.


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