Weekend Fun Guide


Happy March!!  March means Maple Syrup Festivals are popping up across Ontario.  We have listed some for you to enjoy this weekend but watch for our complete listing coming soon!  Snow is on the ground so you can also enjoy  skiingsnowshoeingtobogganing or tubing as a family.

For some additional family fun, don’t forget to enter our contest to win tickets to Disney on Ice Rockin’ Ever After or tickets to the newly opened LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto!

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Every Saturday until the end of March, Cineplex theatres show Family Favourites at 11:00 am for only $2.50.  Feel like you need to escape the cold?  Then check out what they’re showing this weekend http://bit.ly/ZygvF5

Around Town this Weekend…


Battle of the Titans @ Royal Botanical Gardens – Dinos like you’ve never seen them before!  In this battle for the ages, you will learn about ecology, the study of organisms and the environment that these majestic creatures lived through so long ago. Get ready to go back in time and see how science and nature come together in one amazing exhibit!


Sweet Water Season @Crawford Lake Conservation Area – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Daily until April 7th – The fun includes: Sweet Water Demonstrations, Taste complimentary samples of cornbread dripping with pure maple syrup, Taffy on Snow and Maple Syrup tastings, Explore the 15th century Iroquoian Village and reconstructed Longhouses, Fun for Kids – FREE Craft Making and Discovery Hunt with Prizes and more.

MapleTowne @ Mountsberg Conservation Area – See how sap is magically transformed into sweet, sticky syrup and smell the fragrant steam rising from simmering kettles, Learn the secrets of Maple Candy making and taste FREE candy samples, Enjoy piping hot pancakes smothered in fresh maple syrup outdoors under our pavilion nestled in the woods and enjoy all the seeing the birds, bison and everything else Mountsberg has to offer.  

Collingwood/Blue Mountains

Nordicfest – Join hundreds of outdoor enthusiasts, weekend warriors, beginner and expert skiers and snowshoers alike, families and the entire Get Out There Magazine team for a fun – and inexpensive – day on the trails. Test the latest skis and snowshoes from major manufacturers, participate in fun activities like our snowman making contest, enjoy free hot chocolate and apple cider all day in our warm-up chalet and enjoy the spectacular escarpment trails at one of Ontario’s premiere Nordic destinations!


Winter Carnival – Something for everyone!  Enjoy a Snow Sculpture competition, local musical performers, a fireworks display, inflatable structures, wagon rides, Dog Agility contest, Dummy Downhill Races at the ski hill, Bluesfest and free public swimming at Kenora Recreation Centre, free pancake breakfast, canoe races, Magic show, Log Sawing competition and skiers and snowboarders can win some great prizes in the Dawn of the Shred competition at Mount Evergreen Ski Hill.

Kirkland Lake

Winter Carnival – 18 days of winter fun including sleigh rides, hockey tournaments, free kids matinees, kids carnival, free family swims, fishing derbys and more!


Paddyfest 2013 – Entertainment for the whole family.  Event highlights include: Sno-Pitch Tournament, Curling Bonspiel, Dinner and Yuk Yuk’s Show, Several Concerts and Dances, Pot of Gold Treasure Hunt, Children’s Concerts, Public Skating.  Check out the website for a full calendar of events


Brimfest @Brimacombe – Join us for a weekend-long celebration on the slopes – perfect for the entire family! Enjoy live music, face-painting, contests, tons of events, displays, giveaways and more!


Barnyard Break @ Canada Agriculture Museum – Through engaging and unique demonstrations, visitors can follow these ingredients from farm to table and learn how much work actually goes into producing them.With so much already going on, animal-related demonstrations and a fun craft for children are just icing on the cake! So come learn while enjoying yourself at the Canada Agriculture Museum this March Break and all month long.

Spring RV Show @ Ernst & Young Centre – With multiple giant accessories stores and hundreds of show-only specials, the 20th Annual Ottawa Spring RV Show—Canada’s 4th Largest RV Show—will be better than ever in 2013!

Annual Maple Festival (February 28th-April 14th) @ Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – Weekend activities include: Watching the sap being collected, visit the syrup shack, enjoy a pancake meal, taste the real 100% pure taffy on snow, Horse drawn hay rides through the maple bush, visit the petting farm, and have fun playing in the play parks.



Maple Syrup Festival – Discover one of Canada’s most time-honoured and delicious traditions. Explore the making of maple syrup from the tree to the table in three different time periods: the methods of Canada’s First Nations, 19th century pioneers and modern times. Families can enjoy a free old-fashioned horse and wagon ride and purchase a wonderful pancake breakfast.  For more information, please call 1-800-883-0104 Runs certain days for the entire month of March


Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Bruce’s Mill – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.


Garden Festival – Welcome Spring!!!! Enjoy the scent of fresh blossoms as you wander through display gardens.  Shop the Marketplace showcasing the latest “must haves” for the gardener.  Get the dirt on gardening from such experts as Frank Feragine, Carson Arthur, Liz Primeau, Steven Biggs, Paul Zammit and more. This event is sponsored by Orr Insurancewith all of the proceeds directly benefiting The Lung Association.


Golf & Travel Show – Get into the game as the Toronto Star Golf & Travel Show tees off its 24th year! Welcoming back retail partner and golf industry expert, Golf Town, along with a number of exhibitors featuring golf equipment, golf courses, travel options, demonstrations and onsite lessons, the Golf Show is the pre-season destination for lovers of the game.

Ultimate Dinosaurs @ ROM –  Giants from Gondwana, presented by Raymond James, features dinosaurs you’ve never seen before, displayed in ways you’ve never seen. Check out this world premiere exhibit featuring Dinosaurs unknown to North Americans – most have just been unearthed in the last 20 years.

The Natrel® Rink at Harbourfront – Tucked away behind York Quay Centre and set against the beautiful shore of Lake Ontario, the city’s most scenic rink awaits! The Natrel® Rink has a heated indoor change room with lockers and washrooms. Hot food and drinks are available at our rink-side restaurant, Lakeside EATS. Best of all – skating is FREE! Part of Skate Culture.


Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival (March 2 – April 7) @ Kortright Centre – It’s a sure sign of spring. Come out and tap into nature! Demonstrations, wagon rides, activities, entertainment, fun crafts and of course pancakes and Maple Syrup.

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