Photo courtesy of Blue Mountain Village

Make Memories and Masterpieces this March Break

March 3, 2023

No matter if March is more lion or lamb, there are plenty of exciting arts and culture activities across the province to keep you and your family busy this Spring Break.

If you’ve ever wanted to paint like a master, explore a wonderland in lights, shoot an arrow, visit an indoor bog or write a hit song, then we’ve got your ticket for a magical, memorable, boredom-busting outing with our Things To Do March Break guide.

Test a Kayak's centre of gravity. Photo courtesy of Ontario Science Centre

Indigenous Ingenuity at the Ontario Science Centre

Toronto, until April 16

Race a virtual canoe, build an igloo, test a kayak’s centre of gravity and learn about Indigenous ways of knowing with this travelling exhibition created by the Montreal Science Centre and knowledge holders from First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities. Be sure to also catch the photography exhibition Regalia: Indigenous Pride, which explores powwow traditions within contemporary Indigenous communities.

March Break at Grey Roots

Owen Sound, March 13-17

The museum dedicated to Grey County heritage has a whole suite of kid-friendly activities planned for March Break, including rug braiding, rocket ship building and cookie decorating. Check out the full schedule here.

Umbra Transit by Melissa Joakim.

Lumière: The Art of Light

Toronto, March 10-May 7

Ontario Place’s enchanting winter light exhibition takes over neighbouring Trillium Park this year with 16 dazzling light displays developed by artists from across the province all responding to the theme “renewal.” Lumière is open seven nights a week, from dusk till 11 p.m., and admission is free.

Brushes and Beats at Brampton Library

Brampton, March 16

Abiola Idowu, the artist behind Brampton’s The Reading Girl sculpture, will lead a unique evening painting session exclusively for teens at the Chinguacousy library branch, featuring a live DJ to set the picture perfect scene.

Entomica. Photo by Kyrstiana Bourdage.

Cultural Corridor Pass

Sault Ste. Marie, March 12-May 18

Sault Ste. Marie’s popular Cultural Corridor Pass returns. The family pass gives access during March Break 2023 to activities at seven museums and attractions. Ask for a schedule of events taking place at each site – from coding to insect models, exhibition tours, and more!

The Seven Grandfather Teachings at the MacLaren Art Centre

Barrie, March 18

Learn about the Anishinaabe guiding principles for conduct toward one another and toward all nature. Invited and led by Dazaunggee, four regional artists will present their unique interpretations of one of the teachings.

Air show at Blue Mountain Village.

March Break at Blue Mountain Village

The Blue Mountains, March 11-19

Beyond the powdery ski runs, Blue Mountain Village boasts a week jam-packed with family fun, including fireworks, magic, birds of prey, movie screenings, dance performances and one of the most exciting events of the season, the Big Air show, where some of Ontario’s best athletes on snow flip, twist and spin off a giant-sized jump.

Disruptive Body at Art Windsor Essex

Windsor, March 14-May 28

Through spectacular sculpture and video installations that recreate her childhood living room or dwarf the viewer with mountains of soft, fleshy viscera, artist Catherine Hois explores the human body as a site where anxieties play out. Opening at the same time, BioCurious is a group show that features artists who explore living matter as their subject — and sometimes, their medium, too.

Photo courtesy McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s In-Person Oil Painting Weekend

Kleinburg, March 18-19

In the scenic home of some of Canada’s most renowned artworks, hone your inner Tom Thomson and Emily Carr. Across this intensive two-day workshop designed for all skill levels, instructor Judy Sherman will cover a variety of oil painting techniques and teach students to view the world as a visual artist. Note: While classes are intended for participants 18 years of age and above, older teenagers may join by advance request.

Capitol Arts Centre’s Teen Songwriting Intensive

Port Hope, March 13-17

Is there a budding Billie Eilish in your basement? Help them develop their skills with this week-long songwriting intensive led by resident music director Jeff Newberry and associate Kavone Manning. Students will enjoy workshops with special guests, record demos and finish the week with a performance for friends and family. For students Grade 9 and up.

Anoxic Memory at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. Photo by Laura Findlay.

Anoxic Memory at the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington

Bowmanville, until April 23

What does “art that eats itself” look like? Artist Maria Simmons has created a sensory exhibition that transforms the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington’s galleries into an active peat mire, featuring bubbling ferments, butter sculptures and an indoor bog.


Take a cultural staycation this March Break! Our ON Culture Guides have your 2- and 3-day self-guided itineraries at the ready.