Make Memories and Masterpieces This March Break

March 3, 2023
A family of five hold each other smiling while outside

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.

Two children sit in a red kayak in museum

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.

Art display of orange and purple balls with Toronto skyline in the background

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.

Hand holding large green insect

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!

Snowboarder in mid-air performing a show in the dark

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.

Several bottles of coloured paint and brushes on a table

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.

Interior of room with a few pieces of art pieces.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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