Bring the family to enjoy these March Break activities in and around Ottawa!
Spring Break Camp – Clip and climb your way to an awesome March Break! The Altitude camp is being offered for both the Quebec break (Feb. 27 to March 3) and the Ontario break (March 13 to 17).
Spring Break Ski Lessons – Learn how to ski from professionals during spring break with their 3, 4, or 5 day lesson options. Your lift ticket is valid for the day with a two-hour lesson.
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum
Maple Month – We eat it on pancakes, enjoy it as taffy on snow, cook and bake with it and so much more! Join us at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for the entire month of March as we tap into one of Canada’s most iconic and versatile sweet treats, maple syrup! Our sweet line-up includes: Cooking with maple in the Museum’s demo kitchen, maple workshop with celebrity chef Lynn Crawford, maple traditions and stories, lumberjack demonstration, plaid day, pancakes and maple syrup, maple taffy on snow.
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
March Break – Come to the Museum this March Break and participate in some out-of-this world activities! Learn what the atmosphere is like on Mars, discover what could help improve human living conditions in space, and help figure out how to protect objects from being damaged as they are launched into space!
Canadian Museum of History
Hockey – March 10 – October 9, 2017. For millions of Canadians, winter means hockey and hockey means everything. Be there when the puck drops on Hockey. Watch historic highlight reels. Get close to the greats with one-of-a-kind artifacts. Share your passion with interactive components. Find out why hockey holds pride of place in the hearts of Canadians.
Playing Through History – Discover traditional First Peoples games such as ring-and-pin, string games, lahal, and hand-shadow puppets. Try skittles, and see how the game has changed from the version popular in New France. Help decorate a large, Victorian-style dollhouse, make your own doll to take home, and try colonial toys such as a Jacob’s ladder, jacks, and spin-tops. Visit the Discovery Zone for a selection of innovative new games, Mega Bloks® building projects, play workshops, and more. The Canadian Children’s Museum is offering additional play-themed activities during March Break.
Canadian Museum of Nature
Reptiles – Some are colourful, some bizarre, and some are downright dangerous. But they’re all extraordinary. Experience the mystery and wonder of LIVE lizards, snakes, turtles and alligators from around the world.
Reptile Zone – Unleash your inner reptile in this fun, family-friendly activity zone. Don a reptile tail and try some shadow theatre. Make a reptile mask. Relax under a heat lamp in a “basking” area. Build a long snake out of Lego. Step inside a giant, inflatable leatherback turtle!
Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum
Spy Camp – Enjoy a spy-themed day camp where you can learn the art of espionage from disguising for cover, to breaking codes, using spy gadgets and more! Each day will cover a new skill. This experience is designed for children aged seven to 12.
Funhaven Family Fun Centre
Located just minutes west of Ottawa’s downtown core, Funhaven offers a world-class laser tag arena, the latest high-tech mini-bowling lanes, an arcade and prize games, simulators, bumper cars and a huge jungle gym. The little ones are sure to be entertained during March Break!
Haunted Walk of Ottawa
Jail Tours – Families can take a spooky guided tour through Ottawa, which is a unique way to see the city. Tour the Old Carleton County Jail and learn about why Ottawa was once considered ‘the most dangerous town in North America’. Learn about early prison life, as you see the jail cells, death row and the last working gallows in Canada.
Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion
Stanley Cup Tribute – On March 17, 2017, you’ll get to see the Stanley Cup for yourself! Head to Lansdowne’s Aberdeen Pavilion to meet some NHL alumni and have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup. And in the evening, a Stanley Cup 125th Anniversary Tribute Concert will take place at Canadian Tire Centre.
Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
Come by to see our feeding and hands-on shows so you can experience the adventure today! Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo is open year long with new exhibits and new animals to see every 6 months!
Maple Syrup Fun
Maple activities – Make maple taffy in the snow, go on a horse drawn sleigh ride and enjoy a pancake breakfast with delicious maple syrup! Several local sugar bushes will have activities going on during the 2017 maple season, which runs from late February to early April.
March Break Ski Camp – From March 13 to 17, kids aged six to 12 can participate in a 3, 4 or 5 day ski camp that offers four hours of instruction per day, lunch and other activities such as snowshoeing, skating, movies and more!
National Gallery of Canada
Artissimo – This weekend series of hands-on workshops has kids making their own creative artworks in the museum.
If you want to get up close to real, living Canadian wildlife, there’s no better place to go than Parc Oméga. Located in Montebello, Que. – just a 45-minute drive east of Ottawa’s downtown core – Parc Oméga offers about 2,200 acres of natural habitat for Canadian animals such as deer, elk, bison, caribou, wolves and more.
Royal Canadian Mint
Learn how coins are made at the Royal Canadian Mint by joining an interactive guided tour with one of the friendly tour guides.