March 2023

Spring has Sprung in Ontario – like, actually!

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Spring has Sprung in Ontario – like, actually!
ToDoOntario is your go-to guide for all the fun this April

March 27, 2023 – Can you feel those temps changing, hear the birds chirping and smell the sweet air? Spring is officially here in Ontario. This month, there’s so much to do in Ontario from Easter Weekend to the continued Maple Season!

The long weekend commemorating the Christian Easter celebration is a great time to explore the best of spring in Ontario 2023. You’ll find no shortage of family fun at these events, so check out this list of top Easter attractions: . Our spring round-up includes all sorts of fun from must-see restaurants to must-see experiences for you and your family to spring into:

“I love how Ontario offers something for everyone this time of year,” says Jeanine Jankowski, owner, ToDoOntario, “From tulip festivals to long weekend fun to the best patios to kick-off springtime – Ontario is the place to be in April, especially.”

Maple Season is still HERE – so check out some of our guides and itineraries to help you plan your ‘sweet’ adventures:

Maple Festivals + Getaways
From Haliburton to Simcoe to Perth, ToDoOntario has created an awesome guide to Maple Season with an extensive list of festivals across the province. Check it out: If you’re looking for a unique getaway, visit:

The Best Maple Farms in Ontario
If you’re a fan of maple syrup, then visiting a maple farm should be on your travel itinerary. Fortunately, there are plenty of maple farms in Ontario, near Toronto and Ottawa, where you
can get a taste of the finest maple syrup that Canada has to offer. Don’t miss this guide where we explore some of the best maple farms in Ontario:

This Month’s Giveaway is Incredible:

ToDoOntario - Roots North Music Festival & The Champlain Waterfront Hotel Giveaway

Enjoy Roots North Music Festival + Stay the Night! Enter to win here:

1 night stay in a King Suite at The Waterfront Champlain Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection on
April 22, 2023* – this date only, no alternative (Value $229)
2 weekend passes to Roots North Music Festival 2023 (Value $130)

About ToDoOntario:
ToDoOntario is the leading privately-owned tourism resource for Ontario. ToDoOntario connects an audience of fun-loving adventurers to tourism businesses and promotions in the province. With industry memberships including The Tourism Industry Association of Ontario, the Travel Media Association of Canada and Indigenous Tourism Ontario, ToDoOntario continues be THE go-to for adventurers across the province. Visit

For an interview with Jeanine Jankowski, owner, ToDoOntario, connect with one of the contacts below.


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Things To Do on Easter Weekend in Ontario

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Are you looking for fun things to do Easter Weekend in Ontario? Whether celebrating with family or friends, there’s plenty to see and do across the province. Ontario has something for everyone, from family gatherings to outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. This guide gives you ideas for making the most of your long weekend and celebrating Easter in style. Get ready to hop into the holiday spirit and explore all Ontario offers!

Stranger Things Experience at Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio

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If you want a unique way to spend Easter Weekend in Ontario, immerse yourself in the world of Stranger Things at Cinespace Marine Terminal Studio. You’ll feel as if you’ve stepped right into the hit Netflix show with this interactive experience.

When you enter the studio, you’ll be transported to the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana. Explore the sets from the show, including interactive performers, photo ops, food and drinks and merchandise.

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Create Unforgettable Moments at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

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Things to do Easter weekend won’t be complete without exploring Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. With various exhibits, attractions, and activities, there’s something for everyone at this amazing aquatic wonderland.

The mesmerizing Stringray Experience is a must-see experience at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Step into a wonderful world as you face these graceful creatures in their natural habitat. They’ll amaze you with their elegant movement and unique personalities as you learn more from the knowledgeable staff.

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Enjoy the Office Experience at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

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This immersive pop-up exhibit lets you step into the world of the beloved TV show and experience the iconic set, costumes and props up close and personal. While exploring the exhibit, expect to feel like part of the Dunder Mifflin team.

You can visit the various departments, snap a photo in front of the iconic signpost, and sit at Michael Scott’s desk. Whether you’re a die-hard fan of the show or looking for fun, the Office Experience at Yorkdale Shopping Centre will highlight your trip.

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Break from Your Busy Life with Minden Spring Getaway

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Take a trip to Minden and break from your busy life and unwind in the peaceful natural surroundings. Explore the stunning Minden Wild Water Preserve, which features rapids, waterfalls, and breathtaking scenery. You can take a leisurely hike, bike ride along the trails, or paddle on the river if you feel adventurous.

If you’re interested in history, visit the Minden Hills Cultural Centre, which houses exhibits on the area’s logging and mining industries. Explore the town’s quaint shops and restaurants, or take a scenic drive through the countryside.

Easter Brunches at Deerhurst

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Head over to Deerhurst Resort and indulge in their special Easter brunch menu. You’ll enjoy a stunning view of the Muskoka landscape as you share a meal with your loved ones.  The chefs have created a special menu featuring classic Easter dishes and innovative options to tantalize your taste buds.

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Friday Harbour Easter Events

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Throughout the weekend, Friday Harbour will host multiple Easter-themed events and activities for visitors of all ages. You can start your day with an Easter brunch at one of the many restaurants in the village and head out for an Easter egg hunt with your kids.

After the egg hunt, why not stroll along the boardwalk and enjoy the beautiful spring weather? There will be live music performances and arts and crafts workshops.

You can cap off your day in the evening with a delicious dinner at one of the village’s upscale restaurants or enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Simcoe. Whatever you choose to do, Friday Harbour is the perfect place to spend a relaxing and fun-filled Easter weekend with your family and loved ones.

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Head For the The Blue Mountains

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures and Blue Mountain Village are open and offer a ton of activities for the family. At Scenic Caves you can hike, snowshoe, play and take in the best Georgian Bay view from the 420′ Suspension Bridge. 


ToDoOntario - Blue Mountain Village, Frost the Fox at Easter

Celebrate Easter in Blue Mountain Village with scavenger hunts, horse and wagon rides, and more great family activities. Weather permitting, you can ski or snowboard and take in some fresh spring skiing before the ski season is over. 

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Continue to Keep MAPLE in Your Celebrations

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Get into the flow of maple season. Spring weather makes it easy to spend time exploring where maple syrup comes and how it’s made. Mid-April continues to be a time to visit maple farms, taste Ontario maple syrup and have some sticky sweet fun. 

Whether it’s a festival, a pancake breakfast or a maple infused menu, you can find it here, on the maple festivals and events page.

Make Your Day Memorable with these Things to Do Easter Weekend

Ontario offers various interesting activities and events to make your Easter weekend memorable. From the stunning natural beauty of Minden to the delicious Easter brunches at Deerhurst Resort, you can find multiple ways to enjoy the holiday with your loved ones. Why not take a break from your daily routine and spend this Easter weekend exploring all that Ontario has to offer?

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Free Things to Do in Midland and Penetanguishene, Ontario

Whether you are on a couples trip or a family trip, there are various things to do in Midland and Penetanguishene, Ontario. Discover your options here!

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Your wallet might be light, but your thirst for adventure has never been stronger. What’s the best way to spend a day in Central Ontario without breaking the bank?

Better yet, can you enjoy a trip without spending a cent?

Both Midland and Penetanguishene are charming towns along Simcoe County’s Georgian Bay. Both are home to verdant parks, quirky main street areas, stunning public art, and fabulous festivals that draw visitors from all over the country.

Best of all, there are so many free things to do in Midland and Penetanguishene. You won’t have to open your wallet to enjoy natural beauty, eye-catching art, or a range of recreational activities. The only question is: where do you begin?

We’ve created this guide to our favorite free activities in both areas, whether you’re looking for a romantic outing, a family-friendly adventure, or a day of solo exploration. You might have to return more than once to experience all these gorgeous areas have to offer.

Read on to start planning your next Ontario day trip in Georgian Bay.

Explore the Murals of Downtown Midland

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If you’re wondering, “What can I do in Midland for free?” you’ll love the popular Midland walking art tours. Midland is a destination for public art, with 33 historic murals within easy walking distance. Local artist Fred Lenz created most of the murals beginning in 1990, and the town has since restored them to their current vibrance.

Take yourself on a self-guided tour of Ontario street art by downloading the free street map. It’s one of our favorite free things to do on a date in Midland, as you’ll be in the heart of downtown, close to marvelous restaurants where you can grab a fantastic meal. It’s also great for families with strollers (or mobile children who need to work out a lot of energy).

Enjoy a Waterside Picnic, Walk, or Bike Ride

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Midland and Penetanguishene are perfect picnicking destinations, each with notable beaches and parks where you can lay out a blanket and bask in the bayside splendor.

Both towns are also ideal for a bike ride, as nearly every park has a trail perfect for exploring the natural environment. In Penetanguishene, we’re fond of the 1.25 km Copeland Creek Trail with its stunning bridges and boardwalks. In Midland, consider cycling along the rotary waterfront trail for spectacular views.

If you’d prefer a romantic stroll, the recently updated Parc Rotary Champlain in Penetanguishene is one of our top free family things to do in Penetanguishene. You’ll find walking trails, playgrounds, a brand-new splash pad, and a fishing dock. It terminates on Main Street, where you can extend your walk with a bit of window shopping fun.

Picnic at a Park in Midland

Did you know there are 27 free public parks in Midland, ranging from formal landscapes to urban forests? Exploring the parks is one of our top free family things to do in Midland.

Consider visiting Little Lake Park for various recreational activities, from hiking to disc golf. It also has an excellent playground for younger kids.

Bask on the Beach in Penetanguishene

Penetanguishene has a reputation for its stunning waterfront parks, perfect for beachside picnics. We believe visiting one of the parks is one of the best free things to do on a date in Penetanguishene. In fact, locations such as Bob Sullivan Memorial Park are so romantic you might stumble across a wedding in progress!

Visit the Famous Midland Butter Tart Festival

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The Midland Butter Tart festival is hands down the best Butter Tart festival in Ontario – and yes, it’s free to attend! The best bakers in the province gather to compete for the title of Best Tart across a range of unique categories. The beautiful location along the shores of the Georgian Bay makes it a stunning place to browse vendors and enjoy family-friendly entertainment options.

The date of the next festival is June 17, 2023. 

>>Click here to learn more about this festival<<.

Expose Yourself to Indigenous Art

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The MCC Gallery of Indigenous Art is a can’t-miss, free destination to enjoy on your Ontario vacation. The highlight is the ground floor gallery, where you can find a rotating collection of art by Indigenous creators who work across mediums.

They have a calendar full of free events open to the public, including concerts and lectures. The cultural center also includes a 121-seat theatre where the Huronia Players perform three full-scale productions each year.

>>Click here to learn more about the gallery<<.

Hang out at the Town Docks

Midland and Penetanguishene have unique landmarks you won’t find anywhere else on earth. Visiting each piece of iconic dockside public art is one of our unmissable activities for visitors.

Midland’s Silver Swan

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When you visit Midland’s famous Silver Swan, you’ll be right in the heart of the stunning waterfront. The trumpeter swan is 2700 pounds of stainless steel.

Ron Hunt created it in 2001 after the trumpeter swan nearly went extinct. Luckily, efforts from the Wye Marsh Wildlife Center brought the population back. Thus, this impressive swan is a stunning monument to local perseverance.

Penetanguishene’s Kitchikewana Statue

If you’re asking yourself, “what can I do in Penetanguishene for free?” you need to start at the Kitchikewana statue at the entrance to Rotary park.

Kitchikewana is the guardian of Georgian Bay, and the statue is a monument to the town’s Indigenous heritage. The stone and copper statue represents eternity, unity, courage, peace, and fidelity.

If you start at the statue, you’ll be at the very foot of Main Street, where you can explore the docks, local shops, restaurants, and more. Casually exploring the downtown dock area is one of our top free family things to do in Penetanguishene. Families with small kids will be happy to know there is a splash pad nearby to check out in summer.

The Top Free Things to Do in Midland and Penetanguishene

There are endless fun, free things to do in Midland and Penetanguishene. They all allow couples, travelers, or families to explore these charming beachside communities. If you begin at any of our local landmarks, you will surely find an easy, inexpensive way to extend your Ontario adventure.

At To Do Ontario, we have plenty more ideas where these came from! All of our popular getaway packages will keep you busy, no matter which part of Ontario you’d like to explore. Browse our accommodations, and you’ll be on your way to discovering all that stunning Ontario has to offer.

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Best Things to Do During Spring in Ontario

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These Are The Best Things to Do During Spring in Ontario (2023)

Ontario plays a vital role in Canada’s $19.5 billion tourism industry, attracting over a million international tourists every year. That’s a sure sign that it’s an interesting place to explore for both local and foreign travelers.

Many of these adventure seekers visit Ontario during the beautiful winter months when they can enjoy exciting snow-centered activities. Yet the period from March to June holds many delights for those looking to maximize springtime in Ontario, too.

If you’re planning to visit this province soon, or you’re a resident looking for interesting spring activities in Ontario, keep reading. Here’s a round-up of the top things to do in spring in Ontario.

Easter Events Galore

The long weekend commemorating the Christian Easter celebration is a great time to explore the best of spring in Ontario 2023. You’ll find no shortage of family fun at these events, so check out this list of top Easter attractions:

  • Easter Brunch at Bayview Wildwood Resort on April 9
  • Downey’s Easterfest from April 1 to 9 at Downey’s Farm, Caledon
  • Easter Fun Fest from April 7 to 10 at Markham Fairgrounds, Markham
  • Easter Hunt Extravaganza from April 8 to 10 at Amazing Adventures Playland, Oakville

Apart from these major events, you’ll also find Easter egg hunts at local parks and indoor venues across Ontario. The province is also home to sweet celebrations of a different kind in the springtime.

Savor the Sweet Delights of Springtime

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As the world’s top maple sugar producer, Canada is awash with festivals to celebrate the arrival of maple season in the spring, and Ontario dishes up a good helping of these enjoyments.

Maple Weekend is already confirmed for April 1 to 4 this year, along with a host of other maple-themed events.

Natural Attractions in Ontario

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Around the globe, spring is a time for blossoms and blooms, and you’ll find many beautiful specimens to admire across Ontario.

Visit Awenda Provincial Park for a spectacular display of Ontario’s provincial flower, the trillium. These lovely, lily-like blooms come in five varieties ranging from red to white. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see them all.

You can enjoy over 30 miles of trails in this park, and there are five gorgeous beaches to explore, too.

The Tulip Festival is on May 12 to 22 at Commissioner’s Park in Ottawa, where you can admire a mass display of over 300,000 tulips.

You can enjoy over 30 miles of trails in this park and there are five gorgeous beaches to explore, too.

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms all over Ontario. Toronto’s High Park is one of the best places to visit in spring in Ontario if you love these dramatic floral displays.

Oshawa Botanical Gardens is another pristine location to enjoy mild spring days surrounded by magnificent blooms. There are always a host of free family-friendly activities happening during the annual Peony Festival, as well as excellent artisan eats up for grabs.

As the snow melts, Ontario’s many waterfalls are at their best, so enjoy them before the smallest ones dry up in the summer. Hamilton has over 120 of these water features, so it’s an excellent place to start your waterfalling adventures.

Warmer weather means this is a great time to enjoy Niagara Falls’s beauty, outdoor activities, and attractions. These include bike trails, events, and restaurants with the best views.

Find Your Favorite Patio

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Relaxing with a delicious meal and a craft beer on a warm spring day is one of the best things to do in Ontario for couples. These are some of the best restaurants for long lunches or lazy afternoons in the sunshine:

If you love fine wines and dining, head to Prince Edward County for a taste of the finer things in life. This beautiful destination has much to offer spring travelers, including wine tasting, hiking, exploring nature, and shopping in quaint small-town stores.

Take a Trip to Toronto

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Toronto is awash with things to do in Ontario for families, couples, and solo travelers. You’ll find some of the best activities in Ontario available in this bustling city, as well as plenty of things to fill a rainy weekend.

These include:

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

This 6-million-liter aquarium is home to 450 species of water-dwelling creatures, with 20,000 different specimens on display.

The Discover Center is an excellent attraction for children wanting a hands-on experience, while Planet Jellies is a fascinating otherworldly exhibit.

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Kensington Market

This is Toronto’s top destination for photographers and those in search of unique finds. It’s packed with clothing boutiques, eateries, bars, and diverse people.

CN Tower

Toronto’s most recognizable feature, the CN Tower, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Buy a ticket to scale its heights and reward yourself with a meal at the LookOut Level, or get your adrenaline pumping on the thrilling EdgeWalk.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Sports lovers young and old enjoy this collection of 15 different exhibits showcasing memorable moments in the history of hockey. With over 50% of the NHL comprising Canadian players, you’ll find many familiar faces in the onsite Hockey Hall of Fame, too.

Toronto Islands

This collection of 15 islands in Lake Ontario offers much to amuse the adventurous. Enjoy the action at Centreville Amusement Park, lap up the views of the city, or lounge on one of the many beaches.

Extra Things to Do in Spring in Ontario

Rain or shine, Ontario overflows with fun things to do for couples, singles, and families. It’s a wonderful time of year to celebrate renewal and rediscover your zest for life.

Don’t let this season pass by without discovering where to go in Ontario for the best spring activities. Browse our website for more exciting things to do in spring in Ontario, or at any time of the year.

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Best Maple Festivals & Events in Ontario

2023 Guide to Maple Season in Ontario

You have landed on the ultimate ToDo list of maple syrup festivals and events in Ontario.

Decidedly, you can use this page as your ultimate Ontario Maple Season Guide. This way you won’t miss out on any of the sweet fun of spring. 

Maple Celebration season in Ontario starts in March. Trees can be tapped sometimes as early as February, depending on the weather.

Read on below to find the ultimate list of maple themed events and festivals in Ontario. If you’re looking for the maple production, sugar shack or maple farm to visit, you can find them here

Featured Festivals & Events

Tap into Maple
Ontario’s Lake Country – March – April, 2023

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Between March and April, take the self-tour through lesser-traveled routes to working sugar shacks. You will get a first hand view of the maple syrup process.

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Maple Weekend – Simcoe & District
April 1-2, 2023

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Celebrate and visit Ontario syrup producers in Simcoe & District region of Ontario. 

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Muskoka Maple Trail Stop @ Christie’s Mill Inn & Spa

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Enjoy “Maple Inspired” restaurant features each day of the Muskoka Maple Trail!

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Muskoka Maple Trail Stop @ Sherwood Inn

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Enjoy maple inspired dining at Sherwood Inn.

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Muskoka Maple Trail Stop @ Bayview Wildwood Resort

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Get sapped with a maple inspired menu. Click to learn more about this delicious menu at Bayview Wildwood Resort in Muskoka. 

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Maple Menu & Spa Services @ JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka – Stop on Muskoka Maple Trail

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From feisty beverages and hearty meals to decadent desserts and relaxing spa treatments, JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort is infusing the goodness of maple into everything!

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Maple at the Cranberry Farm – Stop on Muskoka Maple Trail

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Bog to Bottle Tour: During sugaring-off season, the Bog to Bottle Tour (daily at 11, 1 & 3) will fuse Muskoka’s two iconic crops by combining tart cranberries with sweet maple syrup. Here you can tour the cranberry bog on your way to the sugar bush. 

Maple Menu: During maple season, unique maple flavours will be featured. 

Trail Pass: Depending on the weather, snowshoe or hike to the sugar bush. Finish in the store with a sampling of Red Maple Dessert Wine.

Muskoka Maple Trail: Make a stop here on your tour and enjoy a host of maple inspired tastes and tales.

Maple Weekend: The first weekend of April is an Ontario-wide celebration of maple syrup. 

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Various Maple Experiences in Haliburton
Yours Outdoors, Haliburton Highlands 

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Muskoka Maple Trail Stop @ Deerhurst Resort

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Enjoy “Maple Inspired” menu items.

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Sweetwater Harvest Festival 
March 18-19 & March 25-26, 2023 

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Join the Friends of Wye Marsh and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons for an awesome celebration of maple syrup this spring.

he Sweetwater Harvest Festival is the Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre’s biggest fundraiser of the year – and ONE ticket gets you access to TWO fantastic sites. 

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20+ Of The Sweetest Ontario Maple Festivals 

Ontario Maple Weekend (Across Ontario)
April 1-2, 2023 

Spring Tonic Maple Syrup Festival (Barrie)
April 1-2, 2023 

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival 
April 29, 2023

Pefferlaw Creek Farms Maple Weekends 
March weekend and first two weekends of April, 2023 

Proulx Farm Maple Fest (Cumberland)
March 5 – April 10, 2023 

Holstein Maple Syrup Festival 
2023 Dates TBA

Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn
March – April, 2023

Festival of the Maples (Perth)
April 29, 2023

Maple at the Village (Toronto)
March 13 – 17, 2023 

Muskoka Maple Festival (Huntsville)
April 29, 2023

Wheelers Maple Harvest Season (Lanark Highlands)
January 7 – March 5, 2023 

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
April 1, 2023

Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival
April 1 – 2, 2023

Warkworth Maple Syrup Festival
March 11 – 12, 2023

Maple Madness (Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area)
March 4 – 5, 11 – 19, 26 – 26, 2023

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival 
April 29, 2023 

Sugar Bush Maple Syrup Festival (Terra Cotta Conservation Area)
Marc 4 – April 1, 2023

Brooks Farms Maple Sugar Festival (Mount Albert)
February 18 – March 19, 2023

Maple Syrup Tours on the Farm (Stouffville)
March 11 & 18, 2023 

Wiarton Rotary Maple Magic
March 18 – 19 & 25 – 26, 2023

Taste the Countryside (Waterloo region)
2023 Dates TBA

Maple Trail @ St. Jacobs Market 
Month of March

Maple Syrup Facts

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Maple Syrup is one of Canada’s 4M’s that goes with Canada’s Moose, Mountains and Muskies! Ontario has more Maple Syrup production than most other provinces.

Maple Syrup Health Facts

The most important information you need to know is that maple syrup is good for you (within reason of course). Over 50 beneficial compounds are found in maple syrup.

The Sweetest Ontario Maple Getaway Offers 


If you’re looking to buy Ontario maple syrup >>these producers offer online ordering and shipping<<

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2023 Tulip Pick Farm – Tickets Now On Sale

You can pick your own tulips at this dreamy Ontario farm.

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You don’t have to board a flight to Amsterdam to visit a gorgeous tulip farm this year. Things spring, you can visit a bright colourful tulip farm right in Fenwick, Ontario!

The name of this magical place is TASCK Tulip Pick Farm and it’s 25 acres of awesome blooming spring flowers, tulips to be specific. It’s everything you dreamed of and is only a 30 minute drive from Niagara Falls and the US – Canada border. The farm is about a 2 hour drive from Toronto.

For TASC, it’s more than just flowers, it’s an experience. TASCis grateful & humble that they were granted permission by Niagara’s Health Department to open their first Tulip Pick Farm in 2021.  The gorgeous tulips can provide you with a bit of joy and retreat.  TASC has planted 2 million tulip bulbs.  

Now you can take your own photos with tulips as your backdrop.  The flowers will surround you with a sea of colour while providing a tranquil experience.  You can even pick your own tulips to bring home and perhaps share  with your friends or neighbors. 

During this outing you will experience the beautiful colours, fresh air, and memorable experiences. You will be able to take beautiful photos and make beautiful memories with people you love.

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This experience is set to open April 29 and run until May 21. Tickets MUST be purchased via the TASC website in advance. Click here to purchase tickets. If you are interested in this event, we suggest you purchase your tickets early to avoid disappointment. This event will sell out. 

Farm hours are from Monday – Thursday 9am – 7:30pm. Friday and Saturday 8am – 8pm. And guess what! Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome Monday to Thursday. 

A visit to this stunning tulip farm would make a great Mother’s Day gift for any mom. Mother’s Day in Ontario is May 14th. 

Depending on which day of the week you visit, tickets are under twenty dollars. Additional tulip purchases can be added at check-out. The experience is rain or shine. 

Furthermore, If you’re looking for more spring things to do in and across Ontario this spring be sure to check out the Things To Do menu above.

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What Are the Best Maple Farms in Ontario?

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In 2021, the market size for maple syrup globally was $1.49 Billion, and much of this production comes from Canada. After all, maple syrup is one of Canada’s most iconic exports, and it’s easy to see why. With its sweet, earthy taste, and its many culinary applications, it’s no wonder that maple syrup has become a beloved ingredient around the world.

If you’re a fan of maple syrup, then visiting a maple farm should be on your travel itinerary. Fortunately, there are plenty of maple farms in Ontario, near Toronto and Ottawa, where you can get a taste of the finest maple syrup that Canada has to offer. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best maple farms in the region.

Read on to get the lowdown of at least 7 great Ontario Sugar shacks (we keep adding to the list  so come back again!) 

Windlee’s Maple Syrup Farm

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Windlee Farms Maple Syrup is a family owned and operated business. Their passion passion is to produce premium quality 100% pure maple syrup. They are truly a family owned and operated maple syrup producer located in Tiny Township. At this farm you can see the maple trees, the boiler and a very large display of awards won by the Windlee family. 

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm

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For any maple syrup lovers taking a trip to Ontario, Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm is one of the most fabulous maple farms near Toronto. You can take a tour of onsite facilities and see the sugar bush that produces some of the finest maple syrup in the region.

Furthermore, there are plenty of rustic and rural attractions to lay your eyes on. And the property itself is something to behold in terms of beauty and old-world charm.

Fort Rose Maple Company

Another maple farm option if you are visiting Ontario is the Fort Rose Maple Company. Since the 1940s, the farm has tapped roadside maple trees and is one of the best maple farms in Ontario.

Their operations have expanded hugely since then to include thousands of taps. It’s got to the point now where they predominantly supply retailers due to the extent of their operations.

So this is a great place to check out if you want to see larger-scale maple production and also eat some delicious maple syrup and pancakes while you’re at it!

The Sugar Bush at Proulx Farm

Close to the nation’s capital, you can visit this traditional maple farm that offers so many activities. Proulx Farm’s Maple Fest maple outdoor farm activities and sugar bush visits, 9am-5pm, Open March 5th to April 10th, 2023. Smores Kits will be available along with snacks/desserts from 9:30AM to 4PM. Pancake House will be open 9AM to 3PM starting Sunday March 5th.

Wheelers Maple Sugar Camp

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First, if you’re looking for various things to do at maple farms, then the Wheelers Maple Sugar Camp is a great choice. Located near Ottawa, this farm has been in operation since 1978 and is known for its traditional approach to maple syrup production.

Furthermore, visitors can take a tour of the farm and see how maple syrup is made using traditional methods. Finally, there are also plenty of activities for the whole family, including a pancake house, a playground, and a nature trail. Plus, they have a great online store to check out if you’re not planning to visit maple farms near Ottawa or Ontario Sugar Shacks any time soon.

Visiting Orillia & Lake Country Maple Producers

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Take a self-guided tour through lesser-traveled routes of Orillia & Lake Country to working sugar shacks that offer a firsthand view of the maple syrup process, from harvesting and boiling to enjoying. As part of the Tap into Maple program, there are a number of amazing farms to visit throughout March and April. 

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Visiting Maple Farms in Haliburton

To Do Ontario, The Art & Syrup of Maple with Yours Outdoors

Why not hop on a maple experience tour with Yours Outdoors. Choose from the following tours/experiences that will bring to you maple producers in the Haliburton Highlands region of Ontario.

Maple Slurp at Haliburton Forest
Hike through the trails of Haliburton Forest with a guide; following the lines of tapped trees right to the sugar shack. 

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The Esson Creek Maple Experience
Come for your very own Maple Experience at this modern, family run maple syrup operation and mineral tour company near Wilberforce.

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The Art & Syrup of Maple
Experience the world of the maple tree and its bounty with this “sweet” one day adventure in the Haliburton Highlands.

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Visiting Maple Farms in Ontario

Visiting a maple farm is a must for any maple syrup lover, and there are plenty of great maple farms in Ontario to check out. So why not plan a trip to Ontario and discover the magic of maple syrup for yourself?

Maple Farms and Producers Quick List

Fulton’s Maple Farm Trails & Maple Shop (Pakenham)
Lalonde’s Maple Bush Tours (Elmvale)
Mark’s Muskoka Maple House (Huntsville)
Shaw’s Sugar Bush (Orillia)
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Edwards)
Steamy Kettle Sugar Bush (Barrie)
Wheeler’s Maple Syrup Pancake House (Lanark Highlands)
Temple’s Sugar Bush (Lanark)
Wintergreen Maple Syrup & Pancake Barn (Minden)
McLachlan Family Maple Syrup & Pancake House (Komoka)
Proulx Farm Sugar Bush (Cumberland)
Brooks Farms Market Cafe & Playland Maple Sugar Bush (Mount Albert)
Maple Town (Campbellville)
Sugar Bush at the Log Farm (Nepean)
Purple Woods Maple Syrup Self Guided Hike (Oshawa)
Self Guided Sugar Bush Tour & Family Maple Experience (Dunnville)

What’s more, before we conclude this article, here is where you can find information about maple festivals and events in Ontario.

In addition to maple if you’re wondering about general travel advice when traveling to Ontario, check out this page.

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Spring Early Bird Sale – Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

SPRING EARLY BIRD SALE – Enjoy the balance of this winter season, and the 23/24 winter!

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As we “March” towards Spring, the 23/24 Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Nordic Season pass is available to purchase at a Spring Early Bird rate until April 30th!

Current pass holders are welcomed to consider renewing now.

New season pass holders can get in on the savings too! Enjoy access to the winter trail systems and Suspension Bridge for the balance of this winter season and the full 23/24 winter season!


  • Passholders enjoy unlimited access for both cross-country skiing + snowshoeing, 7 days a week, everyday they are operating for the 23/24 winter season.
  • Starting November 6th, 2023, pass holders will be able to hike the open trails, until sufficient snow is received to open for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • 27 km of skate/classic cross-country ski trails professionally groomed and track set daily.
  • 12 km of dedicated pristine snowshoe paths.
  • Access to Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge.
  • Two complimentary ‘bring a friend’ day trail passes to Scenic Caves Nordic Centre (valid for the 23/24 season).
  • Families with children will also enjoy the Adventure Playgrounds, Wooden Animal Carvings and a Scavenger Hunt.
  • Location and altitude at the top of the Escarpment provides us with excellent snow conditions and consistent temperatures. On average we receive more snowfall allowing for a longer season.
  • Spectacular lookouts and views.
  • Trails are well marked and rated by level of difficulty from beginning to advanced.
  • Trails wind through a mature old growth forest of magnificent 100-foot tall hardwood trees.
  • 10% discount off Nordic Pro Shop items.
  • Incredible Team of dedicated staff committed to providing pass holders and guests with the best experiences out on the trails!

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures Nordic Centre

2023-2024 Season Pass

Spring Early Bird

Available: March 13 to April 30

(all prices +hst)

Adults (18-64) $349.00

Seniors (65+) $279.00

Youth (8-17) $ 89.00

Youth (7 & Under) Free *

Adult Couple $559.00

Senior Couple $469.00*

* When purchasing a Senior Couples Pass both individuals must be 65+

* Kids (7 & under) are free when purchased alongside any other Winter Trail Season Pass product

Purchase a 23/24 Nordic Season Pass and lock in your savings now with this superb offer. Prices go up May 1st!

If you have questions or need assistance please email [email protected].

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Diving into March Break @ Ripley’s

Things To Do This  March Break and into Spring @ Ripley’s Aquarium

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What is there ‘to do’ at Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto this March Break? Read on to learn what you and your family can find under the sea and starting planning a fun spring. 

Start March Break With A Splash At The Aquarium

March 11–March 19
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

April 20
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May 2 and May 18
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Remember to double check with Ripley’s website for the most up-to-date opening times.


Ripley’s would like guests to have the best Aquarium adventure possible. Follow these tips when planning your visit to have the best underwater experience.


During March break open from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. daily from March 11–19.


It is strongly recommended to purchase your tickets online in advance of your visit.


Worried about crowds? it is highly recommended tp plan your visit outside of peak hours of 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Swimming by without pre-purchased tickets? Ripley’s suggests dressing according to the weather as lines to purchase tickets sometimes extend outside of the facility during peak times and seasons. Don’t worry though, you won’t need sunscreen for the rays INSIDE the Aquarium!


Please note that once your ticket has been scanned on the day of your visit, you cannot leave and re-enter. 


Visiting during peak times when guest flow is high? Ease your experience by leaving the stroller at home/in the car or only using a small umbrella stroller. Wagons are not permitted in the Aquarium for safety reasons.



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TIME: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Back by popular demand for March Break, beat the crowds and swim over after 7:00 p.m. and save $5 off admission. Hurry! This offer is only available for a limited time!

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UPCOMING DATES: March 10, April 14, and May 12
TIME: 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Sips, seas, and soothing jazz! Explore the waters of the world on the second Friday of every month with Friday Night Jazz at the Aquarium! With a live jazz band playing all the classics as you sip your drink of choice under the sea, a night of musical adventure awaits!

Annual Members receive free admission and do not require a reservation. Just show your Membership card when you arrive!

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ToDoOntario - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Paint Nite

UPCOMING DATES: April 28 and June 23
TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Embrace your colours and let your creativity flow in a vibrant underwater oasis! Join us for a Paint Nite® session at the Aquarium located right in the heart of downtown Toronto.

Led by an o-fish-al Paint Nite® instructor, create a beautiful marine-themed canvas painting while you sip on a drink from our cash bar! Need some aquatic inspiration? Swim on by before the 7:00 p.m. start time and enjoy the colourful views of our underwater world.

Your $55 ticket (19+) includes:

  • Admission to the Aquarium. Please arrive early to visit the Aquarium before class starts at 7:00 p.m. We recommend 1.5–2 hours to walk through the Aquarium.
  • Your beautiful 16×20 canvas to take home.
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ToDoOntario - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Plant Nite

UPCOMING DATES: March 24 and May 26

TIME: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Get inspired by the wonders of the Aquarium and build your own terrarium at this fun and creative event! Led by an o-fish-al Plant Nite® instructor, create a one-of-a-kind plant masterpiece step-by-step while sipping on a drink from our cash bar.

Your $65 ticket (19+) includes:

  • Admission to the Aquarium. Please arrive early to visit the Aquarium before class starts at 7:00 p.m. We recommend 1.5–2 hours to walk through the Aquarium.
  • Your beautiful terrarium to take home.
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Experience the wonders of the water with our daily Dive Shows and exclusive Aquarist Talks! Meet our education and husbandry teams, have the chance to ask your fishy questions, and maybe even see a live feeding!

These exciting experiences are included with your Aquarium admission! Check out the schedule and catch one (or more!) on your next visit.

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ToDoOntario - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Sea the Sky Combo Ticket

Two Great Attractions, One Low Price!

The Sea the Sky package includes general admission to the CN Tower and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada.

At Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, explore the waters of the world alongside 20,000 aquatic animals! This awe-inspiring attraction boasts more than 5.7 million litres of water, North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, and more than 100 interactive opportunities!

At the CN Tower, take in stunning views of Toronto as you travel 346 metres skyward aboard a high-speed glass-fronted elevator in a mere 58 seconds! Experience a 360-degree view, and on a clear day, see as far as 160 kilometres all the way to Niagara Falls and into New York State!

Sea the Sky on Your Schedule!

  • No need to rush — you can visit the Attractions on different days.
  • When checking out, choose your preferred date and time to visit the CN Tower.

The Ripley’s Aquarium ticket can be used anytime within 30 days of purchase!



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