March Break Activities in and around Ottawa: A list of Family Activities, Events & Camps from March 8 – 17, 2019
For GTA and Hamilton activities, see March Break in GTA.
For weekend events, including adult events, concerts and live theatre, see
1. Activities & Events
Activities and Events
Olde Maple Lane Sugarbush
Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House or join us for our Easter Egg Hunt.
February 23 through April 21, 2019
Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm
2452 Yorks Corners Rd
Come for a fun day in the country… just minutes from the city!!
Go on guided tour on the collection and production of maple syrup, Enjoy Play parks, giant slide, double slide, and play structures, Petting farm, touch, feed, learn, Sugar bush, Maple production shack, Farm boutique (maple, honey, and homemade jams), Sleigh ride from the farm to the sugar bush and back
Sunday, February 24th to Easter Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Proulx Maple & Berry Farm – 1865 O’Toole Rd, Ottawa
Visit the historical farm site, see all kinds of animals on the farm site, have taffy on the snow, warm up at the bonfire while waiting for the wagon ride that will take you out to the sugar bush.
March 2 to April 7, 2019
The Log Farm, 670 Cedarview road. Nepean
Fulton’s Winter Magic & Spring Harvest
We invite you to bring your family to spend a memorable day together with us! Enjoy a hot pancake meal in our old fashioned Pancake House Restaurant. Learn the art of maple syrup making with the owners and experienced staff. Take a “Walk Though Time” in this self guided historical area and learn how those who came before us began tapping and making maple syrup.
Saturday, February 16 – Monday, April 22, 2019
Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush
399 Sugar Bush Road, Pakenham
March Break at Bank of Canada Museum
The Bank of Canada Museum will be hosting special activities, presentations and crafts for March Break and to mark Fraud Prevention Month. Visitors of all ages are welcome. These activities, as well as general admission to the Museum, are FREE. Details
March 1-17, 2019 |
Bank of Canada Museum
30 Bank Street
March Break: Your Place in Aerospace
Each day, the museum will focus on different careers in the aviation and space industry. See many of the behind-the-scenes jobs that ensure our aerospace industry runs smoothly. Watch daily demonstrations, participate in Museum tours, meet with members from various aerospace groups and industries or take part in self-guided craft activities, all available for children of any age! Details
March 2-17, 2019 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Ottawa
Free with museum admission
Join us at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum from March 2nd to 17th as we celebrate all things spring during our annual Barnyard Break! In the demonstration kitchen help us to bake a delicious maple treat and in the barns come and meet some of the newest members of the farm family. Then visitors are invited to get creative with a craft. Details
March 2-17, 2019 | | 9:30 AM. – 4:00 PM
Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 861 Prince of Wales Drive in Ottawa
March Break — Brain Boost
Keep your brain cells active this March Break! The Canada Science and Technology Museum has a plethora of fun-filled activities, experiments, and demonstrations that are sure to keep visitors of all ages engaged. Details
March 2-17, 2019 | 9:00 AM. – 5:00 PM
Canada Science and Technology Museum, 2421 Lancaster Road, Ottawa
Eat out to celebrate March Break! A Foodie Festival in Little Italy Ottawa! Presdelicious offers unparalleled value, with fantastic prix-fixe menus at fabulous prices. Details
March 1 to 10, 2019
Preston Street, Little Italy, Ottawa
$28 to $48
March break at the Museum
This spring break, make some new friends at the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Get up close with a variety of live animals, including a two-toed sloth, a tortoise, an iguana, snakes, and more in our special exhibition Survival of the Slowest. Live-animal presentations are offered four times per day. Wander among live butterflies in the beautiful exhibition Butterflies in Flight. Embark upon a 3D adventure movie. Discover the creatures that ruled the prehistoric skies in Flying Monsters, or appreciate local wildlife in the award-winning Backyard Wilderness. There are many wonderful things to see and do. Make the museum your spring-break destination.
March 10 – 18, 2018 | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Canadian Museum of Nature, 240 McLeod Street, Ottawa
March Break at the Library
From Lego Block Party to making puppets, there is plenty to see and do at the library. Details
March 9 – 18, 2019 | Various Hours
Various Ottawa Public Library Branches
Round up your kids or grandkids and become scientists with Scientists in School and Lee Valley Tools! Details
Start a Story: Monday, March 11 | 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Winter is for the Birds: Thursday, March 14 | 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
The Bees Knees: Thursday, March 14 | 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Honk, Squeak And Rumble: Thursday, March 14, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Magnetic Amazement: Thursday, March 14 | 330 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Make Your Own Monster: Friday, March 15, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lee Valley Tools, 900 Morrison Dr, Ottawa
$25 to $40
Maslenitsa is a traditional spring folk festival of Eastern Slavic people. It is also called a Crepe week. You will taste traditional Blini, Russian and Ukrainian ethnic food and drinks. There will be a concert of Eastern Slavic folk dances and songs. You can buy handcrafts and sweets at the fair. Details
Saturday, 9 March 2019 | 12:00-19:00
1525 Princess Patricia Way, Ottawa
March break Free Skate
Make sure you bring your own skates and helmet and enjoy free skating at TD Place Arena. Details
March 11 | 12 PM -2 PM
March 12 | 2 PM -4 PM
March 13 | 12 PM -2 PM
March 14 | 2 PM -4 PM
In The Arena at TD Place
Ottawa Valley Farm Show
Take kids to see giant farm equipments and farm animals. Details
March 12 – 14, 2019
EY Centre – 4899 Uplands Drive, Ottawa
$10 to $12; Free for kids under 12
The King and I
Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Details
March 12 to 17, 2019
Southam Hall, NAC – Ottawa
$39.75 – $149.75
Harry Potter Marathon
The Algonquin SA and Algonquin Commons Theatre Presents a FREE Movie Marathon Featuring: Harry Potter. Details
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 11:00 AM
Algonquin Commons Theatre – 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa
Selling out to crowds around the world, Potted Potter will have audiences flying off their seats (or broomstick) with laughter. The perfect show for muggles, witches and wizards of all ages, this production of the boy-who lived’s story combines all seven books into 70 hilarious minutes. The cleverly curated show includes all of your favourite characters, crazily inventive props, and even a live Quidditch match! – Details
March 13 to 16, 2019
Algonquin Commons Theatre – 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottawa
$39.50 – $99.50 + charges
The Cow Show
A moosical history of the world from the point of view of the cow, from creation to the 24th century. Life, nature, Canada, the planet, and cows. It’s very light-hearted and fun, with lots of lively music, and humour. ‘An abundance of imagination…a delightful production …a sure hit with kids.’ Details
March 13, 2019 | 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM
Ottawa Citizen Dance Studio — Shenkman Arts Centre,
245 Centrum Boulevard, Ottawa
$10 each, or 4 for $32.
Bibliothécaire – Le gros orteil
Paul-Émile Dumoulin has worked at the local library for 25 years. He is a serious, proud and nervous man, who sometimes proves very clumsy. The shelves must be perfect, with each book in its place. But watch out! When Paul-Émile Dumoulin start to read, he completely dives into the story with a sense of adventure that casts him in an entirely new light. Details
Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 2 PM
Shenkman Arts Centre
245 Centrum Boulevard
$14.50 to $18.50
Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party
Beau’s St. Patrick’s Party at Lansdowne Park will feature live music from The Mahones, Irish Moutarde, The Beatdown, É.T.É, and Mountain Tay, 12+ Beau’s beers (plus guest taps), Irish-inspired eats & themed music + dance! Details
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Aberdeen Pavilion, 1000 Exhibition Way, Ottawa
$29 for adults (19 and up); For those 18 and under, tickets are $5.
Annual St. Patrick’s Parade
Don your greenest green, break out that leprechaun cape you’ve been saving, grab some haggis and green beer and join us as we celebrate all things Ireland. Come down early and get a front row spot to catch the fun spring parade. The road will temporarily be closed until after the parade passes by. Details
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
from City Hall down Laurier Street to Bank Street to Lansdowne Park
Canadian Ballet Masterclass Series
Chan Hon Goh, Director of the Goh Ballet and former Principal Dancer of the National Ballet of Canada is heading across Canada for her sixth annual Canadian Masterclass Series. Participants will be given professional training and thought-provoking coaching that focuses on emotional artistic expression by a Canadian ballet superstar. Details
Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 4.45 PM – 7.15 PM
Ottawa Dance Centre Schools – École secondaire publique De La Salle
501 Old St. Patrick Street
$25 All tickets
Cheer Ottawa senators on their home ice! Details
vs. New York Islanders on Thursday, March 07, 2019 | 7:30 PM
vs. St. Louis Blues on Thursday, March 14, 2019 | 7:30 PM
vs. Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Canadian Tire Centre — 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa
Varies depending on games.
Cineplex Family Favourites March Break Movies:
Mighty Pups, Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Smallfoot, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald. Details
March 11 to March 15, 2019 | 11:00 AM. All 4 films are shown each day of the week with staggered start times.
Landmark Cinemas March Break Deals – Here
March Break Headquarters
Visit Chapters/ Indigo Stores for free activities.Details
March 11 to 15 at 11 AM
Chapters/ Indigo Stores.
Funhaven March Break
With over 40,000 square feet of laugh-out-loud fun, Funhaven is Ottawa’s destination for March Break. With a world-class Laser Tag Arena, the latest high-tech Mini Bowling Lanes, Video and Prize Games, Simulators, crazy fun Bumper Cars, Mission Impossible style Laser Frenzy and a jungle gym with built-in Ballocity cannons….. there’s no break from FUN at Funhaven! Details
March Break Weekday | 9AM to 10PM
Funhaven Entertainment Centre
1050 Baxter Road, Ottawa
Various Packages: Also check their deal of the day.
Activities at local Stores
March Break at Toy’s R US: Monday – Friday
Visit your local Toys”R”Us store Monday through Friday of your March Break for play time fun with Lego, Power Rangers and more!
Home Depot offers free classes/workshops for kids to build things using a hammer & glue like bookends, planters and more.
Activities are free. Contact your local store. All activities will NOT show up on the website and is store dependent.
Michaels also offers art workshops for kids for a nominal fee.
For more activities to do with older kids check: Things to Do this Weekend in Ottawa
More March Break camp options.
- Altitude Spring Break Camp
- Spring Break camps @ Camp Fortune
- March Break Spy Camp @ Diefenbunker
- March Break full-day art camp for Kids @ Osgoode Township Museum
- Reptile Camp @ Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo
- 5 Day March Break Program @ Mount Pakenham
- Carleton University Ravens’ March Break Camp
- March Break @ FutureKids
- March Break indoor camps by Ottawa Catholic School Board
- March Break [email protected] Arts Express
- March Break Drama Camps @ Ottawa Little Theatre
- March Break Multi-Sports Camp by Capital Camps
- March Break Camps @ Shenkman Arts Centre
- March Break Camp @ Spring Action Trampoline
- March break camps – City of Ottawa
- University of Ottawa’s Outreach Programs – March Break Camp
- Nepean Visual Arts Centre March Break Arts Camp
- March Break Camps @ Ottawa School of Art
- Amazing Pro+Sports March Break – Pro+ Sports Multisports Camp @ Ashbury College
- Westboro Academy – March Break Camp
- March Break Camps @ Calabogie Peaks Resort
- March Break Camps @ Pawsitively Pets
- Ollson’s Sports Group‘s March Break Hockey Clinics
- March Break Camp – Starr Gymnastics & Fitness
- Basketball Day Camps – Above the Rim Basketball School
- Dovercourt’s March Break Camps
- OCDSB/OCSB March Break Camp @ Soloway JCC
- March Break Camp – Jack Purcell Recreation Association
- Sensplex – March Break Camp
- March Break Skateboard Camp – ondeck Skateboard Shop
- Ottawa Gymnastics Centre – March Break Camp
- Super 8 Filmmaking Kids March Break Camp by Ottawa Arts Council
- National Kids camp – March Break Camps
- Maverick Volleyball – March Break Camps
- SNMC March break Camp
- March Break Horse Riding Day Camp @ Queenswood Stables, Navan
- March Break Nature Camp for ages 7 – 12
- March break camp [email protected] Bishop Hamilton Montessori School
- Next Generation Hockey March Break Camp
- March Break Camp @ Kids Fitness League
- March Break [email protected] Ottawa Rhythmic Gymnastics Club
- March Break Camp @ Olympia Gymnastics
- Soong Badminton Academy‘s March Break Camp
- Y Neighbourhood Day Camps
- March Break Dance Camps @ KV Dance Studio
- Tracy’s Art Studio March Break Art Camp
- Tiny Hoppers March Camp
- March Break Camps @ A Gym Tale
- Hockey Camps
- Canterbury Community March Break Camp
- Scouts Canada March Break Camp
- March Break Pro Skill Development Camp @ Apex Skating
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