Break Out Family Fun In Ontario



    Ontario Is A Great Place To Spend March Break

    TORONTO, March 2 /CNW/ - From face painting and clowns to sweet maple
syrup, Ontario is the ideal place to spend March break.
    "The ontariotravel.net web site has great suggestions on how to enjoy
March break with some exciting and diverse activities across our province,"
said Tourism Minister Jim Bradley. "There's something for everyone to enjoy
right in our own backyard."
    Visit www.ontariotravel.net (Click on "Events Calendar") for Ontario's
many festivals and events or www.tourism.gov.on.ca/english/about for
information on Ontario's tourism attractions.
    Some activities for families to choose from this March break include:

    
    Let Your Spirit Soar
    Butterfly Conservatory, Niagara Falls

        Exquisite butterflies are everywhere in this tropical setting. Visit
        www.niagaraparks.com (Click on "Butterfly Conservatory") or call
        1-800-ONTARIO for more information on this and other attractions in
        the Niagara region.

    Maple Syrup Festivals
    Oakville, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Warkworth, Rockton

        Families can learn about the old fashioned and modern methods of
        maple syrup production, sample sap, and enjoy a wide range of treats
        made with maple syrup at any one of these flavourful festivals. Visit
        www.ontariotravel.net or call 1-800-ONTARIO for more information.

    Kids Extravaganza 2007
    Vaughan

        Join Doo Doo the International Clown and some of Canada's top
        children's entertainers for a spectacular week of fun-filled shows at
        the City Playhouse. Face painting, games, arts & crafts and more for
        children 1-7 years old. Visit www.cityplayhouse.ca or call
        (905) 882-7469 for more information.

    March Break Madness at the Children's Museum
    Hamilton

        The Children's Museum is an exciting and interactive destination for
        young children and it's really going to come alive for March break.
        Take some time to experience wonderful exhibits and activities for
        the whole family. Visit www.hamilton.ca/museums or call
        (905) 546-4848 for more information.

    Stories from Ontario's Movie Theatres
    Hamilton

        This exhibition, on loan from the Archives of Ontario, details the
        history of movie theatres in Ontario. Visit www.perthcanada.com or
        call (613) 267-1947 for more information.

    Wildlife Festival and Adventure Show
    Simcoe

        This is where the great outdoors comes indoors for the 5th Annual
        Wildlife Festival & Adventure Show. Experience fascinating nature
        shows and participate in fun and educational activities. Visit
        www.norfolkcountyfair.com or call (519) 426-7280 for more
        information.

    Spring Break Dogsledding
    Burk's Falls, Algonquin Park

        Looking for something out of the ordinary to do this March break?
        Imagine the thrill of racing through trails on the back of a dog
        sled. Visit www.outwardbound.ca or call (705) 382-5454/1-800-688-9273
        for more information.


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                            www.tourism.gov.on.ca
    




For further information:

For further information: Gary Wheeler, Communications Branch, (416)
325-8391; David Oved, Minister's Office, (416) 314-1400

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