Rainbow Ski Weekend
Date:      Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24
Location: Blue Mountains – Blue Mountain Village - 180 Jozo Weider Blvd
Details:    Join this LGBTQ celebration of winter pride on and off the mountain with an official flag raising ceremony, interactive outdoor entertainment, DJs, parties, drag performances, après, and more!

Spring Pickle Park Party
Date:      Sunday, March 24 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Blue Mountains – Blue Mountain Village - 180 Jozo Weider Blvd
Details:    Send off the season with a jam format "contest" on the BIG DILL custom pickle builds and a BBQ in the Badlands Terrain Park! Ride the custom course and enjoy some delicious pickles and a free BBQ for participants!

Muskoka Arts & Crafts Spring Members' Show
Date:      Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24
Location: Bracebridge - Bracebridge Sportsplex - 110 Clearbrook Trail
Details:    42nd Annual! The Spring Members’ Show displays the strength, vitality, creativity, and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts. Over 100 members have their work in the show.  The Show opens with an awards presentation and reception on Friday beginning at 7pm. After the awards presentation, Moonglow takes the stage to provide an evening of entertaining music as the artists & the public mingle to share ideas about the work on hand as well as creativity in general. Throughout Saturday, and Sunday, the members are at the show offering demonstrations of their techniques and artistry. In addition to the work on display, these demonstrations are and inspiring and educational glimpse into the creative world. The Members will be present to welcome you throughout the show, answer your questions, and help should you decide to purchase one of the pieces of art.

Spring Splash
Date:      Saturday, March 23 at 2pm
Location: Eagle Lake (Haliburton) Sir Sam's Ski/Ride - 1054 Liswood Road
Details:    Get ready to make a splash. Dressed in creative and dazzling costumes, brave contestants attempt to cross a frigid, super-sized puddle at the base of Cash Register. While some will make it, others will not. Which is more exciting for the raucous onlookers is a subject of great debate. Either way, this is Spring Splash – an exciting day for competitors and spectators alike. Prizes will be awarded for most successful cross, most unsuccessful (read: biggest splash), best costumes, and most creative crossing. The $10 entry fee is due on registration at the Snow School Desk. Entries are limited, so get there early. For those who are happier to watch, we encourage you to grab a famous Sir Sam’s Caesar, a cold one from Boshkung or Muskoka Brewery, or perhaps even a Gin & Tonic and experience the excitement from the spacious chalet sun deck. Wrapping up the day is an Aprés Ski Dinner & Dance with the Carl Dixon Band. Tickets are $45/person and must be purchased in advance. Must be 19+ to attend dinner & dance.

Wiarton Rotary Maple Magic 2019
Date:      Two weekends:  March 23 & 24 and March 30 & 31
Location: Georgian Bluffs - Regal Point Elk Farm - 462081 Concession 24
Details:    The Rotary Club of Wiarton's Maple Magic is now in its 8th year. A fun filled family event that includes celebrating the onset of Spring with a feast of Buttermilk Pancakes topped with fresh Regal Point Elk Farm's Maple Syrup. The house specialties include a Peaches & Cream meal and Kids Gourmet meal selections of a Wiarton Willie or a Country Bear. OR, try a "snack waffle" from the Waffle Bar!
Climb Mt. Haymore! Tag along on the guided Elk Tour! Find the hidden Willies on the Wiarton Willie Trail! Visit the Bush Play playground! Visit the “Land of Giants”, monster machines to see & touch. Petting Zoo & Pony Rides on-site! Learn about the state-of-the-art production of Maple Syrup! This event takes place over 2 weekends: March 23, 24 and March 30, 31 from 9:00am to 1:00pm each day.

Sweetwater Harvest Maple Syrup Festival
Date:      Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24
Location: Midland - Wye Marsh, 16160 Hwy 12
Details:    Celebrate a uniquely Canadian tradition in a distinctively Canadian landscape.
Escape to a time when maple syrup was made over an open fire, experience our history and explore nature at its best. The festival celebrates the history of maple syrup, and the role it plays in our cultural and natural heritage. Sweetwater is not your average maple syrup festival. Beyond the sugar shack tours, pancakes and taffy tasting, there is so much more to the weekend long festival including birds of prey demonstrations, live music from local artists, kids’ games & activities, woodcarving demos; and of course, chickadee feeding!

Clearview Health & Leisure Expo
Date:      Saturday, March 23 from 10am to 3pm
Location:    New Lowell - New Lowell Legion - 5357 County Road 9
Details:    Don’t miss the 11th Annual Clearview Health & Leisure Expo, Saturday March 23rd at the New Lowell Royal Canadian Legion. Browse the displays of over 30 vendors, featuring community sports, recreational programs and local health providers.

Guided Night Snowshoe Adventure
Date: Select Dates until March 30
Location: Collingwood Area (The Blue Mountain) – Scenic Caves - 260/280 Scenic Caves Rd
Details: Strap on your snowshoes for a night-time hike, where stars and shadows create a dramatic setting for adventure. Professional guides lead you on a 1 ½ to 2 hour romp through an enchanting winter wonderland. Beautiful trails wind through a mature forest of 100 foot tall trees and spectacular lookouts from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The headlamps illuminate your path of glistening powder snow creating an enchanting world of continually changing shapes. It’s both mysterious and exhilarating. There are a variety of animals and tracks to keep an eye out for – porcupines, deer, racoons, rabbits and winter birds. Did you hear the cry of a snowy owl? The climb up to “Lookout point” is well worth the effort. On a clear night you view the glow of the ski hills and the sparkling lights of villages and towns. You stride with rhythm beside shallow creeks, through open fields, up and down the rises and falls of the silhouetted backdrop. With the crunch of snow under your feet, you descend down the Escarpment to the 420 ft. suspension footbridge where the expansive glittering panorama against the stark black shadow of Georgian Bay takes your breath away. Upon returning to the main cabin, you’re greeted with a steaming cup of hot chocolate. Sat. Feb 23

  • Sat. Mar 2, Sat. Mar 9, Wed. Mar 13 (March Break), Fri. Mar 15 (March Break)
  • Sat. Mar 16, Sat. Mar 23, Sat. Mar 30

Never Ever Day
Date:      Select Dates until March 31 – Visit website to check availability at a resort near you
Location: Participating resorts across Canada (local: Snow Valley, Hidden Valley, Hardwood Ski & Bike)
Details:    Crisp winter air. Trees covered in snow. Carving down the hill with friends. Sipping hot chocolate by the fireplace. For many Canadians, skiing or snowboarding is more than just an activity, it’s a full-day experience. That’s what makes it so special and why we think every Canadian deserves to try it. Never Ever Days is the ultimate beginners’ package for anyone who’s ever considered trying skiing or snowboarding, providing everything you need – equipment rental, beginner lift ticket, and a lesson – for just $25 (+tax).

Maple Trail in Muskoka
Date:      Friday, March 8 to Friday, April 26
Location: Muskoka – Various locations
Details:    The Muskoka Maple Trail is a collection of the very best maple experiences in Muskoka. These are the very best maple experiences you can find and include; maple sugar bush tours, pancake and maple breakfasts, maple beer and wine, maple sweets and baked goodies, and maple inspired cuisine.
Try one of each and have yourself the sweetest adventure in Canada! You can pick up a Maple Trail map beginning March 8, 2019 from these locations: Muskoka Tourism Visitor Information Centre, Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce, Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce, Muskoka Lakes Chamber of Commerce, and the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.

Tap Into Maple
Date: Friday, March 1 to Tuesday, April 30
Location: Orillia Area (Lake Country): Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Brechin, Coldwater
Details: The Tap into Maple route was created to support and showcase local maple syrup, maple products and events. Filled with a variety of different stops throughout the region, the Tap into Maple route will get your senses flowing and your mouth watering. Come and experience maple history, taste local maple cuisine, and create your own maple products. You can even stay awhile; local accommodators have some sweet maple packages available for you! Bring your family or getaway as a couple, Ontario's Lake Country & Heart of Georgian Bay has something for everyone. Come and experience all things MAPLE on the sweetest route in Ontario's Lake Country and Heart of Georgian Bay!

 

The Ontario Travel Information Centre is at Mapleview Drive and Highway 400 in Barrie. They are open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit www.ontariotravel.net for more.

 


 

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