Back in January it didn't seem like it would ever arrive but it's almost March Break now. Some of you may have made escape plans to some warmer climes but for those of us who relish in the winter wonderland that is Northeastern Ontario we know there are amazing opportunities to engage our children right here in our own backyard. Spending March Break in your own town or city is a good way to teach your kids to appreciate what they've got and it's also a whole lot cheaper than flying!
Here is a list of what's going on for March Break across Northeastern Ontario:
Swimming and skating programs through the week. Check the schedule and lace up or suit up! All activities are Free.
Learn all about polar bears! Get up close and personal at this amazing facility dedicated to the conservation and care of these majestic creatures.
March 14th from 6:00 to 8:00pm, March 18th from 5:30 to 7:00pm and March 21st from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Noelville Arena.
March 16th to 19th from 8:00am to 6:00pm. Youth activities at the Noelville Arena.
Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th. March Break is a time to get outside and have fun! Why not register your child (ages 6+) for FIVE 90 minute lessons? Our snow school offers FOUR levels of ability from never have I ever's to advanced. Call and register today, 705-744-iSki (4754)
Lessons are available at 10:30 am or 1:30 pm with the same instructor and the same group all week.
Lessons + Lift Ticket = $250
Lessons + Lift Ticket + Rentals = $350
From 10:00am to 12:00pm. Call 705-647-5728 for details.
At the Dymond Rink at the end of Laurette Street and at Shaver Park on Queen Street in North Cobalt. For more information call 705-647-5709.
On from 1:30 to 3:30 Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Free swimming at the Temiskaming Shores Waterfront Pool Fitness Centre at 77 Wellington Street. For more information call 705-647-5709.
From 1:30 to 3pm at the Temiskaming Shores Public Library. Best suited for children aged 7-16 years. Call 705-647-4215 or email NewLiskeard@temisklibrary.com for more.
Spend the day on the slopes of the Tri-Town Ski & Snowboard Village. Full day for adult is $25 and youth aged 12-18 are $20. Rentals are available. Call 705-672-3888 for details.
Get on the trails with the Temiskaming Nordic Ski Club. Monday to Saturday from 10:00am to 7:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
March 13th to 15th Curling at the Cobalt Haileybury Curling Club. Minimum 3 games and complimentary meals include Friday Pizza Dinner, Saturday breakfast and prime rib dinner and dance. 705-672-5330 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 1st and on through to the 27th at the Temiskaming Art Gallery. Featuring artwork from local high school students celebrating our heritage. Call 705-672-3363 for details.
Come out and build a snowman, enjoy refreshments on March 2nd at the North Eastern Ontario Family and Children Services. Call 705-647-1200 ext.4656 or ext.4631 for more information.
New releases played weekly, 2 theatres to choose from. Nightly showings at 7:30pm and weekend matinees.
Can you say GLOW BOWLING!?!?!
Les Promenade CAJO Sleigh Rides
Enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride to a bonfire and sliding hill. Group bookings are welcome. Call 705-647-8457 for more information.
Take in a great live performance, play, band or local talent at the Cobalt Classic Theatre.
Founded in 1983 to commemorate the Great Fire of 1922, the Haileybury Heritage Museum features a fully restored 1904 Toronto Railway Co. Streetcar used as housing after the fire, a Ruggles 1922 Fire Pumper, the tugboat M.V. Beauchene and more. The heritage and history of Haileybury come alive through the extensive photograph collection and artifact display.
This museum holds one of the more unique collections of historic mine materials and artifacts in North America. For children there is the Miniature Mining Camp exhibit and other curiosities like the Glow in the Dark Rock Room.
Ice Fishing on Lake Timiskaming
Fish for pickerel and pike on the lake. Check with local authorities to make sure the ice is safe first!
Laurentian Ski Hill will be open daily throughout the March Break starting with the PD Day Friday March 13. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday we will be open 9am to 4pm. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will be open from 9am to 9pm. There will be a PD camp on the Friday as well as the March Break Camp Monday - Friday. We will be having theme days and special activities throughout.
Friday March 13 - Wear Black and orange
Monday March 16 - Backwards Day
Tuesday March 17 - St Patricks Day - Wear Green
Wednesday March 18 - Sports Jersey Day
Thursday March 19 - PJ Day
Friday March 20 - Costume Day
Sunday March 22 - Hawaiian Day
Two unique days of camp this March Break on from 9:00am- 4:30pm each day: Tuesday March 17th - Show Me the Money Day. Bring your kids out to experiment with bank notes, detect fake money during interactive workshops, learn about the history of money. Wednesday March 18th - A Pioneer Life. Play with Pioneer toys, learn about pioneer chores, make maple sugar snow candy.
For ages: 6-12. Limited space is available. Register your child before Friday March 13th. Cost is $30 per day. Before and after care are available at an additional cost. Call 705-476-2323 or email email@example.com to register.
Stop in anytime Monday to Saturday to take part in a Museum Mystery Hunt. Visit the Museum on Thursday to transform into a history detective during an interactive workshop with real museum artifacts. Visit the Museum on Friday to practice carding wool and see a spinning wheel in action while learning about Scottish culture. Call 705-476-2323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
March 16-20th, 2015. Ages 9-14.Our popular week-long animation camp for kids is back! Participants learn the ins and outs of stop motion video and work in teams to develop storyboards, scripts, sets, character development and finally to shoot their animation. Editing and sound composition including their very own film score round out a week of creativity. By friday, campers are ready to debut their films with a screening hosted by N2M2L. $175 per participant.
Monday March 16th at 6pm. Potluck dinner at the new location, 312 Greenwood Avenue. Guest speaker, Karin Goldgruber will be speaking on "Gardens of Paris". For more information call 705-492-0053
Monday, March 16th to Friday March 20th from 8:30am to 4:30pm. Available for both members ($25 per day) and non-members ($35 per day) ages 5-12 years. All day activities including gym games, outdoor activities, arts & crafts, special events and more. Visit the YMCA at 186 Chippewa Street West or call 705-497-9622 to register.
March 16 from 1:30 to 3:00pm in the Library Auditorium. $3 per person, ages 4 and up. For more information call 705-474-4830.
At the North Bay Library Auditorium on Monday, March 16th from 6:30 to 7:30. Magician Jean Deshais will teach you how to perform your own magic tricks. $4 per person. Ages 6 and up. For more information call 705-474-4830.
Now that you've learned some tricks see how the master puts on a show at the Library Auditorium. March 17th from 10:00 to 11:00am. $4 per person, ages 4 and up. For more information call 705-474-4830.
In the children's storyroom at the North Bay Library from 10:30 to 11:15 am, March 19th. For ages 4-8. Free program, registration required. For more information or to register call 705-474-4830.
At the Library Auditorium on March 19th from 1:30 to 2:30pm. Ages 6 & up. $2 per person. For more information call 705-474-4830.
March 20-22nd at the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park. Nurture your children's love of the outdoors. There will be displays, exhibitions, retailers from North Bay and beyond to help you and your family get ready for your next outdoor adventure. Free parking. Call 705-845-5606 or email email@example.com for more information.
Friday March 13 and March 16th to 20th. A perfect blend of gymnastics, trampoline, sports, crafts, games, themes, special events and much, much more to keep children active all day long! Organized activities scheduled from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Early drop off as early as 8:00am and late pickup (up to) 5:00pm at no extra charge. Call 705-476-3999 to register.
These special programs keep the campers happy both inside and out (weather permitting). Not only will they get high-quality gymnastics instruction, they will also get a chance to make some cool crafts, explore other sports, larger group games and activities.
Call 705-474-4486 for details.
March 16 to 20th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Science North. It’s a full week of action –packed experiments, activities and fun for the budding scientist in your family! From exploring nature, to venturing off to space, and creating concoctions, each day brings a new theme and new chance to discover the wonders of science! Ages 4 to 11. Lunch as well as Before & After care, are available for an additional fee.
March 16, 17 and 18th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Dynamic Earth. Short on time? Send your kids to a mini, 3 –day March Break camp at Dynamic Earth. They will explore ancient Egypt, tour our new underground experience and have an action-packed, fun-filled, interactive camp experience! You don’t want your kid to miss this, register now! Lunch as well as Before & After care, are available for an additional fee. Ages 4 to 11.
Crafts, games, swim, outside and gym times are scheduled. Come join us for some fun! Including Babysitting course for ages 11 and up. Please bring a bathing suit, towel, life jacket (if required), outdoor and indoor attire, lunch and two snacks (peanut free). Recreational Camp is $35 per day or $30 for members. Sports Camp is $40 per day or $35 for members and Specialty Courses are $50 per course or $35 for members.
March 16th to 20th from 10:00am to 4:00pm. For ages 7 to 14 yrs and half days for ages 4 to 6 yrs. Extendicare hours: 8:30 to 5:00pm.
Full Week of Fun!: Spend your week surrounded by fantastic art exhibitions, work with artists, create fabulous projects and more!!
Monday: Art Buffet!: Using a variety of art materials learn to create fabulous abstract paintings, drawings and everything in between!
Tuesday: Zoo Studio: Have fun drawing and painting your favorite animals. Learn watercolour and acrylic painting techniques. Leave with some fantastic masterpieces!
Wednesday: Fossil Fun: Become an archaeologist and use animal paw prints/ bones and mixed media materials to create your very own fossil! Learn about clay and plaster casting!
Thursday: Put your Stamp on it!: Experiment, create and play with a variety of printmaking techniques!
Friday: Super Hero's Unite!: Create your very own superhero using a variety of 2-dimensional and sculptural techniques.
March Break Camp (March 16-20).
Learning + Fun = Camps at Verve.
We see camps as an avenue to try new things. It’s a place to explore, to discover, to be yourself. It’s a place where fun and learning are both the goal. At the end of the day, kids discover themselves at Camp. And we are simply here to inspire them. Register now online or by calling 705-222-ARTS.
March 16-20, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Interactive, Multi-Sport Youth Camp Engaging activities, Outstanding facilities, Energetic bilingual supervisors.
The Laurentian University campus features outstanding facilities for the young at heart: well-equipped gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor rubberized tracks, an Olympic-size swimming pool, soccer fields, basketball and volleyball courts, a bouldering room, a climbing wall, trails and so much more. It is the perfect setting for energetic youth 6 to 13 years of age.
Our Multi-Sport Youth Camps Offer:
Games and challenges
All activities are fun, non-competitive, and adapted for individual age groups!
Extended drop-off and pick up hours starting at 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Price: $200
March 16th to 20th. MARCH BREAK! Our unique camps offer several activities guaranteed to ensure that your children have a great time in a learning environment. Our weeklong camp offers two martial arts classes a day, as well as games, crafts, indoor and outdoor activities. We will also be having community guest from the Greater Polices Services to discuss bullying, the Fire Department to discuss fire safety and a Registered Nurse to discuss the importance of handwashing! Our camps promote a healthy lifestyle which includes exercise, learning and fun!! Reserve your spot today!!
We have already booked two outings for our March Break Camp! Here are some of the activities we have planned!!
A visit from the Party Animals (a small travelling animal zoo)
Workshops with Let's Talk Science
A field trip to The Jungle Gym
A field trip to Silver City
Outings that include Skating
Cost: $209.99per week or $55.00 per day. Call today to reserve your spot!! 705-586-5400 New Sudbury or 705-222-3318 South End.
Monday March 16 - Friday March 20, 2015 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join in the fun: Snowshoe Hikes, Quinzhee Building, Ice Fishing, Survival Game, Campfire, Lunch, Nature Games and Crafts, Wilderness Survival Skills, and many other fun surprises!!
For children aged 6-12 years Maximum 25 children accepted
Fee: $150.00 per child
Bus transportation provided from and to Lockerby Composite School
NEW! Special Exhibition – Ice Age
Opens February 28, 2015 at Science North
Discover the lost giants of the ice age at Science North in 2015! The new special exhibition Ice Age brings some of the magnificent creatures from the last glacial period – the woolly mammoth, the saber-tooth cat, the Hippidion – back from extinction in full size and lifelike, animatronic glory. Imagine yourself as one of our ancestors, living alongside these huge and unusual creatures!
Spoiler alert! The special exhibition Ice Age is not about ice! Many ice age animals, along with humans of the era, lived in areas of moderate climate with plants and landscapes that will look strikingly familiar. Travel though galleries exploring the giant ice age animals, learn about the Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons - the early humans who lived among them and discover the Tar Pits – death traps of ice age creatures.
Explore and discover the answers to questions like “Where did these animals go?”. “How do we know so much about them?” and “Could another ice age be coming in the future?”. The special exhibition Ice Age will excite and entertain visitors of all ages with a view of the world and its inhabitants when it was very different from today. We invite you to walk among the giants of the ice age...before they disappear forever.
NEW! Titans of the Ice Age 3D
Now Playing at the Science North IMAX® Theatre
Titans of the Ice Age 3D will transport you to the otherworldly frozen landscapes of the northern hemisphere 10,000 years before modern civilization. Discover a world populated by saber-tooth cats, giant sloths, dire wolves and the iconic woolly mammoths. Travel across monumental glaciers and sweeping grasslands, rich in life. Witness a time when titans ruled untamed continents and humans walked with giants.
NEW! Special Exhibition - King Tutankhamun: Treasures from the Pharaoh’s Tomb
Opens March 7, 2015 at Dynamic Earth
The 1922 discovery of his tomb made Tutankhamun one of the most famous Egyptian kings, but details of his life and death remain shrouded in mystery. Uncover the mysteries from the 18th dynasty pharaoh of Egypt, King Tutankhamun, and examine replicas of the richest archaeological finds of all time. The exhibit showcases five distinct chambers: An Introduction to Ancient Egypt, The Archaeological Discovery, The Private Pharaoh, The Public Pharaoh, and The Royal Burial—each equally as interesting and intriguing.
We Are Aliens
Opens March 9, 2015 at the Science North Planetarium
We Are Aliens, narrated by Rupert Grint, journeys through the galaxy searching for evidence of life. This animated show is great for all ages as scientists explore the vast universe asking the question that has sparked curiosity and inspired exploration for generations: are we alone? Colorful and fun, intriguing and exciting, this full dome Planetarium experience appeals to the kid in all of us.
March 20 & 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
Contact 705 524 7317 for more information or tickets.
March 16th to 20th. Are you looking for something for your children to do during March Break? Register them in the fun filled day programs packed with gymnastics activities, crafts and excitement with amazing coaches!! Open for boys and girls ages 1 to 6 yrs. This is a full week registration only. Full days or half days are available. Free pizza lunch on Friday for full day participants. Visit www.stellanovagc.com for further information & fees.
March 16th to 20th. The Timmins Museum has five days of activities! Monday March 16th – Pioneer Baking for ages 6 and up cost $15 per child. Tuesday March 17th– Crazy Sculptors ages 4 and up, cost $12 per child. Wednesday March 18th – Patio Lantern craft for ages 6 and up - cost $10 per child. Thursday march 19th – Needle Felt Craft for ages 7 and up - cost $12 per child. Friday March 20th – Ukrainian Easter Eggs (Pysanki) craft for children ages 7 and up cost $10.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Call 705-360-2617 for more details.
Kid Proof Babysitter Training Wednesday, March 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. At Home Alone will be on Thursday March 19th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This course is a two hour course that is an interactive, participatory program designed to teach children to make safe choices when they are at home alone. Please contact the YMCA of Timmins to register! 376 Poplar Avenue 705-360-4381.
The Timmins Public Library has four days of programming for children during the March Break! Visit their web site or download the entire schedule here.
March 16th to 20th. Make a splash during the March Break at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex pool. The pool schedule is downloadable here.
March 18th, 20th, 21st and 22nd. See schedule for times. Admission is $3 per person. Pre-school and Adult Free. For further information contact Leisure Services at 705-360-2621.
Neo Laser Tag will be opening at noon instead of 4:30 pm on Monday March 16th and Tuesday March 17th. Monday to Thursday during March Break, every game will only be $5 a person!
Timmins Cinema 6 will be running two $3 movies for the first matinee of March Break every day. Paddington and Penguins of Madagascar will both be available. For exact show times, please visit the web site.
Cedar Meadows Animal Preserve tour will take place at 3 p.m. daily! Tickets are $6/child, $12/adult, $10/Seniors and $8 per student. Call 705-268-5800 to arrange your tour!
Head out to Kamiskotia Snow Resort for their March Break Camps. Monday to Friday, lessons, activities, daily lunch. Cost to attend the camp is $249 for the week for ages 6-12. Rentals are only $10/day. Participants are invited to register online at www.kamiskotia.com or call (705)268-9057 (Wed.-Sun.) for registration information. Don’t forget to attend Kam Jam for the March 21st Big Air and Rail Competition, featuring live entertainment and more! Kamiskotia Snow resort is also open every day 10am-5pm during the March Break.
Vist Porcupine Ski Runners for some wonderful fresh air and healthy activity. Rentals are available upon request.
Attend the Book Bin’s March 20th Friday Night Magic starting at 6pm. And on March 21st and 22nd, Magic the Gathering Dragons of Takir Pre-release. Starts at 11:00 a.m.
For more events in Timmins check out the community calendar.