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March Break Activities in Ottawa 2016

March Break Activities in Ottawa 2016

The weather last week in Ottawa had us dreaming of Spring. With March Break approaching, some of us are taking a trip down South. If you are not taking a trip this March Break, don’t fret. There are tons of activities and places to visit in Ottawa. Dr. Jaleel has been a dentist in Ottawa-Nepean for over 20 years so she knows Ottawa inside and out. Here is a list of activities and places you and your family can enjoy close to home. Let the vacation begin!


(Photo by: Eric Nielsen)

Spring is in the air so what a great time to visit some farm animals at the museum? Visitors are invited to discover how a modern milking machine works as well as how this technology has evolved. If that is not your thing, how about horses? Caring for horses includes grooming, feeding, training and socialization. Join a Museum guide to learn about what it takes to keep our horses healthy and strong. If  animals are not your thing, you can always check out the butter-making workshop. High school chemistry gets a tasty twist with this interactive demonstration.

Learn about Ottawa’s history at the Bytown Museum and stop by the museum’s newly redesigned Youth Activity Area. Here, kids can learn about Bytown through the characters of Clara and Henry while also learning what Victorian life was like through historic toys, journal entries and more.


(Photo credit to: Hans Splinter

This March Break, travel back in time to visit the Vikings and explore their way of life during a fabled period in Scandinavian history. Visit the highly interactive Vikings exhibition, and explore who these notorious Norsemen really were, where they came from, and how they lived. Once you’ve seen the exhibition, join us for more adventure in the Museum’s Grand Hall. Craft your own Viking helmet and join other families in building a 30,000-piece Mega Bloks Viking ship


Visit the museum over March Break to participate in this hands-on arts and crafts activity that invites children to create their own bugs out of Crayola Model Magic. Build-a-bug takes place daily from 10:00 a.m. to noon. This activity is related to the museum’s special Bugs: Outside the Box exhibit, which is on until March 28, 2016. This craft activity is FREE with museum admission.

(Photo by: Sam Soneja)

(Photo by: Sam Soneja)

  • St Patrick’s Day Parade

The parade  starts at 11 a.m on Saturday March 19, and starts at the corner of Elgin Street and Laurier Avenue W., in front of City Hall, and travels to Bank Street and then towards Lansdowne Park where the celebrations will continue, with Beau’s Beer as the host, until 9 p.m. Volunteers along the route will be collecting donations of cash and non-perishable food items for the Ottawa Food Bank.