Best March Break Activities, according to

March Break is just around the corner in Ontario. As families gear up for a week of play and rest, it’s important to be ready for anything. We know that things happen. Just watch this video – you will know what we mean.

To mark the occasion, our team is sharing some of our favourite March Break activities from our childhood. To add a little bit of flair, we’re also listing some health services in the area, just in case. Don’t forget to check our website and apps for hours of operation and address.

1. Skiing

Erin’s March Break pick was skiing. Growing up, she visited Mont-Tremblant in Quebec. Crystal also spent some March Breaks skiing in the Rocky Mountains. For a skiing destination closer to our hometown Toronto, there is always Blue Mountain, near Collingwood, Ontario.

Emergency Room: Collingwood Medical & Marine Hospital Hospital
Pharmacy: Collingwood Health Centre Pharmacy

2. Road trips out of the city

Ryan enjoyed visiting Hilton Falls in the Halton region. The video posted above was filmed there!

Emergency Room: Milton District Hospital
Pharmacy: Campbellville Pharmacy (by Hilton Falls)
Walk-in Clinic: Milton Urgent Care and Family Practice

3. Niagara Falls

Who can forget the Niagara Falls? Justin likes watching the falls, and visiting Niagara-On-The-Lake. There is always plenty to do in the area, from riding the ferry to visiting the Clifton Hill.

Emergency Room: Greater Niagara General Hospital
Pharmacy: Pharmachoice – Niagara Urgent Care Pharmacy
Walk-in Clinic: Morrison Street Walk-in Clinic

4. Toronto Waterfront 

Da likes biking on the Toronto waterfront. What’s better than enjoying the skyline and the lake? You can always drop by the Harbourfront Centre and see what activities they have there.

Emergency Room: St. Michael’s Hospital
Pharmacy: Pharmasave – Harbourfront Pharmacy
Walk-in Clinic: Waterfront Medical Centre

5. Ontario Science Centre 

Francis’ favourite spot was the Ontario Science Centre. Who says you can’t keep learning over March Break? Their current special exhibition is about the brain!

Emergency Room: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Pharmacy: Shoppers Drug Mart – Flemingdon Park Plaza
Walk-in Clinic: Don Mills Medical Clinic

Everyone here wishes you all a safe and happy March Break!


Niagara Region: The Seven Wonders & The Finer Things

Summer is the best time to travel; adults and children alike. To help you with your travel plans, we’re profiling some of the best travel destinations in Ontario.  We started the series with the capital of Canada, Ottawa, and last week we traveled up to nickel town Sudbury, and this week is the Niagara region!

Don’t know where to go for a family weekend, a couples getaway, or road trip with your buddies? If so, the Niagara Region may just be the destination for you! Located only 2 hours away from Toronto, the Niagara Peninsula is a must-visit tourist attraction and locals hangout spot.

Don’t know where to go while there? Here are the top 5 attractions of the Niagara peninsula:

1. Niagara Falls 


Niagara Falls, the name of the three waterfalls straddling the boarder between U.S.A. and Canada, is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is considered one of the must-visit destinations while travelling around Ontario, not to mention it is the honeymoon capital of the province. Every evening, the falls will be lit in the colours of the rainbow, and there are often fireworks over the falls. Never will you be so mesmerized by a body of falling water; the view is truly spectacular day or night.


2. Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory 


Most people have been to zoos, but have you ever been to a butterfly zoo? The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory is a fun place to visit for adults and children. The conservatory allows you to be in close contact with over 2,000 butterflies of 60 different species from Costa Rica, Australia, Philippines etc.

3. Fallsview Indoor Waterpark  


The Fallsview Indoor Waterpark is located on the 20 acre Falls Avenue Resort directly across from Niagara Falls and is the ideal family vacation destination. The waterpark offers 16 thrilling slides up to six stories high, a giant wave pool, outdoor pool/sundeck, and the Beach House Rain Fortress with 1000 Gallon Tipping Bucket.

4. Wine Tours 


Are you a wine lover planning a trip to the Niagara Falls? If so, then you need to stop by Niagara Wine Country; the area that makes the world’s largest volume of ice wine and voted as Canada’s #1 Food and Wine Destination by TripAdvisor. Take the tour behind the scenes with one of the 26 wineries in the region, where you can sample rare vintages, special reserves and many wines that are only available at the winery.

5. Shaw Festival Theatre 


Being the second largest repertory theatre in North America, the Shaw Festival (named after an Irish playwright Bernard Shaw) has become one of Canada’s cultural icons. The Shaw Festival Theatre plays 10 productions in four theatres attracts more than 250,000 audiences from around the globe per year. Visiting the Shaw Festival is the perfect weekend getaway if you enjoy the first class theatre experience.


Niagara Fallsview Casino


For those who are above 19 years old, Niagara Falls is Canada’s Las Vegas. Built on a cliff overlooking the world-famous Horseshoe Falls, Fallsview Casino Resort is the largest and most elegant gaming resort facility in Canada. Aside from the gaming facilities, this resort is also known for its quality entertainment packed with performances from world famous performers and their luxurious buffets.

Nearby Healthcare Providers

Forgot to bring a camera to the Falls or sunscreen for the wine tour? Or, what if you need to find a pharmacy, walk-in clinic or ER for whatever reason?  Don’t forget that healthcare providers are just one-click away using the app (iPhone, Android & BB10) and website!

You can never prepare too much while planning a trip, so here are the information of five healthcare locations near the attractions:

1. Niagara Health System – Greater Niagara General Site (Emergency Room)

5546 Portage Road
Niagara Falls , L2E 6X2

2. Queen Street Pharmacy

4421 Queen Street
Niagara Falls , L2E 2L2

3. Shoppers Drug Mart (Open 24 Hours)

6565 Lundy’s Lane
Niagara Falls , L2G 1V1

4. Simpson’s Apothecary

233 King Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake , L0S 1J0

5. Primary Health Care Clinic (Walk-In Clinic)

176 Wellington Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake , L0S 1J0