A March Break Staycation to Remember

If you are looking for a memorable and activity-packed March Break, there is no reason to leave town. In addition to normal family-friendly programming, many organizations are offering special camps for kids. If you missed your chance to get your kids into one of the camps – don’t fret. There are still lots of daytime activities and special events to fill the time with family fun.

Enjoy the Slopes at Mount Sima

Take advantage of the fact that winter in the Yukon just won’t quit with an exciting week at Mount Sima. While the skiing camp is full, there is still room in the snowboarding Spring Camp running from March 14 to 18 for all skill levels and age groups. Instructors will work closely with kids to improve their skills and teach them tricks and slope safety.

Beyond the camp, Mount Sima is hosting events during the week for the whole family. There will be races, helmet decorating, crazy shirt day and even St. Patrick’s Day festivities. There will also be regular lessons for children and adults for all skill levels in snowboarding and skiing.

Explore the Animal Kingdom at Macbride Museum

If you have young children, a Saturday morning at Macbride Museum offers fun activities and education about animals for the whole family. With a focus on otters on March 12 and sea creatures on March 19, get ready to enjoy a memorable morning of games, crafts, stories, and songs.

The museum will also be available daily for families who wish to visit the exhibits and peruse Yukon history at their pace.

Discover History in Your Backyard at Beringia

The Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre will be offering special daily programming in the afternoons. With the theme of “Find Out about Beringia in your Backyard”, the centre will have a variety of hands-on educational activities, movies, crafts, and outdoor fun.

Get Fit as a Family at the Canada Games Centre

During March break, the Canada Games Centre will offer a variety of fitness fun aimed at families. At Families on the Move, parents with small children can access all the most entertaining equipment from balls and hoops to parachutes and scooters. At Family Fun Soccer, the whole family can practice their skills or play a game with other families. For teens looking to fill their break with some ice time, Teens Pucks n’ Sticks is a drop-in activity during which they can practice skating, stick-handling and shooting skills.

Still Searching For Something To Do?

There are many other activities happening during the week including a variety of drop in programs.

Whitehorse Elementary hosts a free family activity night every Wednesday. Join other parents and their children for an evening packed with fitness and fun.

Arts Underground offers a ceramics open studio every Sunday. Bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of making mugs.

Celebrate the Spring Equinox and the end of March break Unlikely Events Yukon’s annual Burning Away the Winter Blues. Walk along the Yukon River with the parade and then watch the bonfire light up and take the winter with it.

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