March into Fun: Top Things to Do in Oshawa This Month
As winter starts to thaw and the days get longer, there are plenty of exciting events and activities taking place in Oshawa during the month of March. Whether you’re a resident of our Charing Cross community or a visitor to the city, there’s no shortage of fun events and activities taking place and you won’t want to miss out on the fun. So, grab your calendar and get ready to make the most of this month by checking out some of our favourite things to see and do in Oshawa!
Skate into Spring
Winter may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a few more winter outdoor activities. If you’re a fan of skating, head to one of Oshawa’s many recreation centers, where you can combine exercise and family fun in one exciting activity. Both the Donevan Recreation Complex and Delpark Homes Centre are great options for a fun day out, offering free public skates in the morning, early afternoon, and evenings. Please see the facility websites for the free skate schedule.”. While regular leisure skating admission policies will apply, it’s mandatory for children five years and under to wear a C.S.A. approved hockey helmet, and all other skaters are strongly encouraged to do so as well. Don’t miss out on this chance to spend quality time with loved ones while enjoying this great Canadian pastime!
Sweet Syrupy Delight!
Experience the true essence of Canadian spring by visiting the annual Maple Syrup Festival at Purple Woods Conservation Area. Hundreds of sugar maple trees provide the sap, which is collected and boiled on site to create the beloved, sweet maple syrup which you can try for yourself, poured over a stack of delicious pancakes from the all-day breakfast menu. Visitors can learn about the history and production of maple syrup, enjoy various games and activities, and take a horse-drawn wagon ride through the sugar bush. Make sure to stop by the Heritage Store before you leave to purchase some yummy maple treats to take home with you. The festival kicks off on March 10th and runs every weekend in March until the first weekend in April, from 9:30am – 2:30pm. The entrance fee is $8 per person if purchased online or $11 per person on-site, so we strongly recommend purchasing your tickets online beforehand. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a sweet taste of Canada’s spring!
Score Big with the Oshawa Generals
If you’re a fan of hockey, then catching an Oshawa Generals game should definitely be on your to-do list this month! The Generals are the most successful franchise in the Ontario Hockey League, and their impressive track record has produced some of the most memorable NHL players of all time, including Bobby Orr, Marc Savard, Eric Lindros, and John Tavares. Their games are played at the Tribute Communities Centre, which is located in the heart of downtown Oshawa, and offers an exciting and entertaining experience for fans of all ages. Whether you’re a die-hard hockey fan or just looking for a fun night out with family and friends, watching an Oshawa Generals game is a must-do activity in the city. Games take place throughout the month of March, so be sure to check the schedule and book your tickets in advance.
Rev Up Your Engines
If you’re a car enthusiast, visiting the Canadian Automotive Museum in Oshawa is a must-do activity! With a vast collection of vintage and modern automobiles, the museum is a hub for car lovers from around the world. During March Break, the museum is also offering a special camp that will allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of automobiles even further. From March 10th to 19th, the museum’s March Break Camp offers various activities and exhibits for kids, such as making your own car or truck plush toy to take home, or even getting up close to a full-scale model of Lightning McQueen from Disney Pixar’s Cars 3. The camp runs from 10am – 4pm each day, and admission is $15 for adults, $7 for children aged 6-17, and children under 5 are free. Don’t miss the chance to explore the history of automobiles and participate in fun activities.
The Robert McLaughlin Gallery (RMG) is the largest public art gallery in Durham Region. The gallery features a collection of over 4,500 works of art, including contemporary and historical Canadian art. Visitors can attend various exhibitions and events, such as talks, workshops, and film screenings. In addition, the gallery offers free admission, making it accessible to everyone. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or simply looking for a cultural experience, the RMG is a great place to visit in Oshawa during March. For a full list of free exhibitions on now, visit their website here!
March is a great month to explore and enjoy all that Oshawa has to offer. Whether you’re interested in outdoor activities, Canadian traditions, sports, automobiles, or art, there is something for everyone. Take advantage of the longer days and the warmer weather ahead, grab your family and friends, and make the most of this exciting month in Oshawa!