Take GO To All The March Break Events

Published: March 1, 2022

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March Break is fast approaching, and with things opening back up (again), we know that you and your kids are eager to find fun activities to fill the week. GO Transit is here to help! We have some great suggestions for family outings and events, and we can get you there safely and comfortably. Leave the car at home and enjoy a stress-free ride while you forget about traffic and parking, and just focus on family fun.

There are a lot of things happening around the Greater Golden Horseshoe during March Break so you’re sure to find something that your whole family will love. Whether you’re looking to spend time enjoying the winter weather or you’d rather stay warm indoors, there’s a March Break activity that will work for you. Whichever outing you choose, we’ll be ready to take you there. It’s GO time!

GO Travel Savings

Having a fun-filled March Break doesn’t have to break the bank. When you travel with GO, you’ll save on gas and parking fees, but that’s not all! You can also have affordable March Break fun with these tips:

Kids GO Free

If you’re heading out with kids who are 12 years and under, remember that they always ride free on GO - and riding the train is an activity that kids will love before you even arrive at your March Break event or attraction.

Weekend Passes

Are you travelling on a weekend during March Break? Be sure to grab a $10 One-Day Pass for unlimited GO travel on a Saturday or Sunday, or a $15 Weekend Pass for unlimited GO travel all weekend long. They’re perfect if you’re planning on attending more than one event, or stopping in for a visit with friends after your day out with the kids.

PRESTO Perks

Did you know that you can use your PRESTO card to get discounts to some of the top attractions in the Greater Golden Horseshoe? Enjoy 20% off the regular museum admission rate if you’re planning to check out the Great Whales Up Close and Personal exhibit at the ROM!

New Fare Discounts

Beginning March 14, 2022, we’re introducing new fare discounts to help our customers save even more when travelling with GO Transit.

We’ll be increasing the discount for teens and full-time post-secondary students to 40% off the full adult fare when using PRESTO. Riders aged 13-19 years will be eligible, regardless of whether or not they are enrolled in school.

We’ll also be increasing the co-fare discount on most local transit agencies to 100%. This means your local transit fare will be FREE when you travel to or from GO Transit and most local transit. 

Read all the details of our new fare discounts here!

ROM - Great Whales Up Close and Personal

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Head to the ROM for an interactive and immersive special exhibit on the giants of the sea. Learn about the complex relationship between humans and whales, and what we can do to save these magnificent creatures from extinction.

PRESTO card holders and GO Transit riders receive 20% off regular museum admission rates, including general admission and special exhibits. To redeem the discount, call the PRESTO Contact Centre at 416-586-8000 and they will book online tickets for you.

Tickets are timed entry and must be purchased in advance. All visitors aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination.

  • When: Throughout March Break, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
  • Cost: $21 - $35 per person
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station. Connect to the TTC and take an 8 minute ride to Museum Station.

St. Patrick’s Parade

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Celebrate Irish history and heritage at the St. Patrick’s Parade in Toronto! Whether you’re Irish or not, the St. Patrick’s Parade is fun for everyone. Enjoy toe-tapping music and infectious good cheer at the largest Irish event in Canada.

  • When: Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 12 p.m.
  • Where: The parade route begins at St. George and Bloor, near St. George station, and heads east along Bloor St. The parade will turn south down Yonge St., then west at Queen St., and will continue along Queen until finishing at Nathan Phillips Square.
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station. Connect to the TTC and exit at any of these stops along the parade route: St. George, Museum, Bloor, Wellesley, College, Dundas, or Queen.

Hello Winter 2022

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Barrie’s Hello Winter 2022 event is happening now - and March Break is a great time to check out all the festivities with your family. For the second year, Barrie is hosting Hello Winter rather than the traditional Barrie Winterfest. It’s a fantastic way to embrace the chilly weather and celebrate the outdoors with art installations, a snow sculpting challenge, nature exploration activities, hot cocoa, and more!

  • When: Ongoing until March 20, 2022
  • Where: Downtown Barrie (see website for activity-specific locations)
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Barrie GO train line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station, then connect to Barrie Transit for a 15 minute ride to the downtown area.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

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Spend a day exploring life under the sea. Sharks, rays, sea turtles, eels, and more all await you at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. You’ll be amazed by everything you can see and touch as learning and fun come together at this popular attraction that is sure to please the whole family!

  • When: Throughout March Break, 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Where: 288 Bremner Boulevard, Toronto
  • Cost: $12.50 - $43 per ticket
  • Get There With GO: Travel by GO bus or train to Union Station and then follow the Skywalk west. It’s approximately a 12 minute walk.

Disney On Ice

If you have Disney fans at your house, this is your March Break must-do activity! In Disney On Ice Presents Mickey’s Search Party, Mickey and friends need to follow Captain Hook’s treasure map and look for clues to find Tinkerbell. You’ll see familiar characters from Coco, Frozen, Toy Story, and more! All guests aged 12 and older must show proof of vaccination.

  • When: March 17-20
  • Where: FirstOntario Centre, 101 York Blvd, Hamilton
  • Cost: $27.35 - $94.40 per ticket
  • Get There With GO: Travel on the Lakeshore West line to Hamilton GO Station or take the GO bus from Union Station to Hamilton GO Station. Then it’s a 9 minute bus ride on the HSR or a 13 minute walk to the FirstOntario Centre.

Winter Art Trail

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If you’re looking for a more relaxing March Break activity, get the family all bundled up and take a leisurely stroll along the Winter Art Trail, presented by Lakeview Village. The trail features inspiring works of art commissioned by local Mississauga artists. It’s a great way to get active outdoors while enjoying a cultural experience.

  • When: Ongoing until March 20, 2022
  • Where: Lakeview Village, Mississauga
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West GO train line to Long Branch GO Station. Take a 30 minute walk to Lakeview Village or connect to MiWay for a 15 minute bus ride.

At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition

Another fantastic option for getting some outdoor exercise over the March Break is to check out At Home in Bronte: Winter Edition. This is the second year for this cool art installation that features 100 professionally, and uniquely, painted Muskoka chairs placed along the plowed (and stroller-friendly!) paths in Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park. Visitors are invited to sit in as many chairs as they want! Kids will love trying to find the hidden lighthouse icon on each chair.

  • When: Ongoing
  • Where: Bronte Heritage Waterfront Park, 2340 Ontario St., Oakville
  • Cost: FREE!
  • Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore West GO train line to Bronte GO Station, and then connect to Oakville Transit for a 15 minute bus ride.

Get Out and GO Explore!

March Break is the perfect time for fun activities with your family, so get out and explore all there is to do around the Greater Golden Horseshoe when you travel with GO!