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The Best Day Trip Destinations for March Break

Hit the road with memory-making excursions the whole family will love

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If you’re looking to get out of town for the day, these destinations are just a short jaunt from the GTA—and we promise they’ll entertain the entire herd.

Cambridge for bugs, butterflies and magic

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Plan a day trip to the city of Cambridge, just an hour west of Toronto, for an unforgettable culinary experience. Bugfeast, happening at the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory from March 14–22, allows guests to sample up to three bugs (included with the price of admission). And while you’re there, don’t forget to take in the conservatory’s main attraction: the 2,000 free-flying tropical butterflies and moths. CAA Members can save up to 15% and earn 2.2% in CAA Dollars when purchasing your tickets though our website.

Kleinburg for art, nature trails and something sweet

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About a 30 to 45 minute drive north of Toronto is the charming village of Kleinburg. The area is home to the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, where some of the most renowned Group of Seven paintings are part of the permanent collection. CAA Members can save 16% and earn 2.2% in CAA Dollars when purchasing your tickets though our website. From March 18–20, enjoy live music and dance during the March Break Madness Festival. While there, head outdoors and explore the network of trails situated on 100 acres of forested land. After, treat the kids to homemade fudge, candy apples and sponge toffee at the nearby Old Firehall Confectionary.

Georgina for an outdoor adrenaline boost

Get your adrenaline pumping at the ROC adventure playground (a.k.a the Recreational Outdoor Campus), with a day of tubing, skiing and snowboarding in the charming town of Georgina (about an hour drive from Toronto). Feeling peckish? Stop at the onsite restaurant for a bite.

Town of the Blue Mountains for snowshoeing above the trees

Take in the outdoors with a visit to the Scenic Caves Nordic Centre (one of 16 Canadian UNESCO biosphere reserves, located just west of Collingwood), where you’ll find cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and sweeping views from Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge (420 feet!).

Save with CAA

Your CAA Membership card is the key to savings this March Break. Click here to read about local attractions with Member-exclusive discounts. Plus, check out all the other ways to save with the CAA Rewards program, including Member-exclusive pricing at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, B.C. Just be sure to purchase your tickets through our website.

Looking for more March Break ideas?

Here are four ski hills near the GTA, plus ideas for winter road trips, including Buffalo, which has so much more to offer than shopping. We know our members love road trips, but you don't have to rack up mileage on your vehicle: CAA Members also save on car rentals.