Yes, I’m aware it’s March Break, but it’s still a snow day! Colleges and Universities get the day off, adults call into work with the excuse of “dangerous driving conditions;” it’s basically Christmas.
Number one on the list of things to do on a snow day is obviously finding the nearest blanket and burying yourself in it with a nice cup of hot chocolate. The second step would be to set up a queue of beach-themed movies and prepare a fire – or click a switch like most of us unauthentic people – so you can feel like you’re anywhere but here.
If you’re not into being lazy and wasting the day (stop lying to yourself), then I’ve listed a few indoor activities you can do out of the house.
1. Check out the AGO
As I mentioned before, it’s March Break! Therefore, the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) has special March Break programming that’s free with admission! I don’t care how old you are…everyone can enjoy a life-sized cardboard maze.
2. Drop by the ROM
The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) also has special March Break programming, free with admission. Even better, an exhibition just opened called, Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story. Basically, you can go check out an 80-foot skeleton of a Blue Whale…the largest animal ever.
3. Hockey Hall of Fame
The Hockey Hall of Fame is never a boring place to hide away from the cold. You can try hosting your own sports broadcast, goal tending, shooting, play-by-play calling, and even get hands-on access to the Stanley Cup. Don’t forget to explore the limited-time NHL Centennial Exhibit either.
4. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Either look out a window at home or look through a window at Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, filled with thousands of fish and sea creatures. Your choice.
5. Casa Loma
If you’re stuck inside somewhere, why not a castle? Plus, there’s lots of secret passages if you feel like getting away from your kids for a while…
6. Arcade Games
Erin Mills Town Centre in Mississauga is providing free arcade games from March 13th to 17th, so you can basically live there for 5 days…
If none of these are for you, then I sincerely hope you enjoy the 25 cm of snow.