Map your catch of a lifetime in Durham Region

Now you can count on making a catch to be proud of, any day of the year, with the all-new Durham Region Fishing Map! Available online and in print, this map was designed to assist seasoned and recreational anglers in exploring Durham Region’s large and welcoming fishing community.

With a unique mix of urban and rural areas, and about 20 varieties of Ontario’s favourite fish, Durham Region provides world-class fishing opportunities year-round. A true four-season fishing destination, this map provides a detailed listing of fishing locations, marinas, launch sites, and key information about the fish varieties inhabiting Durham’s impressive bodies of water.   

To order a copy of the Durham Region Fishing Map, or any additional tourism resources, contact Durham Tourism by telephone at 1-800-413-0017 or by email at You can also view and order the map online at    

The Durham Region Fishing Map was developed in partnership with Central Counties Tourism, Ontario Tourism and members of the local fishing community. To learn more about fishing in Durham Region, visit  


Cycling is on the map in Durham Region

If you love the idea of exploring Durham Region’s picturesque waterfronts, rolling hills and spectacular tourist destinations via bicycle, then the all-new 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map is for you! Durham Tourism is thrilled to release the updated version of this map, which has been designed to offer experienced recreational cyclists with valuable information to plan the perfect cycling excursion in Durham Region.  

The 2017 map includes 14 updated cycling route suggestions, developed in collaboration with local partners and cyclists, and a list of 98 Ontario By Bike certified businesses. A new section on trip planning, with reference to up-to-date road conditions, has also been included to assist cyclists with planning an adventure that is uniquely tailored to them.

The map has been printed on waterproof paper, to improve durability, and offer cyclists the option to keep it close during their travels, with a reduced risk of damage.

To order a copy of the 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map, or any additional tourism resources, contact Durham Tourism by telephone at 1-800-413-0017 or by email at You can also view and order the map online, and download individual routes at   

The 2017 Durham Cycle Tours Map was developed in partnership with area municipal partners, cycling clubs and other valued stakeholders. 

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March Break

March Break always feels like the gateway between winter and spring. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity to experience a winter adventure with the whole family! Get out and enjoy the slopes, plan a walk along one of our many idyllic trails before the thaw, or indulge in Durham Region’s famous maple syrup season to welcome the arrival of spring! To see more of the events taking place during March Break and throughout the rest of the month, visit the Durham Tourism events calendar.

Discovery Guide 2017

2017 Discovery Guide, Fishing Map and Durham Cycle Tours Maps are now available!

Durham Tourism is thrilled to release three all-new guides this month, promoting spectacular tourist experiences within Durham Region! 

The 2017 Discovery Guide provides Durham residents and visitors with an in-depth look at our fantastic tourism attractions. Available online and in print, it features a calendar of events, plus insider information on where to eat, what to do, and where to stay in beautiful Durham Region! 

For fishing enthusiasts, the Fishing Map is a must-have for planning your ideal fishing experience – any time of year. A four-season fisherman’s paradise, Durham Region has a large and welcoming fishing community, offering world-class fishing opportunities for family fishing trips and seasonal anglers alike. Prime time is all the time in Durham! 

The Durham Cycle Tours Map is your perfect road cycling companion. Printed on waterproof paper for improved durability, cyclists will love using this map to curate their own unique adventure, while exploring the natural beauty Durham Region has to offer. Updated features include new route suggestions and an excellent section on trip planning! 

To view these guides online, or order your personal copy, visit!

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Maple Syrup Celebrations

March marks the beginning of maple syrup season in Durham Region! It doesn’t get much more Canadian than tapping your own sweet maple syrup straight from the tree.

Maple syrup celebrations are taking place across Durham Region this month. These events are sure to provide you and your family with special memories, and may even become a tradition you look forward to each spring! Be sure to mark your calendars for one, or all of the following:

Brooks Farms Maple Syrup FestMarch 4 through mid-April

Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festivalstarting March 11 through April 2

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Maple Syrup DayApril 1

Sunderland Maple Syrup FestivalApril 1 and 2  

If you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance for any of these events, you are encouraged to visit their websites.   

Sport and Leisure Fair

Sport and Leisure Fair

Interested in becoming more active with your family this year? 

Stop by the annual Sport and Leisure Fair on March 5, at the Newcastle and District Recreation Complex, and learn about the many sport and leisure opportunities available in your community!

Community displays offering everything from basketball, figure skating and model railroads, to painting, music and baton, will be set up from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. 

Bring your swim suit and enjoy a free family swim from 2 to 4 p.m. Pizza will be provided courtesy of Bowmanville Boston Pizza. 

Pancake and Family Fun Day

Pancake and Family Fun Day

Who doesn’t love a pancake breakfast with the whole family?

If you are looking for something fun to do on March 5, fill your morning with delicious pancakes and family friendly fun at the second-annual Pancake and Family Fun Day

Hosted from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sunnybrae Golf Club in Port Perry, families can also enjoy snowshoeing and sleigh rides, as well as free kid’s craft activities.

To purchase tickets in advance, visit Kids age five and under eat free. 

Tackle Swap and Fishing Show

Tackle Swap and Fishing Show

Calling all anglers! The 5th annual Bowmanville Tackle Swap and Fishing Show returns on March 12, at Clarington Central Secondary School, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year’s show will have double the floor space and include more vendors to accommodate growing attendance for 2017! The show will include fishing companies and clubs, pro-staff, popular fishing personalities, guides, and plenty of new and used fishing gear for sale at great prices.

Kids age 13 and under will receive a free fishing product, and there will be plenty of free draw prizes for some great fishing tackle. The cost of entry is either a non-perishable food donation, or $3 per family.   

Bubble Guppies

Bubble Guppies LIVE!

Line up everybody, line up, line up, it’s time to see the Bubble Guppies LIVE!

The hit Nickelodeon television show is coming to life at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa on March 25. Your little ones will love singing and dancing along with Molly, Gil, and the whole gang in the live theatrical production, Ready to Rock. Get ready to dive in and enjoy this swimsational show with your family.

Visit the Tribute Communities Centre online to purchase tickets.