Streaming in Canada: What to Watch with the Kids During March Break
What to Watch with the Kids During March Break
We’re all hoping for a warm and spring-like March Break filled with time outdoors, new crafts and baking projects (not to mention a small mental health break for everyone), there’s also something to be said about a good old-fashioned family viewing night. Whether you want to break out the air mattresses and sleeping bags after a fun day of activities or you’re looking for something the kids can unwind with for a few hours while you catch up on emails (or Tik Tok videos), we’ve got you covered.
Read on for 19 of our top new and notable family picks streaming in Canada that you can play for the kids or the entire fam this March Break.
Family Flicks Streaming in Canada in March
March 11 on Disney +
Kids will love this latest Disney/Pixar release for its relatable characters and fun premise, while parents will dig the familiar soundtrack and overall message. Mei Lee (Rosalie Chiang) is a confident and bright 13-year-old girl in Toronto who has big dreams and a slightly overbearing mother (Sandra Oh). But her entire world shifts when she wakes up as a giant red panda and must learn how to control her stress and emotions if she wants to return to that teen-girl state.
Orion Lee, Ava Morse, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, and Hyein Park star.
Rescued by Ruby
March 17 on Netflix
Dogs, underdogs, and a story of two souls finding each other and carving out a place for themselves in the world… what more could you want in a family movie about man’s best friend? Rescued by Ruby is a new release (based on a true story) that revolves around a state trooper (Grant Gustin) who dreams of joining the K-9 Search & Rescue team, but no one will give him a shot. When he meets a shelter dog named Ruby who has had a hard time finding a home of her own, however, their fates are sealed.
Cheaper By the Dozen
March 18 on Disney +
Zach Braff and Gabrielle Union team for this update of the 2003 original film about a blended family with 10—yes 10—kids. It’s a great family pick because there’s a character pretty much everyone in the crew will relate to, plus all of that heartwarming chaos may be exactly what you personally need to see as you head into the weekend before the big return to school.
Streaming in Canada for Young Kids in March
Karma’s World S2
March 10 on Netflix
If you’re unfamiliar with this animated offering about a 10-year-old aspiring rapper and artist, March Break is a fine time to introduce younger kids (ages 6 to 9) to her world. Karma’s World has been touted for its positive messages and role models, diverse representation, and overall educational value. Now, with the second season available to stream in full, it could be the thing that helps break up your kid’s week off from school.
The Snoopy Show S2
March 11 on Apple TV+
Invoke some of your own nostalgia while introducing kids to the Peanuts gang with the second season arrival of this revived cartoon. The updated take features all of the characters you know and love and is targeted at those aged 4 and up. And while it’s not necessarily brimming with educational content, it does teach valuable life lessons like teamwork, friendship, and kindness.
Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock
Good tunes and positivity is the name of the game with this revival, which is aimed at kids aged 5 and up. You’ll love it because it will remind you of your own childhood, while your kids will certainly be into the colourful Muppets and earworm songs.
Detention Adventure S3
March 11 on CBC Gem
Four teens teamed to uncover Alexander Graham Bell’s secret lab in the first season of this Canadian action-adventure series meant for kids 8 years old and up. And in Season 2 they reunited to seek out Ignatius Cockshutt’s lost fortune. Now, with the debut of the third season this month, the fab four are back for even more stories of teamwork as they hunt for Group of Seven member Lawren Harris’ painting.
Streaming in Canada for Tweens & Teens
West Side Story
This PG-13 rated, Oscar-nominated film contains some older themes that you’ll probably want to address when watching with the family, but it’s also a great introduction to musicals. For the uninitiated, the 1957-set film (directed here by Steven Spielberg) revolves around two rival gangs, a turf war, and a whirlwind romance. Plus, there’s those memorable dance numbers and snazzy songs.
The Adam Project
March 12 on Netflix
Families with older kids can get into this Shawn Levy-directed action-adventure comedy starring VanCity’s own Ryan Reynolds. Here he plays a time-travelling pilot who goes into the past to team up with his younger, 13-year-old self (Walter Scobell) and his late father (Mark Ruffalo) to save the future.
Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener also star.
Reality TV for Families Streaming in March
Is It Cake
March 18 on Netflix
You don’t need to be into baking to get into this cake-filled romp, which is based on the popular meme of the same name. Grab the whole family and follow along as skilled cake artists create hyper-realistic cakes, to the point where a panel of judges can no longer tell what’s real and what’s an edible fake. Hosted by Mikey Day.
More Than Robots
March 18 on Disney+
Think your family unit could use a little more STEM motivation in their lives? This heartwarming series that teaches kids there’s more to competition than meets the eye ought to do it. In Gillian Jacobs’ feature-length documentary debut, four teenaged teams from around the world get ready to compete in the 2020 First Robotics competition.
Restaurant Rivals: Irvine Vs Taffer
If your family is into restaurants, renovation shows, or the business of hospitality, this incoming series starring Robert Irvine and Jon Taffer is a must-watch. In each episode the personalities compete to help a pair of struggling resto-owners bring their establishments back into the black, all while being judged by an independent panel on whose business techniques are better.
Brain Games: On The Road
Host Chuck Nice takes the popular Brain Games franchise on the road with this new spinoff series, which first debuted at the end of February. In each episode, he pits two teams of four players against one another in a friendly competition designed for all ages, which means you too can play along as a family unit at home.
Classic Family Films Streaming in Canada in March
Because you can always phone home
Is it ever too early to learn the proper pronunciation of “Wingardium Leviosa?”
A 35-year-old movie the whole family will still enjoy? Inconceivable.
They may not understand you, but that doesn’t mean they can define you.
Because there’s no crying during March Break.