So, you have decided to take the family to Canada, eh? This beautiful country is filled with breathtaking sights and vibrant cities. One stands out (maybe because of an iconic Drake album cover) as the place to go: Toronto.
A growing city with more to offer every day, Toronto offers a family vacation opportunity that will bring about so many memories to relive years down the road. If you need some direction in just where to go, you have come to the right place! Check out these recommendations for the best places to take the family:
Take Them to New Heights
For a panoramic view of the entire city, visit the CN Tower. As the tallest building in Toronto, this view is a cut above the rest. If you have thrill seekers in your family, they can opt into the EdgeWalk: a full circle, hands-free walk. It takes place at 1,168 feet/456 meters above the ground on a 5 foot/1.5-meter-wide ledge. It certainly is not for the faint of heart!
If that is not your thing, the observation deck can be thrilling with unmatched views of the city. The deck has a glass floor, so you can see clearly as you stand over downtown. If you make it an additional 36 levels up, you can enter the SkyPod. From here, you will see all the way to Niagara Falls.
Escape for the Day
Sometimes the hustle and bustle of a city can overwhelm even the most exuberant of tourists. If your family is feeling antsy, get out of town with a day tour. There are many different companies in Toronto who offer day tours. For a full package deal, check out the Trip Advisor award winning service, Niagara Toronto Tours at. This tour takes you to the natural wonder, Niagara Falls. A tour also includes photo stops, entrance to the Skylon Tower Outdoor Observation Deck, and more. With experienced tour guides, this day trip promises to be a laugh and awe-inspiring for the whole family.
Go a Little Wild
The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in Canada. Step into this zoo and meet over 460 species of animal. They also offer a kid’s zone with demonstrations, splash park, and interactive options for the kids.
Another option is to go under the sea at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Over 16,000 animals have a home in the Toronto Zoo. There are three exhibits featuring sharks you can touch and you can wind your way through the longest underwater viewing tunnel in North America.
The Science of It All
Do you have a mad scientist on your hands? A little one with an insatiable level of curiosity?
Well, the Ontario Science Center should be on your itinerary! Children will find over 600 opportunities to engage with science with options for every age. As a family, you can touch a tornado, go cave crawling, and explore meteorites as they travel though space. The center also features the only planetarium in Toronto.
A Natural Choice
Put on your paleontologist hat and get ready to dig in. The Royal Ontario Museum brings dinosaurs to life. There’s also priceless gems, mystifying mummies, and so much more. Families will be able to engage with nature, art, and culture all under one roof.
LEGOLAND Discover Centre is the chance to build more than Lego villages. You will also build family bonds. The centre is especially wonderful for families with young children. This indoor space has rides, play areas, a 4-D movie theater, and MiniLand Toronto.
Wander into Wonderland
If you are willing to make a little hike out of the city, you will find Canada’s Wonderland. A theme park featuring thrill rides, family rides, a water park, live shows, and more. There are also the classic carousels and mini-trains. Around Halloween, it features a spooky haunted house. Wonderland will leave your kids happy and tired enough to sleep the whole way home, a win-win for everyone.
A family trip to Toronto will mean no time for boredom and plenty of time for fun. Families have loved this city, from the day trips to Niagara Falls, to soaking in the city sights. It is unmatched in Canada.