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16 Amazing Family Activities in Ontario

There are many enjoyable activities for families to do in Ontario this summer.  Make your family holiday fun for everyone.

Ontario offers a wide variety of activities that are both educational and character-building, whether you want to play with your kids, explore nature, or simply go to the beach.   There are lots of exciting things to do in Ontario for people of all ages

1. Long Point Eco-Adventures, Turkey Point

At Long Point Eco-Adventures, you’ll enjoy the scenic surroundings of Turkey Point Marsh and Long Point Bay. The resort has unusual plants and animals. The resort’s extensive selection of adventure activities, flora & fauna tours, and water excursions are created to provide a wealth of chances for adventure, exploration, and natural enrichment.

The trip to Long Point Eco-Adventures is totally worthwhile. Your children can paddle or ride bikes around the expansive site as you enjoy glamping in the wilderness. Take a 2.5-hour canopy trip that includes eight zip lines, two suspension sky bridges, and a 12-meter drop high above the forest floor.

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2. Canada’s Wonderland

The biggest theme park in Canada is beloved by thrill-seekers of all ages. May through September is the only time Canada’s Wonderland is open.

Kids can play in KidZville or ride the Taxi Jam, a roller coaster made specifically for young children. Teenagers can test their level of fear on more terrifying rides like Behemoth and WindSeeker, which soars 91 meters in the air. Parents will enjoy the rides, and in the afternoon the entire family may cool off in the adjacent water park.

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3. Storybook Gardens, London

In Ontario, Storybook Gardens is a wonderful activity for families. Enter through the castle, where your children’s imaginations will be sparked by a make-believe world filled with characters from all their favourite books. Children will appreciate the exciting rides, shows, face painting, and Slippery’s splash zone. This playground is open all year long.

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4. Haliburton Forest and Wildlife Reserve

This wildlife reserve offers more than 300 kilometers of hiking paths, kayaking excursions, and a wolf center with an observatory to see (and potentially hear) the wolf pack. Walk in the Clouds Canopy Boardwalk is a four-hour walking journey that takes place 20 meters above the ground. Stay at a lakeside campsite or one of the on-site cabins.

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5. Segway Tours at Blue Mountain Resort

On this picturesque, guided, off-road tour of the Niagara Escarpment, race along on a two-wheeled, motorized, self-balancing Segway. Views of the village and Georgian Bay’s stunning hues should not be missed.

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6. Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Several different species of large cats are cared for at Jungle Cat World, a family-run wildlife refuge and zoo in Orono, which welcomes visitors who love animals. Informative signs and the free guided feeding excursions provide insight into the park’s 60 distinct species. Cougars, tigers, lions, snow leopards, and jaguars will all be present in person. Spider monkeys, wolves, foxes, lemurs, and birds are some other animal species. There are some roaming animals in the park, including donkeys, alpacas, and rabbits, but for the most part, they are confined within fences.

Numerous programs provide unusual interactions with the animals.

About 45 minutes east of Toronto is where the park is situated.

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7. Calypso Waterpark

This water park is located just outside of Ottawa and features more than 35 slides, the biggest wave pool in the country, water activities, and floating rivers. You can enjoy the waterpark from private cabanas and suites in the VIP zone, which have lounge chairs, cold water, internet, and a VIP bar. The panoramic view of the park, which is situated on an elevated platform, is also really great.

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8. Lang Pioneer Village Museum

Visit the settlement of indigenous communities of the nineteenth century 200 years in the past. Aabnaabin First Nations camp, a general store, a schoolhouse, and a weaver’s shop with a functional Jacquard loom are among the mid-1800s structures from the living history museum on the famous Indian River that have been restored and equipped. Explore the paths, try your hand at weaving, see the farm animals, and talk to the residents as they are dressed in their traditional attire.

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9. Indian River Reptile and Dinosaur Park

The Indian River Reptile Zoo is home to more than 400 different species of reptiles from all over the world and is one of the few accredited reptile zoos in the country. The park offers a variety of animal and animatronic attractions that the whole family will enjoy.

Over 60 life-size, moving dinosaur animatronics may be found in the Dinosaur Park.

For all visitors, parking is free.

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10. Enjoy Views From the Top of CN Tower

With the Toronto CityPass, you can climb to the top of the CN Tower for a birds-eye perspective of the city and its surroundings.

The experience of riding in a glass elevator and then leaping up and down on the glass floor once they reach the top will amaze children of all ages.

Consider making appointments at the 360 Restaurant if you would like to avoid waiting in line to enter. Although dining is quite pricey here, meals are included in the admission ticket.

Daredevils who have overcome their fear of heights can stroll along EdgeWalk, an exciting path that circles the edge of the needle, while securely tied, of course.

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11. Toronto Island Park 

The Centreville Amusement Park, which is situated on Toronto’s Centre Island, goes way back back to a simpler time. The modest amusement park, which offers pony rides, an old Ferris wheel, and a vibrant carousel, is a terrific place to spend a few hours of enjoyment, especially for kids under 12. Children can have fun on the quick ferry voyage.

While the ferry runs all year long, Centre Island and the Centreville Amusement Park are only open during certain seasons, from May through October. In the summer, ferries operate every 15 minutes; during the cooler months, they run less frequently.

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12. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, which opened next to the CN Tower in 2013, is the largest in the country, a 135,000-square-foot behemoth boasting more than 1.5 million gallons of water and over 20,000 animals.

The aquarium is conveniently situated in downtown Toronto and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you want to visit the five attractions it covers, it is also included in the Toronto CityPass.

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13. Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo, which is a favourite destination for both locals and tourists and is home to over 5,000 unique animals, provides engaging educational and conservation activities for people of all ages.

The Toronto Zoo is thoughtfully designed, with seven distinct zoological zones that each house creatures from a different region of the world. Bring good walking shoes because there may be a lot of walking. Don’t miss the interactive kids’ zoo, the gorilla rainforest, or the award-winning African safari.

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14. Ontario Science Centre

All ages of children can enjoy learning thanks to the Ontario Science Centre. Visitors to this engaging and educational institution can explore hundreds of interactive exhibits, touch a tornado, hear a heart murmur, and crawl through a cave.

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15. Visit Casa Loma

Sir Henry Pellatt, a wealthy Canadian, constructed the spectacular 64,700-square-foot palace known as Casa Loma in 1914. Perhaps older children or teenagers who are interested in history or wealthy European-style estates would like this attraction the most.

Casa Loma is one of the attractions included in the Toronto CityPass and is available from 9:30 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday.

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16. Play With Legos at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

At the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto, kids can let their imaginations soar. It’s a haven for parents and their young children, so spend some time checking out the rides, 4-D theater, and 10 separate open play spaces with lots of legos.

The LEGOLAND theme park is conveniently located in Vaughan Mills, about 35 minutes northwest of downtown Toronto.

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Where are you taking your family this summer?