Toronto is a Playground for the Young (and the Young at Heart)
As Canada's largest city, there is no shortage of attractions for families
to enjoy in and around the area. Whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors,
spend time at an amusement park or learn about the animal kingdom, it's all
waiting for you. You can even see some never-before-attempted feats of engineering.
The Centreville Island Amusement Park is a 20-acre family
theme park with 30 rides and attractions on the Toronto Islands.
It's open daily from June 1-September 1, as well as weekends in May and September.
Explore the main street and try your luck at the carnival games. Be sure to
visit the shops and restaurants when you visit this charming spot, which has
600 acres of parkland to explore. The Metro Toronto Zoo is
a favourite destination for visitors to the city. This world-class attraction
is open year round and is home to 500 species of animals. One of its popular
attractions is Splash Island, a two-acre water play
Legoland is coming to Toronto in the spring of 2013.
This new attraction will be located in Vaughan, and will feature over three
million Lego bricks in one location! You and your family will be able to
see iconic landmarks made from Lego, take an interactive Lego laser ride,
and shop for products, and more. Spend time with your children or get in touch
with your own inner child by visiting some of these attractions to recharge
your batteries soon.
And let's not forget about some of the classic tourist attractions such as
the CN Tower,
the Bata Shoe Museum, Yorkville, Yonge
Street, the Ontario Science Center and the Hockey
Hall of Fame.
If you want to get away from the fast pace of the city itself, plan to spend
some time at the Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Located in Oakville and open
to visitors year-round, the Park offers, swimming, fishing, hiking, rollerblading,
cross-country skiing, skating, and tobogganing. Picnic facilities are available,
and visitors can meet the animals at the Children's Farm.