No summer is complete without a visit to Canada’s Wonderland. Located in Vaughan, just outside of Toronto, this is amusement park has 70 rides, including the legendary Behemoth and Vortex coasters, as well as a fun and refreshing 20-acre Splash Works water park. For kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and KidZville, offering a series of brand-new kid-friendly themed rides.
Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr, Vaughan, ON, Canada, +1 905 832 7000
Niagara Falls, just a 90-minute drive from the city, is the best bet for a family day trip from Toronto. Kids will marvel at the 750,000 gallons of water that roar over the cliff every second. Take them right up close on the Maid of the Mist or Journey Behind the Falls experiences. Kids will also love going to the Butterfly Conservatory.
In the summer, there’s no better place to beat the heat than at Kidstown Water Park in Scarborough. Kidstown is the only water park operated by the City of Toronto, and it offers free aquatic activities for preschool and grade school children. Features include a tipping bucket, spray rings, squirting aquatic animals, a slide, wading pool, splash pad, and a grassy picnic area nearby. Kidstown opens from mid-June until the Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
The CN Tower is a must-see attraction for anyone in Toronto – and it’s especially exciting for children. Let the kids marvel at one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, standing at 1,815 feet (553.2 meters) tall. There are viewing decks of various heights, the Glass Floor is a special thrill, and the KidZone play area can’t be missed. The family can enjoy eats at 360 The Restaurant, Horizons, or Le Café.
CN Tower, 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 868 6937