6 Attractions to Visit in Toronto as a Family

Photo of the CN Tower

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Toronto is a big city and there are tons of things to do with your kids. From the theme parks that resemble a mini-Disneyland to the extraordinary museums, Toronto is a great place to visit with children. If you’re visiting Toronto with your family or you’re looking for fun activities and places to see, here’s a list of 6 great attractions to visit in Toronto as a Family! I have lived in the Toronto area for a long time  but I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the CN Tower. Recently my family took a day to explore more of the city and enjoy some of the attractions. 

Where to go in Toronto with your family

Family at the CN Tower in Canada visiting Attraction as a Family

CN tower

Get the best view in the city from the tallest free-standing structure in the city. The CN Tower is located in downtown Toronto and is 1,815 feet tall. You and your kids will love the ride up the glass elevator and the world-famous glass floor. The tickets can be purchased online on the official CN Tower website. If you decide to visit all the Toronto attractions, the CityPASS is the best value to visit the five top attractions. Also, make sure to make reservations at the CN tower 360 restaurant so you don’t have to wait in line long.

Photo of the CN Tower Sign

 

Ripley’s Aquarium

Photo of family observing Ripley’s aquarium Canada water tunnel

Next to the CN Tower is Canada’s largest aquarium! Ripley’s Aquarium is home to 20,000 aquatic animals that include sharks, jellyfish, green sea turtles and more. It has the longest underwater viewing tunnel that your kids will enjoy. My 14-month daughter loved the viewing tunnel and it was one of my favorite experiences. I haven’t seen this sort of thing at any of the aquariums I’ve visited in the past. If you want to get up close and personal, Ripley’s Aquarium has several touch exhibits and a live dive show daily. The Ripley’s aquarium tickets start from $7 and you can easily buy them online. 

Photo of Jelly Fish at the Ripley’s aquarium of Canada

Royal Ontario Museum

Photo of the Royal Ontario Museum

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A bizarre exterior, a dinosaur skeleton collection and a bat cave simulation is everything that you and your kids will enjoy from the Royal Ontario Museum. If you’re not from Toronto, then your trip is not complete until you go here. The museum has two exciting new exhibits for 2019. One is the Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur which will present a newly discovered dinosaur series. This exhibit will run until May 30th. The museum will also showcase starting July 30th, It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art created by Metallica guitarist and Kirk Hammett. It is a must see if your Toronto holidays are in the summer.

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland is like a mini-Disneyland! It’s big and has many thrilling rides, family rides, a water park, and live shows. In April 2019, Canada’s Wonderland is going to have the longest, fastest and tallest roller coaster in the world, Yukon Striker. It will be located in the new themed section called the Frontier Canada. If your planning to visit this summer check out these shows and experiences. These include  WoofJocks Canine All Stars entertaining dog show, Chinese acrobatic show and amazing world-food and culture experiences.

Centreville Theme Park

Take a short ferry ride with the kids to Toronto’s Centre Island at Centreville Theme Park. Centreville offers a full day of family fun that includes pony rides, antique Ferris wheel and carousel. The island also has loads of green space, a wading pool and bicycle paths. There are many entertaining kid-sized rides, so if you have kids that are 12 years old or younger then this is the ideal place for you and your family!

Photo of the science Centre

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Ontario Science Centre

Learning has never been more entertaining than at the Ontario Science Centre. Your kids will be able to touch a tornado, crawl through their interactive facility and even hear a heart murmur! The Ontario Science Centre has been creating engaging experiences in science and technology for over 50 years. To celebrate their 50 year milestone, the centre will present many new exhibits which include the Inventorium 2.0, IMAX’s Great Bear Rainforest, Super Power Dogs, and Astronauts and Women in Space.

 

All these six attractions are must see if you are travelling to  Toronto with family and are all accessible and stroller friendly.If you have more time for sightseeing, there are even more things to see in Toronto. You can step back in time and taste the farm life at Riverdale Farm and spend a day outdoors in the High Park. And if you are traveling with hockey obsessed family members, they will love the Hockey Hall of Fame with its interactive exhibitions. 

And there you have it! 6 attractions to visit in Toronto as family.

Hope you enjoyed the post

Until Next Time,

Sincerely Jackline

When will you be visiting Toronto? If you are from Toronto what is your favorite attraction?

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