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Top 10 Family Activities to do in Ontario

Ontario which falls into Canadian province is a diverse place to explore. Spread over million square, tourists here can experience different shades of tradition and culture. Ontario is known for its family trip location and offers different places where family can explore at its best. From having a dinner in the restaurant, shopping in the by-lanes or visiting the Toronto Zoo, once can indulge in various activities. Canada is the most visited place and is known for different reason.

We bring you top 10 things to do in Ontario if visiting with family:

Trip to Toronto Zoo:

If you’ve children along and want to take them at the park, then Toronto Zoo is the best one to go for. It is the largest in Canada and in the world too. It is the house of 460-plus animal species and organized according to their region. There is also a special children zone with Splash Park and different activities for kids.

Rideau Canal (Ottawa):

There are cheap flights to Ontario, after landing you can visit Ottawa’s Rideau Canal, an historic site and UNESCO World Heritage site. Built after the war of 1812, it was the key link in chain of locks, rivers and lakes providing alternate route to travel between Montreal and Kingston. If you want to take your family to a historical place, then this is the option.

Canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park:

Canoe ride in Algonquin is an amazing location with endless expanse of water, rock and pine trees. The park is highly popular among family vacationers. There is a plenty of wildness, empty backcountry, and its vastness offers some solitude.

Science North and Dynamic Earth:

Known as Sudbury, it is twin science centre offering hands-on exhibits and covers varied topics of science. Take your kid to Science North, where they can learn about bush planes and butterflies. Then take them to Dynamic Earth, where they can enjoy elevator ride deep underground to a simulated mining.


Visit this city to explore the regal buildings of Parliament Hill, which also displays that Ottawa is the seat of Canada’s government. Take a tour to The Hill and get the glimpse of Gothic government buildings. Ottawa is also known for its museums, which includes National Gallery, Canadian Science and Technology and some war museum. You and your family will surely love exploring

OHL Hockey:

Canada has national obsession with OHL (Ontario Hockey League) that looks into future big league hockey stars. It’s open to players aged 16-20, and is fast paced. Moreover, it’s affordable than professional NH games, where ticket prices are quite high.

Agawa Canyon Tour Train:

Take your kids and family to this one day scenic train ride out of Sault Ste. Marie, which is much more amazing. Trains are amazingly designed showcasing engineers work.

Black Creek Pioneer Village:

Black Creek is pioneer village attraction, having complete historic buildings and offers activities for kids.

Ontario Place:

It is an interesting contradiction of theme park and government agency. Family can enjoy bumper boats and mini-golf, along with eco-learning centre and IMAX theatre.

Ontario offers many options of places for family to engage into different activities that can really make the trip memorable for long term.

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Kishar Ahmed N

Kishar Ahmed N

Kishar Ahmed is a travel junkie who’s passionate about traveling and writing. He finished his Bachelor of Engineering in 2012, and as all typical engineers do, he had no clue what to do in life.

That is when he decided to combine his passions and start a travel blog. He wanted to travel far and wide, at the same time letting others know about the exotic places he discovered. That is how TheWanderingStar was born.

Thewanderingstar is a website dedicated to traveling and keeping its reader updated with the latest fads in the travel world. It is a concoction of wide-ranging topics such as diving, exotic destinations, travel tips, budget tips, and so on.

Though this started off with a single author, today it has multiple authors who have traveled to places unimaginable.

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