Families love Toronto. From the city’s many zoos to amusement parks. The Science Centre to the Hockey Hall of Fame. Just about the only thing you won’t hear from your kids while you’re here is, “we’re bored.” And with tons of free activities on offer this summer, it’s the perfect time for an escape to the city.
Blue Jays aren’t the only animals you can see in Toronto this summer. With more than 5,000 animals from all over the world, the 710-acre Toronto Zoo is an exotic place for an animal lover to spend the day. If rural is more to your liking, then the Riverdale Farm could be right up your alley. The 7.5-acre farm in the heart of the city features cows, pigs, turkeys, horses and ducks.
Whether it’s riding on the country’s fastest roller coaster, or just sticking to the teacups and funnel cakes, the family thrills aren’t hard to find. Canada’s Wonderland – featuring over 200 attractions and 65 thrilling rides – is the country’s top theme park. Looking for something a little less intense? Centerville on Toronto Island may be more your speed with over 30 rides and attractions, for hours of family fun.
The best way to see the city and save is with the Toronto CityPass, which allows you to save on admission to five of the city’s biggest attractions, including Casa Loma, the Royal Ontario Museum and the CN Tower.