Location: East Toronto
With two of Toronto’s biggest attractions and loads of other activities, plan to spend a lot of time in East Toronto. The Ontario Science Centre has hundreds of interactive exhibits that draw children into the world of science and nature. And the Toronto Zoo, one of the world’s largest, has over 5,000 animals in all shapes, colours and sizes. Both of these attractions offer an entire day of excitement and fun.
If you’re the outdoorsy type, grab your camping gear and head to Rouge Park where you’ll find the Glen Rouge Campground. Nestled amidst 12,000 acres of tranquil forest and meadows, the park offers hiking, canoeing, swimming, fishing, and a wondrous night under a star-filled sky.
To dip into Toronto’s rich history, visit the early 19th century buildings at Todmorden Mills. When you’re finished inside, take to the trails within the 9.2 hectares of wildflower preserve. While you’re back in time, head north to the Zion Schoolhouse where kids can dress up in costume and experience a day at school in 1919, including the strict schoolmaster. Best to book in advance.
Farther east on Toronto’s waterfront are the towering Scarborough Bluffs. Peaking at 65 metres above Lake Ontario, the bluffs are best viewed from Bluffer’s Park off Brimley Road.