Toronto Travel Guide For Kids

Toronto Travel Guide For Kids

Toronto is the capital city of Ontario Province and the main language spoken here is English, but you might hear quite a lot of French also spoken.

One of the strange things which happens to visitors to Toronto, is that the first thing they do is leave. They head to the largest waterfall in North America, the famous Niagara Falls which is about 2 hours outside of the city. There are several ways to check out the Niagara Falls; by helicopter, cable car or boat; from behind, beneath, above or by standing right next to it. One of the most famous ways is actually from below by catching a Hornblower tour boats which get you right in the middle of the action… and the spray from the falls. Remember to take a towel.

 

Back in the city but still involving water is, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada which is located in downtown Toronto. Ripley’s features exhibits such as the Rainbow Reef, Canadian Waters, Ray Bay and Planet Jellies. The Discover Centre lets you enjoy an up close aquatic experience and the Stingray Experience even puts you in the water with the fish. Wednesday mornings features special marine-themed activities for kids ages 2 to 3 years.

 

Whilst in downtown Toronto, you should try and visit the CN Tower. Did we hear you ask what is so cool about this particular tower? The Edge Walk that’s what. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free ledge walk. You will be 116 stories in the air overlooking the city and the lake, walking on a ledge which is only 5ft / 1.5m wide – you are most likely taller than the ledge is wide. The EdgeWalk is not only a Toronto Signature Experience, it is a Canada Signature Experience.

 

Canada’s Wonderland is the best and most exciting theme park in Canada and is located just short drive from Toronto. There are two very popular rollercoaster to try out if you really like to get the adrenalin going, The Leviathan and the Behemoth. There are loads of rides for the less daring as well, so everyone in the family can join in. Also in the summer months the Splash Works with its popular Muskoka Plunge.

After all of the excitement you can enjoy a bicycle tour around Toronto between April and October only because after that it gets COLD in Toronto!

A trip to the Royal Ontario Museum provides a great opportunity to see dinosaurs … well skeletons of dinosaurs, oh and fossils. Actually there is lots to see and they have different exhibitions throughout the year, so remember to check out what’s on before you leave home.

If you want to see some living animals, then you should head over to the Toronto Zoo which is home to over 5,000 animals including rhinos, lions, ostriches, zebras, penguins, hippos, camels, pandas and leopards to name just a few. There is a lot to see, so plan for a long day.

Finally for sports fans there is the Rogers Centre which is home to the Toronto Blue Jays professional baseball team and not forgetting  the Hockey Hall of Fame, which celebrates Canada’s national sport. F at the end of it all and you are a huge fan you enjoy a meal at Wayne Gretzky’s restaurant.