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Tips for Visiting Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park

While Canada may not be as well known for its theme parks or roller coasters as its U.S. neighbor, there is one place that certainly satisfies amusement park lovers above the 49th parallel: Canada’s Wonderland. Located north of Toronto, this beloved park has been in operation since 1981. Every year it gets bigger as it adds new rides, […]

5 Fun Family Sleepovers in Toronto

Why not skip the hotel one night and sleep somewhere more unusual during your next family vacation? Since the release of the first Night at the Museum movie starring Ben Stiller, unique sleepovers have been springing up everywhere. These creative overnight outings allow kids to learn while having fun, and parents don’t have to vacuum up the popcorn […]

Building Fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Toronto

Visiting a LEGOLAND theme park is not always possible for families of LEGO enthusiasts who aren’t lucky enough to live near one of their five amusement parks (two in the U.S., three in Europe, and one in Asia). Fortunately, there’s an additional option that just might be closer to home. LEGOLAND Discovery Centers offer a […]

Maple Syrup Festivals – A Canadian Spring-time Tradition

Of all the harbingers of spring, my favorite has to be the start of maple syrup season. Maple syrup is symbolic of Canada and trips to the sugar bush are a spring-time tradition for many Canadian families. I have fond childhood memories of such excursions so I enjoy going with my kids now, even if […]

Hands-on Learning at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto

The Ontario Science Centre  is one of the best family-friendly attractions in the city of Toronto. Known to locals as the “OSC”—this science and technology museum provides visitors of all ages an opportunity to learn about science through hands-on experiments and displays. Participation rather than observation is emphasized throughout the center. Kids can spend hours here without […]

Creative Valentine’s Day Activities in Toronto

It’s that time of year when panic sets in as the pressure mounts to order bouquets of expensive flowers or purchase heart-shaped boxes of chocolates to demonstrate how much we love our significant others. It doesn’t take a great deal of thought or effort to buy flowers or chocolates, though. A truly romantic gesture requires a bit […]

Toronto’s Casa Loma Castle at Christmas Time

People are generally surprised to learn that there is an honest-to-goodness castle right in the heart of Toronto. It may have been constructed quite a bit more recently than those medieval castles in Europe but it is still pretty impressive and you don’t need to fly across the pond to tour it. Toronto’s Casa Loma […]

Toronto’s 5 Best Attractions for Families

Toronto is bursting with attractions for families. Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, a visit can include shopping and dining in diverse neighborhoods, visiting major attractions and museums, browsing one of the world’s best food markets, and attending a world-class theatre performance or a professional sporting event. Can’t Miss Attractions for Families in Toronto For families […]

Do You Dare? The CN Tower EdgeWalk Experience

Human beings are amazing creatures. Many of us seek to push our limits of endurance and fear…on purpose. It is fear that comes to mind when I think of walking 1,168 feet above the ground, on the CN Tower EdgeWalk, in Toronto, Ontario. Fear, and insanity. CN Tower for people afraid of heights I do not like heights. […]

Howling Hootenanny Halloween at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village

It’s that time of year again. Days grow shorter, temperatures drop and children are preoccupied with thoughts of pumpkins, costumes and pillowcases full of candy. Anticipation of trick-or-treating bubbles over like a witch’s cauldron and families like ours head out on weekends looking for some seasonal fun. If your travels ever find you in my hometown of Toronto during October, you’ll find Halloween […]