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Canada family travel offers enough to keep even the most bored teenagers, the most excitable kids and the most fussy toddlers entertained. You will certainly be unable to see all that the country has to offer even in multiple trips, but be sure to include at least 1 of the following stops during your trip:
If you're taking the family to Toronto, Canada's largest city, be sure to spend some time at Canada's Wonderland, 1 of Canada's largest theme parks. Canada's Wonderland features 15 roller coasters, swing rides, water rides, live shows and theme areas such as a Medieval Faire area and an International Street, which offers food from around the globe. Kids will especially love the Kidzville and Planet Snoopy areas, which feature cartoon characters and kid-friendly rides and games.
Canada's Wonderland is open May through October. Wheelchair, motor cart and stroller rentals are available. If you purchase tickets at the park, you can expect to pay about CAN$55 per adult. However, you can purchase tickets online beforehand or at Shopper's Drug Mart stores in the area for about CAN$10 to $20 less!
Everyone from the kids who love water rides at theme parks to the grandparents who enjoy seeing the best that nature has to offer will enjoy a trip to Niagara Falls in Ontario. Take a 30-minute ride on the Maid of the Mist (CAN$14.50 for adults, CAN$8.90 for kids) and get only 170 feet away from the roaring water falls. Everyone gets a poncho because you should expect to get soaked, but there is an enclosed portion on the deck for those who don't want to get as wet.
Journey Behind the Falls will take your family literally behind the falls: 150 feet into the bedrock. There's elevator access to the platform but more energetic members of the family can walk down stairs to a second platform to get an even closer look. You'll get ponchos again; most Niagara Falls activities will get you wet! Tickets cost CAN$12.75 for adults and CAN$8.35 for kids ages 5 to 12 (kids under 5 are free).
There are also plenty of museums, game centers and attractions such as an aquarium in the Niagara Falls area. One popular museum is the Daredevils Museum, that features stories about all of the daredevils who tried riding over the falls over the past century (not all of whom survived).
Canada has more untouched wilderness than it does metropolitan areas. If you want to see polar bears, bison, arctic wildlife, moose and even whales, there are plenty of places in Canada to which to bring your family for a wildlife tour. In the summer months, you can see the beluga whale in Churchill, Manitoba, for example, and in Alberta's Wood Buffalo National Park, there's the world's largest free-roaming herd of bison.