Trip Ideas

Looking for something new and exciting to do with the family that doesn’t include long car rides and endless “are we there yet”? Here are 25 top picks of fun, interactive and educational activities to suit every age group.

Leave the city behind for the day and discover a whole new world of possibilities! Here are few one-day outings that you can plan with friends or your special someone that pack in as much fun, history and adventure as possible.

Whether you prefer beaches, mountains, waterfalls or cities, there are countless breathtaking scenes of majestic wilderness and cultural urban delights within 5 to 6 hours of drive for every visitor to find something to do for summer or for your next long weekend.

Although Ontario doesn’t have the brilliant Eiffel Tower or enchanting Venice canals, Ontario does offer a plethora of quaint towns, majestic parks and breathtaking natural wonders to make it a great destination for romantic getaway.

Zoos and Petting Zoos in Greater Toronto Area

A trip to the zoo is both fun, and educational experience for all. Here is a list of  zoos and petting zoos in Greater Toronto Area. Petting Zoos that are part of working farms (See Family Fun Farms) are not mentioned in the following list. 1.Toronto Zoo Things to do:  Walk over 10 kms… Read More >>

Farms to visit in Greater Toronto Area | Family Fun Farm Trips

10 Fun Farms to visit in GTA Visit a farm this weekend with kids – make a day out of it and have a farm to fork learning experience.  Pick your own vegetables or fruits, go on hay rides, enjoy getting lost in the mazes,  feed farm animals, have old fashioned outdoor playtime and go… Read More >>

Dreaming of a weekend away with the one you love but you’re on a budget and options seem limited. Here are some budget-friendly suggestion to create those special memories together.

Take a road trip from Niagara Falls to Quebec City, covering some of the top tourist destinations in Canada.
Starting from the home of the famous Falls, the Niagara Falls, visit the dynamic, multi-cultural metropolis of Toronto, then to Kingston, a UNESCO World Heritage Destination and the Gateway to the 1000 Islands. Continue to Ottawa, Canada’s Capital! Second most populated city of Canada and Quebec’s economic and cultural capital is the penultimate destination, and end your trip at North America’s oldest and most magnificent settlements, Quebec City.

This summer jump off a cliff into Canada’s Largest Outdoor Freshwater Swimming Pool!

Toronto is a dynamic, multi-cultural metropolis with no shortage of things to see and do. The city’s events and festivals draw people from all over the world and the perennial attractions are sure to be on most traveler’s bucket list. Between film festivals, culinary events, major sporting events, live music and theatre, you’ll have a hard time deciding what to see and do during your stay. To help you, here are some suggested itineraries no matter how long you have to spend.

Kingston, also known as the “limestone city”, was the First Capital city of Canada. Now, a UNESCO World Heritage Destination and the Gateway to the 1000 Islands, Kingston is alive with cultural celebrations and more than two dozen museums, historic sites, and art galleries to explore. As most tourist sights are closed during the winter it would be best to schedule your visit between May and October.

This Mother’s Day, why not create some lasting memories and show her how much you appreciate her with the gift of time together. Here are 10 ideas for unforgettable weekend getaways to celebrate Mother’s Day in Ontario.

The beautiful city of Peterborough is just 140 km from downtown Toronto, making it the perfect destination for a day away. With a population of almost 79,000, Peterborough is a beautiful mix of city and country and it offers something for everyone.

Day Trip from Toronto: Cobourg

Leave the hustle and bustle of Toronto behind and escape to Ontario’s feel good town – Rich in history, beautiful beaches, shopping and culinary tours!

Conquer your fear of heights at Canada’s Wonderland, appreciate priceless Canadian art at McMichael Canadian Art Collection, surround you with a million Lego blocks at Legoland, discover creepy crawlers at Reptilia, explore forests and meadows at Kortright Centre, go picnicking at Boyd Conservation area, take your toddler to Jungleland playground, spend a rainy day playing laser tag or indoor mini golf, or celebrate birthdays, bachelor(ette) parties at any of the fun indoor entertainment centres in Vaughan.

If you are looking for a perfect, inexpensive weekend getaways from GTA to relax and rejuvenate:  look no further than Ontario Provincial Parks. Whether you want to camp out under the stars, hike rolling woodlands and bio diverse marshes,  or just laze around at Lake Ontario/Simcoe/Erie beaches – provincial parks in… Read More >>

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario and blessed with rivers that flow into the Lake, Toronto and GTA has one of the best urban fishing opportunities in North America. This article lists fourteen great fishing locations in and around Toronto.

There are over hundreds of waterfalls within 2 hours of downtown Toronto ranging from small cascades to the world famous trio of falls – Niagara Falls. This article lists 25 waterfalls near Toronto. Most waterfalls are located in Hamilton and along Bruce Trail on Niagara Escarpment. The steel city has… Read More >>

Visiting Niagara Falls and Toronto with kids? This itinerary will help you plan have a fun filled family getaway to two of the most visited tourist destinations in the world.

Wondering what to do as a family on a rainy day, snow day or during extreme heat warning? This article lists indoor fun family attractions and indoor amusements centres within the city of Mississauga. Have fun even when the weather is inclement!

Things to do in Scarborough – Toronto, Ontario

A Great Place for a Free/Cheap Day Trip. The BEST part about visiting Scarborough with family is that other than the zoo and the Scarborough museum, exploring Scarborough is absolutely FREE!

List of things to do in Toronto and GTA this winter including winter activities, festivals, exhibitions, sports and related activities, concerts and live theatre.

A list of places to go snow tubing- the sophisticated cousin of old fashioned sledding.
With absolutely no skills necessary, snow tubing is a great winter family fun to get your heart pumping with the all thrill.

Where to hit the powder?
Whether you want to learn or cannot wait to hit the powder to experience the thrill of downhill skiing, there are quite a few options for skiing and snowboarding in and around Toronto.