We’re rolling out our coverage of everything kid-friendly Canada with our expansion to Toronto! Have you been following Trekaroo’s expansion into Canada? Traveling families can now share the inside scoop on destinations, attractions, and lodging across The Great White North, and earn Canada Reward dollars as they go! Get ready to explore kid friendly Ontario!
All week long, we’ll be featuring family-friendly activities and hotels in Toronto, as well as favorite getaways from the city, Toronto travel tips, and travel advice. We’ll be sharing our firsthand experience in Toronto, plus showcasing the reviews of local families and writers in-the-know.
Planning a trip to Toronto, Ontario? We’ve got you covered!
Toronto is a world-class international city with much to offer travelers looking for a cosmopolitan experience. Our team of Canadian and Trekaroo reviewers have enjoyed capturing the busy, bustling streets, iconic waterfront, and exciting city life of Toronto, as well as the best lodging, excursions, tours, and parks for active families. When you’re ready for a respite from the city life, we’ll show you where to go in Ontario to get away from it all, too.
Explore our Toronto activity and lodging pages:
Heading outside the city?
Explore Greater Ontario destinations, including the Central Counties. Home to Canada’s Wonderland, the Central Counties region is a great place for Toronto families to escape to for a day trip or weekend. Beyond having a beautifully landscaped theme park that caters well to any age group, the Central Counties offers unique opportunities for families to experience the outdoors. Families can test their fear of heights high above in the tree canopy on ropes and planks at Treetop Eco Adventure Park. The Albion Hills Conservation Area has great camping facilities. Rent fully equipped trailers or camping equipment, splash in their pool, or rent some bikes and hit their miles of mountain biking terrain parks. If an adrenaline rush isn’t what you’re looking for, the large area that makes up central counties is filled with rolling hills dotted with farms and lakes. Read more Central Counties day trip ideas.
More from Toronto Week:
Welcome to Toronto Week: Win a Toronto Family Adventure
Attractions in Toronto: Things to do in Toronto, Ontario with Kids
Toronto Day Trip: London, Ontario
Toronto Weekend Trip: Exploring Toronto Islands with Kids
Toronto travel tips: insider ideas for visiting Toronto with kids (coming Friday)
The Steal: Enter to Win a Central Counties Family Adventure
Canada’s Wonderland, a sprawling amusement park operated by Cedar Fair, is home to Canada’s tallest and fastest coaster: Leviathan. In addition to big time thrills across the park, dino lovers can awe over more than forty animatronic, life sized prehistoric beasts at Dinosaurs Alive!, one of the park’s most popular areas. Littlest ones will love hanging with Charlie, Linus, Snoopy, and the Peanuts gang at Planet Snoopy, a kid friendly playground full of pint sized thrills and fun.
This is an amusement park just north of downtown Toronto that has a huge variety of rides for all ages and at different thrill levels. – Trekaroo user kidsonaplane
Read parent approved reviews of Canada’s Wonderland on Trekaroo.
Treetop Eco-Adventure is a zip-line aerial tree-to-tree park located in Oshawa, 30 – 45 minutes east of Toronto with easy highway access. Their adventure games consist of three different levels of courses, starting with a beginner course and ending with an advanced course with a Big Zip at 734′. Enjoy over 60 tree-to-tree elements, including five zip-lines. Treetop’s Canyon Zip is close to 60′ in the air. It’s an unique and different experience and one does not need any special experience or skill to accomplish.
The sense of accomplishment you feel when you’ve conquered a challenging course at Eco Treetop Adventure Park is a wonderful bonding experience with your fellow monkeys. This was one of the highlights of our visit to Central Counties and an easy 45 minute drive from downtown Toronto. –LiLing Pang, Trekaroo founder and CEO
Check out LiLing’s full review of Eco Treetop Adventure
After an adventure filled day at Canada’s Wonderland or Treetop Eco-Adventure, enjoy style at a steal as you re:mix, re:fuel, re:charge at the Aloft Vaughan Mills Hotel. This surprisingly modern and comfortable hotel is located just seven minutes from Canada’s Wonderland, adjacent to the Vaughan Mills Shopping Centre. An indoor pool, free WiFi, and a 24/7 grab and go pantry allow your family flexibility, while the fresh, upbeat loft-style rooms with spa showers, lux bedding, and hip on site cocktail bar will make you forget your staying in a budget hotel. Money Saving Tip: Aloft Vaughan offers discount tickets to Canada’s Wonderland, LEGOLAND, and Reptilia Tickets right at the front desk!
Aloft brings swank to the motel and lower-cost-hotel-market so that you don’t feel like you’ve comprised on a comfortable stay for affordability. LiLing Pang, Trekaroo founder and CEO
Details: Toronto Central Counties giveaway includes four single day entry tickets to Canada’s Wonderland; Treetop Eco-Adventure passes for two adults/two children plus four t-shirts, four water bottles, and four sets of gloves; and a two-night stay at the Aloft Vaughan Mills.
Enter today and every day for the next 2 weeks to be eligible to win this amazing vacation by filling out the rafflecopter widget below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- The prize is non-transferable
- Redeemable within twelve months of issue; Canada’s Wonderland tickets valid the entire 2013 and 2014 season.
- Vaughan stay valid Sept 1,2013-Sept 1, 2014.
- Some blackout dates apply
- No cash value
- Does not include airfare or airport transfer
Rules and Guidelines:
- No purchase necessary
- One raffle winner will be selected
- Winners will be selected randomly and your chances of winning are based on the number of entry points you acquired against the total number of entries for this giveaway.
- 18 years of age and older
- US and Canada residents only, excluding residents of the province of Quebec
- Winner will be notified via the email provided and must respond to the notification to confirm their prize within the time specified in the email. (Usually 3 days)
- After the winner has been confirmed, the winner will be announced on this blog post.
Entry Period: July 22, 2013 at 10:01 AM PST to August 11, 2013 at 11:59 PM PST.
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