- By Kevin
- On May 2, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
I'd like to give you some advice about the Toronto sightseeing tours & local activity. And there're 3 must see attractions suit for your kids and family just on weekend or summer vacation in Toronto.
Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM is generally open every day from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 8:30 p.m. on Friday evenings, but can vary during certain seasons. General admission to the museum ranges from CA$ 17 (about $12.60) for adults to CA$ 14 (about $10.40) for children between the ages of 4 and 14. Entry to special exhibits costs extra, and there are reduced rates on Friday evenings. You can find the Royal Ontario Museum off of the Museum subway station.
With so much to see, you'll need to plan your time wisely, otherwise, you'll find yourself wandering the museum for longer than you expected, according to recent visitors. But travelers agree that the museum's variety is a gem, and time spent there is worth every minute. And if you're traveling with children, you don't have to worry about keeping them entertained: The ROM has a hands-on gallery where children can feel the skin of a snake, get up close and personal with the jaws of a shark and visit a fox's den. There is also the CIBC Discovery Gallery where kids can try on costumes and even dig for dinosaur bones.
Perched on the northern edge of the University of Toronto campus, the Royal Ontario Museum (also referred to as the "ROM") is a must-visit for history buffs. Since its establishment in 1912, the ROM has accumulated more than six million artifacts, making it Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history. The museum features a diverse range of relics on display, including dinosaur bones, ancient Roman sculptures, Chinese temple art and an exhibit on Canada's First Peoples, to name a few.
Ontario Science Centre
Recent visitors said because there's so much to do, it's possible to end up spending the entire day at the Ontario Science Centre. Consider picking out what you want to do ahead of time so you don't end up spending hours on end there.
If you're looking for a learning experience that's more than just reading placard after placard, you should head to the Ontario Science Centre. The facility features interactive exhibits in the hundreds, with the goal to maximize learning opportunities for both children and adults. Here, visitors can pilot a rocket chair, explore the city's only public planetarium and bust moves on a dance floor that turn energy into light power. You can even touch a tornado in the Living Earth experience, or perform an ultrasound to get an up-close look at the inside of a model womb. Before starting your tour, stop by the information area to see if there's anything special going on that day-- the on-site IMAX theatres showcases a variety of educational movies and the museum often presents demonstrations on everything from electricity to papermaking.
Located in North York, about 8 miles northeast of downtown Toronto, the Ontario Science Centre is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; the centre is open until 5 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Adult admission to the museum ranges from CA$ 22 to $28 (about $16 to $20) depending on what you plan to see; tickets for children ages 3 to 12 cost CA$ 13 to $19 (about $10 to $14).
According to recent visitors, if you're into history, you'll really love this site. Those who don't identify, maybe not so much. While many acknowledged that the site was incredibly well-preserved, and offered a cool glimpse into the past lives of the soldiers who used to live there, there were some who didn't find it all to be as stimulating.
Located along the western end of the Harbourfront district, Fort York is open throughout the year from 10 a.m. to around 5:00 p.m., depending on the season. General admission ranges from CA$ 9 for adults (about $6.80) to CA$ 4.25 for younger children between the ages of 6 and 12 years of age ($3.20).
Fort York sits well at the top of many history lovers' sightseeing lists. Established in 1793, it's the most historic site in Toronto, having protected the city from the end of the 18th century right up through the end of World War II. It is also the site in which the city of Toronto today was established, as the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada at the time moved the capital up from the border town of Niagara due to war conflict near the area. Today, visitors can tour the soldiers' and officers' quarters, witness cannon firings, military drills and participate in flag raisings.