- By kevin
- On Apr 27, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Toronto houses 200 ethnic groups that speak upward of 140 different languages, making this Ontario destination a world all its own. With Greektown, Little Italy, Koreatown and Chinatown all within city limits, travelers may feel as if they've seen more than a couple of countries after a visit to Toronto. Book the Canada tours from Toronto on the Globerouter.com website now, and with our travel tips to learn the places which suit for family with Kids in Toronto.
Places which suit for family with Kids in Toronto:
According to travelers, the Toronto Zoo is a hit with the kids (and most adults). This sprawling facility in Scarborough is one of the largest zoos in the world with more than 6 miles of walking trails spread over 700 acres. With 5,000 animals (representing more than 450 species) calling this place home, there is tons to see. The zoo is separated into seven geographic regions, but travelers shouldn't leave without visiting the park's award-winning exhibits, including the largest indoor gorilla exhibit in North America, the Gorilla Rainforest. There are also a plethora of seasonal activities to engage in. Along with a ropes course there's a carousel, as well as the Zoomobile Ride, which takes you through some of the parks various regions, including Africa, the Americas, and, of course, Canada. The Discovery Zone is also a top attraction for families, housing a 2-acre water play area, theater and an interactive wildlife experience designed for the kiddos.
Hours vary by season, but the zoo is generally open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with extended hours on the weekends. Admission prices are also dependent on season, but range from CA$23 for adults (about $18) and CA$14 for children ages 3 to 12 (about $11) during the winter. Summer admission is CA$29 for adults (about $22.40) and CA$19 (approximately $15) for children 3 to 12. If yu purchased a CityPASS, your entrance fee is covered. The only grievance travelers had about the zoo was that it was hard to get to, as there are no subway stations near, only buses. The Toronto Zoo is located about 22 miles northeast of downtown Toronto. Keep in mind that some animals may not be present in their exhibits during the winter months due to the chilly temperatures. Along with restrooms and restaurants, there are also several gift shops on-site.
Love castles? So did Sir Henry Pellatt, a former soldier whose lifelong dream was to build a castle overlooking Toronto. The 98-room Casa Loma – built in the early 1900s – took nearly three years to construct and cost more than $3.5 million to complete. The only full-size castle in North Toronto, this grand home features everything one would need to feel like a king: towers, horse stables, secret passageways and a massive wine cellar that can hold more than 1,800 bottles. There's also an immaculate 5-acre garden outfitted with fountains and sculptures, as well as wildflowers when the weather's right.
According to recent visitors, this quirky attraction will certainly appeal to history buffs, museum-goers and families (kids love the 800-foot-long underground tunnel connecting the house to the stables). Even if you don't identify as one of those travelers, visitors' collective sentiment of the castle's stunning interiors are enough to illicit a trip.
Located about 3 miles north of downtown Toronto, you can get to Casa Loma by getting off at the Dupont subway station. Casa Loma is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.). Admission ranges from CA$30 for adults (about $23) to CA$20 (about $13) for kids. If you purchased a CityPASS, your admission fee is included. Self-guided multimedia tours are also included in general admission. In addition to restrooms, there are three eateries on-site, as well as a gift shop.