thefallsSometimes when we think of weekends or summer vacation we can briefly be excited about the idea but it can quickly turn to stress because – what are we going to do? Keeping the kids engaged and entertained is on the top of my list, what about you?

Living in Ontario has lots to offer! So, if you live in and around Ontario (or even if you live far away but would love to see what Ontario has to offer) here are some great ideas for things to do for the day in the area!

Canada’s Wonderland
Canada’s Premier Amusement Park! Full of family rides, thrill rides, kids rides and splash works water park and more! Canada’s Wonderland is a favorite for all in Ontario living and visiting to have great fun!

African Lion Safari
Canada’s original safari adventure! Get up close and personal with Lions, Giraffes, Cheetahs, over 1,000 exotic birds and more! I went here when I was a kid and remember it like it was yesterday! Amazing!

CN Tower
Standing 1,815 ft, 5 inches the CN tower was the World’s Tallest Tower, Building and Freestanding Structure from 1976-2010. Take a ride up to the observation decks and enjoy the breath taking view over looking the gorgeous city of Toronto.

Niagara Falls
The beautiful Niagara Falls, Ontario not only has the most breath taking views of both the Canadian falls and American. Lots of fun activities to enjoy on Clifton Hill on the Canadian side!

Canadian War Museum
CWM presents Canada’s Military and how it shaped our great Country! It is dedicated to the preservation of Canada’s military.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Getting up close to sharks, sting rays, star fish, jelly fish and more is the most amazing experience. You can also Get up close and personal with three touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, and rays.

Upper Canada Village
Learn about the 1850’s is fun with Upper Canada Village and the authentic bakery, sawmill, steam flour mills, woollen factory, cabinet maker, broom-maker and more!

Rideau Canal
Opened in 1832 the Rideau Canal is the largest continuously operated canal system in North America.

The Niagara Butterfly Conservatory
Home to over 2,000 free flying tropical butterflies the Niagara Parks butterfly conservatory is the place to be in a Rainforest setting and experience the beauty that is these magical, pretty butterflies!

Black Creek Pioneer Village
Black Creek Pioneer Village is where you can go to be immersed into lifestyles, surroundings and customs of early residents in 1800s who build the foundations for modern Toronto and Ontario.

Bird Kingdom
In the main Aviary experience 400 birds flying free in 50,000 sq. feet of tropical rainforest featuring a 40 ft. waterfall, wander to the small bird aviary where over 40 species of smaller birds make their home. Get up close and personal with exotic birds, animals and reptiles from all over the world.

Have you been to any of these places? What others would you suggest for a fun day trip in and around Ontario?