Ontario Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks in Ontario

Amusement Parks in Ontario

Not much beats a day at an amusement park with your family!  The shrieks of excitement and endless smiles will make memories that will last a lifetime at these Ontario Amusement Parks

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Bracebridge – Santa’s Village – 705-645-2512 – 1624 Golden Beach Road, Bracebridge, Ontario   P1L 1W8

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Come hang out in Bracebridge, where Santa spends his summer!  This 60 acre family entertainment park has amisement rides, paygrounds, shows, splash park, batting cages, go-karts, animals, train rides, summer sleigh ride (jet boat) and of course you can visit with the jolly man himself.

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Vaughan – Legoland Discovery Centre – 1-855-356-2150 – 1 Bass Pro Mills Drive,  Vaughan, ON   L4K 5W4

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The ultimate place for kids who love to build with LEGO® bricks! Discover what you can build in our Model Builder Academy, reach out in our 4D cinema, pedal as fast as you can to become Merlin’s Apprentice and save the princess in our Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and so much more!

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Toronto – CNE – 416-263-3330 – 210 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON    M6K 3C3

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The 18-day anuual fair has so much fun for the entire family with a mix of  exhibits, shows, pavilions, concerts, contests, animals, casino, and a large carnival midway with rides, games and food.

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Kitchener – Bingemans – 519-744-1555 – 425 Bingemans Centre Drive  Kitchener, ON   N2B 3X7

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Equipped with a waterpark and indoor playland, Binegmans is a huge family playground!  From arcade and redemption games of skill and chance, to the interactive three-level indoor play structure in FunworX to the waterslides, splashpark and wavepool in Big Splash, you are guaranteed to go home tired and happy.

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BracebridgeSanta’s Village – 705-645-2512

Come hang out in Bracebridge, where Santa spends his summer!  This 60 acre family entertainment park has amisement rides, paygrounds, shows, splash park, batting cages, go-karts, animals, train rides, summer sleigh ride (jet boat) and of course you can visit with the jolly man himself.

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EtobicokeFantasy Fair – 416-674-5437

Toronto’s largest indoor amusement park is located inside Woodbine Shopping Centre.  Open year-round, Fantasy Fair offers 11 full size family rides, a 3-level play village, midway games and arcade and free novelty shows.

HamiltonAdventure Village – 905-549-9444 Adventure Village is an exciting family oriented amusement park, located in Confederation Park. Set on over 3 acres of beautiful rolling hills with lush vegetation there is a wide range of fun attractions including; batting cages, bungee trampolines, gemstone mining, outdoor laser tag, krazy kars and more  (Seasonal)

KingstonKingston Family Funworld Park – 613-530-2707

The perfect place for family fun in Kingston, Funworld has go-karts, mini-putt, batting tent, laser tag and a drive-in (seasonal)

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KitchenerBingemans – 519-744-1555

Equipped with a waterpark and indoor playland, Binegmans is a huge family playground!  From arcade and redemption games of skill and chance, to the interactive three-level indoor play structure in FunworX to the waterslides, splashpark and wavepool in Big Splash, you are guaranteed to go home tired and happy.

LondonStorybook Gardens – 519-661-5770

Storybook Gardens provides families with fun and special memories to last a lifetime. There is something for the whole family, with Old McDonald’s farm, rides, games, play areas, Slippery’s splash area, entertainment, face painting and beautiful gardens. A village of imagination awaits you at Storybook Gardens.

Niagara FallsMarineland – 905-356-9565

Your entire family will enjoy visiting Marineland as there is something for the whole family. See performing dolphins, walruses, sea lions & beluga whales, visit and feed some of the land animals and have fun on all the midway rides.

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OttawaMidway Family Fun Park – 613-526-0343

Midway Family Fun Park is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Eastern Ontario, with over 50,000 square feet of fun! Bumper cars, rock climbing, play structures, mini golf, the kiddie train and arcade games are just a few of the fun things that will keep your kids busy for hours

Owen SoundStory Book Park – 519-376-2291

Story Book Park offers family fun and excitement!  Your day will include visits to the storybook mini houses, visits with the animals, fun on the playgrounds, Mini Golf, midway rides and Water Park

Toronto –  Centreville Amusement Park –  416-203-0405

Centreville is the ultimate summer destination for families with young children. With over 30 rides and attractions this theme park offers up a full day of family fun and getting there on the ferry is half the fun!  (Seasonal)

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Toronto – CNE – 416-263-3330

The 18-day anuual fair has so much fun for the entire family with a mix of  exhibits, shows, pavilions, concerts, contests, animals, casino, and a large carnival midway with rides, games and food.

Vaughan Canada’s Wonderland –  905-832-8131

Canada’s Premier Amusement park is full of thrill seeking fun for the entire family.  Featurnig rides for all sizes and thrill levels, shows, character meet and greets, games, food and fun, there’s no wonder people come back year after year.  (seasonal)

VaughanLegoland Discovery Centre – 1-855-356-2150

The ultimate place for kids who love to build with LEGO® bricks! Discover what you can build in our Model Builder Academy, reach out in our 4D cinema, pedal as fast as you can to become Merlin’s Apprentice and save the princess in our Kingdom Quest Laser Ride and so much more!

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Zoos, Aquariums & Animals in Ontario

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Zoos, Aquariums & Animal in Ontario

Visiting local zoos and aquariums with your family is a great way to spend a day and Ontario is home to many zoos, aquariums and animal sanctuaries

NORTHERN ONTARIO    EASTERN ONTARIO     OTTAWA REGION     GTA

CENTRAL ONTARIO     SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO     NIAGARA REGION

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Hamilton – African Lion Safari – 519-623-2620 – RR #1 Cambridge, Ontario Canada   N1R 5S2

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Go “On Safari!TM” and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large Game Reserves! See lions, giraffe, rhino, and many more animals from around the world! “Trek” along 9 km of safari trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. Enjoy a full day of family fun! (Seasonal)

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Toronto – Toronto Zoo – 416-392-5929 – 361A Old Finch Avenue,  Toronto, Ontario   M1B 5K7

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Set on 710 acres of land with 10 km of walking trails and home to over 5,000 animals (over 500 species, the Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world.  At the zoo you can visit the numerous pavilions, take a ride on the zoomobile, have fun in Discovery Zone, cool off in the splash area and the list goes on and on.  There is so much to see and do at the Toronto Zoo!!

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Niagara Falls – Bird Kingdom – 905-356-8888 – 5651 River Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 7M7

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Visit the world’s largest, indoor free-flying aviary.  More than 400 birds make their home in this multi-level rainforest setting nestled in a historic building as well as a collection of saltwater fish, spiders, bats, snakes, skinks, and reptiles too, all of which make their home in the same tropical environment the birds flourish in.  (Open year round)

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Vaughan- Reptilia – 905-761-6223 – 2501 Rutherford Road, Vaughan, Ontario  L4K 2N6

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Reptilia is a State of the Art 25,000 square foot facility complete with large exhibits showcasing hundreds of different reptiles and amphibians. Each day there are four reptile feedings every day, free live theatre shows or zoo keeper tours and a chance to interact with the reptiles and the Zoo Cast, Reptilia is a destination worth visiting

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Campbellville – Mountsberg Conservation Area
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Mountsberg is the proud home of our renowned Raptor Centre, where you can come nose-to-beak with a great cast of feathered personailities.  Mountsberg also offers 16 km of trails, bird-watching, a bison herd, goats, a play barn and a great little gift shop.

Oshawa – Oshawa Zoo and Fun Farm905-655-5236

Over 40 species of friendly and tame birds and animals on 22 acres of beautiful grounds.  Exotic animals include: camels, lemurs, macaws, monkeys, peafowl, coatimundi, Patagonian cavies, llamas, wallabies and many more!  Domestic animals include:goats, sheep, potbellied pigs, mammoth and mini donkeys, Texas long horns, belted Galloway, and miniature Dexter cattle, as well our new miniature Horses

TorontoRipley’s Aquarium of Canada – 647-351-FISH (3474)

In the heart of downtown Toronto, you can find Canada’s largest indoor aquarium. This 35,000 sq ft aquarium features13,500 exotic sea and freshwater creatures, comprising over 450 species, a 315 ft moving walkway below a 750,000-gallon shark lagoon, and a main exhibition that includes a tropical reef tank, along with Great Lakes exhibits and Atlantic and Pacific habitats.

Toronto – High Park Zoo – 416-392-1748  

The High Park zoo is really great for families. No need to walk for hours from one animal to another and there are plenty of other activities in the park where you and your family can engage in.  The zoo is open all year long from 7 am till dusk. There are 6 or 7 enclosed areas on either side of Deer Pen road where the animals of the zoo live. You can find bison, deer, llamas, peacocks, highland cattle, etc. in the zoo.There is no admission fee to enter the zoo area.

Toronto – Toronto Zoo – 416-392-5929

Set on 710 acres of land with 10 km of walking trails and home to over 5,000 animals (over 500 species, the Toronto Zoo is one of the largest in the world.  At the zoo you can visit the numerous pavilions, take a ride on the zoomobile, have fun in Discovery Zone, cool off in the splash area and the list goes on and on.  There is so much to see and do at the Toronto Zoo!!

Vaughan- Reptilia – 905-761-6223

Reptilia is a State of the Art 25,000 square foot facility complete with large exhibits showcasing hundreds of different reptiles and amphibians. Each day there are four reptile feedings every day, free live theatre shows or zoo keeper tours and a chance to interact with the reptiles and the Zoo Cast, Reptilia is a destination worth visiting

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NIAGARA REGION

CaledoniaKillman Zoo – 905-765-5966

Situated on 33-acres, the zoo has over 25 species of animals.  The Zoo has one of 
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in Ontario as well as many native, domestic & exotic birds and animals on display.  You will love the natural setting which consists of 7 acres of peaceful winding trails, ponds, and the shade of many trees.

Niagara FallsBird Kingdom – 905-356-8888

Visit the world’s largest, indoor free-flying aviary.  More than 400 birds make their home in this multi-level rainforest setting nestled in a historic building as well as a collection of saltwater fish, spiders, bats, snakes, skinks, and reptiles too, all of which make their home in the same tropical environment the birds flourish in.  (Open year round)

Niagara Falls – Butterfly Conservatory – 905-356-8119

This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

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Your entire family will enjoy visiting Marineland as there is something for the whole family. See performing dolphins, walruses, sea lions & beluga whales, visit and feed some of the land animals and have fun on all the midway rides.

Stevensville – Safari Niagara – 905-382-9669

This privately-owned 110 acre park is home to more than 500 animals, reptiles birds including: camels, tigers, alligators, moose.  To see the animals you can take a tram ride, enjoy a guided walking tour, attend an animal feeding or try one of the interactive demonstrations.  Don’t forget to visit the Splashpad,
Ropes Course,
Safari Carnival Rides and Playgrounds.    (seasonal)

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OTTAWA REGION

Ottawa – Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo – 613-822-8924

The zoo has 25 permanent animal exhibits featuring some of the most famous reptiles in the world, as well as 20 feature animal exhibits that rotate every 6 months.  They also feature a public feeding and hands on room with a 3000 gallon aqauarium with auditorium seating and our new nature center where our guests can come and learn about endangered species in Canada.With over 150 animals on display including giant pythons, huge alligators, cobras, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, marmosets, and birds of prey, a trip to the zoo is an experience unlike any you’ve ever had

Nepean – Valleyview Little Animal Farm 613-591-1126

Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing a wide variety of animals and birds up close, from alpacas to zebus, goats to geese. Ride the Valleyview Express and enjoy our creative farm playground. Explore Bill’s Old Farm Museum to learn about our agricultural past. Watch a puppet show, have lunch in the Sunflower Cafe and browse in Robyn’s Nest Gift Shop. Come and spend a day in the country at Valleyview Little Animal Farm.

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NORTHERN ONTARIO 

Cochrane – Polar Bear Habitat & Heritage Centre – 705-272-2327

This ‘bear-friendly’ facility is the only one in the world dedicated solely to polar bears. At the habitat you can swim with the bears, observe the bears in their natural habitats and learn from the interactive educational and interesting displays

Sault Ste. Marie – Spruce Haven Zoo – 705-779-2423

Bring the family or just yourself, and enjoy natures delights at Spruce Haven Wildlife and Petting Zoo.The Sault’s only Zoo is a family attraction featuring a picturesque wildlife section with animals uncommon to our area. Also a fun-filled and interesting Petting Area exhibiting unusual miniature farm animals. (Seasonal)

Thunder Bay – Chippewa Park and Wildlife Exhibit

This exhibit features animals and birds native to Northwestern Ontario, showcased in their natural environment. An elevated, wheelchair-accessible walkway encircles the spacious animal enclosures and provides visitors with a spectacular viewing opportunity. (seasonal)

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CENTRAL ONTARIO

ElmvaleElmvale Jungle Zoo – 705-322-1112

Discover an exciting and educational outdoor adventure at the Elmvale Jungle Zoo. Walk along shaded and winding trails. View majestic lions, tigers and jaguars. Delight in the playful antics of monkeys and lemurs. Watch the mischievious baby animals play. Admire the beauty of rare and exotic birds and other wildlife in the natural surroundings of the park’s 25 acres.

Indian River – Indian River Reptile Zoo – 705-639-1443

Indian River Reptile Zoo is unique in Canada and is one of the most modern and exciting specialized animal centers in the world! We are the only reptile zoo that is a non-profit registered charity. Here you can see snakes, lizards, monitors, alligators, turtles, crocodiles, and even special guest animals such as monkeys and more! The animals are housed in state of the art, climate controlled facilities which were specifically designed to house reptiles.

Oro-MedonteScales Nature Park – 705-327-2808

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

Orono – Jungle Cat World – 905-983-5016

Since 1983, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park has been offering visitors the unique opportunity to see and experience wild species, many threatened with extinction, in an up-close and personal environment. Professional staff are readily available and always eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. (Year Round)

Peterborough – Riverview Park & Zoo

The zoo features 27 exhibits, with over 48 species, including Yak, Camel, Wallaby, Emu, Macaw, Squirrel Monkey, Cougar, Plated Lizard, Meerkat and more! The park covers 55.5 acres and is the largest and most diversified playground in the city. It also features equipment for physically-challenged children. With a splash pad, frisbee golf course, walking trails, a miniature train ride, and beautiful gardens The Riverview Park and Zoo has something for everyone.

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EASTERN ONTARIO

CloyneLand O’ Lakes Petting Farm – 613-336-0330

Enjoy Learning about the Animals, Petting & Feeding them, enjoy a guided tour, view the Aquaponics Display, learn how to grow a garden with Fish, have fun in children’s area and finish off your day with a snack and a souvenir.

Morrisburg – Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary – 519-836-1697

Take a walk on the wild side at the Upper Canada Migratory Bird Sanctuary, and explore over 8 km of hiking trails, 5 km of cross-country ski trails, camping, outdoor learning programs and special events throughout the year. Come visit our Interpretive Centre featuring interesting displays and shop in our store which offers a selection of books, gifts, camping supplies, grocery items and snacks.

North Grenville – Saunders Country Critters Zoo – 613-258-1108

The zoo has been raising, breeding, showing & selling exotic & unusual critters since the early 1990s. There are over 50 species at the zoo ranging from mammals to birds and reptiles. This ranges from baby wallabies and baby porcupines to lynx, lemurs, ferrets and rabbits.  Be sure to join in a guided tour on weekends (seasonal)

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SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

BrantfordBrantford Twin Valley Zoo – 519-752-0607

Built on 25 beautiful acres in Brant County, this Zoo is a great place to observe a collection of native and exotic animals maintained in natural surroundings.  . They offer shows, visits with the animals, petting area, pony rides, a hiking trail and two playgrounds. (seasonal)

Cambridge – Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory – 519-653-1234

Discover 1000’s of free-flying butterflies in a tropical garden. Explore a vast collection of insects, meet live giant exotic bugs and experience the tropics!

GuelphDonkey Sanctuary of Canada – 519-836-1697

Open on Wednesdays and Sundays, May through October, the Donkey Sanctuary has lots to do including:  Meet the donkeys, brush a donkey, watch a demonstration on how to care for them, attend a donkey talk, take a hike on the nature trails, enjoy a picnic by the pond and visit the gift shop.  Did you know you can sponsor a donkey for only $50 per year?

Hamilton – Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre – 905-549-6868

Experience the best interactive educational programming in our ‘hands-on’ shows as well as super educational feeding demos which happen back to back throughout the day. Come and see some of our newest additions including some of the rarest and most endangered species of reptiles in the world and on display in Canada

HamiltonAfrican Lion Safari – 519-623-2620
Canada’s Original Safari Adventure!  Get Closer Than You Ever Imagined to majestic lions, giraffe, cheetah, rhino and over 1,000 other exotic birds and animals from around the world!  Drive through the game reserve, take in a show or play in the water park.  A days worth of fun awaits you!  (Seasonal)

KingsvilleJack Miner Bird Sanctuary – 519-733-4034

The sanctuary offers adults and children alike a truly memorable experience to connect with nature. Visitors are able to get up close and personal to hand feed geese and ducks with barley which is supplied free. Spend some time exploring and learning about local wildlife and natural habitats on over 400 acres of natural landscape and see peacocks, exotic pheasants, wild turkeys and tundra swans.

MorpethGreenview Aviaries Park and Zoo – 519-674-3025

This is a beautiful landscaped county park and zoo. Featuring domestic and exotic animals – tigers, lions, jaguars, cougars, zebras, eland, donkeys wolves and so many more. Also tropical birds, waterfowl and reptiles. Lots of comical monkeys, so bring your camera. Large playground and picnic area, licensed restaurant, souvenir gift shop, all wheelchair accessible, and a friendly staff to serve you

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Ontario Pioneer Camp is the Place to send your kids this Summer

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For 85 years, Ontario Pioneer Camp has provided over 250,000 campers an experience to help them grow spiritually, mentally, socially and physically in a fun-filled and safe place of adventure and challenge.

Located on 1200 acres of pristine Muskoka waterfront, at Pioneer your child can expect adventures and opportunities to be challenged all under the watchful eyes of caring staff that are carefully chosen, trained and supervised. Pioneer Camp also provides high scale activities including kayaking, windsurfing, mountain biking, high ropes, horseback riding and many more!

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Whether you’re splashing through the water’s edge on a sandy shore, conquering a high ropes course, paddling in a grand war canoe, or sitting with friends by a campfire at night, Ontario Pioneer Camp will deliver incredible summer camp memories!

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Why send your child to camp?

Kids have a fantastic time at camp and that’s why they want to go back year after year.  It’s a place to grow and develop in healthy ways.  Research* proves that children who attend summer camp:

Mature emotionally
Develop Self Confidence
Make life-long friends
Increase in levels of physical activity

Nervous about sending your child to camp?  Read about the our son’s first experience at Pioneer camp

Let us tell you why our family and kids LOVE Ontario Pioneer Camp

Summer Programs Offered at OPC include:

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Adventure Camp (Coed Ages 5-10)

There is no better place to be a kid this summer! Adventure Camp is designed to give your young camper a safe and adventure-filled summer camp experience with age-specific ‘villages’, a high staff-to-camper ratio of 1:3, and engaging weekly themes.

Whether swimming or boating for your next level, making something special in crafts or pottery, climbing the low ropes course, riding the mountain bike trails or exploring creation, every activity at Adventure Camp is designed to challenge you and to help you grow.

Adventure Camp creates space for every camper to build authentic relationships—with friends, well trained leaders who are there to support and mentor them, and most importantly with God who loves them and wants each of them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Girls’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Girls’ Camp is a place bursting with excitement as girls jump into amazing experiences like camp wide games, action-packed program and theme events, activities like swimming, kayaking, rowing, horseback riding, high ropes, sports, crafts, and the opportunity to build great friendships.

At the heart of Girls’ Camp is the opportunity to grow through learning new skills, experiencing creation, and enjoying laughter, friendship and the joys of living in community. At Girls’ Camp we also seek to create a fun and exciting place for every young woman to build authentic and lasting relationships with God who loves them and wants them to discover the potential of who they were created to be.

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Boys’ Camp (Ages 11-16)

Boys’ Camp is the ultimate action-packed overnight summer camp adventure. During each session at Boys’ Camp you can see boys sailing, kayaking, riding the dirt jump bike park, flying down the zip line, being launched off the BLOB, playing frisbee golf or sports, woodworking in crafts, or sneaking through the Muskoka forest while playing an epic wide game!

Boys’ Camp is also a place where young men learn about God’s love for them and discuss what a relationship with him could look like through small group discussion and mentoring relationships with staff. Boys’ Camp is full of crazy summer camp experiences, great friends, and awesome overnight camp adventures.

Check out information on Ontario Pioneer Camp for Teens & Leadership camp here

Ontario Pioneer Camp Registration

 

Ontario Pioneer Camp

942 Clearwater Lake Road RR#2
Port Sydney, Ontario
P0B 1L0

Email: info@pioneercamp.com

Phone: 1.800.361.CAMP (2267) or 705.385.2370
Fax: 705.385.3649

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* The Canadian Summer Camp Research Project, University of Waterloo (2011)

Snow Tubing in Ontario

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Snow tubing is quickly becoming a favourite activity for families in Ontario The great thing is that everyone can do it! There’s no need for any special equipment, the cost is great and you just need to know how to have fun. Just sit on the tube and hang on for some super fun! Let the squeals of excitement beginnnnnn!

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Check who offers snow tubing fun in Ontario…

Barrie – Snow Valley Ski Resort – Whether it’s a family activity, a gathering of old friends or a company social, snow tubing at Snow Valley creates unique experiences and enjoyable times!  With a snow tube rope tow and lots of chutes with large lanes so you can go down along with your group of friends or your family, Snow Valley is the place for snow tubing.

Barrie – Horseshoe Resort Come out and enjoy winter in our Snow Tubing Park which features five big chutes to fly down and one magic carpet to whisk you back up to the top. Go down by yourself, or grab some friends and go as a group. Stand on the side lines and watch the kids laugh and scream all at once!

Brampton – Mount Chinguacousy – We are very excited to provide you our awesome ski and snowboard programs and tubing excitement. Best of all, our 2 story chalet has that winter feel, with the smell of cedar, a large cozy fireplace to warm up to, a great view of the hill and lots of hot chocolate for those cold winter days.  You won’t want to miss this!

Kitchener – Chicopee Tube Park – Bundle up and grab the family to zoom down the hills.   Enjoy the squeals and fun as you spend some super fun family time at Chicopee.

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London – Boler Mountain – Looking for a thrilling winter activity? Our Tube Park boasts 3 tube runs that are 10 stories high, where you can reach speeds of 70 km/hr!

Milton – Glen Eden – Snow Tubing is the easiest way to experience the speed and exhilaration of winter sports. Slide down one of our four chutes on a cushion of air and then relax by the fire to warm your toes. Our Snow Tube Park is a great adventure for the entire family.

Pakenham – Mount Pakenham – This is a walk-up and slide-down exhilarating experience! Tubes are provided and all you have to do is provide the joy! Snow Tubing at Mount Pakenham is a wholesome, fun filled activity and is perfect for family fun!

St. Mary’s – River Valley Winter Tube Slide – Fun outdoor activity for people of all ages (4-94 yrs).  Come on out to River Valley where memories are made, laughter is abundant and families & friends gather on our thrilling slide or cozy up in our warm chalet for hot chocolate and a sweet tubeflake. There is no skill required as a tow will bring you and your tube to the top of the hill. All you have to do is scream (snow and gravity will do the rest).

Thunder Bay – Loch Lomond Ski Area – Grab your family and friends and head to Loch Lomond for an evening of tubing.  Enjoy the speed and fun as you whip down the hill on your tube.  The squeals and laughter from all will have you coming back again and again!

Timmins – Kamiskotia Snow Resort – For the ride of your life…you have to try this slide ride out.  Careening down a slippery slope to slowly come to a stop some 800′ from where you began. This is one ride you need to experience with your friends and family.

Uxbridge – Ski Lakeridge – Snow tubing offers the thrill of speeding downhill with the ease of floating in a pool without the bumps and thumps of toboganning. Suitable for almost all ages, Snow Tubing is a great family or group activity in Lakeridge Resorts dedicated Snow Tubing Park. We provide the tubes and the snow, you provide the fun!

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Tobogganing … Free family fun!

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One of the funnest activities you can do in the Winter as a family is to go tobogganing. It costs no money, needs very little equipment and it’s hours of fun!  Go to a neighbourhood park or change it up by trying somewhere new.

The key to toboganning is finding a great hill.  Here is a good site www.tobogganhills.com where you can search for hills by location, add your favourite hills, add photos, comment on and rate hills and discuss various different sleds.

Some things to consider when going tobogganing
– Be sure to dress warmly and keep your skin covered as much as possible.
– Depending on hill size it is recommended that children wear helmets
– Pick a hill that it free of trees, away from water and far from roads and parking lots
– Be courteous to other tobogganers and teach your children to walk up the side
– Teach your children to sit properly on their knees or bottom
– Do not overload a sled
– HAVE FUN!

Grab your sled and hit the hills for a fun time with the family!

Great Family Camping at Long Point Provincial Park #Review

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For the past few years we have camped in Norfolk County at Long Point Provincial Park, partially because we know it’s a great place to camp and also because the beach is awesome.

Long Point is about a 2.5 hour drive from Toronto and located on Lake Erie and when I say ON lake Erie I pretty much mean it.  Here’s a picture to show you…

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Okay so let’s cover the beach first.  The beach is covered in beautiful sand and goes on for miles and is perfect for making sandcastles.  Although the beach tends to get busier with day-trippers on the weekend, there is ample space for everyone so you don’t feel sardined as the beach is very wide.  Make sure to pack your frisbee, soccer ball or kite as there is lots of open area to play. There is no rocks or seaweed on the beach as it is well maintained but there is the odd fallen tree log that is great for taking a cute shot of the kids!  Sunsets can be seen perfectly on the beach and if the weather allows, I highly recommend you catch one while you’re there.

VWK - Long Point Beach The water is shallow which is great for younger kids or big kids like me that need to slowly get used to the water.  Many days there are great waves so be sure to bring your boogie boards to ride the waves.  Skim boards and kayaks are also a great way to have fun at the beach.   Although the waves can be fun, they also come with an undertow that can be dangerous on certain days.  Since the beach does not have lifeguards, it is the parents responsibility to watch their children carefully and especially when the undertow is strong.

The Campground

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Long Point Provincial Park is home to 4 different campgrounds.  Firefly, Monarch and Turtle Dunes are located in the newer section of the park while Cottonwood is set apart from the others and is considered the ‘old park’

Cottonwood is where we choose to camp as it a smaller park and the beach is only steps away from nearly every site.  The park is a beautiful sand dune environment, with very few sites having grass coverage.  

Water stations are located all over the park where you can find water for cooking, cleaning and drinking.  The water is tested daily and is cleared for personal consumption.

Washrooms are kept fairly clean and are always stocked with soap and toilet paper.  Showers are  located centrally in the park with roomy stalls with good water pressure a change are and the best part is that they are FREE

The Playground contains a teeter-totter and swings and is filled with more sand.  It’s a great place for kids (and adults) to make new camp friends and let out some energy.

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All sites are equipped with a fire pit with a removable cooking grate.  Wood can be purchased for cooking and campfires at the main camp store.

Fireflies – At night time the park is lit up with fireflies!  Watch for them in the bushes, one your tent or flying by your head.  They are sure to give you a cool show!

Check-out time is 2:00pm but you are welcome to move to the day-use area of the park until 10:00pm or use the public beach for the day

** NOTE: Cottonwood is a Radio-free park and non-electrical

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Tips for Camping at Long Point

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Non-reservable sites –  Cottonwood has 25 non-reservabe sites that are first come, first served. Check out the non-reseravbles before you set up camp as you may find one that is more suited to your tastes.  The camp office will gladly switch you to a non-reservable site upon arrival if you find one you prefer.

Bring your bikes – There are lots of places to bike and you can take a trip to the ‘new park’ to play on their bigger playground, go get some ice cream or just to check out the local cottages.

Port Rowan is the nearby town (about 10 mins away) and has a grocery store, LCBO, ice cream shop, general store and restaurant

Bring a beach tent – Due to the fact that the beach is quite big, there is plenty of room to set up a beach tent to take a break from the hot sun and shelter ou from the wind.

Watch for snakes, frogs and turtles – not that they are going to hurt you but because they are cool to watch and quite common at Long Point

Poison Ivy – Stay out of the grassy areas as there is lots of poison ivy throughout the park

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Long Point is a place not to be missed wether you are going for the day or staying for a week.  You will fall in love with the beach and keep coming back, like we do, year after year.

Feel camping challenged? Never fear, & have you covered with their Learn to Camp program

Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament Toronto #Review

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Calling all Lords, Ladies and your little Prince and Princesses too!  If you are looking to do something out of the ordinary for family fun then I highly recommend Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament in Toronto, ON.

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While dining on your Medieval grub, you will be entertained by an interactive show displaying horsemanship, jousting, hand-to-hand combat until only one knight is left standing and declared the winner.

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The Show:

During the show you will be dazzled by the soaring bird of prey, the knights showing off their skills, the beautiful horses and the battle itself.  Each section cheers for a different knight, based not the colour of your crown.  The kids (and adults) thought it was great to cheer at the top of their lungs for our knight and boo the other knights as they galloped past us.  The knights compete in different competitions and are rewarded by the princesses with a flower which they will then present to a member of the audience.  My 6yr old daughter was overjoyed when she was chosen to receive a flower from our black and white knight.  We loved this show because of the great interaction and audience participation!

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The Royal Grub:

Each row in a section has a designated “wench” for the night that will serve up your royal grub.  My kids thought it was great that they were able to eat with their hands and loved all the creative names they used for what they placing on our plates.   We started off with some Dragon blood (Tomato bisque soup), followed by some baby dragon (chicken), Ribs, garlic bread, potato and a apple pastry to finish it all off!

Our wench was great and was especially attentive to the kids, which of course always makes a parent happy.  Be sure to bring some money to tip your wench at the end of the night because they seemed to be go go go all night long.

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Be sure to stick around after the show as the royal family and knights come out so you can meet them and take pictures with them.  The gift shop also has lots of cool and original keepsakes you can buy so you’ll definitely want to check it out

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Santa Claus Parades in Ontario 2015

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            2015 Santa Claus Parades Across Ontario

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!  Our guide to over 150 parades across Ontario

Take the family to a local parade to kick off the holiday season and deliver the kiddies letters to Santa via the Canada Post elves along the parade route!

NORTHERN ONTARIO    EASTERN ONTARIO     OTTAWA REGION     GTA

CENTRAL ONTARIO     SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO     NIAGARA REGION

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NORTHERN ONTARIO 

Espanola Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 7:00pm

Dryden Santa Clause Parade – December 4th @6:00pm

Gore Bay Santa Claus Parade – December 5th  @ 7:30pm

Kenora Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm 

Kirkland Lake Santa Clause Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

North Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 12:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:30pm

Sault Ste. Marie Santa Claus Parade – 
November 21st @ 6:00pm 

Sioux Lookout Santa Claus Parade – December 13th @ 6:00pm

Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 5:30 pm

Thunder Bay Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @10:00am

Timmins Santa Claus Parade – November 7th @ 6:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

EASTERN ONTARIO

Pembroke Santa Claus Parade of Lights 
- November 28th @ 5:30pm

Kingston Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st  @ 5:00 pm

Almonte Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 5:00pm

Belleville Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 
5:00pm

Brockville Santa’s Arrival Parade
 – November 28th @ 2:00 pm

Bloomfield Santa Claus Parade 
- November 27th @ 6:30 pm

Carleton Place Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 5:00pm

Cornwall Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Deep River Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Gananoque Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:30pm

Merrickville Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 11:00am

Napanee Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Pakenham Santa Claus Parade  – December 5th @ 1:00pm

Perth Santa Claus Parade
 – December 5th @ 5:00pm

Picton Santa Claus Parade
 – November 29th @ 2:00 pm

Prescott Santa Claus Parade – November 2oth @ 7:00pm

Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Stittsville Parade of Lights – November 28th @ 6:00pm  


Trenton Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 4:30pm

Vankleek Hill Christmas Parade of Lights 
- December 4th @ 7:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

OTTAWA REGION

Arnprior Santa Clause Parade – November 28th @ 5:30pm

Eganville Santa Claus Parade – December 13th @ 1:00pm

Ottawa Help Santa Toy Parade
 – November 21st @ 11:00am

Kanata Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 10:00am

Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 5:30pm

Gatineau Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Orleans Santa’s Parade of Lights – November 28th @ 6:00pm

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Acton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 1:00pm

Ajax Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Aurora Santa Claus Parade 
- November 28th @ 6:00pm

Bolton Santa Claus Parade– December 5th @ 11:00am

Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 10:30am

Brampton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Burlington Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 2:00pm

Etobicoke Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 10:00am

Georgetown Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Markham Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 11:00am

Milton Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 1:30pm

Mississauga Santa Claus Parade – November 29th @ 1:00pm

Newcastle Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 5:30pm

Newmarket Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 11:00am.

Oakville Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 9:00 am

Orangeville Santa Claus Parade
 – November 14th @ 5:00pm

Oshawa Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Pickering Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 10:00 am

Port Perry Santa Claus Parade – December 6th @ 5:00pm

Richmond Hill Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @1:30pm

Sutton Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:00pm

Toronto Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @12:30pm

Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 11:00am

Vaughan Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 2:00pm

Whitby Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 10:00am

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

CENTRAL ONTARIO

Alliston Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Apsley Santa Clause Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Bala Santa Claus Parade – November 14th  @ 1:00pm

Barrie Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 5:00pm

Bancroft Santa Claus Parade 
- December 5th @2:30pm 

Barry’s Bay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @ 12:00pm

Bobcaygeon Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 5:00pm

Bracebridge Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
 – December 6th @ 1:00pm

Bradford West Gwillimbury Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00 pm

Cobourg Santa Claus Parade
- November 15th @ 2:00pm

Coldwater Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:30pm

Collingwood Santa Claus Parade  – November 21st  @ 5:00 pm

Cookstown Santa Claus Parade  -
 November 13th @ 8:30pm

Fenelon Falls Santa Claus Parade – 
November 28th  @ 5:00pm

Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade 
- November 28th @ 11:00am

Huntsville Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Lindsay Santa Claus Parade
 – November 22nd @ 2:00pm

Midland Santa Claus Parade
 – November 28th @ 11:00am

Minden Santa Claus Parade
 – November 21st @11:30am

Orillia Santa Claus Parade
- November 22nd @ 1:00pm

Parry Sound Santa Claus Parade– November 28th @ 4:30pm

Peterborough Santa Claus Parade
 – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Port Carling Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Port Hope Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 1:00pm

Wasaga Beach Santa Claus Parade– November 28th @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO

Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Angus Santa Claus Parade
- November 14th @10:00am

Arthur Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Brantford Santa Claus Parade  – November 28th @ 6:00pm

Brussels Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 5:00pm

Cambridge Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Chatham Santa Claus Parade – November 20th @ 6:00pm

Chatsworth Santa Claus Parade – December 19th @ 10:30am

Clinton Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

Corunna Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Dundalk Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Elora Santa Claus Parade– November 26th @ 6:00pm

Essex Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 6:30pm

Flamborough Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 6:30pm

Fergus Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 1:30pm 

Forest Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Goderich Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Guelph Santa Claus Parade – November 15th @ 1:30pm

Grand Valley Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 2:00pm

Hanover Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Harrow Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Hespler Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 12:00pm

Kincardine Santa Claus Parade
- December 5th @ 
6:30pm

Kingsville Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:30pm

Kitchener Waterloo Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 10:00am

Lion’s Head Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 1:00pm

London Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 6:00pm

Lucknow Santa Clause Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Meaford Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:30pm

Mount Forest Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

Owen Sound Santa Claus Parade
- November 21st @ 10:00am

Paisley Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Petrolia Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 2:00pm

Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Rockwood Santa Claus Parade of Lights – December 10th @ 7:00pm

Sarnia Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Schomberg Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 4:00pm

Seaforth Santa Claus Parade – November 27th @ 7:00pm

Southampton Santa Claus Parade – December 4th @ 7:00pm

St. Mary’s Kinsmen Club Santa Claus Parade – November 13th @ 7:00pm

St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 2:00pm

Stratford Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 4:30pm

Tobermory Santa Claus Parade  – December 12th @ 1:00pm

Walkerton Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 7:00pm

Wiarton Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 7:00pm

Windsor Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:00pm

Woodstock Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 6:00pm

Zurich Lighted Santa Claus Parade – November 6th @ 5:30pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

NIAGARA REGION

Fort Erie Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 12:00pm

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 5:15pm

Hamilton Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 2:00pm

Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade – November 14th @ 11:00am

Niagara on the Lake Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 11:00am

Pelham Santa Claus Parade – December 12th @ 1:00pm

Port Colborne’s Annual Lighted Santa Claus Parade – December 5th @ 6:30pm

St. Catherines Santa Claus Parade – November 22nd @ 2:30pm

Thorold Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 4:00pm

Welland Santa Claus Parade – November 21st @ 4:00 pm

West Lincoln Santa Claus Parade – November 28th @ 2:00pm

Santa Claus Parades in Ontario

Ontario Attraction Giveaways

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This Thanksgiving we are thankful for all of you that support us on FB, Instagram, Twitter and right here on our blog.  To say thanks to you, we are giving away some passes to local attractions so you can have some fun with your family!

 

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre

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Win 1 family day-pass (admits 5 people) to Legoland Discover Centre in Vaughan

 

Bird Kingdom

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Reptilia

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Win 4 VIP zoo passes to Reptilia in Vaughan

Good Luck to you all!

Ontario Fall Farm Fun Guide

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Fall is in the air and the farms across Ontario are gearing up for fall fun on the farm.  One of the great things about living in Ontario is that there are lots of farms that offer fun for families.  Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and create some great family memories on one of the great local farms listed below.

Featured Farms

 

Brampton

Downey’s Farm – Fall fun at Downey’s includes Unlimited Wagon Rides, Live Entertainment, Super-Cat-Super-Curve, Jumping Pillows, Dump Truck Slide, Balloon Typhoon, Trike Track, Face Painting, Straw Jump, Farm Animals, Super Corn Maze and the The Black Hole.  You will not want to miss the fun!

 

 

Ottawa

Cannamore Orchards – Home of the spooky wagon ride!  After you pick out your pumpkin,  check out their family activity area where you can do outdoor finger and patio stone mazes,  a pipe maze, an indoor dark maze, rainbow maze, many play structures for children, a sand box with toys and the picnic areas.  Visit the animal corral and see our singing chickens!

Markham

Whittamore’s Farm – Their Pumpkinland has so much to do you may want to go more than once!!  Here’s what you’ll find at the “Farm in the City”; 1,000 of Pumpkins, Wagon Rides, Spooky Forest, Farm Animals, Tractors n’ Trucks Sand Toy Lot, Playhouses & Climbers, Wooden Milking Cow & Goat, Animated Singing Chicken Show, Corn Maze, Combine Climber & Silo Slide, Straw Pyramids & Jumps, Tractor Tire Climb, Rock n’ Ride Horseplay, Horse Swings, Spider Web Climb, Giant Tree Fort & Slide, Strawberry Mountain & Turbo Slide, Duckie Races, Nature Trail.  Weekend & Holiday Activities include: Pumpkin Cannon Show, Farm Bouncer, Pedal Tractor Track, Balloon Typhoon.  NEW this year is the 2 jumping pillows where you can jump until your heart’s content!

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Ontario Farms

Ayr

Snyder’s Family Farm Enjoy a day out in the country! We have something for everyone, puppet shows, petting zoo, hayride, corn maze, and so much more. Fall treats to tempt anyone, freshly made caramel apples, deep fried mars bars and pumpkin pie. Over 16 activities to enjoy, come out to Snyder’s Family Farm and create memories to last a lifetime.

Barrie

Chappell Farms – Attractions include: Farmyard animals, hay maze, Corn Maze, Boo barn, Trike track, Sand Diggers, Play area, Pick your own pumpkin.  Added attractions on weekends include: Magic shows, Live entertainment, Jumping castle and a Haunted barn.

Brantford

Brantwood Farm Fall Festival Weekends – Face Painting, Pony Rides, Hayrides, Corn Maze, Haunted Hay Maze, Obstacle Course, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-Haystack, Pumpkin Putt, Pumpkin Bounce, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking and Food.

Brighton

Cricklewood Farm – This is our 13th year of designing and creating our corn maze.  This year a percentage of our maze sales will be donated to the Canadian Wildlife Federation with our goal being $2,000.00The 6 acre corn maze is in the shape of 3 American Badgers. There are close to 2 miles of pathways for you to explore. The shortest path is about a mile in length. Be sure to check out the Toddlers and Grandparents Maze. It’s only 1/2 acre in size and is included in our regular maze admission price. It’s short and easy to do, and a prize awaits your return

Cambridge

Yeehaw Adventure Farm – Weekends in October come out to the Harvest Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown! The great weekend activity is Fall-Farm-Fun- Hillbilly Style! Good old fashion country fun for the whole family-Seniors and Jr (of course), families (big and small!) corporate and large groups, church youth groups always welcome!

Cornwall

McMaze – When you visit the farm during the fall you can enjoy the many activities for the kids in the fun farm, take on the challenge of a maze and take a horse-drawn wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin.  Be sure to grab some pumpkin fudge or a yummy pumpkin pie before you leave!

Dundas

Dyment’s – So much to do at this Farm!!  Activities include: Barnyard Play Area, Machinery Shed, Straw Fort, Corn Bin, Animal Farm, Bouncing Ball Track, Spook Hut & Spookley Theatre, Agri-Maze, Trike Track, Wagon Rides, Corn Maze, Zip line, Inflatable Farm Train, 9 hole mini putt, Dyment’s own fry truck (YUM)

Hanes Corn Maze – Hanes isn’t just a corn maze.  But the corn maze will amaze or haunt you.  You can also visit with the farm animals, run in the play areas, have a picnic,  and do hands-on activities. Don’t forget to pick up our pumpkin from the pumpkin patch while you are there.

Dunville

Richardson’s Farm & Market – Oodles of fun awaits you at the farm this fall.  Explore the 6 km of trail in our 7 acre corn maze, challenge yourself to figure out the  Jammed Tractor mini maze, cats cradle maze and pathway puzzle maze and play in the strawbale maze.  Lasso some toy horses, play in the corn box, enjoy a tractor ride, visit the animals and chuck some pumpkins at targets.  Of course before you leave, don’t forget to get a pumpkin!

Elmvale

Rounds Ranch Pumpkin Mania – Enjoy some family time on a wagon ride to pick your own pumpkin, Pie eating contests, pumpkin toss, Pumpkin slam dunk, Pumpkin hockey, Pumpkin seed spitting, or spend some time in the play area with the animals, on the pedal carts, corn maze or riding a pony.

Fonthill

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm – Come join them on the farm for the Haunted Spook barn , Super corney cobbs maze adventure, Pumpkin slingshot, Haystack jumping, Train-o-saurus Rex ride, Rubber duckie race, Straw jump barn and so much more

Guelph

Strom’s Farm – Have some fun times at Strom’s Farm in their Harvest Fun area including; Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Pumpkin Chuckin, Wagon Rides, 6 acre Corn Maze (4 miles of paths), Sand Pit, Pedal Carts ,Cedar Spiral and a Pumpkin of a Show Puppet Show.  Open Weekends Sept thru Oct

Hampton

Pingle’s Farm Market – Fall Farm Weekends –  Play areas, Straw Maze, Trike Track, Farm Animals, Bunnyville, Face Painting, Bugsy Balloon, Pumpkin Balloon, and Pedal Cart Track with more new carts!  Don’t forget to check our newest addition to the Fun Farm, Pingle’s Barn Bouncer.

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Leaping Deer Adventure Farm – Spend an afternoon at Leaping Deer Adventure Farm and Market and you’ll find plenty of fun activities to keep the family entertained.  Watch your fave pig race, tackle the maze, go on a wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin and so much more!

Lakefield

Buckhorn Berry Farm – You can’t help but have a great day with all these fun activities!!  Your admission includes: Daily Entertainment – Tim Holland, Barnyard Animals , Mazes (a straw bale maze and 2 corn mazes, one of them is haunted, Play area with a huge sand pile, Pumpkin Bowling,  Bonesville Cemetery, Pumpkin Patch Wagon Rides and Pumpkin Cannon.  Don’t forget to check out the Haunted Barn and the Junior Spook Barn for a small additional fee!

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Milton

Springridge Farm – Everyone loves Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm where families will enjoy: A professional puppet show, Wagon ride to the 5-acre, Corn Trail, Spooky Boo Barn, Spiderweb Climber, Farm Yard Pipe Slide, Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids

Niagara Falls

Warner Ranch and  Pumpkin Farm – Haunted Hayride – During the Halloween season enjoy the fright and delight of our Haunted Hayride, held the last three week-ends in October on Fridays and Saturdays with the first ride going out at 7:00 pm with the last ride departing at 10:45 pm.  The hayride lasts 30 minutes and takes you through 50 acres of haunted forest.  Our Haunted Hayride attractions will ‘jolt’ you off your seat. Venture through our haunted forest in October, if you dare!

Ottawa

Saunder’s Farm – Family Fall-tastic Fun!  Just to name a few things, your family will have fun in the Pumpkin patch, mazes, Hayride, Barn of terror, Puppet shows, Pedal cart track, Monster parade, Activity zone, Discovery barn and SO much more.

Maple Hill Corn Maze – A-Maize-ing Fall Fun for the whole family! Get Lost in our Adventure Maze, hop on a hay ride, & play the Corny Facts Game. Have lots of fun in our 15 acre corn maze!!  To go through the maze at night bring a flashlight and add a whole new challenge.

Thiessen Orchards – Hours of fun at Thiessen Orchards as you enjoy the Bouncy Castle, Barrel Train ride, Face painting, the Corn Maze and hay rides.  Visit the “Farm Friends” where you can can watch the Billy goats roam around and feed them as well.  “Spookley the Square Pumpkin” is a must see where we teach about  Anti-bullying!  Apple sales, the Kountry Kitchen, haymow, pumpkin patch and picnic area are open everyday as well.  Enter their Haunted barn…if you dare!

Pembroke

Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch  – Fall Family Fun admission includes: Tunnel Hill Slide, Pedal Carts, Pig Races at Hugli’s Speedway, 6 Acre Corn Maze with Educational Signs & Colour Find Game (fun for big kids too!), New Bouncing Animal Buddies, New 125 foot Tube Slide, Hop Dot Colour Maze, Pumpkin Cannon Show with pirates , Pirate Ship Maze, Hay & Pumpkin Mazes, Duck Races, Giant Hill Slide, Giant Sand Box, Hay Jump, Country Puppet Show, Jumping Horse Swings, Friendly Animals, Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch (pumpkins not included), Haunted House of Terror (includes the scary wagon ride to and from the house) and 6 Acre Creepy Corn Maze crawling with, spooky creatures at night, The Magic of Illusionist Steven Anthony – evenings only

Port Stanley

Great Lakes Farm – The apple barn is open daily for already picked apples, fresh apple cider, our famous apple pies and other apple-based sweets, treats and delicacies fresh from our bakery. You can also. Pick your own apples, pears and pumpkins, explore our corn maze and straw mountain or take a ride around our orchard with a Tractor ride. 

Schomberg

Puck’s Farm, It’s Fun! – So much fun to be had at Puck’s Farm  this fall including; Carnival Rides, Fall Colours, Pumpkins for Sale, Pony Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, the Amazing Maze and Friendly Critters! Merry-Go-Round, Bouncing Castle, Tubs of Fun, Kiddie Ferris Wheel, Frolic and Kids Train

Stayner

Fernwood Farms & Market – Pumpkinland will be open the last 3 weekends in October  which will include Wagon rides, Corn Maze, Games, Mini Putt, Pumpkin Hunt, Pick your own pumpkin, play areas and animals.

Stoney Creek

Green Mountain Farm – Hamilton Area’s destination for haunted family fun!  For the Fall this Hamilton farm offers Haunted hay rides, a haunted barn, corn maze, pumpkin carriages, pioneer village and animal corral.  Food is available for purchase and they serve TIM HORTONS coffee!  Each weekend they have a little something different for their visitors … Cash Mob, Scavenger hunt, Spooktacular giveaways and Creepy crawly costume party!

St. Clements

Nauman’s Farm –  Fun activities you can do with the family at the farm include a Corn maze, Rope Maze, Straw Jump, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Two new, Giant Tube Slides and the fantastic Pumpkin Slingshots!!!  Open weekends until October 31st

 St. Thomas

Ferguson’s Produce – Scarecrow Days – Lots of fun to be had for the whole family in the corn maze, target shooting with gourds, Halloween displays, Face painting, Horse drawn wagon rides, Make your own scarecrow, pick your pumpkin and then enjoy some burgers and fries.

Talbotville Berry Farm – Join in on the fun of the Fall Family Weekends!  Pick your pumpkin, go for a wagon ride , try your skills at the corn maze, eat lots of yummy treats and try the haunted maze if you dare! The kiddies can play the Maze Game! Every Child goes home with a Baby Pumpkin & Colouring Page!

Thorndale

Apple Land Station – Come to “Pumpkin Hollow” and find the perfect pumpkin for your fall decorating.  There are hundreds to choose from.  Take a family time home with you and carve Jack-o-Lanterns for everyone…maybe you’ll find the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!  While you’re hear enjoy a visit with the animus, take a ride on the train, spend lots of time playing or rolling down sand mountain and end it all off with a stroll through the corn maze.

Thunder Bay

Gammondale Pumpkinfest – Your admission includes: A tractor pulled wagon ride to the mazes with prizes. Farm animals, tire swing, trike trails, Kids Corny Maze, BOO Barn, Pumpkin Sling Shots, Pumpkin Catapult, Black Tire’d Horses, Corn Stalk Horses, Bronco Train, Rubber Ducky Races, and NEW Pumpkin Peddle Carts.

Uxbridge

Cooper’s CSA Farm & Maze – There’s plenty for the family to do on the farm. In addition to our 10 acre corn labyrinth, we are home to a giant corn box, a combine harvester slide, horse swings, mini mazes, echo tubes, animal viewings, wagon rides, and a farm kitchen full of delicious homemade treats. Come and shop at our farm store for great produce, baked goods and preserves.

Waterdown

Parkside Farms – Admission to Pumpkinfest includes ; A Pumpkin, Wagon Ride, Story Book Forest and the Corn Maze.  Be sure to visit the animals while you are there and grab a treat from the farm market

Frootogo Orchards – Experience Fall at the farm.  The fun includes mini corn maze, slides and swings, tot play area, jumping straw, giant sand box, trikes, animals and more.  New this year, there will be puppet shows and a large corn maze.

Waterford

Vango Adventure Farm –  A wonderful world for families and children to explore and experience farm life, animals, and TONS of fun activities. While our park is fairly new, we’ve been in the farming industry for several years and wanted a way to share the fun of farm-life with everyone.

Know of a great farm that offers Fall fun or are you the owner of a Farm in Ontario?  Please share it with us at info@vacationingwithkids.ca