By: Mona Ismaeil
Canada, The True North Strong, free and very family-friendly. As you search for your next vacation destination, keep in mind that this great land of ours offers a plethora of amazing places you must visit with your kids. From zoos, to amusement parks, lakes, hikes, and even dinosaurs you will be making memories that will last a lifetime.
Here are our Top 10 Places in Canada you MUST Visit with your kids:
2. Granville Island — Vancouver, B.C.
Why you’ve got to go? This amazing family friendly getaway is right in the center of Vancouver but you would never know it. It is filled with tons of artisan shops, entertainment, aquabus on the river, a food market, and a Kids Market.
What to do there? Walk the streets, enjoy some gelato, stock up on fresh B.C fruit and play in a 4 level indoor playground and arcade.
More Info: https://granvilleisland.com/
2. Royal Tyrrell Museum — Drumheller, A.B.
Why you’ve got to go? Well kids (and adults alike) love dinosaurs and this Museum is filled with over 130,000 Fossils that were found in Dinosaur Provincial Park.
What to do there? Walk amongst the over 40 Dinosaur skeletons in the Dinosaur Hall, dig for fossils in a realistic query or have them make their own fossils.
More Info: http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com/
3. Telus SPARK — Calgary, A.B
Why you’ve got to go? The Telus SPARK is a place for people of all ages to let go and embrace the desire to discover and explore science, engineering, technology, art, and math.
What to do there? Enjoy science presentations, explore the different interactive exhibits, get involved in hands-on experiments and activities.
More Info: https://www.sparkscience.ca/
4. Churchill — Manitoba
Why you’ve got to go? Churchill is the polar bear capital of Canada. Also home to beluga whales.
What to do there? Ride the tundra buggies at the Cape Churchill Wildlife Management Area to see breathtaking polar bears. You can also take a boat along the Churchill River to spot beluga whales. On clear summer nights, it is also possible to see the aurora borealis. Remember, to snap a ton of pictures!
More Info: www.churchill.ca
5. Manitoba Children’s Museum– Winnepeg, M.B.
Why you’ve got to go? It is a non-profit kids museum that features 12 permanent exhibits.
What to do there? Get aboard a 1952 diesel train, perform water experiments, walk through a giant Illusion Tunnel, climb the Lasagna Lookout and milk a cow.
More Info: http://childrensmuseum.com/
6. Biodome– Montreal, QC
Why you’ve got to go? It is a spectacular place to visit. A calm escape from the city to immerse yourself in 5 different ecosystems. Explore, learn and enjoy!
What to do there? Walkthrough the different ecosystems, enjoy learning about the different plants and animals that inhabit these ecosystems in this Oasis in the heart of the city.
Why you’ve got to go? Lego Lovers of all ages will love the indoor family entertainment centre.
What to do there? Build, build, build lego, enjoy some rides, spend time in the indoor play area, or catch a show in the 4D cinema.
More Info: https://toronto.legolanddiscoverycentre.ca/
Why you’ve got to go? This world-famous waterfall is absolutely spectacular with 3 significant drops.
What to do there? Take many pictures! Ride the ‘Maid of the Mist’ (www.maidofthemist.com) on an exciting journey right into the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, which is the largest of the three drops. You can also ride the ‘Whirlpool Aero Car’ 61 metres above the Niagara Whirlpool.
More Info: www.niagarafallstourism.com
9.Peggy’s Cove– St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia
Why you’ve go to go? It is a laid-back community that dates back to 1766 and is well known for its fishing industry and iconic lighthouse.
What to do there? Take pictures of the Peggy’s Cove LightHouse, watch a magnificent sunset on a clear summer night, and enjoy some chowder at one of the local restaurants.
More info: http://www.peggyscoveregion.com/
10. Wood Buffalo National Park– Fort Smith, Northwest Territories
Why you’ve got to go? It is the largest National Park in Canada. It’s even larger than Switzerland!
What to do there? Search this vast land for bison, whooping cranes, black bears, lynx, and moose. Canoe down the Peace-Athabasca delta to see many birds. Don’t miss the incredible Northern Lights.
More Info: https://www.pc.gc.ca/en/pn-np/nt/woodbuffalo
What are your favourite places to visit with kids in Canada? We would love to know!
About the Author
Mona Ismaeil: Mona Ismaeil is the Associate Editor Muslimmoms.ca. She is a modest fashion blogger, writer, and community organizer. Mona advocates for Muslim women and promotes their civic engagement, builds interfaith bridges, and is passionate about bringing awareness about Islamophobia to light in public forums. A trained teacher and seasoned educator, Mona lectures on a variety of subjects across the province, including Islamophobia, bullying, building acceptance, and multiculturalism. Her favourite things to do are to travel and spend time with her 2 children enjoying all Edmonton has to offer!