Toronto city tours offered by Global Alliance allow our clients to experience Canada’s largest metropolis in comfort from the seat of one of our luxurious vehicles with an experience chauffeur as a guide, with the further option to be dropped off to explore Toronto’s many attractions on their own. Today, we’ll talk about some of the ideal locations to visit for clients travelling with their families.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada – Toronto’s newest (and wettest) all-ages attraction is located on Bremner Boulevard at Roundhouse Park, at the base of the CN Tower. One of three aquarium facilities owned and operated by Ripley Entertainment and the only such attraction in Canada, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada opened in October 2013. Open to the public daily from 9 am to 11 pm, the Aquarium comprises over 5 million litres of aquatic habitats, featuring over 13,000 marine and freshwater specimens from 450 species.
Toronto Zoo – Forty years old this month, the Toronto Zoo stretches over 710 acres in North Scarborough’s Rouge Park, making it the largest zoological park in Canada. Home to over 5,000 animals representing 450 species, the Toronto Zoo features indoor and outdoor habitats for its animal denizens divided into specific geographic and climate zones. Visitors can get a light workout walking the paths between exhibits or hop on the Zoomobile for a quicker ride to another section of the zoo. As an added bonus, the Toronto Zoo is home to a pair of giant pandas from China. Viewable by the public since the spring of 2013, Er Shun and Da Mao will dwell in their specially designed exhibit until at 2018. Don’t miss these charismatic creatures or their many fellow zoo animals on your family visit to Toronto.
Canada’s Wonderland – Just north of Toronto in the suburb of Vaughan is Canada’s first and largest theme park. Canada’s Wonderland covers 330 acres with dozens of rides and amusements, including an extensive children’s zone and 17 roller coasters, the second most in any amusement park in the world, for the more thrill-seeking. Open seasonally from May to early November, the park could boast over 3.5 million visitors last year, making it North America’s most visited seasonal theme park.
Ontario Science Centre – Toronto’s major science museum is built along the side of the Don River ravine, on Don Mills Road just south of Eglinton, 11 km north of the downtown area. The museum was a pioneer in its hands-on approach to science education in its early days in the 1970s and continues to be a popular destination for families with precocious future molecular biologists or geologists in their ranks. The recently refurbished astronomical wing has proven very popular (featuring the city’s only operational planetarium), and the large halls on the lower floors have hosted many popular touring exhibitions, so be sure to check out what exciting show the Science Centre is hosting when you’re in the city.