Family Fun in the City

Toronto is a great place for family fun!


Family-Friendly Attractions

Ripley’s Aquarium

Get up close and personal with diverse sea life, from corals to cuttlefish and sand tiger sharks to sea turtles. The aquarium focuses on conservation issues and provide an interactive educational experience. Learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium.

Giant Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

Go wild over Da Mao and Er Shun, the Toronto Zoo’s visiting giant pandas. Thanks to top-level “Panda Diplomacy” (a joint Chinese-Canadian conservation project), the breeding duo now call Toronto home for an extended stay. Learn more about Giant Pandas at Toronto Zoo.

Canada’s Wonderland

It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. Learn more about Canada’s Wonderland.

Mesopotamia at the Royal Ontario Museum

Travel back in time at the Royal Ontario Museum with an exciting exhibit that’s new for 2013. Bring the kids and learn about what life was like as you explore Mesopotamia. Learn more about Mesopotamia at the ROM.


Family-Friendly Festivals & Events

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

300 vendors, regal horse shows, entertaining dog shows and everything else in between. The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is the largest of its kind and truly is part of Canadian tradition. Learn more about The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

Santa Claus Parade

The Santa Claus Parade has been a Toronto tradition since 1905. Fantastic animated floats leave the corner of Christie and Bloor Street in the company of two dozen marching bands and a couple of thousand costumed participants, cheered along by excited kids. Learn more about the Santa Claus Parade.

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market

Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Learn more about Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market.

Cavalcade of Lights

Toronto’s 47th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank returns to Nathan Phillips Square with the first lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree. Learn more about Cavalcade of Lights.