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Family fun doesn’t stop once the summer is over. Here are 10 terrific ideas for exploring Toronto’s winter wonders with the whole crew.

Pet a stingray…

…at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Budding marine biologists can learn about sea animals and habitats during an interactive, educator-led dive show.

Take a selfie…

…with the Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame! Don’t miss Stanley’s Game Seven; an innovative 3D film that combines archival footage with live action and 3D animation.

Find a secret underground tunnel…

… at Toronto’s historic castle, Casa Loma. Turrets, towers and tunnels are ready for exploring and sparking young imaginations.

Hike a winter wonderland…

…at High Park. Stroll the paved walkways or march along a woodland trail. Check out the zoo: the bison, deer and highland cattle love the snow as much as you do!

Go hoarse…

…cheering your knight on to a rousing victory! Medieval Times is an all-ages hit with its combination of horsemanship, falconry, jousting and a delicious, four-course meal served in your ringside seats.

Little boy plays around ice sculptures of a lumberjack, eagle and tree.
Bloor-Yorkville Icefest /
February 24 & 25, 2018

Pull on your long johns…

…and linger over the ice-carving competitions at Icefest. Bloor-Yorkville becomes a frozen gallery as artists turn 20,000 pounds of crystal clear ice into majestic sculptures in February.

Get crafty…

… at the Gardiner Museum. Sculpt a cup or paint a tile every Sunday. Be sure to look for discovery boxes and go on a scavenger hunt in the galleries too.

Skate up a storm…

…at an iconic outdoor rink. Harbourfront’s Natrel Rink boasts DJ Skate Nights, while Mississauga’s Celebration Square is one of the Greater Toronto Area’s largest. Toronto City Hall’s rink at Nathan Phillips Square is the busiest: consider visiting later in the evening, as the crowds thin out.

Be all aglow…

…at the amazing black-light puppet performances of Famous PEOPLE Players. An iridescent marvel that drenches the senses in light and sound. It’s dinner theatre, Broadway spectacle and community giving all in one!

Hang out with polar bears…

…at the Toronto Zoo. The mix of outdoor and heated indoor pavilions ensures you can explore comfortably all day.