Fun Summer Activities In Toronto
Whether you are planning a trip, or live in Toronto, there are many fun summer activities in Toronto that you can do.
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Free Activities in Toronto
Ontario Place is celebrating its 40th Anniversary, so this year, admission to the grounds is free. This includes some of the events and live entertainment. This park is on 93 acres which includes an IMAX 3D cinema, over 30 rides, Soak City, a water park, marina, restaurants, lounge pool and it is located right in downtown Toronto. Whether you are a child or an adult this is an absolutely fantastic place to spend the day, or see a concert in the evening.
There are three main stages at the park which feature shows such as Pipeworks, an acrobatics show, Earth Rangers, Treehouse and Extreme Wake Series.
For rides you can either pay as you go or you can purchase an all day pass. If you plan on going more than once to Ontario Place there is a Canadian Family Play All Summer Pass, which offers you the best value.
At The Molson Canadian Amphitheatre there is always great entertainment during the summer. You will need tickets to see some of the shows that can be purchased online through ticketmaster.
A Visit To The Metro Toronto Zoo with Rick Mercer
Metro Toronto Zoo
Come and visit the Penguins for summer fun in Toronto at the African Endangered Penguin Exhibit.
The Toronto Metro Zoo has over 5000 animals from all over the world. Children will love the petting zoo and can have a pony ride or see the New Guinea Singing Dog from the region of Australasia.
The Canadian Domain includes animal such as the moose, Trumpeter swan, Wood bison, Wapiti, American elk, the raccoon, grizzly bear, cougar, Northern bald eagle and the Canada lynx.
August 26-28th is Orangutan Awareness weekend and since it is International Year of the Forest what better way than to celebrate this 2011 event.
On September 12th all seniors 65 and older not only get free admission into the zoo but they can ride the Zoomobile all day.
I have to warn you though this zoo is huge (710 acres), so bring some comfortable walking shoes. To see it all in its entirety plan to stay at least six hours.
Ontario Science Centre
For those rainy days or on a day that you just want to escape the heat the Ontario Science Center has a variety of indoor activities for every age. The Science Centre is open 7 days a week from 10 am - 6 pm.
What There Is To See
Until September 5th you can visit the Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly Exhibition and find out how many sounds a crocodile can make, which snake has the longest fangs as well as the difference between venom and poison. See lizards, alligators and turtles in their naturalistic habitats.
If you are a CSI fan, until September 5th, there is CSI Live that is an interactive perfomance. Members of the audience are invited to participate on stage to be part of the investigation.Recommended for eight years of age and older.
See the Tornado Intercept Vehicle that only weights 6.4 tons that can travel up to a speed of 160 km/hr or 99 mi./hr. Remember to bring your cameras to get a shot of this storm chaser.
At the IMAX Dome you can see either Hubble, Tornado alley, IMAX Under The Sea that are all playing at various times from July 17th – August 27th. For times, shows and all the spectacular things to do and see at the Ontario Science Centreclick here.
Other Places To Visit While In Ontario
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