40 Places in Canada to See with Your Kids Before They Are All Grown Up


Kids grow up extremely fast, and their interests change quickly. Yet, Canada stays the same and has a plethora of fantastic places that are family-friendly.

Some of these are attractions or destinations that no child should go without visiting.

Those wanting to brighten the minds of their kids and give them unforgettable memories should check out this list of 40 places in Canada to see with your kids before they are all grown up.

1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls in Ontario
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Niagara Falls, Ontario

Why you’ve got to go: This famous waterfall is seriously spectacular, having three separate drops that plummet down over 50 metres at around 2,400 m3 per second.

What to do: Ride the ‘Maid of the Mist’ (www.maidofthemist.com) on an excited journey right into the curve of the Horseshoe Falls, which is the largest of the three drops. Or ride the ‘Whirlpool Aero Car’ 61 metres above the Niagara Whirlpool. You can also just watch the magnificent falls from Queen Victoria Park, or get closer by viewing them from one of the viewing decks that are part of the ‘Journey Behind the Falls’. Certainly one of the Most Unexceptional places to visit with kids.

Get there when kids are: Under 14

More info: www.niagara-usa.com; www.niagarafallstourism.com

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2. Canadian Children’s Museum

Canadian Children's Museum
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Gatineau, Quebec

Why you’ve got to go: This is the largest museum in the country that designed specifically for kids, with over 15,000 items in its collection.

What to do: Walk through the interactive ‘The Great Adventure’ using a museum passport to visit Japan, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and other international destinations, enjoying hands-on experiences along the way. Kids can go in a colourfully decorated bus from Pakistan, ride a rickshaw in Thailand or step inside a market in Mexico.

Get there when kids are: Under 14

More info: www.historymuseum.ca/visit/childrens-museum

3. Royal Tyrrell Museum

Royal Tyrell Museum
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Drumheller, Alberta

Why you’ve got to go: Kids love dinosaurs, and the museum is home to over 130,000 fossils that were found in the Dinosaur Provincial Park.

What to do: Go on an expedition to dig up bones and fossils in a realistic quarry, have the kids make their own fossils or wander around the magnificent ‘Dinosaur Hall’, which features over 40 dinosaur skeletons.

Get there when kids are: Under 14

More info: http://www.tyrrellmuseum.com

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4. Kids Market

Kids Market
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Granville Island, British Columbia

Why you’ve got to go: The Kid’s Market was rated as one of the top family-friendly attractions in the province. It features shops, activities and services aimed just towards kids.

What to do: Enjoy the four-level indoor playground ‘The Adventure Zone’ (theadventurezone.ca), play games at ‘Circus Circus’ arcade or have fun with virtual reality at ‘Virtual Ride’. (www.vrfuntasticworld.com).

Get there when kids are: Under 14

More info: www.kidsmarket.ca

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