ONTARIO ZOOS, FARMS & AQUARIUMS

If you're an animal lover, Ontario is the right place for visiting creatures with fur, feathers or scales. Zoos in Ontario include a range of options from traditional zoos to petting zoos to real working farms. People who want to see a specific type of animal can check out butterfly conservatories, aviaries, giant cat and reptile zoos. Or check out one of many working animal farms or petting zoos throughout the province. 

Toronto, Ontario is home to some of Canada’s best zoos and aquariums. See over 5000 animals and 460 species as you walk the paths of the Toronto Zoo, Canada’s only zoo to host Panda Bears. Or experience life under the sea with Ontario’s only aquarium, Ripley’s Aquarium, home to over 16,000 aquatic animals.

Ontario has a variety of smaller zoos throughout the province, each offering unique encounters and unforgettable family experiences. Spend your summer days viewing wildlife and enjoying the family activities that many local zoos have to offer. Bring your lunch and enjoy a picnic alongside some of your favourite animals. Many small zoos offer a variety of extra activities like playgrounds & splashpads.

Ready to get up close & personal with some animals? Ontario has a variety of petting zoos, working farms, and family fun farms to suit even the youngest family members. Feed a llama, ride a pony, milk a cow, shear a sheep, pet a donkey or harvest some honey. There is never a shortage of things to do down on the farms of Ontario.

Are you looking for a more exotic animal experience? Ontario hosts a great variety of reptile zoos, birds of prey aviaries, and insect conservatories to suit the more adventurous animal-lovers. Pet a snake, learn the habits of local turtles, or watch a raptor demonstration. There is always something new to learn at Ontario’s most exotic zoos.

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Jungle Cat World Zoological Park and Bed & Breakfast

3667 Concession Rd 6 & Tamblyn Rd , Orono, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

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905-983-5016  www.junglecatworld.com

Experience Canada's most unique Wildlife Park and Bed & Breakfast Inn. Spend the day immersing yourself in the zoo world, spend the night in the decadent Safari Lodge! Guests explore the zoo at twilight, after the park has closed to the public, as the nocturnal animals become active. 45 min E of Toronto - 11km N of the 401.  » More

Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show - Oct 2-8, 2018

Norfolk County Fairgrounds, 172 South Dr , Simcoe, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

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519-426-7280  www.norfolkcountyfair.com

Come celebrate our 178th year! Visit the oldest agricultural fair in Ontario with over 100,000 visitors each year. This year's fair features agricultural displays, crafts, food vendors,art demonstrations,competitions, midway rides,celebrity chefs,amazing concerts,plus many other special events.  » More

Saunders Country Critters Zoo

1058 County Rd #44 , RR # 1 Oxford Station, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

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613-258-1108  www.saunderscountry.com

There is always something new at the Zoo. Babies are born, new critters arrive, new facilities are built. See >60 species with new ones all the time. A is for Agouti, Z is for Zebu & all the in betweens like Kinkajou & Kangaroo. Bring your family to come out and meet our family. Come spend a lazy day and "Talk to the Animals".  » More

519-733-4034

705-322-6293

705-786-2023

613-628-5409

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