GTA things to do

Put your Pedal to the Metal – 13 Places to Drive Go-karts in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Put your Pedal to the Metal - 13 Places to Drive Go-karts in Ontario

Lance Stroll, the up-and-coming Canadian Formula One race car driver, got his start in go-karting and while you may not aspire to race in the big leagues, you too can test your mettle on the track. Ontario has quite a few go kart tracks around the province, and some of the locations also have junior…

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Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease! 11 Places to go Ziplining in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Fly Through the Air with the Greatest of Ease! 11 Places to go Ziplining in Ontario

There is something cool about seeing Ontario from high up and luckily, there are some great options to let you enjoy a zipline or canopy tour all over the province. Here are a few, but visit Summer Fun Guide http://www.summerfunguide.ca/outdoor-adventures.html for more! Note that most of these places require reservations. Some are open year round…

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Attractions in Toronto

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Attractions in Toronto

Attractions in Toronto Toronto is ranked incredibly highly in a whole bunch of international “best of” rankings these days, partially because it is a beautiful, safe, multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city and partially because there is just so much to see and do here. Not only is there a gorgeous skyline, a lake, great food, and nice…

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12 Cool Things That You Can Only Find in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Some of Ontario’s highlights Ontario is a hot tourist destination, with something for every age, income level, taste & interest. Some of Ontario’s highlights are Toronto, one of the most popular cities in North America, the Muskoka Lakes Region, recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the best places to visit in the world,…

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A Day at Scenic Caves by Michelle Brandes

By Shari & Elisa Monday, August 17, 2015
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A Day at Scenic Caves by Michelle Brandes

We  had a fantastic day at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures in Collingwood. Our 3 daughters, ages 12, 10 & 8, couldn’t have had a better time. We drove from Toronto, through Collingwood & past the ski hills of Blue Mountains, to Scenic Caves. Upon arrival, my girls were immediately drawn to the playground – they…

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Top SFG picks to get your adrenaline fix this summer

By Shari & Elisa Monday, July 20, 2015
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Top SFG picks to get your adrenaline fix this summer

Sometimes, you feel like relaxing in the summer sunshine, but sometimes, you’d rather feel the wind in your hair & enjoy the beautiful warm weather while simultaneously getting a real adrenaline rush. Here are some of our top picks for outdoor adventures where you’ll experience some of the best rushes around. Check out our just…

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Soar through the trees with Canopy Tours & Ziplines

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Soar through the trees with Canopy Tours & Ziplines

Have you ever wanted to “fly through the air with the greatest of ease”? You don’t have to be a trapeze artist in the circus to do so anymore!  You can try one of the many ziplines & canopy tours around Ontario and zoom through the treetops with a bird’s eye view of the land…

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Keeping it Cool in the Outdoors!

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Keeping it Cool in the Outdoors!

As the cold weather of an Ontario winter settles in, it’s time to think about all of the wonderful outdoor activities available to us.  Canada is known for its winters and we have no shortage of fun things to do.  So put on your snowpants, bundle up & get outside for some serious fun!  …

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Winter Indoor Fun in Ontario!

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, February 5, 2015
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Winter Indoor Fun in Ontario!

Winters can be tough in Ontario, so it’s a good idea to have some fun indoor plans.  We’ve gathered some fabulous indoor activities to keep you and your family both warm and entertained during the cold days of winter. Gaming & Racing: When you’re ready to escape the great outdoors, why not try your luck…

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Be a tourist in your own town!

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Be a tourist in your own town!

Why wait until visitors come in from out of town to explore the best tourist attractions of your city or town? If you’re taking some time off this summer or fall, it’s a great opportunity to be a tourist at home. African Lion Safari (Southwestern Ont) Have you always wanted to go on a safari…

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Fun in the Water in Ontario – Beaches, Waterparks & More!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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Fun in the Water in Ontario - Beaches, Waterparks & More!

Ahhhh – to be surrounded by blue water and to feel the warm sand between your toes.  What a feeling!  Usually we have to travel far to experience such pleasures, but in the summer, it’s all available to us right here in Ontario. Waterparks: Young & old can have a blast at a waterpark in…

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7 Places to make new animal friends

By Shari & Elisa Monday, July 21, 2014
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7 Places to make new animal friends

For all the animal lovers out there, summer is the perfect time for a visit to one of the  many farms & zoos in our province. You (and your kids) can get close enough to touch many of the animals. The farms and zoos across Ontario provide a wonderful opportunity to learn about local &…

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Best Museums in Canada

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, April 11, 2013
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Best Museums in Canada

Museums have a sticky reputation. For history buffs they offer a Mecca of learning and discovery, but the general public often sees them as big warehouses with too much stuff that has no relative importance to their current lives. However, Canada offers some of the best and interactive museums in the world, most of which…

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Family Time at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Family Time at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto

ROM This past Saturday the kids were bursting with energy.  The skies were gray, the weather was cold, but we had to get them out of the house.  We needed a kid friendly outing suitable for a 10, 8 and 6 year old.  It had to be fun and indoor and give them space to…

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Reptilia: Face Your Fears!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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Reptilia: Face Your Fears!

My kids and I went to Reptilia on the recent PA Day from our school. I have never been fond of reptiles and amphibians, but I decided to face my fears. Reptilia is a 25,000 sq. ft. indoor reptile zoo located in Vaughan, Ontario, near Toronto. The kids and I walked through a maze of…

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