Where in Ontario? #TravelOntario - Toronto Teacher Mom

Where in Ontario? #TravelOntario

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

When school's out, summer fun is what I'm all about. I love heading out on the road with the kids visiting our favourite places and exploring parts of Ontario we have yet to see. Today, I share with you twelve family-friendly places to visit. Except number 10. You will want to book a babysitter when you plan that visit. And rent a limo, even. All of these photos were taken by yours truly, with the exception of number 11. That one was taken by my talented brother. Many feature animals but I'm curious. How many of the following places in Ontario can you identify?

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Travel Ontario - Great Wolf Lodge - Niagara Falls

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Travel Ontario - Blue Mountain Resort - Collingwood

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Travel Ontario - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada - Toronto

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Travel Ontario - African Lion Safari - Hamilton

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Travel Ontario - Medieval Times - Toronto

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Travel Ontario - Scenic Caves Park - Collingwood

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Travel Ontario - Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum - Hamilton

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Travel Ontario - Toronto Botanical Garden

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Travel Ontario - Welland Canal

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Travel Ontario - Southbrook Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake

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Travel Ontario - Mountsberg Conservation - Hamilton

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Travel Ontario - Grand River Rafting - Paris

  1. Forest Friends - Great Wolf Lodge, Niagara Falls
  2. The Westin Trillium HouseBlue Mountain Resort, Collingwood
  3. Lionfish - Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Toronto
  4. Giraffes - African Lion Safari, Hamilton
  5. Andalusian horse - Medieval Times, Toronto
  6. Rocky the Train - Scenic Caves Park, Collingwood
  7. Avro Lancaster Vintage Bomber - Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton
  8. Learning about City Critters - Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto
  9. Closing the gates - Welland Canal, Welland
  10. Southbrook Vineyards - Niagara-on-the-Lake
  11. Ayasha, the Golden Eagle - Mountsberg Conservation, Hamilton,
  12. Blue heron - Grand River Rafting, Paris
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82 COMMENTS

  1. Wow, what great places and great pics. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Makes we want to head out on an impromptu day trip!

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  2. I use to have a freshwater aquarium that included lion fish until they ate their tank mates! Very cool fish but they grow fast!

    Happy WW - loved your photos! :-)

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    1. Then their name was aptly chosen - Lionfish, King of the Aquarium!

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  3. All these are fun places for kids.And nice captures too...

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  4. Fab fun photos and that one of the horse in the air what a great capture :-)

    Have a tanfastic week :-)

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    1. Thank you! I think I took about 100 photos that night. Glad at least one of them turned out okay. LOL

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  5. Many lovely places that you visited this summer. Great that there are so many outdoor places where you stay.

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    1. Many of them I had visited during past summers but the season isn't over yet!

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  6. I didn`t find out any of those great places... I hope You apology when You know its more than 30 years ago, when I visited my aunt in Ottawa.
    Greetings from Austria

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    1. LOL A lot has changed in 30 years! So nice of you to stop by, all the way from Austria! :)

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  7. Great photos! Love the giraffes!

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  8. I have only been from Toronto to Niagra Falls and that was 13 years ago, so I don't know any of these spots. I just remember that of all cities I have visited when my girls were young, Toronto was my favorite for kids. So, it doesn't really surprise me that Ontario has so many cool spots. Your photos are great. They really tell stories.

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    1. Toronto is jam-packed with great places to see and things to do with the kids. Hopefully, you'll be able to come back soon!

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  9. A fabulous list of places to visit with the family. I love the giraffes and the eagle and heron. I love visiting aquariums. Happy summer, enjoy your day!

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    1. Putting this post together, I realized I tend to lean towards outdoor activities. I love being out in nature and capturing animals on camera.

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  10. Fantastic photos D. I've been to most of those places save the ones in Hamilton (which is embarrassing given the fact I went to Mac)

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    1. Well, then. We must rectify that. LOL I wonder if we were both at Mac at the same time...

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  11. Lovely set of photos and my fave is the eagle one. Amazing capture!

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    1. Yup. Love that eagle photo, too. My brother is a pretty amazing photographer. He taught me everything I know but I still have so much to learn.

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  12. What a great place to visit and exposure!!
    Thanks for linking this week on #OMHGWW!!

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    1. And yet, there's still so much left to see and explore in our province!

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  13. #9 is an absolute favorite.....and minutes from my door!

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    1. That one is one of my childhood favourites. My parents would take us there all the time and I it fascinating to watch the boats pass through. They new Centre is really neat, too!

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    2. It's chilly here today....no parks (our favorite park runs along the canal and we can see some huge boats go by) or pools for us today, maybe the locks will be on our schedule later this afternoon!

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  14. Well I have seen 2 on the list - better get working on some of the other! (Judy Cowan)

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    1. LOL And there are so many others I could have added, too!

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  15. I got all but the last two! Do I win a prize? ;)

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    1. LOL Those last two were the trickiest!

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  16. I like all those places. I just hope I can get to Canada one day. Will you be my tour guide?
    Teresa From Nanahood.com

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  17. What great adventures and memories you are making. We are halfway through school holidays and I don't feel like we've done enough but my three girls (14, 15 & 17) seem ok with lazy days and catching up with family and friends.

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    1. We're almost halfway too. I don't want to think of going back to work in September, though. That's why I got caught up in reminiscing over summers past. I like lazy days, too, but I want to take advantage of the time off to do things I don't get to do during the school year.

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  18. I don't think you could take more beautiful photos - all of these are stunning! What a wonderful time you must be having!

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    1. Aw, thanks Evelyn! You're so sweet! Most of these were taken over the last year or so.

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  19. Oh wow, beautiful pictures :) love the jumping horse, stunning shots ...

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    1. Thank you! I think I took about 100 photos before I snapped a good one of the horse.

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  20. We have so much to see and do here in our own province. I love it.
    (Debbie W)

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    1. I know! And there's still so much to see and do!

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  21. Looks like fun places to visit. Too bad it's so far away for us.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-camping-is-mashugana.html

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    1. Funny. I feel the same way when I see other WW posts of unique places. Yet in reality, there are so many beautiful places to explore right in my own backyard.

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  22. Wow so many interesting places to discover there! You take really good shots.

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    1. Thank you! In the world of digital photography, we have the luxury of taking hundreds of photos to ensure we get a few good ones.

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  23. Those are awesome photos! You've been everywhere! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jill! I have to admit, I'm pretty proud of that one myself.

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  25. What a great idea for a post! I only knew about half of them, and i'm in ontario!!

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    1. Some of them were really tough seeing as some of the photos consisted only of animals.

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  26. It does look like there's lots to see around where you live. Have a great summer!!!

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    1. There sure is! Hope you have a great summer, too, Alissa!

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  27. Really great shots. Especially the bird. How majestic!

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    1. Thank you so much! Credit goes to my brother for that one.

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  28. Because I'm a clueless and self-absorbed American, I don't know any of these spots! But I will one day!

    Here's my Wordless Wednesday!

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    1. Hi, I cannot find the post comment tab (sorry)
      I visited Toronto, in 2008 and we went to Niagara one day and that's all. But, the pictures are so amazing. I hope we can make it there soon, with my kids this time!

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    2. LOL I feel the same way about some of the amazing places to see in the US.

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  29. Have not visited Ontario yet, but can guarantee that those are FUN places :)

    Happy to link up!
    xoxo

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    1. And fun we had! Thanks for the link-up!

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  30. We saw the Blue Heron while boating down the Grand River. There were so many of them, it was so cool and majestic!

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  31. wow - fun summer so far.

    awesome pictures - I would love to visit there.

    :)

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  32. I have to bring my boys to Great Wolf Lodge one day. I know they would LOVE it.

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  33. too many folks don't know how wonderful our town/city/area/province really is

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  34. too many folks don't know how wonderful our town/city/area/province really is

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  35. I never been in Scenic Caves Park, Collingwood, looks like nice place to visit and this Rocky the Train is totally fun!

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  36. WOW!! All these places look like so much fun!

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  37. <3 to go to GWL with my neice and nephew....now a yearly tradition!

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  38. These are some lovely place to visit.Your pictures are so beautiful.Thanks for the great post.

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  39. These are some lovely place to visit.Your pictures are so beautiful.Thanks for the great post.

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  40. My family are heading to Great Wolf Lodge in July. It's a first for us and our boys are so excited!

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  41. Gorgeous photos! Ontario is indeed a beautiful place offering so much. Thanks for sharing!

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  42. My kids have been to great wolf lodge and it's a ton of fun. So much for them and the time just goes by. They are tired after a fun filled day at the Waterpark. Some of these places would love to check out.

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  43. My kids have been to great wolf lodge and it's a ton of fun. So much for them and the time just goes by. They are tired after a fun filled day at the Waterpark. Some of these places would love to check out.

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  44. These pictures are beautiful.I have been to some of these places but would love to visit Great Wolf Lodge someday!

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  45. These are great places to visit and to make some beautiful memories.I enjoyed this post and the lovely pictures you took.

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