Save on Summer Adventures throughout Ontario
Summer is a great time for families to stay and explore Ontario. The 2013 Fun Pass is a hot ticket for affordable family fun. The pass includes savings at 20 Ontario attractions and over 100 provincial parks including:
Art Gallery of Ontario - Toronto
Try out the Family Activity Bag or start your own art treasure hunt with AGO Collectors Series trading cards. Have some hands-on fun in the Weston Family Learning Centre and the Dr. Mariano Elia Hands On Centre with art-making and creative play activities for the whole family, from the youngest learner on up!
Discovery Harbour - Penetanguishene
Experience special summer activities including sailor's ropework, 19th century cooking, dockyard demonstrations, quill pen writing and historic games. Join "above and below" deck activities aboard the War of 1812 replica ships H.M.S. Tecumseth and H.M.S. Bee. Explore exhibits and the original 1815 hull in the new H.M.S. Tecumseth Centre in August. Plus, War of 1812 tours with costumed interpreters take place all summer long.
Fort Henry National Historic Site - Kingston
Fort Henry is drumming up military history. Learn about 19th century military life and experience heart-pounding musical performances and precision military demonstrations by the Fort Henry Guard. The Trade Square is Kingston's newest shopping district inside the Fort. Shop or enjoy lunch overlooking the beautiful vista of the city.
Fort William Historical Park - Thunder Bay
Discover a rich tapestry of the fur trade as costumed interpreters bring the North West Company of the 1800s to life. Don't miss the weekend-long Celtic Fair July 19 - 21 that offers Celtic-themed activities for the whole family. Come hear the muskets blast and the cannons roar. Explore the wonders of the universe at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory every Thursday through Saturday night.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection - Kleinburg
Immerse your kids in the world of iconic Canadian art featuring the works of Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. Touch real art from the collection, take a family tour and play and learn in the Discovery Space. Or enjoy a stroll outside through the gallery's grounds and sculpture garden.
Niagara Parks - Butterfly Conservatory - Niagara Falls
Walk along winding paths and discover over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely in a lush, exotic rainforest setting. Take in the pond and waterfall and watch butterflies emerge from their pupae and prepare to take their first flight.
Niagara Parks - Old Fort Erie - Niagara Falls
Step back into a time of red coats, black powder and fortress walls. Learn about Old Fort Erie -- the first fort built by the British in Ontario and a major crossing point for slaves using the Underground Railroad to freedom.
Niagara Parks - Laura Secord Homestead - Queenston
Relive the journey of Laura Secord, a brave Niagara woman in the service of her country during the War of 1812. Guided tours are given by qualified costumed interpreters, providing information about this historic house and the heritage of the area.
Ontario Heritage Trust - Various sites across the province
Visit one of Ontario's many historic sites this summer and watch the past come alive. Bring a picnic to Homewood Museum's fair and take in the Galloping Goat Petting Farm, ride a pony or meet Sir John A. Macdonald. Or visit Uncle Tom's Cabin Historic Site in Dresden and learn more about early black settlers in Ontario. Explore the Parliament interpretive centre, the site of Upper Canada's first legislative buildings.
Ontario Science Centre - Toronto
Game On 2.0 is an interactive exhibit featuring more than 150 playable games from Pong to Guitar Hero from across the history of the medium. This celebration of the world's largest video game exhibit features game design, development, and production. Visit the state-of-the-art planetarium, meteorites from Mars, cosmic rays and black holes at Space for an out-of-the world experience. Find that and much more in Sport, an exhibition that blends fitness and athleticism with science.
Royal Ontario Museum - Toronto
Take the kids to see the Bat Cave, the CIBC Discovery Gallery and the Hands On Biodiversity Gallery for an afternoon of fun. Younger kids will enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, dressing up in authentic period armour or kicking back in the kid-size tipi.
Royal Botanical Gardens - Burlington
Unplug your family this summer and get active at the Royal Botanical Gardens. Hike or bike along the extensive trail system, get hands on with nature at the Discovery Cart or find your way through a maze of 300 white cedars. Take a guided tour, learn about horticulture and discover local wildlife.
Sainte-Marie among the Hurons - Midland
Follow in the footsteps of Ontario's first Europeans at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons. Kids connect with the past through hands-on activities such as basket-making, 17th century fire-starting and cooking demonstrations. Themed weekends include the Aboriginal Festival Weekend June 22-23 and Thanksgiving Harvest Festival October 12-13. Be sure to sample the sweet corn, bean and squash soup otherwise known as "three sisters" in the restaurant.
Science North - Sudbury
Science North is an inspirational and interactive learning place on how science affects the world around us. Experience The Science of Ripley's Believe it or Not!® for a collection of intriguing objects and artefacts. Explore places beyond your imagination and learn the science behind the unbelievable. Kids will want to crawl through Titanoboa a life-size model of the prehistoric snake.
Upper Canada Village - Morrisburg
There's no better place to time travel than at Upper Canada Village. Take the miniature train to explore Crysler Heritage Park, site of the 1813 Battle of Crysler Farm. Plus, the interactive discovery centre allows you to uncover Ontario's heritage and history in a whole new way.
Ontario Parks - Across the province
Pack the sunscreen, frisbees, board games, or maybe a favourite book, and whisk your kids away to one of Ontario's many provincial parks for some great family time. From hiking and camping to stargazing, canoeing or wildlife viewing, an Ontario Parks adventure awaits for your family this summer.
TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour - Various ports across the province
Running all summer long throughout Ontario, with 15 ports participating in this pan provincial event commemorating the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
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