Spring break is a great time to plan family vacations in Canada. The weather is warming up, flowers are starting to bloom and people are making their way outdoors from their winter hibernation. Where do you take your family for a fun, family friendly vacation? Below is a list of places to take your family on a spring break vacation in Canada.
Spring Break Family Vacations in Canada
Of course you want to see the falls when you are here. And there are many ways to see them, from boat, behind the falls in caves or by helicopter or observation towers. Maid of the Mist is the boat tour you often see with people wearing rain coats and ponchos in attempt to stay dry from the spray of the falls. Definitely an amazing way to see the falls. Aside from the falls there are many things to keep your family entertained here such as Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and Butterfly Conservatory. The gardens sit on 100-acres and is cared for by the students who attend the onsite horticultural school. Admission is free to the Botanical Gardens, while the Butterfly Conservatory charges a small fee.
If you have some hockey fans in your family, you won’t want to miss the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, which boasts a Puck Wall, displaying more than 1,000 pucks from tournaments. Take your family outdoors to the 700-acre Toronto Zoo which is modeled after the San Diego Zoo. Housing more than 500 species of animals from every corner of the Earth such as Indo-Malaysian, Africa and the Americas to name a few. Be sure not to miss the walking safari or the elephant territory!
Vancouver: This may be a newer city and lack some historical charm but it makes up for it in beauty, with mountains and beaches. Be sure to take the kids to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It hangs 230 feet above the Capilano River and spans 450 feet. It’s not just a walk across a bridge, there are many things to do on the other side at Treetops Adventure. For some indoor fun, visit the Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre. It is home to more than 50,000 different animals, enough to keep the kids interested! Don’t miss the beluga whale!
Victoria and Vancouver Island: You want to stop by the Craigdarroch Castle. Some say it’s more of a mansion than a castle, but has some great views of downtown Victoria. Explore the 39 rooms, but be aware, some visitors have reported experiencing some ghostly activity! If large homes with possible ghosts are not your thing, take the kids to the Victoria Bug Museum. They will for sure love the exhibits featuring giant walking sticks and glow in the dark scorpions!
This list is just to get you going, Canada is full of places for family vacations. The important thing to remember when taking family vacations is to make memories together. Of course you want to make sure the kids have fun, and you and your significant other!
Where have you planned your family vacations before in Canada? Share your favorite vacation spots below!