A Family Adventure Exploring the Best of Wild Ontario
One of the top places on our family bucket list is Canada. Not so much the big cities – we want to experience the wilderness and the adventure we have a sneaky feeling is just beyond the lines on the map.
So this family adventure holiday package from Triptoes fills me with glee and jealousy in equal measure. They even start by stating that they ‘believe one of the very best, most rewarding and exhilarating holiday experiences that a family can have together, is to spend time exploring the province of Ontario, Canada.’
(*jumps up and down* Yes. Yes yes yes. Take us!)
Being more than four times the size of the UK, Ontario is home to over 250,000 lakes, beautiful provincial parks, traditional Canadian ‘cottage country’ with its private lakeside homes and quaint provincial towns and villages, Niagara Falls and one of North America’s most diverse and cultural cities; Toronto.
Ontario has masses to entice any family looking for a North American adventure – and to to top it all off, the flight from London to Toronto is just 7 hours, a totally doable length for travel with young children.
Here’s what Triptoes suggest for exploring Ontario:
Begin your Ontario family adventure in Toronto and check into a family-friendly downtown hotel. Toronto, an easy and safe city for families to navigate, is a Triptoes’ favourite. There are some fun and interesting things to see and do including the iconic CN Tower, Toronto Island Park, The Beaches, Chinatown, The Art Gallery of Ontario, Royal Ontario Museum and the new Ripley’s Aquarium. A day trip to Niagara Falls is easy to squeeze in, being just a 90 minute drive from the city.
Next up is Algonquin Provincial Park and a guided canoe and camping trip. For families with children over the age of 6 this is an exciting way to experience a very Canadian way of life. Sleep under the stars and explore the lakes and forests of this much loved Ontario Park. Watch out for moose and keep your ears perked for the sound of a wolf howl. Paddle, portage and swim in the clean freshwater and enjoy fresh baked bannock cooked over the open fire whilst listening to tales of the Canadian wilderness.
For your last week, get ready to experience a traditional Canadian summer and spend a most memorable time ‘at the lake’ in your own private lakeside ‘cottage’. This is how many Canadians choose to spend their family time and once you have experienced this type of holiday, we reckon you will want to return to Canada again and again.
The sweet scented pine forests, crystal clear blue waters and blue skies of Cottage Country are part of what makes it so uniquely memorable. However, perhaps the greatest thing about a summer cottage holiday in Canada is that it offers your family the chance to truly unwind, relax, get away from it all and spend time in beautiful surroundings connecting as a family.
Children can play safely and with freedom, are entertained for hours by the pleasures of water and woodland during the day, and at night, there is nothing better than watching the sun set over the lake, listening to the sounds of wildlife and stargazing from the deck.
Triptoes Canada offers a 12 night family holiday to Ontario including 3 nights in Toronto, a 2 night/3 day guided canoe trip, 7 nights in a self-catering cottage in The Kawarthas and car hire for £1149 per adult and £829 based on a family of four. www.triptoes.com, 01225 471893.