While there are amusement parks throughout Canada, Canada’s Wonderland is something truly special. Located in Vaughan, a suburb north of Toronto, it’s the largest in the country and one of the most-visited amusement parks in the world. The reason: thrills, and lots of them. So grab your fun-loving family and plan a day of serious, northern-style adventure together.
Are your kids into roller coasters? They’ll find no less than 16 coasters here, from the mild to the wild. Hold the little ones close for a gentle ride on the Ghoster Coaster, which has mini peaks and valleys that are exciting without being scary. Then, take your fearless teens for a screaming good time on the super-fast Leviathan, which boasts a 93-meter (306-foot), 80-degree drop that will leave you all totally exhilarated and ready to ride it all over again.
The beauty of Canada’s Wonderland is in its different neighborhoods, which offer something for every member of the family. From Planet Snoopy and KidZville to International Street and Medieval Faire, nobody will feel left out, no matter their age. You’ll also find plenty of attractions that speak to the character of this great northern nation, like the Mighty Canadian Minebuster, a butterfly-inducing ride inspired by the hardscrabble experiences of miners during the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800s.
When you’re ready for a break from the action, settle in for a hearty meal at the Marketplace International Café, followed by a hand-stretched BeaverTail pastry or a “famous” funnel cake topped with ice cream and strawberries. You might not find gold here, but the experience you’ll have with your family will be far more precious.