Best places to visit in Canada for Family Vacation

Canada is a unique country with diverse landscapes, pristine wilderness, progressive cities and friendly residents. A great and perfect place to travel with family. In this article, I will explore the best places to visit in Canada which have a lot of activities to do.

You can get a different experience if you visit in winter or summer. Here, I will share with you several popular destinations for families in Canada, recommended by some of the best family travel bloggers in Canada and abroad.

Best places to visit in Canada

Canada is a huge country on the world map. Pinpointing a place to go on a family trip can be a bit daunting, so the guide I’m analyzing here should help you out a bit. Here I make a list of the best places to visit in Canada which have a lot of things to do. It will help to easily visit and take wonderful trips for you.

1. Toronto, Ontario

Toronto is home to so many amazing things and is the perfect Canadian home base for our family. There are a lot of attractions and activities for  visiting Toronto with families, such as visiting the Science Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and more.

It has plenty of activities for families with kids of all ages. They will enjoy picking up a day pass and riding the streetcar or subway. Explore places like Little India, where kids can enjoy some delicious Pakistani food at Lahore Tikka House.

Also, one can sit in a tuk-tuk before taking pictures at the colorful Kensington Market. Street art before taking over some dim sum from Chinatown.

Make time to enjoy one of the many festivals held here throughout the year. You will love food for families that can sample everything from gourmet hotdogs to Ethiopian cuisine in Toronto.

As this Canadian city is home to many amazing chefs who are constantly discovering new food ideas. If running between attractions isn’t your beat.

It’s also great to grab an ice cream and hit one of Toronto’s. There are many parks and playgrounds in Toronto Islands. It is home to an old-school amusement park for the under 10s.

Additionally, craft beer-loving parents will also be thrilled to hear that Toronto has many breweries that welcome kids. If you like big city amenities with a friendly community atmosphere, Toronto is where you should go!

2. Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City is a  great place in Canada and it is perfect for a family vacation. Downtown is the best for wandering around, taking photos, popping into patisserie or candy shops and for dining.

We had a delighted prix fixe lunch at the very wonderful and child-friendly Lapin Sauté. The Funicular is a popular activity for kids, they really enjoy it for the whole tour time.

Also, explore inside the Chateau Frontenac, which can offer plenty of good deals off season. In the summer season, you will find a lot of street performers along the upper town promenade with great views all year long.

It takes a long time to go to the Old Town, too. There are plenty of the neighborhoods that stretch out from the upper town gate along the Plains of Abraham.

It offers a cool retro-vibe, all kinds of local shops and markets and less touristy restaurants. It has small playgrounds. But it is not perfect for older players, just for children.

You can rent a car for a day and go to the impressive Montmorency Falls and picturesque Ile d’Orleans. Where take a cable car up to the top of the falls, walk across a bridge that spans them.

After you can come back down via the cable car or a set of stairs on the opposite side of the falls. If you have a camera, you can take some scenic photos before coming back to the city.

3. Kelowna, British Columbia

Kelowna’s best known for its thriving wine culture and stunning lake and mountain views. There are plenty of things to do in Kelowna with families.

A kid-friendly boardwalk runs the long length of the Okanagan Lake waterfront making it a busy downtown. It is complete with sandy beaches, a water trampoline park, a huge playground and a kids spray park.

Along the city nearby, you will find out all the kayaking, hiking and all other outdoor activities for your kids that help you to handle yourself. If you go there during rainy weather, which is a very rare feeling during Kelowna’s hot and sunny summers.

There is a local EnergyPlex indoor playground that is perfect for kids. Also it has trampolines, foam pits, a rock wall, rope swings, a huge cube climb, and more.

Additionally, there has the best of the indoor H2O Adventure and Fitness Center. It has water slides, a wave pool, diving boards, lazy river, surf wave simulator, indoor cardio and weight rooms.

Be sure to check out the hugely popular places nearby Kangaroo Creek Farm and Hoofprints Barnyard for your dose of cuteness.

4. Banff, Alberta

Banff is a great town in Alberta, Canada.  The most amazing activity is to explore the Rocky Mountains in winter or summer. There has plenty of land of mountains, old growth forests, lakes and wilderness.

This town has lots of the perfect hikes and walks in the place. There also you will see some wild animals as you make your way through Banff National Park.  

It is the most popular place for every visitor from the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain for panoramic views of the mountain peaks.

To take an older feeling to visit the heritage Banff Springs Hotel by Fairmont and imagine holidaying here. Where kids will love to splash around in the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Don’t forget to walk or chit chat some time at nearby Lake Louise with family members or kids. If you go there in the summer, so you can do the Lake Agnes tea house trek and canoe on the beautiful blue lake. 

Enjoy ice skating on the lake and the ice castle, or hit the slopes at Lake Louise Ski Resort. Alberta has so many things to do for families. You can also enjoy a road trip, that is the best way to explore this state.

5. Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls visiting is an exciting and one of the most favorite Canadian destinations. In my opinion, there is no better place to visit in Greater Canada with your family. Also, many family vloggers both domestic and foreign, have suggested it for visiting Canada.

Visit from the Canadian side to enjoy the falls, but you can get an awesome view of the magnificent falls from other falls of North America.

To put it simply you get to see more in Canada because most of the water is falling from the United States side.

The evening is a great time to enjoy fall views. Because, during this time many lights flicker in the falls and make a spectacular firework display. Best of all, if a boat trip is possible.

You can get an incredible view from the Maid of the Mist or Hornblower boat tour.

Here, apart from a good view of the Niagara Falls, there are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood. Also, some room for the kiddos to run around and play tag in the park.