Ten can’t-miss sights in the city.

Ten can’t-miss sights in the city.

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Toronto

Re­launched last sum­mer, this 45-acre trop­i­cal-themed wa­ter park is the per­fect place to beat the heat. Cool off on curv­ing wa­ter­slides, the freefalling chute that ends with a splash, in the wave pool, or with in­ter­ac­tive sprays and a gi­ant tip­ping bucket. There’s also the jet-stream zi­pline, where guests can fly over the park at speeds of 45 kilo­me­tres per hour, while Wet ‘n’ Wild Jr. is for pint-sized guests with mini slides, spray toys, and more. 7855 Finch Ave. W., Bramp­ton, wet­nwild­toronto.com

CN Tower

Mea­sur­ing 553.33 me­tres high, the city’s most iconic land­mark is the tallest struc­ture in the Western hemi­sphere and pro­vides nu­mer­ous op­tions for scop­ing out the city view. Peer down—straight down—through the el­e­va­tor’s glass bot­tom dur­ing the ride up, or ven­ture onto the glass floor lo­cated 342 me­tres above the street, or head up to the SkyPod ob­ser­va­tion plat­form at 447 me­tres up, from which it’s pos­si­ble to see as far as Ni­a­gara and New York state on a clear day. The truly brave can walk the perime­ter of the CN Tower “hands-free” 356 me­tres in the air with EdgeWalk. 301 Front St. W., cn­tower.ca

Toronto Zoo

More than 5,000 an­i­mals from more than 450 species call this 710-acre zoo­log­i­cal park home. Seven geo­graphic lo­ca­tions di­vide the zoo, recre­at­ing the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ments of their in­hab­i­tants. The African Rain­for­est Pavil­ion boasts the largest in­door go­rilla ex­hibit in North Amer­ica, while the award–win­ning Tun­dra Trek is in­hab­ited by po­lar bears, Arc­tic wolves, and snowy owls. 2000 Mead­ow­vale Rd., toron­to­zoo.com

Hockey Hall of Fame

Toronto’s trib­ute to a na­tional ob­ses­sion fea­tures mem­o­ra­bilia, dis­plays, and in­ter­ac­tive games. The Stan­ley Cup 125th an­niver­sary ex­hibit fea­tures cham­pi­onship rings, as well as photo ops with the game’s cov­eted prize, which was first

awarded in 1893. Fans can also make the calls on clas­sic games in the TSN/RDS broad­cast zone, see 90 goalie masks worn by some of the great­est puck­stop­pers, and tour a replica of the Mon­treal Cana­di­ens’ dress­ing room. Brook­field Place, 30 Yonge St., hhof.com

Canada’s Won­der­land

Head to the coun­try’s largest theme park for 16 heart­stop­ping roller coast­ers. Le­viathan is the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Canada stand­ing at 93.27 me­tres tall and trav­el­ling at speeds of

148 kilo­me­tres per hour, while Be­he­moth boasts a 75-de­gree an­gle drop from 70.1 me­tres high at 125 kilo­me­tres per hour. There are also two fam­ily-friendly ar­eas, KidZville and Planet Snoopy, with more than 25 rides and ac­tiv­i­ties for younger guests, as well as the 20-acre Splash Works with slides and a spray­ground. 1 Canada’s Won­der­land Dr., Vaughan, canadas­won­der­land.com

On­tario Science Cen­tre

Find more than 500 in­ter­ac­tive ex­hibits that ex­plore such di­verse sub­jects as the hu­man body, ge­ol­ogy, as­tron­omy, tech­nol­ogy, sports, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, and the en­vi­ron­ment. Hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude crawl­ing through a cave or build­ing a roller coaster, plus live demon­stra­tions, and plan­e­tar­ium talks, or catch a film at the IMAX Dome Theatre. 770 Don Mills Rd., on­tar­io­science­cen­tre.ca

Casa Loma

The city’s ma­jes­tic cas­tle on the hill was once the largest pri­vate res­i­dence in Canada, com­mis­sioned by fi­nancier Sir Henry Pel­latt and com­pleted af­ter three years in 1914 at a cost of $3.5 mil­lion. The Gothic re­vival es­tate boasts se­cret tun­nels and doors, as well as colour­fully lush gar­dens and or­nate de­tails such as the fam­ily coat of arms on the li­brary ceil­ing. 1 Austin Terr., casa­loma.ca

St. Lawrence Mar­ket

In op­er­a­tion since 1803, this pop­u­lar spot has been named by Na­tional Geo­graphic Mag­a­zine as the num­ber one food mar­ket in the world. There are more than 120 ven­dors sell­ing all man­ner of fresh fruit, veg­eta­bles, meat, fish, and baked goods, as well as plenty of op­tions for take-out. There’s al­ways a line up at Carousel Bak­ery, which is best known for its sig­na­ture peameal ba­con sand­wich. The ro­tis­serie chicken sand­wich and Por­tuguese cus­tard tarts from Chur­rasco’s are an­other pop­u­lar op­tion. 92-95 Front St. E., st­lawrence­mar­ket.com

Le­goland Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre

This mecca for the pop­u­lar brick build­ing toy fea­tures sev­eral themed ar­eas in­clud­ing earth­quake ta­bles, rac­ers build and test ramps, two rides, a Lego Friends house, a Ninjago City Ad­ven­ture, and a 4D cin­ema. Visit Mini­land to see some of Toronto’s top at­trac­tions recre­ated from more than half a mil­lion bricks, com­plete with mov­ing parts, while Space Mis­sion is a spe­cial ex­hibit with an in­ter­ac­tive mis­sion con­trol cen­tre and a Lego rocket that blasts off. Vaughan Mills, 1 Bass Pro Mills Dr., Vaughan, toronto. legoland­dis­cov­erycen­tre.ca

Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium of Canada

Home to 20,000 aquatic an­i­mals, see the likes of sand tiger sharks, green sea tur­tles, moon jel­lies, south­ern st­ingrays, and clown­fish in nine gal­leries. There are also daily dive shows, aquar­ist talks, and in­ter­ac­tive touch ex­hibits fea­tur­ing st­ingrays and horse­shoe crabs. 288 Brem­ner Blvd., rip­leyaquar­i­ums.com/canada

Wet ‘n’ Wild toronto

Hockey Hall of Fame

Casa Loma

Ri­p­ley’s Aquar­ium of Canada

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