Great Canadian tours for the family to take together
There's nothing like a great tour for a fun and informative means of exploring a locale. Here are some fantastic options for tours in Canada!
Agawa Canyon Train Tour, Ontario
One of the most popular train tours in North America, the comfortable coach will take the family on a one-day trek they'll never forget! Set in Northern Ontario, the tour goes over train trestles, past beautiful rivers and lakes, and straight through the awesome formations of granite rock and hardy forests that comprise the Canadian Shield. Breathtaking scenery aside, the 500-foot coast down to the bottom of the canyon is sure to please! Once in the canyon, the family can spend two hours exploring, snapping pictures, enjoying waterfalls, or even climb to the lookout platform some 250-feet above the train tracks!
129 Bay St., Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 6Y2. Admission: Adults: $73; seniors: $64; children ages 5-18: $32; children 2-5: $25; children under 2 free.
The Big Bus offers a fun and unique to see Vancouver. The very best aspect, for families with children, is the super-convenient 'hop-on, hop-off' feature which allows you two days to take in the tour and the sights at the pace that best suits your family! The double-decker bus, or cool, convertible bus, will hit all the high points, such as, English Bay, Stanley Park, Granville Island, the Entertainment District, Robson Street Shopping District, Chinatown, Gastown, and much more!
317 Water St., Vancouver BC V6B 1B8. Admission: Adults: $45; seniors: $40; students age 13 - 17 + older w/ID: $40; children ages 6-12: $25; children 2-5: $25; children under 6 free; Family Pass: $100.
Whitewater Rafting, Vancouver
What a memorable way to see some sights near Vancouver! REO Rafting offers safe whitewater adventures with packages for family members of all ages and abilities. Along with the rafting, other activities are on offer such as rock-climbing (rappelling), fishing, hiking, kayaking, and scenic trips up the river. Families take home a souvenir photo CD too.
845 Spence Way, Anmore, BC, V3H 5H4.
1000 Islands Cruises, Ontario
This is an interesting and relaxing way to take in the beauty of the St. Lawrence River. These cruises leave from Brockville, Ontario, and families will spend two hours taking in the huge ships and mansions in the harbor and on the shorline, wildlife, such as blue herons and cormorants, the scenic islands, and on the Singer Castle cruise, the stunning 100-year old castle itself, as well as a century-old lighthouse! Be sure to pick up a bottle of 1000 Islands salad dressing too!
P.O. Box 1465, Blockhouse Island, Brockville, ON, K6V 5Y6. Hours: May - October, several launch times available per day. Admission: Adults: $28.50; seniors/students w/ID: $25.00; children ages 4-12: $14; children under 4 free.
Amphibus Tour, Montreal
Now this will thrill the kids! Part bus, part boat, the air-conditioned and comfy amphibus is a great way to take in some sights in Montreal! The tour begins in bus mode, where families will listen as the tour guide describes the architecture and history of Old Montreal, later, ampibus will take the group for a sight-seeing cruise on the gorgeous St. Lawrence River! Evening light tours are also available!
2 Rue de la Commune E., Montreal, QC. Hours: May - October, 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Admission: Adults: $32; seniors: $29.00; student w/ID: $23; children ages 4-12: $18.25; children ages 0-4: $10.25; Family rate on request.