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Canadian Snowbirds Fly!

Canadian Snowbirds Fly! Sarnia launches the summer season with a three-day air show and music festival, the Great Canadian Fly-In, at the Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport June 18-20. Featured shows include Canada’s top aerobatic team, the Snowbirds, and dozens of other international aircraft and stunt flyers like aviation legend Gene Soucy. Spectators receive full grounds access plus a chance to tour planes and meet participants. The festival also features major music concerts and family entertainment. (Canada’s Most Southern Point)

A Paradise for Kids and Youth

A Paradise for Kids and Youth: A dynamic part of the London youth scene, East Park Golf Garden offers much more than just a fine 18-hole executive golf course and driving range - a mini-golf course, batting cages, waterslides, go-karts on Thunder Alley, and the new indoor entertainment and educational centre, Intencity; featuring a 40’ high rock climb, bumper cars, kid’s "soft play" jungle gym, video games and the licensed Intake Grill. Intencity offers exciting and playful birthday party packages. (Shakespearean Theatre and Lake Erie North Shore)

Art and Technology at Play

Art and Technology at Play: Embark on a hands-on learning adventure at the Waterloo Regional Children’s Museum, an innovative educational and cultural facility. Five floors feature interactive exhibits & programs. Build with shapes in the Geo-Terraces, dance in Shadow Play, then look way up to see the Metamorph. Play hide-‘n-seek in Construction Alley, assemble a melody on the Gear Wall, and splish ‘n splash in the Water Garden. In the Energy Playground you manipulate six different forms of energy! (Northern Grand River Country and the Headwaters)

Canada’s Original Safari Celebrates 35 Wild Years!

Canada’s Original Safari Celebrates 35 Wild Years! Grab your family, the camera and your sunscreen and go "on safari" to African Lion Safari. Seven large game reserves feature prides of lions, rare Bengal tigers, herds of giraffe and exotic animals from around the world! Observe the Birds of Prey demonstration, Parrot Paradise and Elephant Round Up. Explore “Tusker Trail” a new 1 km. path featuring an Elephant Plaza and panoramic views of our herd of Asian elephants. Open daily April-October. (Northern Grand River Country and the Headwaters)

Exceptional Hiking and Biking Trails

Exceptional Hiking and Biking Trails: Winding along the Grand River, the trail systems in Brantford are some of the best in Canada. Interpretative signage explains unique wildlife and natural areas along the banks of the river. Well groomed, and easy to walk and cycle the trails offer the opportunity for families to get out and take in the great outdoors together. Mix in overnight camping and canoeing at the Brant Conservation Area for unparalleled outdoor fun. (Southern Grand River Country and Ontario’s South Coast)

Get Gardening with Kids

Get Gardening with Kids: Ontario's Royal Botanical Gardens in Hamilton and Burlington offers daily fun for all family members. Explore the Gardens with a Discovery Pack – backpacks filled with exciting activities for children. FAMILY SUNDAY FUNDAYS offer workshops geared to the young, including Let's Get Tracking - a hike in search of tracks and traces of local wildlife or Give Gardening The Boot - youngsters can "pot up" an unusual container and discover their "green toe" through gardening. (Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe)

Stories that Amaze and Delight

Stories that Amaze and Delight: Located at the west end of Lake Ontario, Hamilton invites all generations to discover a variety of historical Canadian adventures. Learn about aviation history at the popular Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, which houses the world’s largest display of operational aircraft. Dundurn Castle, the home of Sir Alan MacNab, former prime minister, allows visitors a glimpse of a genteel past. Themed lunches are available at the Museum’s Canteen and Dundurn Castle’s Coach House. (Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe)

Birds of the Lost Kingdom

Birds of the Lost Kingdom: Become enchanted at the Niagara Falls Aviary, a new world-class attraction that celebrates winged creatures of the Rain Forest whose ancestors trace back to the beginning of time. Over 300 tropical birds descending from seventy different species fly freely around you. Immerse yourself in the nocturnal jungle habitat and encounter the remains of an authentic 1930’s Boeing Steerman bi-wing plane – while surrounded by exhibits that include owls, bats and reptiles. (Niagara – World Wonder & Wine Country)

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