Rejuvenate yourself and start the New Year on the right foot! Get creative inspiration and try something new and exciting. Here are some ideas to get you enjoying your holiday vacation with friends and family of all ages.


Horseshoe Resort

The Kids Korral at Horseshoe Resort is the ultimate in fun and adventure for kids. Their 600 acre playground partnered with great programming will be sure to keep your child entertained and active!

Weekend Programs

Weekend programs are available for all ages and abilities. Whether your child is a never-ever or an experienced all-mountain skier or snowboarder, they have a program for you. An Adult Program is also available.

Holiday Programs

Looking for something to do over the Holidays or March Break? Children ages 6 – 14 years can join into these half-day lessons for both skiers and snowboarders.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

The brand-new Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is an extraordinary destination for millions of Torontonians and visitors to our great city.The Aquarium is a 12,500 square-metre (135,000 square-foot) awe-inspiring attraction with more than 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons) of water depicting marine and freshwater habitats from around the world. Guests will view over 16,000 animals, including fan favourites such as: sharks, jellies, rays, and green sea turtles.

Ticket Prices: Adult (14+): $29.98 Youth (6-13): $19.98 Child (3-5): $9.98 Senior (65+): $19.98

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Disney’s Aladdin

Open till: January 5, 2014

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper’s life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp – and you’re invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin, this new fantastical musical features best-loved music by Academy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin.

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High Park

Winter Nature Clubs for Kids are perfect to get kids outdoors in a fun and educational way. Activities include: snowshoe walks, hand-feed chickadees, search for owls and go orienteering right here in the city. They have a club for every age from babies to teens. Or enjoy a day in the park with friends, don’t forget your skates and toboggan!


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Kortright Centre

Enjoy a winter wonderland close to home discover the Kortright Centre’s beautiful trails all season long, great for hiking, cross-country skiing and much more.

Walk the Power Trip Trail and see Canada’s largest educational demonstrations of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. Take your energy education one step further and participate in one of the Kortright Centre’s energy workshops and learn how to conserve energy and save money!

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Dog Sledding Tours

Experience unforgettable dog sledding tours at facilities near Orillia, Ontario, less than two hours from downtown Toronto!
Upon arrival at the kennel you'll make you way to their heated reception building, where your dog sledding experience will begin with your guide providing an orientation session covering the dogs, the sleds, the trails and important safety issues. Immediately following this you'll be introduced to your four to six dog team and everyone gets involved in harnessing the dogs and hooking up the teams to the sleds...and then it is off to the trails for your dog sledding experience! The excitement of the dogs is contagious and when all is set to go, the dogs pull and lunge against their harnesses waiting for your command, "Ready! Let's Go!
The scenery along the trail is truly awesome, and dog sledding provides many great opportunities for sightings of the variety of animals and birds that make this area their home. Expeditions follow private prepared trails which are chosen to make your first experience of dog sledding as much fun as possible.
Your dog sledding experience will conclude with hot beverages awaiting you upon your return to the kennel!

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Ice Climbing

Can you imagine yourself climbing the Khumba Icefall on Mount Everest? Luckily, you don’t have to go to Nepal for some excellent ice climbing. Within a couple of hours of Toronto, you’ll find some of the most astounding ice in Southern Ontario. Hack your way up an icefall with ice axes and dig your crampons into the blue ice. On this course you will learn to tie into the rope, belay, proper uses of crampons and ice axes, and ice climbing technique.

Location(s): Ancaster (near Hamilton)

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Now go off and ENJOY your Holiday Vacation !


Feature image as seen in “Her City Lifestyle”