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Best things to see in North York – For an entertaining family holiday

Located in Toronto, North York is a suburban district. If you are looking for some adventure and an insight into the country's history and culture, then this is the best place to be. Here are a few of the best things do when in North York.

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Museums, arts and culture

When it comes to museums, there are a bunch of them to explore and none of them dull either! If you are into the science side of entertainment, Ontario Science Centre where there is a whole new world to discover. There is also an IMAX Dome where you will be able to experience movies like dream big, beautiful planet and under the sea. Step back in time to the 18th century at Black Creek Pioneer Village. It is a model village with buildings of the time with costumed guides to take you through the exhibits. The Art Gallery of York University is a public gallery. Its exhibits include an outdoor sculpture garden and exhibitions such as Migrating the Margins.

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Nature, Outdoor Activity Centres

If you are the nature lover, North York in Toronto has got something special for you as well. How about a rare glimpse of salmon swimming upstream? You can witness this in October at Charles Sauriol Conservation Area. Want to cycle and feel the cool breeze in your hair while you take in fantastic sights? Wilket Creek Park offers just this with coniferous trees and deciduous forest along the way. It is a great family hang out spot with an outdoor chess table and a picnic area with a firepit. Milne Hollow Park is for the bird watchers. You can even go skiing at Earl Bales Park, visit the sensory garden, outdoor amphitheatre, splash pad and much more.

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Entertainment

Need a bit of splash in your holiday? Visit Wading Pools, if you are travelling with kids, they are sure to love this. If you are visiting during wintertime, try skating in their artificial ice rink. Active Kid's Zone is yet another place that the kids are going to love. They offer holiday camps, summer camps and even host birthday parties here. Escape Games Canada offer the perfect way to spend time with friends. The escape rooms are quite challenging here, try your best to outsmart the room! Now shopping is something that you simply cannot forget in Toronto. Don Mills Shopping Centre find all your favourite clothing and other stores in one place.

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Festivals

North York is hosting some wonderful festivals this year as well. Checkout colourful displays and games at the Pirates and Princesses show at Black Creek Pioneer Village. Indulge in delectable foods both local and international at the various food festivals taking place throughout the year. Furthermore, there are music festivals and film festivals to look forward to as well. If you are planning to visit, accommodation options like Pan Pacific Toronto which is centrally located offer hotel suites in Toronto for a good experience.

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