Things To Do in Ontario

Art Classes for One or Two Kids or Art Classes for One Teen or Adult at Wild Pigments Art Studio (Up to 55% Off)

Wild Pigments Art Studio

Ottawa

C$72 C$36

In group art classes, students of all ages learn to illustrate in a variety of media

C$99 for a Two-Hour Basic Birthday Party for Up to 10 at Wise Adventures (C$199 Value)

Wise Adventures

Mississauga

C$199 C$99

Choose from various activities including an animal show, rock painting, or a tea party during two-hour party for up to 10

Visit for One or Two, or Two Adults and Two Children to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Up to 54% Off)

Canadian Warplane Museum

Mount Hope

C$12 C$6

108,000-sq.-ft. museum displays WWII-era fighter planes alongside more than 40 historic aircraft and a free flight simulator

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Summer Adventure Passes to Horseshoe Resort (Up to 43% Off). Two Options Available.

Horseshoe Resort

Barrie

C$50 C$29

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Spend the day playing mini golf, navigating a maze, ziplining, and rock climbing at luxurious resort that's more than 50 years old

Scientific "Bodies Revealed" Exhibit Visit in Niagara Falls for One, Two, or Four (Up to 54% Off)

Scientific "Bodies Revealed" Exhibit

Four Points by Sheraton

$35 $20

Preserved human bodies showcase skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and other systems in a scientific exhibit that explores anatomy and health

C$69 for a Four-Hour Dinner Dance Cruise Aboard the Tall Ship Kajama (C$117 Value)

Dinner Cruise on Tall Ship Kajama

Toronto

C$117 C$69

Passengers dine, dance, and drink in views of the Toronto skyline aboard an historic three-masted schooner built in the 1930s

C$70 for a Three-Hour Tandem Kayak Tour from Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre (Up to C$145.77 Value)

Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre

Toronto Downtown Waterfront

C$145.77 C$70

Thirteen islands play host to three-hour tandem kayak tour, which explores various channels and lagoons within the islands

C$22 for Admission for Two to EscapeGames (C$44 Value)

EscapeGames

York University Heights

C$44 C$22

In order to escape the room, participants must solve puzzles, cryptology, and obstacles within one hour

One-Hour Stand-Up Paddleboard Lesson For Two, Four, or Six (Up to 51% Off)

Toronto Island SUP

Wards Island Beach

C$80 C$48

Learn basic paddleboarding techniques from experienced instructors who hold fitness degrees and first-aid certifications

C$175 for Five Full Days of Summer Camp at Koala Kidz Inc (C$350 Value)

Koala Kidz

Vaughan

C$350 C$175

All-day camp includes origami, science, and dance classes, along with games and use of the playground

Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

C$10 for Two-Hour Upper Deck and Engine Room Boat Walking Tour of the S.S. Keewatin (Up to C$20 Value)

S.S. Keewatin

Port Mc Nicoll

C$20 C$10

Two-hour tours traverse the most interesting parts of the S.S. Keewatin, exploring Edwardian staterooms and a Titanic-era engine

Jewels of the St. Lawrence Cruise for One, Two, or Four from 1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises (Up to 50% Off)

1000 Islands & Seaway Cruises

Brockville

C$24 C$14

Narrated tours grant passengers 360-degree views of palatial mansions and wildlife on Saint Lawrence Seaway

C$12 for Latin Sparks Finale Dance Party from The International on Saturday, September 20 (C$20 Value)

The International

Sparks Street

C$20 C$12

Latin music from two DJs light up two blocks of Sparks Street as more than 8,000 people turn the capital into a massive dance party

5, 10, or 20 Hours of Studio Time for Sound Engineering, Editing, and Mixing at Prevail Music (Up to 61% Off)

Prevail Music

London

C$500 C$249

Engineer, edit, and mix audio using equipment such as Pro Tools 10 software and instruments from Gibson, Fender, and Ibanez

C$34.95 for Water Park Admission for One and One Round of Mini-Putt at Fallsview Indoor Waterpark (C$60.87 Value)

Fallsview Indoor Waterpark

Niagara Falls

C$60.87 C$34.95

16 waterslides up to six storeys tall, adults-only jacuzzis, wave pools & jungle-themed playgrounds entertain visitors of all ages

One-Day Admission for Two or Four to Canada's Bridal Show on September 5–7, 2014 (50% Off)

Canada's Bridal Show

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

C$40 C$20

One-stop nuptial networking event unites newly engaged couples with bakers, caterers, and wedding planners

Dirty Dishes at Brockville Arts Centre On July 16 at 8 p.m. or July 17 at 2 p.m. or 8 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

"Dirty Dishes"

Brockville Arts Centre

C$33.35 C$17

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Toronto trio mixes bluegrass, gospel, and country during energetic homage to everyone from Dolly Parton to Hank Williams and Neil Young

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Masked by opaque helmets, eight racers at a time tense up to counteract the G-force pressing them to the sides of their karts. As they approach the fastest sweeping turn on the course, The Catapult, they sharpen their focus in order to out-manoeuvre the other racers, their final position hanging in the balance. Grand Prix Kartways' 47,000-square-foot facility's alternating red and white barriers blur as electric, Italian-made karts accelerate into the last straightaway, cheered on by spectators watching from the VIP lounge. Once across the finish line, the competitors clear the track for the next race, using instant printouts of the results to compare placing, reveal who had the best lap times, and determine who was throwing all the koopa shells and banana peels. Between races, daredevils can relax and take a seat in the cushy trackside lounge equipped with leather couches, a restaurant menu, and a full bar. The arcade also offers a view of one of the track's hairpin curves between billiards shots, simulator races, and video games on Kinect-equipped Xbox 360 systems.

75 Carl Hall Rd
Toronto,
ON
CA

Reflecting on this childhood, Chris Keating sometimes feels as if he didn't exist. His parents' divorce left him with very little tangible evidence of his formative years, so he's spent his adult life as a photographer making sure children can look back fondly at warm family memories. Chris Keating and his Calgary staff have made this a reality for more than 3,000 families since opening the doors to Towne Photography in 2006. There, the professional photographic crew shoots posed and candid shots of families, children, couples, and babies at picturesque parks or against their studio backdrops, and they also snap triumphant graduate portraits, intimate prenatal shots, and provocative passport pics that make border crossing a breeze. Their ironclad guarantee allows unsatisfied clients to request reshoots, reprints, or resizing on all photographs, and they vow to remake or recapture any artwork that sustains damage over the years. Chris also takes his photographic knowledge on the road to conduct Betterphoto Workshops across the United States and Canada, teaching novice photographers how to artistically preserve their most precious memories.

55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa,
ON
CA

When the students in Kelly Smith?s middle-school classroom wanted an extracurricular outlet for their volleyball skills, the educator was quick to oblige. He founded the nonprofit Pakmen Volleyball Club in response to the kids' request, personally devoting 30,000 hours to the cause and asking his crew of volunteers, including a former coach of the medal-winning Sheridan Bruins volleyball team, to help out with their own pro bono labor. As Kelly expanded the club to include year-round leagues and lessons as well as summer programs on the beach, his seasoned coaches began breeding champions at the provincial and international levels. With teams that range from recreational squads of beginners to die-hard groups of competitors, the club has something to offer every age, skill level, and shoe size.

550 Courtneypark Drive West
Mississauga,
ON
CA

Camp is way more than just an outlet for kids to express themselves or avoid boredom—it's a chance to make new friends, try new things, and create memories that last a lifetime. Adventure Valley Day Camp is no exception, and each of their staffers aim to make kids feel a strong sense of community and belonging during daily excursions and activities. The camp also hosts special events and themed birthday parties for up to 500 people. Those parties range in theme from superhero academy to princess parties, or even yoga parties for totally centered and enlightened seven year olds.

7015 Leslie St
Thornhill,
ON
CA

Madd About Zumba’s name speaks to that of its founder—Maddalena Pignatari. With a BFA in Dance from York University and a Zumba certification, Maddalena is particularly mad about dance fitness. She specializes in Zumba classes, whose Latin-inspired routines incorporate occasional workout-intensifying props and weights. High-octane latin-pop music provides a soundtrack to the classes, as well as small-group or private personal-training sessions, whose curricula are more tailored to their participants. Personal-training regimens prevent fitness plateaus with three distinct workout phases, and can include a nutrition plan.

105 Eringate Dr.
Etobicoke,
ON
CA

The team at Player's Athletic Lager takes UFC seriously. During every event, they switch all 20 of their TVs to the fight and turn the sound on loud so that any punches can be heard in unison. That number of screens isn't overkill—the sports bar's high-top tables and open booths are often filled to capacity with fans, who sneak sips of beer and bites of ribs between each exchange of blows.

One look at Player's Athletic Lager's walls, however, and it becomes clear that this place isn't just about mixed martial arts. It celebrates all sorts of sports. Hockey memorabilia fills the space above diners' heads. The TVs might just as easily be tuned to international soccer or stock car racing. Pool tables and darts let customers partake in their own friendly competitions, provided they bring along their own personal anthropomorphic-chicken mascot.

Of course, all that cheering requires fuel—which, luckily, the kitchen provides in the form of classic pub-style fare made from scratch. Burgers are cooked fresh from never-frozen burgers, for example, and 12-inch pizzas can arrive laden with a variety of savory toppings. Player's Athletic Lager also fries up an impressive amount of finger food for Wing Monday, when saucy wings are piled onto plates at 45 cents apiece.

1749 Dundas St
London,
ON
CA