Summer Fun Guide's 7 exciting don’t-miss adventures in Ontario!

Summer Fun Guide, Ontario's Complete Guide to Year-Round Fun, Highlights 7 places to get an adrenaline fix and find your perfect adventure in Ontario.

TORONTO, June 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer Fun Guide (, Ontario's online tourism directory, lists thousands of things to do and places to stay in Ontario. While we love to visit museums and attractions, sometimes you just want to do something really fun and exciting. Here are 7 places to get your thrills in Ontario this summer.

People go to the top of the CN Tower to see the views, but now they can do the CN Tower Edgewalk too! Walk around the ledge of the top of the Tower’s main pod on the world’s highest full circle, hands-free walk. It is 116 storeys above the ground. Yikes!

The best way to see Ontario’s gorgeous scenery may be from the treetops. Zip lines take you down mountains, across lakes, canyons and gorges at top speeds strapped into a harness, riding along a cord strapped between towers. It is safe but absolutely thrilling, combining height, speed and outstanding scenery!

Ontario is one of the best places in the world for white water rafting and there are several parts of the province to experience it.  Grand River, Gull River, Madawaska, and the Ottawa River are all awesome for rafting, with rapids ranging from family friendly to professional. Most of the places that have rafting also have tour companies with experienced guides, and we’d recommend hiring one as while rafting is fun, it can also be dangerous.

Canopy Walks are another way to see the province from high in the sky. They provide pedestrian access to the forest canopy, often on boardwalks. Ontario has one that is half a kilometer long - the longest of its kind in the world - 10-20m above the forest floor (Haliburton). You can even have a snack on a platform suspended from the treetops above during your walk!

Put your pedal to the metal. Car Racing is an excellent way to add some excitement to your day. You can race go-karts at one of Ontario’s many go kart tracks at speeds up to almost 50KPH.  This activity offers fun for all ages as some tracks have double seaters so little drivers can have company. Want a little more action? Attend a Racing Academy at one of North America’s top race schools and drive the 3.957-km circuit where legends of motorsport have raced.

Sometimes you want a little excitement but you want someone else to provide it. How about a visit to one of Ontario’s horse race tracks? Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto has thoroughbred racing, while Kawartha Downs has Harness Racing and Ajax Downs has Quarter Horse Racing. Did you know that many race tracks allow children to watch the races during live racing only, from 2 hours before the first race until an hour after the last race? They can’t bet obviously, but it is an exciting and fun activity for the whole family!

"While we love to go to museums and attractions, we also love to do something that is physical," says Elisa Morton Palter, one of the publishers of Summer Fun Guide, "And when you are travelling with a family, it is great to break up a trip with a combination of learning and activity," says co-publisher Shari Wert.

About Summer Fun Guide: Looking for things to do or places to stay in Ontario? Summer Fun Guide has thousands of Attractions, Events, Activities and Accommodations in Ontario, online and published annually in print. The guide is divided into 7 Ontario regions, with up to 16 categories in each, such as Accommodations, Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Attractions, Outdoor Adventures, and more. In addition to the online directory, there is a festival & event calendar, helpful travel information, dozens of valuable coupons and a personal Summer Fun Itinerary feature. The print edition is available now at ONroute Service Centres, Longo’s Stores, Tourism Info Centres and other locations, free, while supplies last.

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Summer Fun Guide
Elisa Palter and Shari Wert, Publishers
Phone: 416-385-1551
Toll Free: 1-866-385-1550