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The kids are going back to school, the sun is setting earlier and the nights are feeling a little chillier. All of these signs mean the dog days of summer are coming to a close, but the back-to-school blues doesn't have to ruin your fall and winter fun. Canada is home to some of North America's top indoor amusement parks, and these five must-visit attractions are guaranteed to continue the summer thrills through the colder months.
Growing up in Toronto, there were many things to do as a family but one of my ultimate favourite places to go to was Centre Island, or more specifically Centreville. I remember loving the ferry ride to get to the island and then spending the day on all the fun rides. Those are the moments that I remember and cherish to this day.
Summer vacations are meant for family fun in the sun, and amusement parks offer some of the most thrilling fun around. Whether you're interested in adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, lazy rivers or a little bit of each, these five theme parks are the best across the U.S. and Canada for guaranteed family fun this summer.
Orlando is known as a theme park hot spot, but when it comes to culture, Disney World's home has a surprising array of sophisticated dining, shopping and entertainment options. On a recent trip to the land of Mickey, we saw first-hand that you don't have to be a kid to enjoy a magical experience in the sunny city.
The summer months encourage you to be outdoors, exercise and eat fresh and healthy. But the heat slows us down; the abundance of entertaining is out of control and it's just so easy to overeat those luscious grilled meats, potato salads and ice cream. We also are out at events more and can get caught off guard by the offerings. Since we still have the better part of the summer ahead of us, here are some tips to maintain your health and weight while out and about.