July 11, 2015: People riding the Behemoth Roller Coaster at Canada's Wonderland amusement park.

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Canada's Wonderland


Amusement-park lovers will want to trek to this, Canada's largest, featuring more than 60 rides, including the mammoth Leviathan, with a peak height of 93m! There's also an exploding volcano, the 20-hectare Splash Works water park and a white-water canyon. Queues can be lengthy. Most rides operate no matter the weather; tickets are cheaper online. From the Vaughan subway stop, catch the 20 bus (operated by York Region Transit).

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