Due to health and safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, some attractions in our regions have opted to close until further notice. Additionally, some events and programming in YDH may be cancelled or affected. Prior to your visit, please refer to individual attractions, events and organizations directly to confirm hours of operation and programming updates.
It's summertime and people are eager to get outside and explore all the great things to do in YDH. But don't forget, it's still important to stay close to home while taking the opportunity to explore all the wonderful things to do in your own backyard. Don't know what's in your own backyard? Visit destinationontario.com to re-discover some pretty cool activities all over the province while supporting your local businesses and communities.
If you are lucky enough to live in YDH (we are biased), we've got some great ideas for you to get active outside, explore your inner artist, learn something new and celebrate this awesome season...virtually or in-person. Please note that many conservation parks and trails are over capacity, so ensure you pre-book your visit or even better...step off the beaten path and find discover a new terrain to enjoy.
Remember safety is a choice you make and we look forward to seeing all visitors again soon.
Please check with all businesses for updated hours of operation, programming, COVID-19 policies, and restrictions.
Step into the world of Reptilia with your tour guide, Friday, one of the coolest Asian Water Monitors you’ll ever meet! Join Friday as he explores the zoo and introduces you to his incredible reptilian neighbours. Many of which have been given up by owners or rescued from the illegal animal trade. Learn about this and more during your virtual road trip to Replitia.
Meet Friday the Asian Water Monitor
Meet Rocky the Burmese python
Meet Reptilia’s Nile Crocs
Meet more animal friends!
To learn more about Reptilia see article below!
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