The largest and most cosmopolitan city in Canada, Toronto offers a variety of attractions year round. Whether you choose to brush up on your Canadian culture at the city’s museums, galleries and theatres, take a birds’ eye perspective from the CN Tower or take to the water on Lake Ontario, a Toronto holiday won’t disappoint!
Things to do in Toronto
Perhaps the best-known attraction is the CN Tower, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, which pierces the Toronto skyline and offers uninterrupted views over the city and Lake Ontario. Test your nerve on a nail-biting Edgewalk or enjoy a Toronto sunset from the comfort of the revolving 360 restaurant.
Back on terra firma there is something to suit every interest – from the Art Gallery of Ontario to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The Royal Ontario Museum is home to a permanent exhibition on Canada’s heritage, the ideal way to gain some context as you begin your Canadian holiday. Shopaholics can splash the cash at Toronto’s iconic Eaton Centre mall whilst the extensive Waterfront offers a wealth of shopping, dining and watersports.
A boat trip on Lake Ontario to the picturesque Toronto Islands is highly recommended, providing a relaxing way to enjoy the city skyline and a tranquil contrast from the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto. The islands offer a choice of scenic beaches and picnic spots, as well as bike and kayak rental for those wanting something more active.
Toronto’s diverse culture is reflected in its distinct neighbourhoods with a thriving Chinatown and Little Italy district. In fact over 140 languages are spoken in Toronto, making it one of North America’s most cosmopolitan cities. Throughout the year a variety of festivals take place in the city, from winter celebrations to summer music, comedy and food events.
One of Canada’s most recognisable landmarks, Niagara is easily accessible from Toronto making this an essential side trip. As well as a chance to get close to the thunderous falls, most day trips also include time to explore pretty Niagara-on-the-Lake. Alternatively join a guided to tour to the renowned Niagara vineyards, where you can sample some of Canada’s finest wines.
Discover Toronto’s attractions on a 3-night break or visit the city as part of a longer itinerary. Regular flights to Toronto with a range of airlines make this the ideal gateway from which to explore Ontario and beyond, whether you prefer a self-drive adventure, relaxing rail journey or a fully-escorted tour.
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