Top things to do in Toronto
Toronto is a vibrant city catering to an array of different people and tastes. From the exciting nightlife to the family-friendly outdoor activities, there is something for everyone in Toronto.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Experience the best in aquatic life with a trip to Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. With over 16 000 marine animals, the aquarium boasts the longest underwater viewing tunnel in North America and supports an impressive 5.7 million litres of water as well as over 100 interactive displays. Lucky visitors have the opportunity to get up close and personal with exciting creatures including sharks, stingrays and giant horseshoe crabs.
Kids can enjoy field trips through the aquarium and its many exhibits, learning about the wild waters of Canada as well as marine life on an international scale.
The CN Tower
Overlooking the city of Toronto, the CN Tower is a must-visit for newcomers. Once holding the title of the tallest tower in the world, this structure is the highlight of the Toronto skyline with multiple levels to visit. Take a 1-minute express trip up the tower in a glass-fronted elevator to the LookOut. At 346m/1,136 feet, the platform offers spectacular views over the city and even has a family restaurant – perfect for a lazy lunch or dinner. One level down is the Outdoor Sky Terrace which stands at 342m (1,122’), with a clear glass flooring that allows visitors the thrilling experience of watching the world go by just below them.
See Toronto from a completely new angle with the Edge Walk. Suspended from the top of the tower at 116 storeys above the ground, visitors are able to go hands-free as they walk along the edge of the building.
Take a day trip outside of Toronto and enjoy an unforgettable experience at Niagara Falls. Located on the border of Canada and the U.S, the trio of waterfalls run into Lake Ontario, creating a spectacular scene for millions of visitors every year. No matter the season, tourists can enjoy the beauty of falls which see more than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falling over the crest line every minute in high flow.
Niagara Falls has become a spot that is known for more than just the falls. Boasting great entertainment including theatres and a waterpark, guests can travel close to the splash-zone of the falls by boat or helicopter. Enjoy a tasty meal at any one of the family restaurants or spoil your loved ones with a trip to the elegant AG restaurant.
Royal Ontario Museum
Among the world’s top natural history and world culture museums, the Royal Ontario Museum is worth a visit for those interested in Canadian and international history. Some of the top exhibitions include the popular Age of Dinosaurs exhibit which showcases hundreds of specimens, big and small, that reflect the North American state of life millions of years ago.
Tourists will also enjoy a tour of the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, the Bat Cave and the Gallery of Birds.
Food and Drink
Steam Whistle Brewery
Since 1929, the Steam Whistle Brewery situated just south of the CN Tower, has been producing quality craft beers that never stray far from the original popular recipe. Tourists can take a tour around the beautiful brewery as they taste and learn all about the proudly brewed Canadian beer. There are many unique events that take place throughout the year, so visit the brewery for an experience that you will always treasure.
For an exquisite taste experience, tourists flock to the popular Scaramouche Restaurant. With a history of over 35 years, Chef/owner Keith Froggett continues to create decadent meals that take visitors through French-inspired food with a Canadian twist. The prices may be on the more expensive side, but the taste experience is known to be unforgettable.