Top Tours & Activities in Toronto
Wondering what to see in Toronto? Where to start! This diverse city is fast-becoming the place to be for culture, history and food in North America, thanks to friendly people, a glittering skyline and a laid-back atmosphere. Let our guide give you a flavor.
This downtown shopping mecca offers more than 175 stores and is open until 8:00PM, letting you fit your retail therapy around a day of tourism. Check out the basement food court.
Admission to this impressive attraction is free for under-5s, or on Wednesday late-nights (until 8:30PM). The Hands-On Centre for kids is a great way to get them into art young.
This brilliant 'museum' is so cool, you'll forget you're learning about science. Open seven days a week, visit on a weekday to spend more time with the exhibits.
North America isn't known for castles, but this former home, built in 1911, is a good effort. Perhaps best enjoyed as a venue for music and culture, check web listings.
Ready for more shopping? This is one of the biggest malls in Canada, and a fashion haven. The Lego shop is a hit with kids, where pester power will help you spend!
The pride of Toronto's skyline - try to see it at night, from the Hanlan's Point Ferry. The 360 Restaurant at the top is, although pricey, worth it for the incredible views.
Have a screaming good time here, riding the roller coasters, enjoying the waterpark and experiencing the Dinosaurs Alive exhibit. Book in advance for cheaper tickets.
The highlight of this zoo and conservation site is the pair of beautiful giant pandas who arrived in 2013. The mischievous meerkats and penguins also never fail to raise a smile.
Home of the Toronto Blue Jays baseball team, this is also the place to see the biggest-name musical acts coming through Toronto, including One Direction and Taylor Swift in 2015.
Visit this natural history museum for state of the art exhibits that bring historical events to life. The beautiful modern building is a sightseeing hotspot in itself.
For the best weather, visit Toronto during summer, as the winter can be relentless. However, many people choose to plan their trip around a particular festival, as Toronto is in no short supply. Toronto International Film Festival is a huge draw, and takes place annually in August. Toronto Gay Pride spans an entire week at the end of each year - the city takes its LGBT rights seriously. Local sporting calendars and seasons are also worth consideration.
Toronto has a great selection of hotels for visitors, business travelers, families and couples. Hostels are also plentiful, and a great choice for backpackers and people on a budget.
- CurrencyCanadian Dollar ($)
- Time ZoneUTC (-05:00)
- Country Code+1
- Best time to visitThe summer months are the best. The temperatures are warm, outdoor markets abound, and there's an endless supply of events. But that also means there are lots of crowds, and prices on accommodations and flights are much higher. If you can, try to visit at the beginning or end of the season.
Things to Do in Toronto
Top Attractions in Toronto
- 1Ripley's Aquarium
- 2Toronto Islands
- 3Royal Ontario Museum
- 4CN Tower
- 5Casa Loma
- 6Toronto Zoo
- 7Ontario Science Centre
- 8Bata Shoe Museum
- 9St Lawrence Market
- 10Hockey Hall of Fame
- 11Toronto Eaton Centre
- 13Harbourfront Centre
- 14Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
- 15Rogers Centre
- 17Gooderham Building
- 18PATH, Toronto
Other Sightseeing Options in Toronto
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What People Are Saying About Toronto
A treat not to be missed....we are so lucky to have the Aquarium in Toronto. If you are visiting our city make sure you put it on your "to do" list....you wont be disappointed. The variety of the species of fish are amazing and the kids and adults alike love what they see. The shapes, the colours, the sizes of the fish and the whole ambiance of the place takes you to another world......highly recommended. Quick helpful tip...book on line....saves you from the long lineup!
We spento several hours passing through the varios areas of the Acquarium. The various exhibits are beautiful laid out, complimentied by the detailed information for each site. We would recommend a visit to the Ripley Toronto Acquarium.
Amazing trip out to Niagara... filled with history, the beautiful cutesy old town of Niagara on the lake; 'ice wine' vine yards and of course 'The Falls' ... totally spectacular! more than enough time on all stops! Louis our lovely guide just needed to get his cough sorted! Bit loud on the mic!
Make sure you have the tickets printed before you try getting into the bus. We did not thinking the digital would get us on! It took us 2 hours to straighten out the mess! Or better yet.... Just buy your ticket when you're there! I bought the tickets earlier to get the discount. $14.00 discount wasn't worth the trouble.
This is an excellent tour. Love the intimacy of a small group. Guide was outstanding and a pleasure to listen to, not to mention patient with our questions. She added delightful details for an engaging portrait of the city. Highly recommend.