With this year’s summer in full swing, few places offer as many attraction sites as the great city of Toronto. If you are looking to make this urban jungle your next holiday destination, here are the top places to visit during your stay.
1. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada:
This is a great place for a family fun day. Both the kids and the adults will enjoy this artificial sea. The aquarium is based at the base of the CN Tower, another attraction in itself, and features hundreds of aquatic wildlife.
There is a jellyfish exhibit, a shark tank, coral reef exhibits and samples from Canada’s different waters. You could easily spend an entire day here.
2. Royal Ontario Museum:
This massive museum has a focus on the different world cultures and natural history. Here, you can find everything from dinosaurs to the Japanese Samurai exhibits. There is a lot to learn from the museum with educational programs on offer. This is a great place to spend a few hours at learning more about our great planet.
3. Toronto Zoo:
This is one of the largest zoos in the world. It has everything from lions to bears and even tigers. They have over 5000 animals in the zoo from over 500 species. There a great blend of fun and education at the Toronto Zoo. This is a great place for a fun family day.
4. Canada’s Wonderland:
if you are still energetic enough, then this amusement park will definitely make the highlight of your day. There are more than 200 things to do at the park. For the aqua-lovers, there is a 20-acre water park with all possible games. There are activities for both the kids and the adults. The park is open throughout the summer period.
5. Niagara Falls tour:
While this is not technically a visit to Toronto, many people opt to visit one of the seven wonders of nature from Toronto. The trip takes less than two hours and provides a great excursion to the Canadian countryside. There are many providers of the tour services in the city for all those nature-loving tourists.
6. St. Lawrence Market:
This is the most popular market in the city and when you visit it you will understand the reason for this. There are tens of vendors ranging from butchers, bakers, artists and many others. It is a great place to have lunch at least once during your Toronto visit. The market itself is in a historic building that was built in 1803 and has been a marketplace ever since.
7. Distillery District:
If you fancy a tour of historic breweries, then be sure to visit the Distillery district. As the name suggests, the area is home to a few breweries and is full of historic architecture. You can grab yourself some local brews or visit one of the restaurants that fill the district. The pedestrian-only area will offer you a great chance to take a walk around this part of the city.
These seven locations will give you a great itinerary for your visit to Toronto. A traveller’s tip is to get the Toronto CityPass that will give you reduced charges to the main attraction sites of the city for nine days.