Things to do in Toronto
Toronto is one of those perfect places that will not demand any particular season to visit. You will get to explore abundantly at any time of the year. While it depends upon the kind of vacation you are expecting.

The best outdoor activities are available during the summer season but for a peaceful and gorgeous atmosphere, you can’t miss springtime. Every part of the year gets its uniqueness in Toronto.

List Of Best Things To Do in Toronto:

Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada

Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada

This aquarium is a favorite destination for every traveler who loves wildlife. Lucky for you, it is spread across an area of 135000 square feet due to large visitors it can get the crowd. Thanks to the spacious aquarium that happens very rarely.

Aquarium lets you interact with almost 20000 animals in a single day that is the most amazing part of the visit. 

Things to do

  • Light Show: this show is the treat to eye for travelers. You will love it for the rest of your vacation. It is an unforgettable show that happens in the aquarium where hundreds of jellyfishes are dancing.
  • Interact with stingray: this animal is worth watching and if you can touch them, that becomes a great deal. You can use your fingers on the stingray and get the feel of its skin.
  • Ray bay and Rainbow beef: dive shows are the most recommended part of the visit to the aquarium. These are something you will love to watch.
  • Behind the scenes yes this tour is available at the aquarium and you don’t want to miss it. The tour will let you know and come closer to the species.
  • Night Jazz: you may think of what is with jazz inside an aquarium? It is the fun part of the aquarium which is enjoyed every Friday by the tourists. Perfect for the date nights.

How to reach?

After landing from a flight in Toronto you can directly book a car from any part of Toronto. The car can directly take you to the aquarium. It is the most economic kind of transport available. 

Trains and subways are available too. We would recommend a car so as to get early and stay in your budget.

What should be the budget?

It will cost under USD 50 per head. It is an economical visit and you will love the experience. Also, every other activity is charged extra.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey is the famous sport in Canada which makes it complete. You will love the cheer from the audience. It is a different vibe at the stadium that you can’t experience somewhere else.

The stadium is vast enough that is spread across the area of 65000 Square feet. You should get tickets for one of the games to explore the fun.

Things to do

  • NHLPA Game Time: it is great fun to enjoy the game at the stadium and share it on social media at the same.e time. You can play against top goalies and shooters
  • Los Angeles Stanley Cup Champions Artifact Display: this Stanley cup is now on display in the stadium and you can’t forget it’s the gorgeous view at the stadium.
  • Stanley Game Seven(3d): it is the most recommended part of the stadium that you will enjoy. You will get to explore the live-action and computer-generated 3D animation.

How to reach?

Rails stops and subway is the easiest form of transport that you can take and reach to the stadium. You can find this transport as most economical while a car is also available.

Also, an underground walkway path is available too for your convenience. You can check out the underground system while walking.

What should be the budget?

You can expect around USD 14 to USD 18 according to the age of tourists. You can pay through card too. Book online and get offers that are available during every season.

Toronto Islands

Toronto Islands

If you have been to various local activities in Toronto then visiting the island is the best option. You can observe the beauty of the Island with thrilling water activities. For all those who want to relax can get a luxurious resort.

The variety of cuisine available in Toronto will let you taste something new every day especially the barbeque is just delicious. Something is there to explore for every tourist.

Things to do

  • Paddle Boarding: it is a fun activity where you can choose a canoe or a kayak to start for paddleboarding. Lessons are available too for beginners. You will love the ocean and paddle boarding on the water
  • Electric Island: long holidays during summer calls for music events in Toronto. These events can be well enjoyed if you book tickets well in advance. The electric music will make you fall in love with music
  • Biking: the island is popular for the biking routes by tourists and locals too. You can rent a bike and go for a ride for the whole island. Get the view of the beauty of the island.
  • Barbeque: grilled food is the specialty with various other varieties available at the island. You will love the place and restaurants.
  • Centreville Amusement Park: the great rides are waiting for the children inside you. You need to have that fun and thrill on your vacation.
  • Bestival: no it is not a mistake, Bestival is the unique festival first celebrated in Canada. It is celebrated on the Hanlan islands. Do check it out the and be filled with joy

How to reach?

If you have taken the ferry to the dock of Toronto then a 10-minute walk is enough to reach to Toronto islands. Or hop on the subway and reach as fast as you want with the economic price.

What should be the budget?

You can expect to spend around USD 200 for rides and water sports per head. Infants are not charges on the ferry ride.  Do book the rides online and save on cost.

CN Tower

CN Tower

This destination is something that will give you a breathtaking view. You won’t forget the thrill that you will enjoy at this destination. It is a 114 storied building that is difficult to find anywhere else.

Looking down from the top story gets all the limelight for. Any other place in Toronto. Eating at this kind of place adds to your adventure. You may have not experienced it ever.

Things to do

  • Glass floor: while being at a height and standing on glass means you really are standing in the air. This is a very rare structure. You will get chills while standing on the glass.
  • Elevators: an elevator takes you up from the ground floor. But the interesting thing about the elevator is it is again maid from glass and this time you are moving.
  • 360 restaurant: the recycling view if Toronto is something unimaginable. You will get it at the CN tower. You need to at least visit once and know for yourself.
  • Sky Terrace: it is an open terrace at the top of the tower. You may have never got this kind of view from an incredible height.
  • Edge walk: this activity is for those who have a good heart. You can walk on the edge of the CN tower and get the look from an incredible height.

How to reach?

You need to reach Bremner Boulevard to get to the CN tower. You should take the subway, this way you can reach early. Also you have the option of car but the subway is much economical.

What should be the budget?

The expected charges will be around CAD 225 where taxes are charged extra. Also if you but online or pre-book them then tickets are valid only for 90 days. 

Toronto Zoo

Toronto ZooWith the name itselff, you can understand that goodwill let you interact with various animals. Toronto zoo is mainly divided into seven regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek.

You can watch for abundant animals at the zoo. This zoo is located alongside a beautiful valley. It is the best part that adds to the beauty of the zoo.

Things to do

  • Blanding’s turtle exhibit: it is the close interaction with the zoo animals where you will see behind the scenes of the zoo. It is like a turtle’s eye view of the whole zoo.
  • Kids discovery zone: this is the best place for kids to interact with cute animals. They can play with various animals such as rabbits, goats, and various other animals.
  • Kangaroo walks thru: it is the walking road where you can interact with a kangaroo. You will also find baby kangaroos, keep your eyes open.
  • Wildlife health center: the high-quality care which is provided to animals in the zoo can be watched closely through this center. It is fun to know these processes.

How to reach?

  • Car: you can take Meadowvale road from Highway 401 East. Read the directions and follow the route.
  • Train: TTC 85 Sheppard east is the bus through which you can reach the zoo.
  • TTC: You can take a bus from the 86A bus from Kennedy station and get to the zoo.

What should be the budget?

It will cost you around CAD 29 as the entry fees if the zoo. It is the cost for entry and food costs will be charged extra.

Niagara Falls Tour

Niagara Falls TourThis is really the nearest location from Toronto. You can have the enjoyment of the best location and font miss this one if you are visiting Toronto. It is situated in the middle of new york and Toronto.

Various activities are available for the tourists that add to the scenic view of the Niagara Falls. Read below to learn about various things available for you.

Things to do

  • Niagara Falls view Casino: if you are on a vacation without kids then try your luck at the casino. It is the first-class facility avail le at Niagara Falls. You can almost enjoy a whole day there.
  • Maid of the Most: while going to the Niagara Falls what is the most popular thing? It is having a view of falls. What can be a better option than a boat? Take Maid of the Mist boat and love the ride.
  • Old Fort Niagara: it is the historical structure that will take a few hours of your day and you can click some gorgeous pictures at this beautiful structure
  • Cave of the Winds: every visitor does take this tour. You will reach 175 feet through an elevator. Then you will reach to always that are worth watching.

How to reach?

If you are visiting lake Ontario then it is an hour ride to Niagara falls. You can rent a car which will be the most recommended option to reach comfortably.

What should be the budget?

You can expect a budget of around USD 100 per head for 4 to 5 activities. Also, you can book various tours and packages to get multiple rides in discount

Ontario Science Center
Ontario Science Center

The best mental exercise is done at the Ontario Science center. It is a popular attraction for tourists. More than 500 activities are available at the center. 

You can read below the top activities that you can experience at the Ontario science center. These are worth visiting once.

Things to do

  • OMNIMAX Theatre: it has various live shows that you can experience at the theatre. Various informative films are shown at the theatre. These films are something unique to enjoy.
  • Music Studio: you will get to experience various shows and science of music. It is not an ordinary music studio. It has something more to it. You will develop social and science skills.
  • Fun activities and exhibitions: various activities are performed regularly at the center accompanied by exhibitions. These exhibitions are performed to demonstrate science experiments.

How to reach?

You can easily access the site center through any transport either bus or subway. Also if you have reached Toronto than the science center is very near and in the central part of Toronto.

What should be the budget?

It will cost you around USD 28 for adults and USD 22 for youngsters while infants can be entered without any charges. You can book the tickets online.

You can get a Toronto Citypass to save on deals and get good discounts. Cards are accepted for the payment. USD 10 is charged for parking.

Toronto Food Tours
Toronto Food Tours

Toronto is the hub of food tours. As you can taste a variety of business and at the same time you can learn different food too. You will get the taste of various delicacies during the tour.

The top Chef Scot Savoie has the personalized food your that you can book. Various other tours are available. Read about them in detail.

Things to do

  • Old Chinatown tour: you can take a nice walk and along the way, you will get to explore the different authentic eateries. These are Asian style with seven kinds available.
  • Traditional Maritime lobster dinner: it is the famous food of Canada that attracts abundant tourists. You can book a table or learn on the tour the delicious lobster.
  • St. Lawrence Market: you can’t miss this market that has various things to offer. This market has classic dishes to taste which are older than Canada.

How to reach?

Various food tours are available in Canada. These tours are found in different places. You can book these tours from the website of todoodtours.com. It has the best food tours available in Toronto.

What should be the budget?

Most tours are available at affordable prices on the above-mentioned website. The tours mostly range between USD 100 to 200.

Toronto Botanical Gardens
Toronto Botanical Gardens

The Toronto botanical gardens are not limited to the scenic view and greenery. You can explore various other activities that are worth experiencing. Various programs are held in the garden.

You will also interact with varieties of wildlife in the botanical garden. The garden is spread along the area of 4 acres that has 17 award-winning themed gardens.

Things to do

  • Plant Nite Events: it is a unique event that may not be found anywhere else. You will get to explore miniature gardens and probably plant one. It is a great experience.
  • The library: it is the historical garden and you will find abundant information about gardening in the library. You can have peace and relax while reading.

How to reach?

Take the subway from the airport or hotel. That is the easiest way to reach the garden. Also if you have already booked the car then don’t worry because one car can get you every place in Toronto within budget.

What should be the budget?

There are no entry fees for the garden so it gets totally on your budget. Do go once and check out the view especially the sunrises.

Conclusion

best things to do in toronto

If you are reading till here then you already know that Toronto is the hub to great places to explore and to try new things. Not only Toronto the nearby places are even the best that you will love to explore.

Here is a TIP# Plan your vacation in advance and get your tickets booked. Also if you are coming from the USA then there’s not much difference in the currency. Don’t forget to Canadian dollars.

Have you been to the above places? How was your experience? What was the highlight of your vacation? Did you take the walking on edge activity at CN Tower? what are the famous things to do if in case we missed out something? Share your experiences in the comment.

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