10 unique experiences to try in Toronto
by Charlotte Collison / 2018-10-18 17:08:00
If you've yet to experience Toronto, it's time to hop on a plane and head to Canada's Eastern region. As the largest city in Canada and one of the most multicultural in the world, you'll discover many reasons to fall in love with this relatively undiscovered destination.
Nestled on Lake Ontario's northern shore, Toronto, Canada's Downtown, is home to world-class art, a celebrated foodie scene and is abundant in festivals and cultural delights.
Need more reasons to visit? Check out our top 10 list of quirky Toronto activities by travel expert Charlotte Collison – we guaranteed they will thrill and excite you.
1 CN Tower EdgeWalk
Many tourists make a beeline for this iconic building for panoramic views, but how would you fancy an exhilarating walk right along the edge? If you're feeling brave, book yourself on EdgeWalk – the world's highest full circle, hands-free walk on top of the tower's main pod. Don't worry, you'll be harnessed in as you lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views beneath you.
2 Kensington Market
A walking tour is the perfect way to discover this off-the-beaten-track gem. Vintage stores, authentic hole-in-the-wall food spots and street art await you in this incredibly diverse and bohemian neighbourhood.
3 Casa Loma
The last place you'd expect to see a majestic castle is Downtown Toronto, but don't be surprised to come across a beautiful 19th century gothic mansion. Complete with secret passages, an 800-foot tunnel and decorated suites, make sure to stop off and explore.
4 CityPASS Toronto
Save money on admission to Toronto's top five attractions and skip ticket lines with this worthwhile pass - leaving you more time to explore the city at your leisure.
5 St Lawrence Market
The scents and fresh aromas from the south market will certainly tickle your tastebuds. This huge indoor market should be high on any foodie's itinerary. After sampling some of the must-eats, roll yourself on to the street and take in the charming shops along Front Street.
6 Cycling tour
If the weather is good, hop on a bike and sightsee around Downtown Toronto while gaining a deeper appreciation of the city, its people, culture and history. Not only will you learn intriguing facts and handy insider tips, a bike tour is a fantastic way to meet people from all over the world.
7 Stingray Experience at Ripley's Aquarium
For a memorable experience, get up close and personal with a stingray at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. During this one-off activity, you will enjoy an in-water experience in Ray Bay and receive souvenir photos to take away. The hands-on encounter must be book at least 48 hours in advance. Twin a visit of the aquarium with the CN Tower, which is just around the corner.
8 Segway tour of the Distillery District
Roll on two wheels to this fascinating part of town, packed with historical exploits and tasting sessions. For something a bit different, why not turn it up a notch with a Segway ghost tour of the district?
9 Hockey Hall of Fame
Even non-sports fans will want to return to this premier family attraction. Home to the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can even go up against life-sized, animated versions of the game's greatest goalies and shooters.
10 Niagara Region
Venture outside the city to the beautiful countryside and
soak up the many wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. There are over 20 wineries
located just minutes from each other, so you can visit as many establishments
as you like to get a real feel for the region's wines.
And you can't go all the way to Toronto without a visit to the mighty Niagara Falls. It's just two hours' drive from the city so you can easily head there and back all within a day.