Toronto Holidays

Explore Canada's largest and most exciting city, which enjoys a stunning location on the banks of Lake Ontario. Discover diverse neighbourhoods brimming with eclectic shops, restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the globe, a vibrant nightlife, thrilling festivals and an abundance of attractions to enjoy whatever the season.

Toronto's most prominent attraction is the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the western hemisphere and it now includes EdgeWalk, a thrilling hands-free walk around the outside ledge of the tower! Standing at 1,815 feet tall and designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, this engineering marvel is a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of the city.

In Old Town Toronto you'll discover St Lawrence Market, ranked by National Geographic as the world's best food market. So, be sure to take your taste buds on a stroll through its famous produce and food stalls, restaurants, art exhibits and cooking classes.

The Distillery Historic District is regarded as one of Toronto's most picturesque sites with its cobblestone laneways and Victorian era buildings. It was Toronto's first distillery but today the jigsaw of industrial warehouses is home to high-end boutiques, art galleries and artisanal food haunts. Another great shopping spot is the Toronto Eaton Centre, located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Here, you'll find over 250 shops with something to satisfy every style and wallet, along with a range of eateries.

Other notable city attractions include Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, which is located at the base of the CN Tower and home to a stunning array of marine life; the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history; the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America; while those seeking thrills and spills should head to Canada's Wonderland amusement park just outside of the city.

Toronto is also a renowned sporting city with numerous professional teams including hockey, baseball, soccer and basketball. The outdoor life can be enjoyed at Rouge National Urban Park or High Park, while water enthusiasts can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle around the Toronto Islands.

The city doesn't disappoint when it comes to festivals, with all manner of musical options throughout the year, the world famous Toronto International Film Festival in September, and the sprawling Luminato arts festival in June, to name just a few.

Essential facts about Toronto
Local Time

GMT -5 hours

Currency

Canadian dollar

Travel information

The flying time from the UK to Toronto is around 8 hours.

Best time to go

Toronto has something for everyone, all year long, however spring and autumn are generally warm with fewer crowds. The summer may be brief but is festival time so along with warm days you can expect lots of tourists. Winter can bring biting winds and snow, but Toronto doesn’t go into hibernation so you’ll still find plenty to see and do.

Unmissable Experiences in Toronto
Hop-on-hop-off Toronto City Tour (2 day pass) excursion
Hop-on-hop-off Toronto City Tour (2 day pass)

Build your own Toronto experience with the freedom of a hopon- hop-off city tour aboard a double decker bus, with stops at/ near all major hotels in the downtown area. Ticket also includes a boat tour (seasonal) of the Toronto harbour and islands. Available selected dates year round from Toronto.

From £28

Islands Twilight Bicycle Tour excursion
Islands Twilight Bicycle Tour

Take a short ferry ride across the harbour to experience the beauty of the Toronto Islands after dusk and incredible views of the Toronto skyline as it lights up for the evening. Car-free neighbourhoods, parks, beaches, cottages, historic landmarks such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse and the Royal Canadian Yacht Club are just a few of the highlights. Available selected dates Mar-Oct.

From £69

Deluxe Niagara Winery Tour excursion
Deluxe Niagara Winery Tour

Highlights of this full day tour include visits to two renowned Niagara wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, with wine tasting and a tour included at each. You’ll also enjoy lunch at a charming eatery and have free time to this explore historic 19th century town. Available daily (excluding selected dates) and includes lunch.

From £80 (including lunch)

Niagara Falls from Toronto (inc lunch) excursion
Niagara Falls from Toronto (inc lunch)

This full day tour includes a thrilling cruise for a unique view of the Horseshoe Falls (before 01 May and after 15 Oct cruise is substituted with Journey Behind the Falls). Other highlights include a trip along the Niagara Parkway to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Available selected dates year round from Toronto.

From £99