Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the largest city in Canada and also one of the most diverse. Toronto’s motto isn’t ‘go big or go home,’ but that’s a good summary of their top attractions, which include the lofty CN Tower, the biggest indoor aquarium in Canada and the only full-sized castle in North America all of which is that huge that it would help you eat away a major portion of your time without getting you lazy.
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 not only a top-notch dining and entertainment venue, it’s a Canadian icon and an enduring symbol of Toronto.
Casa Loma is a Toronto landmark that’s hard to miss. It’s a huge castle that has stood out since the moment it was built on a hill in the early 20th century. Casa Loma was the dream of a wealthy man who always wanted to live in a castle, so he built one. Casa Loma has 98 rooms and was the largest house in Toronto when it was built. It also has secret passageways, lovely gardens, a library, a hunting lodge and even an elevator. Three hundred people worked three years to construct this magnificent complex.
Ripley’s aquarium of Canada:
Ripley’s aquarium of Canada displays all kinds of marine life. The most impressive feature is the huge underwater tunnel with a moving sidewalk. You can watch the ocean world go by all around you as sharks glide past and sawfish linger on the tunnel roof above. This is a truly serene experience for all ages.Another unexpected highlight is the jellyfish display, accented with creative lighting. Further on, touch tanks with stingrays and small sharks allow for a hands-on experience.
Just a short ferry ride away from Toronto’s bustling downtown core sits a cluster of small islands, commonly known as Toronto Island. Consisting of a quaint amusement park, sandy beaches, shady knolls and biking trails, the Island is a great day-trip destination. Frequent ferry service is available from the main ferry terminal located on the city’s scenic harbour front.
Hockey Hall of fame:
The Hockey Hall of Fame boasts the most extensive collection of hockey gear and memorabilia from around the globe and features interactive games, multimedia stations and exhibits on the game’s most iconic players. You can even take a selfie with the Stanley Cup, one of the most coveted prizes in professional sports. Or you can lace up and give Canada’s beloved sport a try yourself at one of the more than 50 outdoor ice rinks that open across the city during the winter.