Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is the most populous city in Canada. It’s a notably multicultural city in southeastern Canada which is home to a variety of tourist attractions. Toronto is home to museums, galleries, the famous CN tower and nearby Niagara Falls. There’s an endless list of possibilities in this beautiful city. You’ll find a vibrant entertainment district within Toronto that features fine dining, the latest musicals, unique restaurants and bars, and even antique shops if that’s your thing.
Many of the top attractions in Toronto are within walking distance of each other. The city has a well-networked subway system to cover long distances, making it very easy to navigate. If you are visiting Toronto during the summer, make sure to wander along the magical waterfront, enjoying the parks and beaches. In winter, you can explore an extensive system of underground walkways that connect top attractions, entertainment spots and shopping centers.
Here are some excellent ideas on how you can make the most of a weekend in Toronto:
Take a trip to Niagara Falls
Want to make your time worthwhile in Toronto? Then take a trip to Niagara Falls. If you don’t want to drive there yourself, an easy and fun way to the falls would be to take an excursion on Queen Tour Niagara Falls Tours. These tours include hotel pickup, drop-off and a Hornblower Niagara cruise which takes you to the main Horseshoe Falls. Ensure you make stop-overs at key sites such as the floral clock, whirlpool rapids and the magnificent little town of Niagara-on-the-lake. On your weekend getaway enjoy a bike ride along the Niagara parkway. To fully enjoy the Niagara Falls experience, spend a night and watch the falls light up at night.
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
The ROM, as it is best known, is a premier museum in Canada with an international record of excellence. It is home to an outstanding collection covering art and culture, natural history and it also features a variety of exhibitions from across the world. The architectural design of the museum has made it one of the most recognizable buildings in Toronto.
See the animals at Toronto Zoo
The Toronto zoo lies along the Rogue River with a wide and diverse collection of about 5000 animals. Favorites include lions, giraffes, pygmy hippos, orangutans and many more. An interesting fact about the zoo is that it is divided into several sections, each section representing a major region of the world. Other highlights of the zoo include the Tundra Trek, the Gorilla Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Check out the Art Gallery of Ontario
This is one of the largest museums in North America. With a collection of over 95,000 pieces from around the globe, the renowned art gallery holds masterpieces from Europe and impressive Canadian art. A mix of modern and old architecture is what makes this building unique.
Toronto is an exhilarating city. You can take a walk at St. Lawrence market, shop at Eaton center and enjoy nature walks at High Park. One thing’s for sure: you’ll have a blast in Toronto.