Toronto is Canada’s largest, and most diverse, city. Its residents represent 200 nations, which makes for a metropolis packed full of culture and a delicious dining scene. Toronto offers something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a city break with shopping, restaurants and theatre. Or if you want to make the most of the breath-taking Canadian countryside, you’re not too far away from that either. So, where you do start?
The CN Tower is dominant in the city’s skyline, so it comes as no surprise that it can offer one of the best views in Toronto. Riding the zooming escalator for 553 metres is enough to give you a rush, but if that’s not enough you can do the EdgeWalk. This is where you walk around the perimeter of the main pod – hands free. If the very thought get your knees shaking, why not opt for the revolving restaurant instead? Enjoy the 360 views of the city with a glass of wine rather than a harness.
Ice hockey is the national sport of Canada. When you’re visiting you should definitely try and watch a game. Make sure you cheer for the Toronto Maple Leafs. If you fancy, you could even give the sport a go yourself. You can get whatever equipment you need from Proline Skates. After all it’s not just Canada where ice hockey is a common sport; here in the UK it’s becoming more and more popular.
As you may be able to guess from the name, the Distillery District used to be home to large supplies of whiskey. Now you’re more likely to find whiskey served in an old-fashioned in one of the many bars along the cobble streets. The Distillery District is made up of restaurants, bars, boutiques and galleries. In summer you can find live jazz and outdoor sculptures. In winter, the Christmas markets line the streets. Though no matter what time of year you visit, there is always plenty to discover in the Distillery District.
The Niagara Falls is a two-hour drive away from Toronto. If you’re in the city for a while, why not make the trip? Niagara Falls is made up of three different waterfalls and they are a wonder to look at. There is the constant flow of water and walls of mist. This natural beauty attracts millions of visitors a year. You can experience it by various walks or a guided boat tour. No matter what time of year you visit, you won’t be disappointed. Even a misty, icy, winter can really add to your experience.
Fancy getting out of the city but don’t have the time for a long road trip? Toronto Island could be for you. It is made up 15 small islands, connected by bridges. It’s only a 13 minute ferry from the city. It offers plenty of outdoor activities: beaches, kayaking, and hiking to name just a few. There’s also Centreville Amusement Park, which is a great option if you’re on holiday with your kids.