Sightseeing in Toronto is very popular all year round for adults, couples and families. With each season brings traditional and new attractions.
Sightseeing in Winter
Toronto sightseeing winter events include some of the most memorable experiences for families. Walk through the streets of Toronto to see the Festival of Lights. The city of Toronto lighting up its Christmas tree in December at Nathan Philips Square is always a memorable experience for the whole family.
For attractions near Toronto in the winter, you can head to Niagara Falls. There are festivals put on every year such as the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights. Weekend packages and discounts are usually available for families and couples.
But nothing is more romantic then enjoying a nice glass of Ice Wine by the fire. There are Ice Wine tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This area is also filled with quant Bed and Breakfasts.
Sightseeing in Spring
Spring time in Toronto means the sun is starting to shine. Toronto attractions in the spring vary depending on what you are interested in. The Toronto Zoo is located in Scarborough and is the third largest zoo in the world and is called home by over 5,000 animals.
Casa Loma Toronto is spectacular to visit in spring. Already a Toronto landmark and local favourite, the Casa Loma castle has also been used in movies such as X-men. The gardens and grounds are alive during this time of year and it is considered a must-see for Toronto sightseeing.
Sightseeing in Summer
Summer Toronto attractions and sightseeing almost seems endless. Canada's Wonderland is at its prime during this season. Canada's Wonderland is Canada's favourite amusement park and offers over 200 attractions along with 65 thrill rides. Bring the kids, as Canada's Wonderland is also home to a massive kids play area along with live shows playing every day such as Rock Bank Live and Arthur's Baye Dive Show!
Canada's Wonderland isn't the only amusement park to see. Centreville Amusement Park is located on the Toronto Island and is a popular destination and attraction for families.
If you're looking for a more romantic sightseeing adventure, Toronto Islands would fall into that category. This beautiful old Toronto community is filled with picnic areas, hiking and biking trails. Take a walk through the streets of the Toronto Islands and enjoy the sights of this historic island.
At the end of August, Torontonians get ready for the best attraction of the season - The CNE (Canadian National Exhibition) comes into town and changes the Toronto Exhibition Centre into a carnival of rides, games and exhibits. And who can forget the delicious funnel cakes and Tiny Tom Donuts?
There are a lot of sights and attractions available to travelers and locals all year round. One of Toronto's sightseeing favourites is the CN Tower. Dominating the Toronto skyline is this magnificent free-standing structure which has become Toronto's mascot. The glass floor is one attraction inside that is fun (and terrifying) for the kids. The renowned 360 Restaurant rotates slowly while clients eat, giving you a full view of Toronto.
Another great attraction Toronto is well known for is the Hockey Hall of Fame. During hockey season, the streets are filled with people, representing their favourite teams by wearing a team jersey. A perfect way to end your trip at the Hockey Hall of Fame would be to eat dinner at the Wayne Gretzky restaurant.
While Canadians love hockey, they also live for concerts and the theatre. Take a walk along the Toronto Entertainment district to find all the new shows, plays and performances.
Toronto's most famous venue attractions include:
- The Molson Amphitheatre
- Ricoh Coliseum
- The Roger Centre (sitting beside the CN Tower and home to the Toronto Blue Jays)
- The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
- Air Canada Centre
- Harbourfront Centre
For people going green, Toronto is also the city of trails and parks. Scattered throughout the city are peaceful and relaxing parks. You can also head down to the Beaches district and take a stroll on the Boardwalk which is a family (and pet!) friendly place for sightseeing in Toronto.
Visitors can head up into Northern Ontario to find conservation areas with hiking and biking trails. A popular Toronto sightseeing activity is bird watching. This activity is great for all ages and shows you more of Ontario's beautiful province and its accompanied wildlife.
In eastern Toronto, a local favourite is Edwards Garden. With numerous trails and resting spots, it is a beautiful place to spend your afternoon.
Toronto tourism has made huge changes to its Toronto sightseeing bus tours. Hop on a Double-Decker bus and tour Toronto for a very low cost. There are also many walking tours offered by Toronto sightseeing tour groups or create a tour of your own.
An enchanting and historical area to visit is the Distillery District. This perfectly preserved Victorian Toronto neighbourhood attraction is loved by both locals and tourists. People come to admire the architecture and art galleries, or to just stroll along the cobblestone streets.
Other popular Toronto attractions and sightseeing venues are:
- Kensington Market
- Union Station
- Royal Ontario Museum
- St. Lawrence Market
- Eaton Centre
- Ontario Science Centre
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