When visiting a city for the first time, it can be difficult to prioritize which attractions to visit, especially when you’re going for a short time or you only have a few hours between meetings. If you’re visiting Toronto, here are three attractions I recommend as a must visit.
1. Niagara Falls: Although it’s roughly a 90 minute drive from Toronto (so maybe one for the bleisure breakers), Niagara Falls is truly a magical experience, offering breathtaking views of the famous waterfall. In winter, the Falls are illuminated by bright colors complemented with a fireworks show (make sure you check online what days the shows are running). The Maid of Mist tours – t
he way to get super close the Falls – stop running in November, but those visiting in winter should take a ride on The Niagara Skywheel. Soaring 53 meters over Clifton Hill, the attraction offers aerial views of the Falls as well as the Niagara skyline.
2. CN Tower: The top of the CN Tower, Toronto’s signature skyscraper, offers views of the remarkable city skyline. For those who enjoy the sensational feeling of butterflies, take a walk onto the glass floor. For the thrill seekers, why not book to experience the Edgewalk, the world’s highest hands-free walk. Attached to an overhead safety rail and harness, you walk around the edge of the tower and admire Lake Ontario beneath you. Wrap up your visit by dining at 360, which offers exceptional food together with a revolving view of the city. To ensure you get the full experience of CN Tower you can book in advance here.
3. Downtown: Enjoy an evening at the famous Nathan Phillips ice rink.
Situated downtown with lots of sparkling lights and a huge holiday tree over the festive season, Nathan Phillips Square is the perfect place to count down the New Year’s. There is
also a huge fireworks display with pumping music and a fleet of food trucks. During the summer, there are live bands, dance performances, outdoor exhibitions and weekly fresh farmers market produce stalls. You could also make a day of downtown and check out the large shopping mall, Eaton Centre. With over 230 retailers and restaurants, and a variety of Canadian and international shops, you’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy your taste. The shopping mall is open on all statutory holidays, leaving you plenty of time to find that perfect souvenir.