The good news is that Toronto has enough number of amazing attractions for three cities of its size. The bad news is that no matter how long you stay, you won’t have enough time to see them all. Many of the best attractions take a whole day to really appreciate and most of them are scattered all over the city and surrounding areas. Pick a handful of your favorites and bring a good pair of walking shoes, because Toronto is best experienced on foot.
Black Creek Pioneer Village
To get a taste of what pioneer life was like in the 1800s, visit this fully-restored and working village which dates back to 1860. You can observe the authentically dressed villagers going about their daily lives and doing their daily chores such as spinning, sewing, sheep-shearing and threshing. Visitors can wander around this lovely village’s 30 restored buildings and stop by the working mill, shop in the general store and even enjoy the village’s local food. It’s a fantastic way to experience Canadian frontier life, and special events are held throughout the year
Toronto’s signature landmark can be seen from almost anywhere in the city and offers the best views of the city. This is the world’s tallest freestanding structure at 553 meters. Glass-walled elevators send visitors up to LookOut Level in just 58 seconds. From here, you can walk down one level and experience the Glass Floor, which extends outwards from the tower, providing a stomach-dropping view straight down to the street level. It’s not free to go up to the Lookout, but it’s definitely worth the fees.
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland
This 300 acre theme park, located about 30 minutes’ drive north of the city is Canada’s answer to Disneyland. The park features over 140 attractions which include 60 rides and live entertainment shows. A big highlight is the Splash Works water park which has a massive wave pool and many water rides including speed slides and tube rides. Visiting this place is the best way to beat the summer heat in Toronto.