A gateway to Canada, Toronto is a thriving cultural hub thanks to its renowned museums, theaters, music scene, and eclectic arts offerings. Explore year-round festivals and attractions, indulge in award-winning culinary, and explore unique neighborhoods that reflect the city’s proud diversity and multiculturalism. Toronto is home to 240 ethnicities, speaking more than 180 languages.
Maxine Morrell-West, travel trade sales manager at Destination Toronto, says Toronto offers more than 200 attractions as well as walking, harbor, biking, historical, and culinary tours. Several attractions provide student educational programs, and for more information visit www.destinationtoronto.com/studenttravel.
All the attractions featured in this itinerary offer group-friendly rates and can only be seen in Toronto, notes Morrell-West.
She adds Toronto is only a 90-minute drive from one of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls.
SEE the view from the CN Tower
Head to the CN Tower, the tallest free-standing structure in the Western the world, Niagara Falls.Hemisphere. Visitors can go to the main observation level or to both the main observation level and Skypod. For those who are adventurous, book the EdgeWalk experience and feel the open air at 1,168 feet above Toronto.
DISCOVER an underwater world at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Groups can explore over 20,000 marine animals at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. In the “Canadian Waters” exhibition, learn what life is like for the creatures living in Lake Ontario and the other Great Lakes, and then see a simulation of the wave conditions on the British Columbia coast. Step on the moving sidewalk to journey through the “Dangerous Lagoon” exhibition, featuring sharks, eels, and many jaw-dropping species.
TOUR the Royal Ontario Museum
Royal Ontario Museum, Canada’s largest museum, showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. Check out special exhibitions and the museum’s permanent collections of dinosaurs, South Asian art and culture, gems and minerals, ancient Egyptian treasures, and more.
EXPLORE the historic Casa Loma
Casa Loma is a 98-room castle spanning over 500,000 square feet space, designed by architect E.J. Lennox, that features secret passageways, elaborately decorated rooms with authentic period furnishings, and breathtaking views of the Toronto skyline from its towers.
MARVEL over Little Canada
Little Canada is one of the newest attractions in Toronto and is an interactive experience showcasing Canada’s captivating vistas, landmarks, and cityscapes in miniature scale. With little destinations such as Little Toronto, Little Ottawa, and Little Quebec, Little Canada aims to entertain and educate guests every tiny step of the way.
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