Known as one of the most livable cities in the world, Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is a multicultural and diverse city, housing people from all over the world, with different nationalities, speaking more than 140 languages. The modern metropolis combines vibrant districts featuring fun festivals, musicals, and historical areas such as the Distillery District, which is nowadays home to shops, restaurants, and night scenes. In winter, it is popular to practice activities like snowshoeing and ice skating while admiring the city's great outdoors. Visiting Toronto in summer can be a perfect escape through relaxing around green spaces and parks, walking among beautiful waterfronts, and spending a day on Toronto beach islands. Here are ten popular experiences to discover in Toronto.
10 Discover Downtown Toronto On A Bike Tour
One can hop on a bike to discover Toronto's downtown most popular attractions like Kensington Market, Chinatown, and the City Hall, as well as the out-of-the-way sites. Guided by a professional expert, people benefit from narratives about Toronto’s history and culture. The experience is unique and personalized and includes food tasting all the way to the market. It is recommended to limit the group to 12 persons to get the best out of this experience.
- Price: The Toronto Downtown Bike Tour has a price of USD 70 per person
9 Discover The Distillery Historic District In Toronto On A Walking Tour
Tourists usually go on a walk around the oldest and newest landmark location in Toronto, the Distillery District. The historical Victorian architectural buildings once housed a large whiskey distillery and are today surrounded by hip indie restaurants, boutiques, bars, and galleries mostly visited by art lovers.
An expert will guide visitors and tell them stories related to the company that became the world's largest distillery before visiting the Mill Street Brewery.
- Price: The Distillery District Historic Walking Tour price starts at USD 18
8 Taste The World On A Food Tour Around Kensington Market
In the historical neighborhoods of Kensington market, one can visit the world in one day by tasting and discovering a variety of cuisines from all over the world; all served in one place, the Kensington market. In this guided tour, people will be able to visit stores and bakeries, meet vendors, and learn about Toronto's food culture. One will find Syrian Hummus, Mexican churros, and other Chinese and Latin American cuisines.
- Price: The Food tour at Kensington market has a price of USD 69 per person
7 Hop On A Dinner Cruise Around Toronto
The Toronto dinner cruise is a special experience, offering beautiful views of Toronto's skyline in the evening lights along with historical landmarks and other points of interest. Accompanied by a fresh dinner buffet served onboard, the boat will cruise around popular city sites, like Toronto parkland, Harbourfront Centre, Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, etc. Before returning, one can catch a sunset and enjoy the breathtaking views of the city over refreshing drinks.
- Price: The Dinner Cruise around Toronto has a price of USD 94.
6 Visit The Royal Ontario Museum
No one leaves Toronto without visiting the largest museum in Canada. The tour of the museum will let one explore a collection of indigenous historical objects and native art objects across ages, followed by mummies, whales, jewels, meteorites, and dinosaurs. Not to forget the ROM initial exhibition that shows the Great whale, the right whale, and the diving sperm whale.
- Price: The ROM Museum tour has a price of USD 18 per person
5 Discover The Hockey Hall Of Fame
Whether one is a hockey fan or not, the Hockey Hall of fame is a fantastic experience in the heart of Downtown to learn about the sport’s history, evolution, and the different aspects of the game. One can see exhibits about players and National Hockey League records. One can also enjoy posing with the famous Stanley Cup and discovering tons of NHL trophies and artifacts or trying different activities for the kids.
- Price: The Hockey Hall of fame tour price starts at USD 19 per person.
4 Explore The Art Gallery Of Ontario
The Art gallery of Ontario offers more than 95,000 artworks and is among the most successful art gallery museums in North America. The gallery showcases art, nature, and natural history specimens featured in 40 exhibition spaces. It also shows Peter Paul Ruben’s masterpiece representing the massacre of the innocents. This visit is not complete without trying the delicious meal at the Bistro and hopping around the ShopAgo boutique.
- Price: The art Gallery of Ontario visit has a price of USD 20 per person
3 Discover The Niagara Falls On A Full Day Tour From Toronto City
With a driver and licensed guide, one can explore America’s most stunning natural wonder, Niagara Falls which straddles the border between the US and Canada and is made up of three waterfalls. On this tour, one can see the falls from different angles, plunging over the Niagara River. People also stop at Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Parkway before arriving at Niagara Falls. Lunch is also available on this tour, overlooking the falls.
- Price: The Niagara Falls Full day tour price starts at USD 217
2 Discover Toronto Highlights In the Morning
It is worth discovering Toronto on a morning tour to see highlights and top attractions in the city. On this tour, one will see the CN Tower, St. Lawrence Market, and Toronto Harbor Cruise ride or Distillery District, drawing crowds to streets lined with indie restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Art lovers come for the galleries, outdoor sculptures and dance, music, and stage performances at the area's several theaters. In December, the annual Toronto Christmas Market takes over the streets, Nathan Phillips Square and Queen’s Park.
- Price: The Toronto morning tour price starts at USD 166 per person
1 Experience Toronto Craft Brewery Tour
On this journey, visitors will experience Toronto's beer culture, get the best beers at the best prices, visit three Toronto Craft Breweries, and taste delicious craft beer samples. One will learn everything about the beer sources, how it is made from start to finish, how the breweries operate, and how to taste beer like a professional. At the end of this tour, people will feel like craft beer experts.
- Price: The Toronto craft brewery tour price starts at USD 100 per person