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Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum: Our most recommended tours and activities

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum General Admission Voucher

1. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum General Admission Voucher

Discover towering dinosaur skeletons to awe-inspiring contemporary paintings at the Royal Ontario Museum. Explore the home to more than 13 million artworks, artifacts, and specimens from around the world and across the ages. Find yourself at the most visited museum in Canada—and one of the top ten museums in North America. Walk through some of the world's best exhibitions and Must-See Treasures with the aid of bilingual multi-media kiosks. Take in an exceptional array of themed galleries throughout the Museum, spanning both world cultures and natural history. Must-See Treasures at the Museum include:  • The Nisga’a and Haida totem poles • The Chinese Temple Art mural The Paradise of Maitreya  • The Tomb Mound of General Zu Dashou (“Ming Tomb”)  • The rare Southern White Rhinoceros • The Barosaurus (“Gordo”), Canada’s largest dinosaur on display  • The duck-billed hadrosaur Parasaurolophus walkeri • The exceptionally well-preserved fossils from the Burgess Shale  • The 900-carat Light of the Desert Cerussite gem • The Tagish Lake Meteorite • The Bust of Cleopatra VII • The Statue of Sekhmet — one of the oldest known Egyptian deities  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead • Earl of Pembroke’s Armour • Kunti Sculpture (“Blue Lady”)  • The Striding Lion Terracotta Relief 

Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

2. Toronto: City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Hop on and off open-top double-decker buses to explore the best of Toronto at your own pace. See all of Toronto’s top historic and contemporary attractions on board and hop on and off at any of the 15 stops.  During summer, the vehicles are mainly open-top double-deckers buses that afford you the best possible view of Toronto. During the late fall and winter, or when the weather happens to be cold or wet, enjoy a cozy, comfortable trolley instead. Although these vehicles aren’t open-top, they are loaded with wide windows and they’re a great way to see and photograph Toronto’s sights in style. Bus Stops: 1) Yonge-Dundas Square 2) Yonge & Wellesley 3) Yorkville 4) The Park Hyatt / ROM 5) Casa Loma 6) Spadina & Bloor 7) The Bata Shoe Museum 8) The Royal Ontario Museum 9) Art Gallery of Ontario 10) CN Tower North 11) Ripley's Aquarium / CN Tower 12) Harbourfront Centre 13) Meridian Hall / Hockey Hall of Fame 14) St. Lawrence Market 15) The Distillery District

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

3. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

4. Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tour

Explore Toronto with 2 self-guided walking tours and audio commentary included. This tour takes you through Toronto’s most popular sights on a mobile app tour. Stroll along the Best of Toronto route and see some of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in the city. Hear fascinating facts and stories about the Hockey Hall of Fame, City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, Nathan Phillips Square, and much more. Switch over to the Toronto Waterfront route and admire the picturesque views of the islands, as you learn how the Harbourfront Centre became the city’s hub of culture and entertainment. With over 20 more sights to see, use the app to navigate to more attractions, including CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Enjoy unlimited use of the app at any time, day or night.

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Special Exhibits Voucher

5. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Special Exhibits Voucher

Visit the Royal Ontario Museum, where jaw-dropping dinosaurs, glittering gemstones, and mysterious mummies are just a few of the treasures on display. Your voucher includes general admission and access to one or more of the special exhibits. Enjoy the freedom to explore the museum at your own pace and visit the exhibits and galleries that interest you most. There’s plenty to see and do at the museum, with exhibits to interest the whole family. The special exhibits currently featured at the Royal Ontario Museum include 'Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature': 'Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature' explores the links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals in our natural world, encouraging a greater connection to our planet and empowering us all to be advocates for its care. Be awed by the powerful combination of science, nature, and imagination as you explore fantastic beasts in all their forms and learn how these animals inspired some of the world's most incredible stories and folklore.

Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

6. Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Toronto, one of the artsiest and forward-thinking destinations in North America On our Toronto Downtown and Highlights tour. You can expect to be given the inside scoop on everything from its thrilling theatre scene to its art, shopping, gastronomy scene, and more. Use the included app to access multiple audio-guided walking routes to see more of Toronto after your tour. Meet your guide next to the Information Booth in Yonge/Dundas Square. Your tour guide will be wearing a Vox City Blue Shirt. They will start the tour in the square, before walking across the street and into the Eaton Centre. Toronto's iconic retail centre. Exiting the Eaton Center we pass the Church of the Holy Trinity before we enter Nathan Philip Square which houses Toronto's City Hall. Heading south via Yonge Street, the longest street in the world your guide will point out the Bay-Adelaide Centre, before arriving at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continuing through Brookfield Place we cross into Union Station, Toronto's main train terminal, before seeing the Scotiabank Arena. Home to the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors. Your tour comes to a close after a short walk to the CN Tower. This area is home to the Rogers Center and Ripley's Aquarium. Across the street is Roundhouse Park, Steam Whistle Brewery and Toronto's Railroad Musuem. The tour will take about 90 minutes in duration. If you are up for a bit extra join your local guide on a short walk down to Lake Ontario and the Harbourfront Center where you will be left at the Ferry Terminal. Here you can catch a ferry over to the Toronto Islands. After the tour, download the Vox City app (included in your tour) to discover more of Toronto and its incredible history with curated audio-guided routes through the main quarters. Toronto Highlights & Downtown and Waterfront walking tour includes: CN Tower Roundhouse park Toronto Railway Museum Simcoe Wave Deck Toronto Star newspaper Meridian Hall Gooderham Building St. Lawrence market Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Scotiabank Arena St. Andrews Church Nathan Phillips Square Old City Hall Yonge Dundas Square Hockey Hall of Fame Brookfield Place Union Station Metro Toronto Convention Centre Roy Thomson Hall Self-guided route's main sights: St. James Park Little Trinity Anglican Church BMO Field Exhibition Place Chinatown Art Gallery of Ontario Campbell House Museum Kensington Market Royal Ontario Museum University of Toronto Ontario Parliament Casa Loma Gibraltar Point Beach Centre Island

Gray Line Toronto: Scenic 2-Hour City Tour by Bus

7. Gray Line Toronto: Scenic 2-Hour City Tour by Bus

Embark on an enchanting adventure through the bustling streets and captivating landmarks of Toronto with this 2-hour bus tour. Discover some of the city's most vibrant streets and popular landmarks. Board a comfortable and air-conditioned coach as expert guides welcome you with warm hospitality and fascinating insights into the city's rich history and diverse culture. During your tour you will see highlights like: CN Tower: The iconic CN Tower, a towering marvel that dominates the city's skyline. Ascend to the observation deck, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring panoramic views of Toronto and its picturesque surroundings. Royal Ontario Museum (ROM): Immerse yourself in the world of art, history, and culture at the Royal Ontario Museum. Home to a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits from different eras and civilizations, the ROM offers a captivating journey through time and space. Casa Loma: Prepare to be transported to a fairy-tale realm as we visit the enchanting Casa Loma. This grand castle, with its majestic architecture and beautiful gardens, is a living testament to Toronto's aristocratic past. Explore its opulent rooms, secret passages, and sweeping terraces that offer breathtaking views of the city. St. Lawrence Market: Experience the vibrant culinary scene of Toronto at the historic St. Lawrence Market. Immerse yourself in a sensory delight as you stroll through the bustling aisles filled with fresh produce, gourmet delicacies, and local treats. Discover the market's cultural significance as a meeting place for food lovers from all walks of life. Distillery District: Step back in time as you venture into the charming Distillery District, a beautifully preserved historic neighborhood. Wander along cobblestone streets, framed by red-brick Victorian-era buildings housing galleries, boutiques, and artisanal studios. This cultural hotspot exudes a creative and artistic atmosphere. Harbourfront Centre: Embrace the tranquility of Toronto's waterfront at the vibrant Harbourfront Centre. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the boardwalk, take in captivating views of Lake Ontario, and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere filled with arts, music, and cultural events. Queen's Park & Ontario Legislative Building: Discover the political heart of Ontario as you pass by Queen's Park and the majestic Ontario Legislative Building. Marvel at the stunning architecture and learn about the province's governance and history. Entertainment District: Cruise through Toronto's Entertainment District, a dynamic area that buzzes with theaters, nightlife, and entertainment venues. Catch a glimpse of the city's thriving performing arts scene and explore the district's vibrant energy. Yonge-Dundas Square: Experience the vibrant heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, often referred to as "The Times Square of Canada." Be captivated by the bustling intersection, dazzling billboards, and the lively spirit of this commercial and cultural hub. After your tour, feel free to come back to any of these locations and explore them even further.

Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

8. Toronto: Walking Tour & Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot & bus with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area and travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus. Meet your guide next to the Information Booth in Yonge/Dundas Square. Your tour guide will be wearing a Vox City Blue Shirt. They will start the tour in the square, before walking across the street and into the Eaton Centre. Exiting the Eaton Center we pass the Church of the Holy Trinity before we enter Nathan Philip Square which houses Toronto's City Hall. Heading south via Yonge Street, the longest street in the world your guide will point out the Bay-Adelaide Centre, before arriving at the Hockey Hall of Fame. Continuing through Brookfield Place we cross into Union Station, Toronto's main train terminal, before seeing the Scotiabank Arena.Your tour comes to a close after a short walk to the CN Tower. The tour will take about 90 minutes in duration. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament

Toronto Queen's Park self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

9. Toronto Queen's Park self-guided walking tour scavenger hunt

Are you planning a visit to Toronto and Queen’s Park? Our self-guided walking tour around Queen’s Park takes you from the Royal Ontario Museum to the Ontario Legislative Assembly, through the University of Toronto and many monuments! Solve challenges at every step to discover your next destination. Learn a little history as well as interesting facts about what surrounds you. The Toronto Queen’s Park Tourist Scavenger Hunt is a 3.4 km / 2.1 mi self-guided walking tour with challenges along the way. It should take you 3 hours to complete. - A fun learning experience - Learn some local history - Challenge your knowledge: 35 varied challenges - Start whenever you are ready, from your smartphone – no fixed schedule - Take as little, or as much time as you wish to complete your hunt Buy 1 explorer scavenger hunt for your party of 1 to 6 people.

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What people are saying about Royal Ontario Museum

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based on 601 reviews

A fabulous small group day at Niagara Falls. An exceptional guide who shared with us her passion for her city and her profession. Don't hesitate, if you want to visit Niagara Falls, this is the organization you should choose.

Fabulous! One of the best museums I have ever visited! Very comprehensive exhibitions, I have been impressed by the biodiversity theme! Thanks!

Great tour bus. We visited all of the top attractions and the tour guides were very knowledgeable.

large museum with many different themed areas. 👍👍👍 Put on comfortable shoes...

Fantastic exhibits - each room is like a time capsule