Things to do in

Toronto

A glittering skyline, neighboring Wonderland, and burgeoning cultural scene make this a dreamy modern metropolis.

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Our most recommended things to do in Toronto

  • Royal Ontario Museum: General Admission Ticket

    1. Royal Ontario Museum: General Admission Ticket

    No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum—Canada’s largest museum. Explore stunning galleries of dinosaurs, Indigenous art and culture, ancient Egypt, minerals and gems, and more. Explore each of these 16 Must-See Treasures with the aid of bilingual multi-media kiosks. Discover 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 Death of General Wolfe painting • 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 o...

    Getting started was easy, and the walk through didn’t disappoint. A must see for everyone visiting the city.

  • Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

    2. Toronto: Harbor and Islands Sightseeing Cruise

    This cruise of the Toronto Harbour and islands gives you the chance to enjoy scenic views of the Toronto skyline, learn the history of the area, and explore the Toronto Islands. Your captain will start the tour by taking you to view the Western Harbour before crossing into the lagoons to visit the Toronto Islands. Sites featured on this part of the tour include the historic Hanlan’s Point, the Island Yacht Club, and the woodlands of the Island Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. The captain and crew will provide an entertaining and informative narration to detail everything you see. During the second half of the tour, return to the Toronto Harbour where the crew will tell you about many of the notable buildings that make up the skyline while you cruise along to find the perfect place to photograph Toronto from the water.

    Saw exactly what I anticipated seeing. The staff were outstanding. The ticket office staff we kind, courteous and helpful. Captain Kat and I hope I’m correct when I say Captain Jack (maybe John). Knowledgeable, courteous and soooo kind. I was travelling with a special needs adult child, he went abouve and beyond making sure needs were accommodated. Would 100% take this cruise again

  • Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

    3. Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Trip

    Leave Toronto earlier and get back sooner on a fun and leisurely day trip to Niagara Falls. Relax in the comfort of an air-conditioned bus under the expert care of your engaging local guide. Your adventure begins when you meet your guide at the convenient downtown meeting point. Set off on the 90-minute scenic drive into the Niagara Region. Your driver will share their local knowledge along the way. Your first stop is a structured wine tasting including ice wine at an award-winning winery. You'll also visit a country market and explore the vineyards. Climb back on board and drive through the historic colonial architecture of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Take in the sights of the Niagara River and million-dollar homes along the scenic Niagara Parkway. Pause for guided photo stops at the Floral Clock, Hydro Power Station, Whirlpool Rapids, and the Niagara Gorge before arriving at Niagara Falls. ...

    The trip was organized and even when the meeting point changed it was communicated well in advance. The itinerary had changed a bit due to the winery portion being changed, but I honestly loved going to Niagara On The Lake even more ! Most importantly I felt safe during the entire trip, and I would definitely recommend it to others.

  • From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

    4. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Day Tour with Boat Cruise

    Marvel at the grandeur of Niagara Falls on a 9.5-hour tour from Toronto. Travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway, stopping at the Floral Clock, Whirlpool Spanish Aero Car, the historical Niagara-on-the-Lake, and some scenic stops for pictures. Get up close to the Horseshoe Falls on a Niagara City Cruises "Voyage to the Falls." Along the way, you’ll hear about the area’s history and geography. After visiting several of the area's attractions, board a Niagara city cruise for a ride to the base of the Horseshoe Falls. Stop for lunch at a restaurant of your choice. If you selected the tour with the lunch option, enjoy a meal overlooking the falls. Take a scenic drive through Niagara Falls with views of Fort George, Brock’s Monument, Hydropower stations, Niagara River, Welland Canal, picturesque vineyards along the Great Lakes - with a complimentary bottle of water provided — with a certifi...

    We had a great day. We went behind the Falls which was superb-the noise, the views and the whole atmosphere were awesome. The boat to the falls was a fabulous experience too and on top deck we were drenched! It may have been better to be on the lower deck and we may have seen more because there wouldn’t have been as much spray! We also opted for lunch which was a very tasty and plentiful 3 courses and served by friendly staff. We were lucky to visit on a beautiful sunny day and sat outside, facing the falls to have our lunch. We had an excellent driver/guide in Fabio. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and helpful and pointed out many places of interest. We stopped for several photo opportunities and our trip was enhanced by Fabio’s input. We felt there was enough time at each stop and even if you don’t do behind the falls or the boat or lunch, it is a beautiful area to take in the magnificent scenery, have a refreshment break, walk around and if it’s your bag, see a few shops.

  • From Toronto: Guided Small Group Day Tour to Niagara Falls

    5. From Toronto: Guided Small Group Day Tour to Niagara Falls

    Pickup is available across many central meeting points in Downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Pearson Airport between 7:15 AM–8:15 AM. Your tour leaves Toronto early to avoid traffic and to arrive early in Niagara Falls before it gets crowded. Travel in a modern, air-conditioned minibus with a small group (6-24 people) for a more intimate experience with your local tour guide. You will arrive in Niagara Falls around 9:30 AM where you will have 3-hours of free time to explore, view the Canadian waterfalls, and participate in optional local attractions, like a boat ride across the falls. Take advantage of your expert tour guide’s advice on how to best see the falls and hints on how to use your time.  Next, enjoy a scenic ride (and photo opportunities) across the Niagara Parkway and stop or drive through famous sights like a local farmers market and the Niagra Whirlpool Rapids. Bring lunch...

    Very friendly driver/guide. We were in town for a medical procedure and didn’t know the city at all, the booking staff could have been a little nicer when I was asking questions. Other than that it was great.

  • From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

    6. From Toronto: Niagara Falls Evening Tour With Boat Cruise

    Benefit from pick-up service from all downtown Toronto or Toronto Pearson Airport hotels, and then journey by climate-controlled mini-coach to Niagara Falls. Listen to an informative commentary about the history of the area and the role of the native people, and discover why the geography makes the Niagara Peninsula so unique. Upon arrival at Niagara Whirlpool, marvel at one of the most violent white water rapids in North America. Then, climb aboard the Hornblower to experience the power, energy and majesty of Niagara Falls up close on the "Voyage to the Falls" boat tour. Be mesmerized by the height of Horseshoe Falls and the volume of water that plunges from its crestline. Travel along the Niagara Parkway to see the power of the Niagara River as it prepares to plunge over the falls. Take in the scenic landscape of Dufferin Islands along the way. Get some free time at Niagara Falls ...

    It is something you will never forget. If you have Fabio as your guide you will have the time of your life.

  • Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

    7. Toronto: Small-Group Niagara Falls Day Trip

    Dip your senses into Niagara Falls during a guided sightseeing experience from Toronto. This semi-private tour is perfect if you prefer a smaller VIP tour and want to meet like-minded travelers. Leave Toronto at 9:00 AM with prior pick up from most downtown hotels. Sit back and relax in a luxury van on the scenic 2-hour drive to Niagara Falls. Along the way, learn about the rich history of the surrounding region and the Falls. On arrival, depending on the selected option, you can enjoy free time or visit an attraction. Upgrade to include a buffet-style lunch with panoramic views at the Fallsview Buffet at Sheraton On The Falls. Your guide can also direct you to some delicious lunch options at one's own expense.  In Summer, sail into the mist of the Falls aboard the seasonal boat ride 'Voyage to the Falls'. In winter, or when the boat is not operating, enjoy 'Journey Behind the Falls'....

    Fantastic day and our guide Ricardo was an excellent driver and guide. I highly recommend this day trip.

  • Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

    8. 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 g...

    Excellent presentation from our guide. Great ghost stories and was nice to hear the history of the landmarks. Overall a great experience and highly recommended.

  • Toronto Pearson Airport: Transfer to/from Niagara Falls

    9. Toronto Pearson Airport: Transfer to/from Niagara Falls

    Book a great value shared airport shuttle transfer between Toronto International Airport and Niagara Falls/Niagara Region. Choose between one-way or round-trip with transfers available 24 hours a day. Enjoy a luggage allowance of up to one suitcase and two carry-ons per passenger. All vehicles are air-conditioned for your comfort. Once you are in the arrivals hall, make your way to the ground transportation desk. Whether your flight arrives early or late, you’ll be on the next available departure. Your experienced and courteous driver will assist with your baggage and drop you off at the door of your accommodation. It is an approximately 1.5- to 2-hour drive between Toronto and the Niagara Region. If you are bound for the Toronto Airport, you'll be picked up at your residence or hotel and brought to the doors closest to your airline check-in counter. Pickup times vary pending your flig...

    It took us 3 hours to get from Toronto Airport to our Hotel in Niagara Falls Ontario because the driver had to drop off a passenger way outside of down in the country and another one in a city somewhere outside of Niagara Falls

  • Toronto: Day Trip to Niagara Falls

    10. Toronto: Day Trip to Niagara Falls

    See Niagara Falls on a day trip from Toronto. Stop at Table Rock to take some great pictures at Horseshoe Falls along the way. Marvel at the scenery during your stop at Clifton Hill. Take some time to soak up the colors and lights. Explore Niagara-on-the-lake, and take part in a wine tasting. Explore Niagara Falls at your own pace, with plenty of time to visit local attractions or go on a Niagara Falls Cruise.

    The tour guide (Mike) was very friendly and well knowledgeable. Transport was comfortable and everything was followed as indicated in the description of the tour. Will definitely comeback.

Frequently asked questions about Toronto

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Planning Your Visit

  • When to visit Toronto?

    For the best weather, visit Toronto during summer, as the winter can be relentless. However, many people choose to plan their trip around a particular festival, as Toronto is in no short supply. Toronto International Film Festival is a huge draw, and takes place annually in August. Toronto Gay Pride spans an entire week at the end of each year - the city takes its LGBT rights seriously. Local sporting calendars and seasons are also worth consideration.

  • Where to stay?

    Toronto has a great selection of hotels for visitors, business travelers, families and couples. Hostels are also plentiful, and a great choice for backpackers and people on a budget.

Good to know

  • Language
    English
  • Currency
    Canadian Dollar ($)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +1
  • Best time to visit
    The summer months are the best. The temperatures are warm, outdoor markets abound, and there's an endless supply of events. But that also means there are lots of crowds, and prices on accommodations and flights are much higher. If you can, try to visit at the beginning or end of the season.

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What people are saying about Toronto

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 4,979 reviews

Saw exactly what I anticipated seeing. The staff were outstanding. The ticket office staff we kind, courteous and helpful. Captain Kat and I hope I’m correct when I say Captain Jack (maybe John). Knowledgeable, courteous and soooo kind. I was travelling with a special needs adult child, he went abouve and beyond making sure needs were accommodated. Would 100% take this cruise again

I was the only guest on that tour and my guide Nicole was perfect! She was so kind and knowledgeable. She knows everything there is to know about Distillery District and also tells some funny facts. I would recommend everyone to book this tour!

Out Guide Fabio our experience even better. He was very knowledgeable and took care of everyone on the trip. Stopped at nice places and helped Click pictures for all. Niagara's trip experience was awesome. I recommend this trip to all.

Kaleb was a fabulous tour guide. The lack of a boat ride to the falls was a severe disappointment. Substituting a tour of the former power plant was boring and disappointing.

Getting started was easy, and the walk through didn’t disappoint. A must see for everyone visiting the city.