Located in the state of Ontario, Toronto is the largest of Canada's cities, sprawling forth from the shores of Lake Ontario. This cosmopolitan bustling metropolis may lack history but instead it offers many modern delights with plenty for visitors to see and do among the busy streets!
Things to See and Do in Toronto
Head up the CN Tower for panoramic views of the city. It stands at over 554m (1,815ft).
Hop on one of the frequent ferries which travel to the Toronto Islands. Ideal for cycling and walking, the islands also make for a great spot to just kick back and relax in the sunshine with a picnic.
For a glimpse of the past, head to the Historic Distillery District. Comprising cobbled streets, Victorian warehouses, and a number of artisan shops, its highlight is the Ontario Spring Water Sake Company. Take a tour, have a cocktail at the bar or just pick up a bottle or two in the shop.
As you’d expect from a city this size, there are some excellent museums to choose from. The Black Creek Pioneer Village gives a fascinating insight into the lives of Toronto’s first residents whilst Casa Loma is a glorious monument to excess.
With plenty to see and do, a rental car is the best way to get around Toronto as it provides the freedom and flexibility we all want when on holiday.
First up has to be a trip to Niagara Falls. Take a ride on the famous Maid of the Mist for a soaking if you dare! Take a tour on the Journey Behind the Falls or head up the Skylon Tower for fantastic views. Whilst here, make sure you visit one of the beautiful vineyards nearby. There are a number to choose from and most offer fascinating tours.
A 4 hour drive, Ottawa is well worth a visit for the journey alone. Break the journey on the shores of Lake Ontario near Kingston. Well-known for its 19th century architecture, it’s a great place to kill an hour or so. Ottawa itself is home to some fantastic museums and galleries whilst the gothic Parliament Building welcomes visitors to Question Time in the House of Commons.
Collect a hire car and head over to Hamilton. Whether you want to keep the kids amused at Adventure Village or spend some time at one of the numerous art galleries or museums, you will find plenty to fill your days here.
Leave plenty of time to explore the many other lakes in the area. Whether you visit Lake Ontario, Lake Huron or Lake Superior, there are a plethora of things to see and do here. Choose from National Parks, water sports or for any divers, head underwater to explore the many wrecks of the Lakes.