Toronto, the provincial capital of Ontario, Canada is the largest multicultural city on Ontario’s north-western shore. The destination has many tourist attractions and places such as Treetop trekking at Centre Island, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada and the popular Toronto Zoo. Check out some of its top attractions.
The treetop trekking at Heart Lake Conservation Area starts from 1st of April every year. It features 6 courses, 7 zip lines and 65 aerial games. Whether you are on a short-break or a long holiday, you will definitely find a suitable option. You can try zip line aerial game treks, stand alone zip line rides and even night treks. If you are planning to do this, please note reservations are required. You can pick a customised package from the official website. It is especially recommended for people who have come all the way to Toronto for adventure and natural sightseeing.
Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world. Popular for interactive and conservation activities, it features 5,000 animals, discovery zone, walking trails, rides, splash Island and a water side theatre. Here, you can get somewhat up close to lions and lion cubs, tigers, giant pandas, panda cubs, giraffes, gorillas, and many other denizens of the wild. With the exception of Christmas, the Zoo is open throughout the year from 9:30am to 4:30 pm. You can check out the latest updates, events and happenings on its official website.
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Open 365 days a year, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, is Toronto’s popular aquatic attraction. It features underwater creatures such as jellyfish, tropical fish, and seahorses, stingrays and more. You can join the interactive dive shows and aquarist talks that start at morning and are held every two hours. Other highlights include sleepovers with sharks, photography and day camp and yoga sessions at the aquarium from 7:30am to 8:30am. The aquarium closes at 11:00 hours but when you plan your trip please check the daily hours of operation on its official website.
Located between Ward’s Island and Hanlan’s Point, Centre Island is a getaway for those who need a break from city life or want to go on a family holiday. A short ferry ride from downtown will take you there. The Island features Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm. You can enjoy more than 30 rides and attractions at Centreville amusement park and get close to around 40 different kinds of exotic birds and animals at Farm Enough Farm. The amusement park is open 365 days a year from 10:00am to 4:00pm. It also has food and drink counters. The Island also has beaches on the south side. There are more than 20 picnic spots, volleyball courts, and wading pools near the beaches.
Opened in 1876, High Park is the largest public park within the city. It has sports area, cultural theatre, educational room and a zoo. There’s also a theatrical stage and small playgrounds. In 1959, the first Japanese Somei Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted here and in 2001, as many as 34 cherry trees were donated to High Park. It is most visited during June to September, weekends and on holidays. In summers, The Canadian Stage Company showcases selective Shakespeare’s plays on the hill side amphitheatre during the annual event “Dream in High Park”. In 2015, Julius Caesar and The Comedy of Errors were showcased.