One of the most famous and popular tourist attractions of Canada is the CN Tower, situated at 301 Front Street West, Toronto. The 553-metre-high tower held the title of being the world’s tallest free-standing structure from 1974 to 2009, until it was surpassed by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in 2009. Here are the top 10 attractions to experience at Canada’s CN Tower.
Take one of the tower’s six glass-fronted elevators to reach the LookOut level at a height of 346 metres. It offers exhilarating views of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. The level houses the Horizons Restaurant, which has a seating capacity of 130 people and a party capacity of 300 to 600.
One level below the LookOut level, at 342 metres, you will find the Glass Floor and the Outdoor SkyTerrace. Walk on the Glass Floor that offers giddying views. You can walk, crawl, sit or even jump on solid glass sheet and enjoy breathtaking views at the same time.
From the Glass floor, take a separate elevator to reach even higher at 447 metres to the SkyPod. The SkyPod is one of the world’s highest observation decks and offers incredible views of the surrounding city. The SkyPod contains several interpretive exhibits and you get some exciting information on what happens when lightning strikes the tower.
One of the most adventurous activities at the CN Tower is the EdgeWalk. Experience the thrill of the highest full-circle hands-free walk in the world. The walk is conducted on a 1.5 metre-wide ledge at a height of 356 metres. Visitors can enjoy the EdgeWalk experience for 1.5 hours, which includes an outdoor walk of around 30 minutes.
The CN Tower is also famous for housing the highest wine cellar in the world. It features a European-style wine cellar at a height of 351 metres, which has a storage capacity of 9,000 bottles. The cellar stores over 550 best global varieties of Canadian, French, and American labels.
After all the thrills and fun, dine at the tower’s revolving 360 Restaurant. The restaurant is special not only because of its location, but also because it serves delicious meals and wines amidst spectacular revolving views of Toronto from such great heights.
The Horizons Restaurant lies at the LookOut Level. It serves local delicacies, which are big on flavour and offers stunning views of Toronto’s neighbourhoods. The restaurant includes a dance floor and complete A/V capabilities that makes it an ideal location to host special events.
The Le Café is situated at the bottom of the tower. Visitors can find an amazing variety of food and beverages such as pizza, salads, sandwiches, coffee, and gourmet teas. The café also offers an array of freshly baked items.
The tower has six high-speed glass fronted elevators that reach the top in just 58 seconds. Enjoy exhilarating views as you rocket up!
CN Towers offers an amazing shopping experience at its Gift Shop, which sells genuine Canadian goodies designed by local artisans and unique souvenirs. The tower also has an Online Store, which lets you buy the top-selling items of the Gift Shop.