As we move into summer and the possibility of vacations come that little bit more within reach, I thought that it would be a good idea to compile a reference guide that contains some valuable tips for travelling to Toronto. Why Toronto you may ask?
As the provincial capital of Ontario, Toronto is the largest and most populous city in all of Canada. But do not let its large population put you off, as visiting this sprawling city offers something for everyone. Home to the second tallest free standing towers and the largest underground shopping mall in the world, Toronto is a city with a highly artistic culture evidenced by the many fascinating museums and cultural displays of Canada’s rich history.
When to Go and Where to Stay
The best time to visit Toronto really depends on your personal preference when it comes to weather conditions; if you are into winter sports and activities, then you will certainly have no shortage of things to do in the colder months of the year. If you prefer the conditions to be a bit warmer (the warmest temperatures are usually between June and September), make sure to do some research and take note of weather forecasts when you are scheduling your trip to ensure a pleasant visit.
As a major city, Toronto is well served by hotels and other accommodation options. With highlights such as Niagara Falls that are surrounded by vast tracts of protected wilderness, you can opt to go camping at one of the several Provincial parks where you’ll be able to immerse yourself in nature quite easily. Camping is not for everyone though, so if you are looking for a Niagara Falls Hotel in Canada you’ll be spoilt for choice as there are many options in the vicinity.
Things to do
For visiting Toronto, unless you are planning a trip to the majestic Niagara Falls or somewhere further out, it is easier to use the public transportation system to get around the city instead of hiring a car. The city has a diverse culture as well as a great variation of attractions for all types of interests and tastes, and most of these attractions are served by public transport.
To get the most out of your trip, you may also want to consider purchasing a Citypass which will entitle you to discounted admission to the city’s top five attractions. Other places of interest include the Toronto Islands for a quiet break away from the city, St Lawrence market, and the recently redeveloped Harbourfront centre.
More highlights that are worth visiting include the Distillery District, where you can sample local brews unique to the region, or you can choose a more cultured option and visit the Royal Ontario Museum where you will find over six million items documenting world culture and natural history.
Toronto offers something for all types of travellers, so no matter what your interests are you’re sure to find something to keep you entertained during your visit. The above tips give you an idea of the cultural variety and natural beauty you can expect to experience from one of Canada’s best places to visit, so why not consider visiting Toronto if you haven’t already?