From an impressive waterfront steeped in local arts to the seventh modern wonder of the world – the CN Tower – immerse yourself in cosmopolitan Toronto, a thriving Canadian metropolis surrounded by magnificent landscapes.
Canada’s premier city is a melting pot of cultures. Explore the architecture and take in panoramic views from the iconic CN Tower, enjoy the cornucopia of flavours and colours at the St. Lawrence Market or discover natural beauty along the shores of Lake Ontario. Our Eastern Journey tour will take you from bustling streets to classic Niagara Falls scenery before guiding you to the other cities of Eastern Canada: Ottawa, Quebec City and Montreal.
Explorers and nature lovers will find epic views and abundant wildlife on our Great Parks of the East tour. Begin with the vast Ontario Algonquin Provincial Park. Witness immense shimmering lakes while keeping your camera primed to spot moose, bear and beaver. Stroll through the picturesque capital Ottawa before crossing the rolling green landscapes dotted with quaint villages beyond. The French-speaking cities are next on your list, including the fascinating historical insights of Montreal and Quebec City.
Experience the captivating landscapes of Canada from the road with our Heritage Trailtour, cruising through emerald forests, beside mountain peaks, sparkling lakes and charming villages before arriving at the majestic Niagara Falls.
The Canadiana Journey
New York And Toronto Multi Centre Holiday
“With many cultures and fascinating sights, there’s so much to see and do in Toronto. Make a list of your top sights and see which are grouped together before you set out to explore.”
“If you spot a local bar or café you like, make sure you pop in. Canadians are renowned for their friendly, outgoing nature. A few words of friendly advice could transform your holiday into a fascinating, off the beaten track adventure.”
“This is Canada – get into nature and outdoor activities. In winter try ice skating, go dog-sledding or snow-shoeing, while in summer hiking, mountain biking and swimming in Lake Ontario are highly recommended. The locals are very active all year round – it’s a way of life that you should try too.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it easy to walk around Toronto?
Toronto is easy to get around on foot, with lots of pedestrian crossings. Many of the main attractions centre around a small area and are well-connected by an efficient public transport system – choose from buses, streetcars and the subway. You can buy a daily or weekly ticket that allows you to use all forms of public transport as often as you need.
Is Toronto a French-speaking city?
Toronto is an English-speaking Canadian city. English is the mother tongue of 51% of the population, while French is just 1.3%. There are over 140 languages spoken in Toronto. The second most widely spoken language is Cantonese, at 4%, and Mandarin is also at 4%.
How cold does it get in Toronto?
January and February are the coldest months, with an average temperature of -3°C. If you’re visiting in winter be sure to wrap up warm and bring sturdy boots which provide good grip in the snow.
The average temperature rises in May and June, at 14-19°C, while July and August are the hottest with highs of 26°C. September and October remain temperate.
One of the most diverse cities in the world, Toronto offers an array of cultural attractions including art, architecture and shopping, not to mention the local cuisine found at St. Lawrence Market. Just outside the city there are spectacular wilderness adventures waiting to be explored while inside the city limits you’ll find car-free neighbourhoods, plus the historic Distillery and Bordello Districts – packed with lively pubs and bars.
Why you'll love Toronto...
• Climbing to the top of CN Tower and taking enviable selfies
• Sampling multicultural cuisine in St. Lawrence Market
• Visiting Toronto Islands, for adventure, laid back lifestyle and wide-open spaces
• Taking in the vibrant colours of Toronto’s Botanical Gardens
• Visiting the cobbled streets and Victorian architecture of the Distillery District,
• Picking up unique souvenirs in Kensington Market, a colourful former Jewish neighbourhood
• Being spoiled for eating options, from fine-dining to streets stalls, serving everything from Korean to French menus
• Listening to acclaimed performances at the Royal Conservatory of Music
• Wandering through the Royal Ontario Museum
• Diving into the refreshing waters of Lake Ontario in summer
• Ice skating on natural and man-made ponds throughout the city in winter
Did you know?
• Toronto has 52 public outdoor ice skating rinks, open from December to February
• Caribana, a spectacular Caribbean festival of culture held in Toronto, is the largest parade held over a single day in North America. It stretches along 3.6 kilometres and over a million spectators come to watch
• PATH is the largest shopping mall and underground pedestrian system in North America. The system connects shops, art installations and museums with financial districts and parking garages, so that the city’s 200,000 commuters who use it daily are not hindered getting around during bad weather
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