Toronto is a big city with lots of fun and engaging activities across the city. Paying admission to all the top attractions can really hurt the wallet – especially when you are paying for the whole family! With our advice, you can visit some of top Toronto attractions for discounted prices. At the end, we share how be a savvy travelers, save a ton of money seeing most of these attractions for one low price.
Once known as one of the seven wonders of the modern world, this Toronto landmark is always the centre piece of skyline photos of Toronto. At one time this tower could boost that it was the highest tower in the world. Take the elevator to the top and enjoy walking on the glass floor and looking down at the people below. For those extra daring go for a walk around the top of the tower on the Edge Walk.
Located at the base of the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium is Toronto’s newest attraction. The highlight of the aquarium include the moving sidewalk underwater tunnel where sharks of all types swim over your head. Make sure you take the time to pet the string rays and crabs.
Check out our Top 10 Tips for Visiting Ripley’s Aquarium before you go. A bonus tip is to bring an extra shirt for the kids as there is a water table play area that will be sure to get your kids soaking wet!
The Toronto zoo is a great place to introduce your kids to all the different types of animals. This zoo is very large so don’t plan on covering the whole place in one day.
The zoo is currently home to two adult and 2 baby pandas. Make sure to hit up the panda exhibit early in the day before the lines get too long. In the summer, be sure to bring the kids swim suits so they can cool off in the fun splash pad.
The zoo is located way out in the north east end of the city. While it is possible to take transit there, it’s a lot easier and faster to drive.
The ROM is over 100 years old and one of the largest museums in North America. It is one of those places that has something for everyone.
For the kids, this is the place to go to see dinosaurs! There is a great play room too. This is where the kids can dress as knights, dig for dinosaur bones and learn about insects.
Located right at the St. George and Museum subway stations, the ROM is one of the easiest places to get to by subway.
Casa Loma is touted as Toronto’s very own castle! The kids will love exploring the secret passages, towers and vast gardens.
There are often additional exhibits taking place at Casa Loma, so always check their website in advance to find out more about their special events.
The Ontario Science Centre will entertain everyone from young to old. There are lots of interactive exhibits for all different age levels. Make sure to take in some of the shows as well.
The Science Centre is large so pick your favourite exhibits first and work your way through the museum from there.
Most of these attractions have an entrance fee of between $20-$30 per adult, which can add up quick for a family.
We recommend that you get a CityPASS that for one price includes admission to:
- Casa Loma
- CN Tower
- Ripley’s Aquarium
- The ROM
And your choice of either:
- The Toronto Zoo or
- The Ontario Science Centre
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