#51 best destination in the world

CN Tower


Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Concrete communications and observation tower located in the downtown core of Toronto
  • Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976
  • The CN Tower held the record for the world’s tallest free-standing structure for 32 years until 2007 when it was surpassed by the Burj Khalifa

Art Gallery of Ontario


Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • One of the largest art museums in North America, established in 1900
  • The museum’s permanent collection includes over 120,000 works spanning the first century to the present day
  • The collection includes a number works from Canadian, First Nations, Inuit, African, European, and Oceanic artists

Royal Ontario Museum


Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Museum of art, world culture and natural history, the largest museum in Canada, and also the most visited
  • Contains a collection of dinosaurs, minerals and meteorites; Canadian, and European historical artifacts; as well as African, Near Eastern, and East Asian art
  • Houses the world’s largest collection of fossils from the Burgess Shale with more than 150,000 specimens

Casa Loma


Best time to travel: April-May, Sept-Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Gothic Revival style mansion and garden, now a historic house museum and landmark
  • It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt
  • Due to its unique architectural character, Casa Loma has been a popular filming location for movies and television

Canada’s Wonderland, Vaughan


Best time to travel: May-June
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Theme park that was the first major theme park in Canada, and it remains the country’s largest
  • The park has been the most visited seasonal amusement park in North America for several consecutive years until its temporary closure in 2020
  • With seventeen roller coasters, Canada’s Wonderland is ranked second in the world by number of roller coasters, after Six Flags Magic Mountain

Track and Tower Trail, Algonquin Provincial Park


Best time to travel: June-Sept
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Hard
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Park established in 1893, the oldest provincial park in Canada
  • Over 2,400 lakes and 745 miles of streams and rivers are located within the park, formed by the retreat of the glaciers during the last ice age
  • Its unique mixture of forest types allows the park to support an uncommon diversity of plant and animal species

Niagara Falls

Best time to travel: June-Aug
Walk difficulty: Easy
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Group of three waterfalls spanning the border between Ontario, Canada and the state of New York
  • The largest of the three is Horseshoe Falls, which straddles the international border of the two countries
  • The smaller American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls lie within the United States
  • Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by flow rate
  • Niagara Falls was formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path over and through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean