GET YOUR ADVENTURE ON
BIKE RIDE – Take a tour (see below) or build your own adventure.
- Toronto Island Trail (5.5 km)
- Martin Goodman Trail (56 km ends at the Rouge River)
- Tommy Thompson Trail (only open on weekends)
- Lower Don Trail (10km)
- Humber River Trail (30km ends at Lake Ontario)
NEED TO RENT A BIKE? Try one of the following local retailers.
GUIDED BIKE TOURS
We recommend Toronto Bicycle Tours. They offer guided and self-guided tours with rentals. All tours include the use of a bicycle, helmet, water and snacks.
LIVE ON THE EDGE
CN TOWER EDGEWALK
World’s highest adventure-fueled hands-free walk on a 5 ft. (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod, 356m (1168 ft, 116 stories) over Toronto. BOOK IN ADVANCE.
FOR THE SPORTS FAN
The Pan American Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport Games; they are only surpassed in size and scope by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. Both the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the 41 PASO member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.
WATCH A GAME!
Home to the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Blue Jays (MLB), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto Argonauts (CFL) and Toronto Football Club (MLS) regale with the devoted local fan as they cheer on their home team.
CANADIAN NATIONAL EXHIBITION (CNE – aka “The Ex”)
A popular end-of-summer ritual, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a wide variety of colourful interactive experiences. Indulge in classic fair foods and kooky culinary concoctions. Flip inside out and upside down on a kaleidoscope of midway rides. Try your luck at vintage CNE games and the casino, then shop till you drop as you scoop up bargains galore and more. The CNE is open for 10 days only at the end of August.
A quick jaunt on the Ferry (behind the Westin Harbour Hotel) and you are at Centre Island. Plan to spend the day! There are over 30 amusement rides and attractions, beautiful beaches, bike paths and more. It is a lovely and inexpensive way to spend the day with family and friends just across the water from the city. Centre Island is seasonal.
Canada’s Wonderland offers thrills and family fun with 200 world-class attractions. Experience 69 rides including 16 roller coasters, highlighted by Leviathan – Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. New for 2014, experience Wonder Mountain’s Guardian – an interactive 4D dark ride. Families can spend the perfect day together in Planet Snoopy and KidZville play areas filled with kid-sized rides and adventures including Dinosaurs Alive! – a seven-acre animatronic dinosaur park featuring over 40 life-sized dinosaurs. Park admission includes Splash Works – a 20-acre water park. Canada’s Wonderland is open from May to September and then weekends only through to November.
There are quite a few courses in and around the Greater Toronto Area. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a weekend golfer, you are bound to find a course to suit your level.
Toronto shows it’s cultural colours through its numerous annual festivals. From ethnic, music, art, dance and more, you are in for a great time!
Feature photo courtesy of Rick Harris via Flickr.