Toronto, Ontario, is a welcoming, multicultural city with a host of great sights to offer: incredible theme parks, Canada’s top zoo (with 500 endangered species!), gorgeous parks, trails, ferry trips – all with a friendly smile. Don’t miss a visit to the Distillery District, the iconic CN tower or leave without visiting one of Toronto’s 25 museums. Canada is known for its down-to-earth people, and the people of Toronto in particular, will make you yearn to stay longer!
Light Up The Night: The Lantern Festival
On the last weekend of November, Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square hosts the Cavalcade of Lights, an annual winter extravaganza that began back in 1967 and is still much loved today. Featuring the lighting of Toronto’s Christmas tree and live musical performances by some of Canada’s top music stars, you’ll be entertained all night long with song and dance, an impressive fireworks show, ice-skating parties and LED light displays throughout Toronto’s neighbourhoods. The festival marks the official start of Toronto’s Christmas season and is popular with families looking to get their kids into the Christmas spirit!
A Taste of History: Black Creek Pioneer Village
Sitting in over 30 acres of untouched nature, this open-air heritage museum lets you experience life as it was for the original pioneers of Toronto and Ontario in the early to mid-19th century. It’s a pleasure to stroll the grounds, taking in the atmosphere and chatting with the staff, who are all dressed in period costumes and full of invaluable information ranging from historical details to the location of the nearest WC. The village includes a blacksmith’s a hotel, a church, a general store and a tiny schoolhouse. It’s a popular spot for school trips and very child-friendly.
Canadian Icon: The Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto’s Maple Leafs ice-hockey club are one of the historic ‘’Original Six’’ National Hockey League members and the proud owners of a long and storied history. Their great rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, are the only team to have won more Stanley Cups than the 24 the Maple Leafs have, but, unfortunately for the people of Toronto, the Maple Leafs’s last Stanley Cup victory was in 1967! Catch a game at the stadium, breath in the atmosphere and help to cheer the team on to their first cup in decades - hockey is such a huge part of Canadian culture.