Day 1 You'll See:
Day 2 You'll See:
- Niagara Falls - 2.5-hour trip
- Journey Behind the Falls
- Skylon Tower
Day 3 You'll See:
- Eaton Centre
- Hockey Hall of Fame
- Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
- Toronto Harbor Tours
- Haunted Walk of Toronto
Day 4 You'll See:
Hold on to your hats and get ready for one grand adventure in Toronto! This fun 4-day trip will take your group to all the most popular cultural centers, sightseeing spots, and entertaining attractions Toronto has to offer. You will also get to spend a day in Niagara Falls while you are so close, a truly memorable experience for any age!
Art Gallery of Ontario
A world-class art institution with over 90,000 works on display ranging from the 1st century to today, the Art Gallery of Ontario will be a true treat for your student group no matter what your trip focus is. Completed in 2004 by renowned architect Frank Gehry, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among 'the most distinguished art museums in North America'. It holds one of the most significant collections of African Art within the continent, as well as the absolute largest Oceanic art and artifacts collection in all of Canada. Some of the biggest highlights throughout the gallery include Galleria Italia, an exquisite wood and glass feature that will certainly catch your eye, as well as 'The Massacre of the Innocents', a contemporary and cutting-edge collection you can't miss.
Royal Ontario Museum
'No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum', Canada's largest museum of world cultures and natural history. Located right in the heart of downtown Toronto, this museum of art, history, and culture will provide your group with top-notch education and insight through the various exhibits, programs, and activities throughout.
Niagara Falls - 2.5-hour trip
Behind the Falls Tour
Located on the Ontario side of Niagara Falls in the Table Rock Centre, this sightseeing excursion takes you right below and behind the Horseshoe Falls! Horseshoe Falls sees 2,800 cubic meters of water over the falls per second, the entire falls system comprising 1/5th of the world's freshwater. You will descend 125 feet and explore 130-year-old tunnels through the bedrock, feeling the vibrations of the falls long before you actually see them. The viewing portals cut straight through the bedrock, offering incredible views of the '13-story-tall wonder' you simply won't get anywhere else!
This tower sits at 775 feet and overlooks the American Falls in New York and Horseshoe Falls in Ontario. It sits on the Candian side of the Niagara River and is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. On a clear day, you can see 80 miles, with views of the falls mentioned before, the Great Gorge, the Niagara Wine District, and city skylines of Buffalo, New York, and Toronto. Ride the Yellowbug Elevator to the top, the trip taking a smooth 52 seconds. Visit the Observation Deck once at the top, or perhaps head to one of the two award-winning restaurants onsite, the Revolving Dining Room or Summit Suite Buffet. The Revolving Dining Room rotates a silent 360 degrees each hour, giving you over 8,000 square kilometers of viewable scenery while enjoying your delicious continental cuisine.
Inside you will find a vast array of shops, eateries, and clothing stores, plus a good selection of entertainment throughout. Shop at over 250 different retail vendors, from Aldo to ZAYO CANADA INC. Find clothes, home decor, bath accessories, and so much more throughout, then head to the multicultural food court to grab a bite to eat. The food court is three floors total, with everything from your popular fast-food chains to Thai and Malaysian foods. There are several local Toronto eats, as well, giving an added local cultural insight bonus. Don't worry about it being too crowded, there are over 900 seats in the court!
Hockey Hall of Fame
Founded in 1943, the Toronto Hockey Hall of Fame will teach your group the in-depth history of ice hockey, the information providing them with a unique look at Canadian unity and patriotism (it is 'Canada's Game', after all) as well as essential school subjects like math, history, and physical education. As a matter of fact, this spot is actually considered to be 'Toronto's number 1 group destination for school trips, tour groups, or team visits' due to their vibrant, entertaining, and educational opportunities throughout. There are specific educational programs for kids grades 4-12 (junior, intermediate, senior) that were created by teachers, for teachers, helping you ignite your group's passion for learning.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
Ripley's Aquarium opened in 2013 with the aim to be a 'world-class aquarium life facility', something it has done very well in the past 4 years. The exhibits display cutting-edge technology and interactive experiences, the entire facility boasting 9 differently themed galleries full of them. Visit the Canadian Waters gallery and see such local sea creatures as the Giant Pacific Octopus, or head over to the Dangerous Lagoon to walk along an underwater gallery filled with sharks and Green Sawfish (you'll even see some Green Turtles swimming around in there!). The other galleries include Rainbow Reef, Discovery Centre, Ray Bay, Swarm, Planet Jellies, Life Support System, and Shoreline Gallery.
Toronto Harbor Tours
For 25 years now Toronto Harbour Tours have provided the area with live narrated sightseeing boat tours and private charters, the cruises providing the absolute best views of both ends of the spectrum in Toronto, from the soaring city skyscrapers to the tranquil Toronto Islands. The cruises take place between April and October and depart from Pier 6 each time. Depending on the weather, the boat will dock at Centre Island, a spot with a restaurant, petting zoo, and amusement park, and you can board the boat at your leisure. The sightseeing tours themselves are entertaining, insightful, and informative, typically lasting 1 hour. The Inner Harbour and Island Cruise will show you Toronto's past and present through informative live narration. See Queen's Quay, the Skydome, Hanlan's Point, CN Tower, and so much more!
Haunted Walk of Toronto
The most popular Toronto tour is The Orginal Haunted Walk of Toronto, which is available each April through December. This tour tells tales from the earliest days of the city, taking you by haunted theatres, filling you in on unsolved mysteries, and enlightening you on scary encounters at the Mackenzie House. This tour departs from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame and lasts about 90 minutes. On the official Haunted Walk spookiness scale, this tour ranks 3 out of 5.
Tasty Tours Toronto provides the 'best Toronto food and chocolate tours' around town, this award-winning food tour line providing guests with exclusive samples, behind the scenes encounters, tidbits of history, and a lot of delicious food along the way! Tasty Tours Toronto strives to 'share the city with you like how [they] would [their] best friends, treating you to the best food experience in Toronto and leaving you with memories to savour for years to come'. There are a few different tour options to choose from, but each one will take you to various eateries, allow you to feast on edibles, and learn food and Toronto history along the way.