Here’s your go-to bucket list of must-try, only-in-Toronto experiences—for all budgets and interests.
Crank your adrenaline levels 116 storeys above the city, with just a safety harness securing you to the roof of the CN Tower’s observation deck. EdgeWalk is hands-free, so you can fist pump for your souvenir snaps—and show them off on your Insta—if you dare!
Climb into a Lambo and roar around the speedway at Toronto Motorsports Park. Ultimate Exotics’ track day experience lets you choose from among the world’s most coveted speed machines like the Ferrari F430 or Lamborghini Gallardo.
Ok, so since diving into the depths with sand tiger sharks and roughtail stingrays is momentarily on hold—yes, we’re talking the spine-tingling Discovery Dive at Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada—Paint Nite at the Aquarium is another bucket-list alternative. Instead of painting in the real world, paint in the vibrant company of 20,000 sea and freshwater creatures.
Feast like a King or Queen in historic Casa Loma’s BlueBlood Steakhouse. Splurge on a big-money cut like dry-aged porterhouse from Alberta, or on a sampler of Japanese, American and Australian Wagyu filet.
Dazzle bae with the city’s most exclusive skyline views in a Heli-Tour chopper. Or step up the drama with a private twilight tour, guaranteed to mesmerize with epic views of the lake, sunset and sparkling city lights (it comes with some awesome swag, too!).
You’ve probably seen Niagara Falls from a few different angles, and if you haven’t we highly recommend it. But did you know that you can also see them from above? Choose from many Toronto charter companies to fly over and around the falls, including other natural wonders of the Niagara region. How’s that for a weekend getaway?
Bibliophile? Goosebumps await at the Toronto Reference Library’s rare books and special collections. Request your once-in-a- lifetime op to explore books, manuscripts and memorabilia, including historical photos, costumes and modern works.
Live the luxe life on a Gone Sailing Adventures private chartered yacht: pop the bubbly and toast the sunset together. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and family indulged in a Toronto Island tour on the WhiRLygirl yacht—and you should too!
Ever wondered how the rich and famous sleep—particularly Lenny Kravitz? The Bisha Hotel has an entire floor designed by the rockstar himself. From hallways to rooms, the moody aesthetic is on point with luxurious brown cut stone, metallic accents and glamour all over. It’s an artistic experience from ceiling to tile that you won’t find anywhere else.