The Ultimate Travel Checklist: 6 Things You Can’t Miss When Travelling in Toronto

Are you planning to travel up to Canada and visiting Toronto? First of all, welcome! You’ll find that most Canadians are just as friendly as you’ve been told. It’s a great place to live and visit.

We don’t just have great citizens, though – we have a lot of fun things to do. Toronto is full of museums, sports, restaurants, and landmarks that are a big draw for visitors.  Here are six things you cannot miss when you’re travelling through our great city!

Toronto Islands

If you think of Canada as a cold tundra, think again. Visit in the summer and check out the many Toronto Islands. There’s a lot to do depending on your interests – and some things are a bit out there, so be sure you know what you want to avoid as well.

The ferry will give you three options when you board. Ward’s Island has one of the best beaches in Toronto and is a great hangout for young adults. You can drink freely in public, which is rare in Canada.

Centerville is your ideal family-friendly destination. It’s got a small amusement park with greenery and beaches.

If you’re into spicy activities, you might be interested in Hanlan’s Point, which is a nudist beach. No clothes, no pictures.

Royal Ontario Museum

The top museum in Toronto is the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). You can easily spend an entire day there given all the exhibits. It’s in Yorkville and is almost impossible to miss. There is a great exhibit on world cultures that can teach you a lot about your fellow human beings.

There are daily tours and tickets aren’t pricey for hours of entertainment. You can even go for free on the third Monday of each month between 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.


If you’re a sports fan there are tons of options for you no matter what time of year it is. Toronto boasts teams in every season, from the Blue Jays baseball team to the Raptors basketball team and the Maple Leafs for hockey.

Of course, you can’t come to Canada without catching some football, so be sure to get tickets to the Toronto Football Club as well! Book early to get the best prices.

Kensington Market

If you’re looking to spend a summer afternoon having a great time without spending a lot of money, you have to see Kensington Market. It’s right in the middle of the city, so it’s easy to reach by transit. If you’re already staying downtown, you’re even closer.

There are tons of shops and restaurants to visit, and the food is among the cheapest and freshest in the entire city. You can also visit arts and culture galleries in this diverse and vibrant neighbourhood!

Distillery District

The entertainment and fun in this area are always changing, so do a bit of research before you arrive to decide what to take advantage of. This neighbourhood is full of charm and is beautiful to simply walk around in. You can also find incredible tacos and great drinks.

You’ll find activities ranging from outdoor concerts to festivals to unique markets dotting the area. You’ll find over 40 unique boutiques as well, so there’s no end of things to do!

If you want to hit the Distillery District along with other neighbourhoods in a single day, you might think about trying a tour bus in Toronto. It makes getting around a lot easier!

Casa Loma

If you’re tired of the modern day and want to take a trip back in time, you can’t miss this castle located in the northern section of the city. It was once a residence, but now it’s a great landmark and museum.

It’s well-kept and beautiful, and you can wander through the rooms to see what it might have looked like when it was a functioning home. It’s like a trip back in time, and it can be the highlight of your trip to Toronto.

Enjoy All the Sights of Toronto

These six attractions are just a starting point. You can also consider St. Lawrence Market, the CN Tower, Steam Whistle Brewery, Scarborough Bluffs, and much more!

Travelling to Toronto shouldn’t a once-in-a-lifetime trip, of course. Take in the sights you can on this visit and come see us again soon!