I was 16 years old when I went on a Toronto harbour boat cruise for the first time in my life. From that high school trip to the more recent MBA get-together, I had a chance to go on quite a few harbour boat cruises and canoe trips on Lake Ontario. And I must say the view of the Toronto’s skyline from the water was spectacular back then as it is today.
If you are travelling to Toronto from overseas or travelling domestically from within Canada, you have to go on one of those harbour boat cruises to enjoy the beautiful view of Toronto. The view of iconic skyline with a CN tower standing tall besides the SkyDome is remarkable. If you go on an evening cruise, you can also witness a beautiful sunset as well as an amazing view of the city at night with a colourful display of lights.
While you are exploring the Toronto Harbour, you should also go island hopping and enjoy a nice canoe trip on the calm waters of Lake Ontario. Did you know that Lake Ontario got its name from an Iroquoian language which means “lake of shining waters”? Formed by melting of glacier, Lake Ontario is the 14th largest lake in the World.
After you explore the Harbour front, You should also check out the famous CN tower. Your visit to Toronto would be incomplete without experiencing the breath-taking view of the city from the top of the CN tower. You can look down from over 1800 feet through the glass floor or enjoy the adventurous Edge Walk and walk outside on the edge of the CN Tower. There is also a restaurant at the top that offers 360 degree panoramic views of Toronto.
If you visit Toronto during winter and love ice skating, you should visit Nathan Phillips Square. It brings back many childhood memories since I tried Ice skating for the first time at this skating rink. Located in the heart of the city, Nathan Philips Square is a vibrant place that hosts many special events all around the year.