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  1. 5.0 Niagara Falls Canada (31.8k reviews)
    - Fabulous weekend Trip!
    Tuesday: Spent 2-3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Waterfalls
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    The crashing waters of Niagara Falls—comprising two American falls and one Canadian—are truly a sight to behold. Get up close on a boat ride (be prepared to get soaked!), enjoy amazing aerial views from the Skylon Tower or on a helicopter tour, stroll along the White Water Walk, or hit the Journey Behind the Falls attraction that offers views of the falls from below and behind. Adventure seekers can also go zip-lining, jet-boating, hiking and cycling with the falls as the backdrop. For a truly magical experience, stay after dark when the falls are illuminated. For peak water flow, visit between June and August. – Tripadvisor See more..
  2. 5.0 Horseshoe Falls (2.834 reviews)
    - Simply spectacular
    Spent More than 3 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Waterfalls
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    The falls are nothing short of spectacular. For a complete experience I recommend seeing the falls from the top via the skylon tower, walking alongside the falls, then taking the Niagara city cruises formerly known as hornblower. I highly recommend this day trip (all on the Canadian side). Tip: Expect to be wet, carry a poncho or buy one at the Table Rock Gift Center. See more..
  3. 5.0 Konzelmann Estate Winery (2.742 reviews)
    - Konzelmann estate winery
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    A party of four people we went to The Dome experience at Konzelmann’s estate winery! Alex our host was very knowledgeable about the winery and its history! It was such a beautiful story and experience. We had tastings of six different wines which were all wonderful. Included with this wine tasting and story about the vineyard was a beautiful charcuterie board! Today the temperature was 25 degrees and we were a little concerned about being too hot in The Dome, however there was excellent ventilation and a soft breeze blowing off the lake. It was such a private experience as well as nobody could look in to see us. I would definitely recommend this experience to anybody who loves wine. Thank you Alex for being such an awesome and gracious host! See more..
  4. 4.5 CN Tower (25.3k reviews)
    - Iconic tower
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Observation Decks & Towers
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    Climb this 1,815-foot-tall observation tower to have the whole of Toronto at your feet and overlook up to 100 miles on a clear day. Once the tallest structure on Earth for over 30 years, the CN Tower attracts travelers to its two observation decks—one of which features a glass floor. If you’re looking for an extra thrill, try Edgewalk, where you can walk hands-free on a ledge surrounding the top floors. The tower is also home to the award-winning 360 Restaurant, which completes a rotation around the structure every 72 minutes, giving you an ever-changing view of the city while you dine. – Tripadvisor See more..
  5. 4.5 Ripley's Aquarium of Canada (20.6k reviews)
    - Worth it!
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Aquariums
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    Explore the Waters of the World at Ripley's Aquarium of Canada. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the base of the CN Tower, the aquarium is Toronto's must-see attraction for tourists and locals of all ages. Immerse yourself in a world of 20,000 aquatic animals and discover your own underwater adventure. The Aquarium features North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel with more than 5.7 million litres of water and over 100 interactive opportunities. Get up close and personal with several touch exhibits featuring horseshoe crabs, sharks, scarlet cleaner shrimp, and stingrays as well as daily dive shows every 2 hours. This awe-inspiring attraction consists of nine carefully curated galleries showcasing a cross section of saltwater and freshwater environments from around the world – starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin. See more..
  6. 4.5 St. Lawrence Market (13.9k reviews)
    - Approved by grumpy teens everywhere
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Flea & Street Markets
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    All roads to good food lead to St. Lawrence Market, a city landmark more than two centuries old. Two hundred vendors sell everything from local mustard to fresh pasta, lobster to artisanal bread. See more..
  7. 4.5 Parliament Hill and Buildings (9.581 reviews)
    - Amazing Summer Light Show - hope they have something similar next year!
    Historic Sites • Government Buildings
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    Three Gothic Revival-style buildings, located on a 170-foot bluff overlooking the Ottawa River, house the offices of the members of Parliament, the House of Commons and the Senate. Free guided tours delve into Canadian history and explain the workings of the political system. See more..
  8. 4.5 Toronto Island Park (8.526 reviews)
    - Plan a day trip on this island
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Islands • Parks
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    This park in Toronto is a haven for travelers looking to spend a fun-filled day in the great outdoors. Rent a bike at Centre Island Pier—which has fantastic views of Lake Ontario—and explore the park's many trails and paths. You can also have a picnic at Olympic Island while admiring the stunning views of the Toronto skyline. The kids will love the Centreville Amusement Park and petting zoo, too. In the evening, head to Hanlan’s Point Beach to catch one of the best sunsets in Toronto. The park can be explored on a bike tour of Toronto, which often includes other sights along the city's waterfront. – Tripadvisor See more..
  9. 4.5 Royal Ontario Museum (8.407 reviews)
    - History comes alive in half a day at the ROM
    Tuesday: Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    Opened in 1914, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) showcases art, culture, and nature from around the globe and across the ages. One of North America's most renowned cultural institutions, Canada's largest museum is home to a world-class collection of more than six million objects and specimens, featured in 40 gallery and exhibition spaces. As the country’s preeminent field research institute and an international leader in new and original findings in biodiversity, palaeontology, earth sciences, the visual arts, material culture and archaeology, the ROM plays a vital role in advancing our global understanding of the artistic, cultural and natural world. See more..
  10. 4.5 Distillery Historic District (8.272 reviews)
    - Historic former beer distillery that's now a boutique shopping centre
    Spent 2-3 hours Neighborhoods • Historic Walking Areas
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    The Distillery District is an internationally acclaimed village of brick-lined streets and dozens of vibrantly restored Victorian Industrial buildings. It’s one of Ontario’s hottest tourist attractions and home to live theatres, galleries, fashion, design and jewelry boutiques, unique cafes and award-winning restaurants. It’s all completely closed to traffic and just a few minutes walk from downtown Toronto. See more..
  11. 4.5 Casa Loma (7.698 reviews)
    - Short subway ride from Double Tree hotel, used City pass for admission. This was a great deal! 10/21/22
    Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Historic Sites • Castles
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    Built in 1914, this castle on a hill overlooking Toronto is regarded as a treasured heritage landmark. At Casa Loma, you can explore three levels of elaborately decorated rooms, including the Conservatory which has Italian marble floors and Ontario marble side panels. Permanent exhibitions and special exhibits here feature early Canadian history. The castle is also a popular place for private events, and serves as a backdrop for film and photo shoots. There's even a steakhouse located within the grounds offering the finest beef from all over the world. The tour of Casa Loma is self-guided but multimedia audio guides are available. – Tripadvisor See more..
  12. 4.5 Niagara SkyWheel (6.312 reviews) from $12.68
    - Wonderful views, day or night!
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 1:00 AM Amusement & Theme Parks
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    Soar 175-feet above Niagara Falls for the view of a lifetime! The Niagara SkyWheel gives riders a breathtaking panoramic view of this spectacular natural wonder from the vantage of climate controlled gondolas. Soak in the awe-inspiring scene year-round, day and night, in total comfort. See more..
  13. 4.5 Butterfly Conservatory (5.825 reviews)
    - Beautiful and Educational
    Nature & Wildlife Areas
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    This is a phenomenal Butterfly Conservatory and an easy stop if you are visiting the Niagara Botanical Gardens. The Butterfly Conservatory has such a wide array of butterfly varieties and the layout is lush and beautiful. The gift shop has a nice array of items, staff are friendly, and there are both informational displays and an educational video that you can check out before entering the conservatory. You'll need to pay a small fee to park, but you'll also have access to the Niagara Botanical Gardens from this parking lot, which is free to visit. The combination of the two stops is truly well worth the cost. See more..
  14. 4.5 Rideau Canal National Historic Site (5.301 reviews)
    - Skating on the canal
    Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Bodies of Water
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    One of the oldest landmarks in Ottawa, this canal is filled with boats in the summer and becomes the "World's Longest Skating Rink" in the winter. See more..
  15. 4.5 Canadian War Museum (4.622 reviews) from $15.71
    - Loved it
    Tuesday: Military Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • History Museums
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    The Canadian War Museum is more than a museum that is internationally renowned for its symbolic architecture; it is synonym for inspiring and touching stories. Canada's rich military history is showcased through personal stories, artwork, photographs and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent exhibitions and expand your knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world, as well as the roll Canadians played in them. See more..
  16. 4.5 Art Gallery of Ontario (4.311 reviews) from $19.19
    - Age 25 and under get in for FREE
    Tuesday: 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums
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    With a collection of more than 90,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) is among the largest and most distinguished art museums in North America. An international landmark, the AGO is also one of Canada’s most innovative cultural destinations. Highlights of the Gallery’s world-class collection include iconic Canadian and Inuit works, along with European and contemporary art – all on view in a spectacular building transformed by renowned Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry. After spending time with the AGO’s vast collection, be sure to enjoy a meal or glass of wine at the Gallery’s award-winning restaurant FRANK. Visit shopAGO for a unique collection of artful gifts, one-of-a-kind jewelry, and beautiful art books. See more..
  17. 4.5 White Water Walk (4.303 reviews)
    - A wonderful experience for our family!
    Historic Walking Areas • Hiking Trails
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    A boardwalk that runs along the treacherous Whirlpool Rapids. See more..
  18. 4.5 Hockey Hall of Fame (4.112 reviews) from $18.70
    - Hard to find the entrance but well worth the hunt
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    Honor the achievements of some of the greatest stars in hockey at this shrine to Canada's national sport. See more..
  19. 4.5 Rogers Centre (3.966 reviews)
    - Experience Was a… Homerun
    Sports Complexes • Arenas & Stadiums
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    With its retractable roof, in-house hotel and Hard Rock Cafe, the home turf of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Toronto Argonauts is truly a sight to see. See more..
  20. 4.5 Steam Whistle Brewery (3.534 reviews)
    - Free beer and history of Toronto all in one!
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Breweries
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    Located within walking distance of the CN Tower and Rogers Center, Steam Whistle Brewing occupies Bays 1-14 within the old John Street Roundhouse building, a designated National Historic Site that was previously home to the Canadian Pacific Railway steam locomotive repair facility. Thousands of visitors visit this brewery every year to attend one of the on-site events or take a tour of how the company brews its own Pilsner. See more..
  21. 4.5 Bird Kingdom (3.504 reviews)
    - Fascinating
    Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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    Experience the world’s largest free-flying indoor aviary; an exciting adventure that’s fun for all ages! Discover hundreds of tropical birds as you explore the pathways throughout the multi-level rainforest. Be sure to bring your camera as you encounter exotic birds and animals up close in their natural habitats. See more..
  22. 4.5 National Gallery of Canada (3.100 reviews)
    - A must see for all. Beautiful gallery/experience/venue/location. Not to miss. Kids 6/7 years were introduced to art and loved th
    Tuesday: Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    The National Gallery of Canada is committed to offering a welcoming and safe place for our visitors, employees and volunteers. Discover contemporary and historical artworks - including paintings, sculptures, photographs and multimedia installations - in this landmark site located near the vibrant ByWard Market area. See more..
  23. 4.5 Peller Estates Winery (2.951 reviews)
    - First class experience!
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Wineries & Vineyards
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    Peller Estates has been crafting quality wines for Canadians for over 50 years. Whether poured around the dinner table at home, or enjoyed during an immersive wine and culinary experience at our award-winning Niagara-on-the-Lake winey, there is no greater honour than when our wines are shared with family and friends. Peller Estates' full range of Private Reserve whites, reds and sweet wines by Winemaker Katie Dickieson are always rich and approachable, while the Signature Series features age-worthy reds, award-winning Icewines and the unique Ice Cuvee sparkling wines, sweetened with a touch of Icewine. Experience wine country at the ultimate wine and food lover’s playground with tours and seminars throughout the day, including Niagara’s only igloo-like lounge where you’ll taste Icewine at -10C. Partake in a barrel cellar dinner, fine dining in the Winery Restaurant with Executive Chef Jason Parsons, or casual patio dining at Terrace Wine Bar. We look forward to welcoming you! See more..
  24. 4.5 Shaw Festival Theatre (2.339 reviews)
    - First time attending, but won't be the last time!
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Theaters
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    The Shaw Festival – bringing great theatre to life in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. One of the world’s finest theatre companies, the Shaw Festival is celebrated for its vivid and exhilarating productions of plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950), and plays about the period of Shaw’s lifetime. Join us for a compelling theatre experience with plays in four theatres from April to October in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. Located between Toronto, ON and Buffalo, NY, near Niagara. See more..
  25. 4.5 Table Rock Welcome Centre (2.314 reviews)
    - The BEST thing to do while at Niagara
    Visitor Centers
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    If you visit Niagara Falls, the BEST thing you can do is use the Niagara Falls Wonder Pass packages offered by the Welcome center, that includes several different visits, the use of 3 line of busses and access to a film (that is the least interesting thing of the whole package) We booked online, and reached the Center using one of the busses, without paying. At the Center, a nice lady did everything in just a few minutes, giving us all the information we needed to visit all the attractions included in the package. The use if the busses was also fantastic to move around effortlessly (even if the frequency of the busses is a little low, one every 30 or 40 min, and not really reliable) so to arrive at the Conservatory without problems. See more..
  26. 4.5 High Park (2.286 reviews)
    - Enjoyable walk through the forest trails & by the lake
    Spent 2-3 hours Parks
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    Popular urban oasis offers a variety of outdoor recreation including ice-skating, baseball games, nature hikes and exploring the park's greenhouse. See more..
  27. 4.5 Canadian Museum of Nature (2.181 reviews)
    - Earth to the Moon
    Tuesday: Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums • Science Museums
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    The Canadian Museum of Nature is open. Discover our special exhibition, Planet Ice: Mysteries of the Ice Ages, runs to January 8 2023. Enjoy our seven world-class galleries, from dinosaurs, to birds, to live bugs, Canada's Arctic and more. Timed ticketing is in effect - book in advance to save time and skip the line! Masks are encouraged, but not required. See more..
  28. 4.5 Wego (2.056 reviews)
    - And away Wego!
    Public Transportation Systems
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    Our family used the Wego bus system to travel between our campground and the Falls. This was a great choice, allowing us to leave our supercrew truck (7ft bed) at camp instead of hassle of driving a large veichle through heavy traffic to find a parking space that could fit. The Wego air conditioned buses allowed us to relax and enjoy the scenery . Transfers between 'routes' were covered by our 24 hr passes, and with the downloaded app, we had the real time schedule for every bus. If your hotel or campground is on the routes, it is very worth the $10 (CAD)/person/24 hr See more..
  29. 4.5 Reif Estate Winery (2.037 reviews)
    - Fabulous wine experience
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wineries & Vineyards
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    Reif Estate Winery invites you to experience outstanding Wines of Ontario produced from premium grape varieties using progressive and innovative wine making techniques combined with time honored traditions passed down over thirteen generations. The 125 acre estate winery has been producing world-class wines for over 20 years and was founded in the Niagara Peninsula in 1982. Reif Estate's philosophy that "Great wines start in the vineyard" has been a commitment that has gained their wines over 150 international awards. See more..
  30. 4.5 Stratford Festival (2.015 reviews)
    - World Class Theatre
    Spent 2-3 hours Theaters
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    Stratford Festival, North America's largest repertory theatre festival, features plays by Shakespeare and other top playwrights each season in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. See more..
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