Places to See in Canada
Toronto is the most populated city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario. It is also the cultural and economic center of English Canada. Although it began as an Anglo backwater, it has been transformed in recent decades as one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse cities in the world. Aside from this, Toronto is also where many galleries, museums and other tourist attractions can be found. Here are some of its most popular attractions.
1. Art Gallery of Ontario
This is the largest art gallery which can be found in Canada. It houses the world’s largest Henry Moore sculpture collection and a great Canadian painting’s exhibit. It also has one of the most expensive paintings in the world, Ruben’s The Massacre of the Innocents, on display.
2. Royal Ontario Museum
Originally built in 1910, this museum is a handsome revival of the Romanesque period, with numerous carvings of events and people. Aside from the original building, the museum also has an additional structure that is made of glass and steel. It houses thousands of specimens and artifacts and even the largest totem pole in the world.
3. Black Creek Pioneer Village
This is a historic site which is located in the northern area of Toronto. The village shows a recreation of the life of people in Ontario back during the 19th century. It has more than 40 historic 19th century structures and buildings, complete with period furnishings and actors who are portraying villages. The best time to visit this attraction would probably be during the fall, as it would be the time when it would be least crowded with other visitors and tourists.
4. CN Tower
Undoubtedly the most popular attraction in Toronto, the CN Tower is the second tallest freestanding structure in North America. It is more than 500 meters tall and offers an incredible view at the top.
5. Spadina House
This is a historic mansion which dates from the 1860s. On its grounds, you would see a beautiful garden where you can walk around in. as well as a historic interior.
6. Toronto Zoo
If you would be traveling with your family or with children, the Toronto Zoo should definitely be on your itinerary. It offers world-class facilities and has indoor and outdoor displays alike.
7. Toronto Aerospace Museum
This is an educational and interesting tourist attraction that should also not be missed when taking a trip to Toronto. It was opened in 1997 and features everything from biplanes in the 1920s to the first Canadian satellite that was launched in 1962.
8. Canada’s Wonderland
This is a big theme park that is located in Vaughan and is considered as one of the premier amusement parks in North America. Featuring over 200 attractions, it certainly is an excellent destination for both children and adults.
9. The Distillery District
Originally the distillery lands of Gooderharm & Worts, it has been turned into a pedestrian-only village which is dedicated to everything related with arts and entertainment. It is where numerous great restaurants, art galleries and festivals can be found.