A few of our readers who are into traveling may be aware of this already, but for those who do not know, you can actually do a luxury getaway even without traveling halfway around the world. Which is why in this article, we’ll take a look at one of the best vacation spots in Canada—Toronto. Sure, some of you may have seen the Niagara Falls and tasted the best poutine this city could offer, but the reason why we are reviewing this city is for us to take the mainstream or “touristy” spots aside and have a glimpse of some underrated activities and sites in Toronto.
Festivals, festivals, festivals.
When it comes to festivals, Toronto is definitely the place to be. If you want to have a last-minute travel before fall sets in, you can catch the Toronto International Film Festival in September. There is also the Festival of Authors for literature bugs in October. For those who are visiting the city in the summer, there is also the Luminato Festival of the Arts.
There are numerous museums to satisfy your hankering for art.
Toronto is a hub for fine arts with the city’s numerous museums like the Royal Ontario Museum and the Toronto Dominion Gallery of Inuit Arts. Recently, a new museum was inaugurated—the Aga Khan Museum, which is a stunning attraction that houses pieces that are precious to the Islamic-Torontonian culture. For those who do not know, there is a small Islamic community in the northern part of the city, which you’ll appreciate better once you tour the Aga Khan with displays that show Islamic life and art through the ages.
You won’t run out of extreme activities to try.
Some tourists look for extreme, exhilarating activities, and Toronto is just the perfect destination for this. See the whole city from another perspective by edge-walking along the CN Tower, live your thriller-movie fantasies with a few rounds of axe-throwing at a Battle-Axe Throwing League branch, or challenge your friends to a game of bike polo in Trinity Bellwoods Park.
Eat ‘til you drop at one of the best vacation spots in Canada.
If you want to indulge yourself and do a bit of food-tripping, Toronto surely won’t disappoint. Aside from the already-popular poutine, the city offers a lot of food items that are unique, but very satisfying to any tourist’s palate. This is why a food tour is slowly becoming a popular addition in most vacation deals! Taste their peameal bacon for a couple of dollars, go to the Kensington Market for some of the latest food crazes, or kill a few hours at some of the city’s concept cafes.
Bonus: Experience even more art.
Aside from the ones that you see in the museum, Toronto is adorned with many beautiful graffiti art. Did you know that the original Banksy used to be located on one of the city’s walls before it was transferred in Hotel Ocho?