Canadian Content

Sample everything that Canada's famous for, without leaving the city.

Canada’s a big country. And our reputation? Huge! You could travel the nation in search of quintessentially Canadian experiences to sample, savour and shop… or you could limit your efforts to the Greater Toronto Area. Because—surprise!—we’ve got it all, from eh to Z.

  • 1. Gallery Idigena


    Immerse yourself in indigenous art at the Gallery Idigena, a gallery devoted to the sculpture, ceramic, drawings, prints and wall hangings of artists from Inuit and Iroquois, Anishinabek, North Pacific Coast, Cree and Iroquois First Nations.

  • 2. Canada's walk of fame


    Rub shoulders with Brendan Fraser, Jim Carrey and Shania Twain. OK, maybe not shoulders. But you can touch their stars on Canada’s Walk of Fame.

  • 3. Hockey Hall of Fame


    Kiss the Stanley Cup, score a goal during a sim game or find your own way to celebrate Canada’s unofficial national sport at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

  • 4. Toronto Zoo


    See a polar bear. Canada is home to 60 percent of the world’s population of more than 20,000 polar bears. But you needn’t travel to the Far North to spot one: just head to the Toronto Zoo.

  • 5. Maple syrup


    Canada produces 80 percent of the world’s maple syrup. Our tastiest global commodity can be purchased at any local supermarket.

  • 6. Art Gallery of Ontario & McMichael Canadian Art Collection


    Behold the iconic landscapes that made Canada’s Group of Seven famous as they shook up the early 1900s art world at the Art Gallery of Ontario and McMichael Canadian Art Collection.

  • 7. Poutine


    Dig into the gooey, cheesy, gravyliciousness of poutine, our national junk food. Thanks to its millennial resurgence, poutineries can be found all over town.

  • 8. Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre


    Pick up a paddle at Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre and explore the waterfront like a true voyageur. Rent a canoe or kayak, or sign on for a guided paddling tour.

  • 9. The Hudson’s Bay


    The Hudson’s Bay department store chain predates Canadian Confederation and is woven into the country’s national fabric. It is the place for Canadian Olympic gear (such as the famous Team Canada red mittens) and the company’s legendary multi-stripe point blanket.

  • 10. Fort York National Historic Site


    Tour the birthplace of modern Toronto at Fort York National Historic Site, a key outpost during the War of 1812. A new visitor’s centre was unveiled in 2014, providing context to the military significance of the garrison, an 1813 battleground.

  • 11. Moore Park Ravine, Don Valley and Toronto Necropolis


    Feast your eyes on our postcard-perfect fall foliage. Stroll, run or rent a bike to take in the explosive yellow, orange and red tree canopy along the Moore Park Ravine and the Don Valley ravine system, or in Cabbagetown’s quiet and pensive Toronto Necropolis cemetery.

  • 12. Icewine


    Splurge on a bottle of decadent icewine. Buy it at provincial liquor stores or spend the day exploring the Niagara wine region and stock up there.

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