Whether you’re a culture vulture, history enthusiast, or love food, there are a variety of fun tours available in Toronto. There are some great day trips outside of the city, as well, including the beautiful Niagara Falls.
City ToursThere are so many fun ways to explore the streets, neighbourhoods and attractions of Toronto in a short period of time.
By bus: City Sightseeing Toronto is a double decker hop on and off bus tour that lets you choose from over 24 official stops and is valid for up to 7 days.
Gray Line Toronto is also a double decker hop-on, hop-off bus tour that also offers excursions to Niagara and Ottawa.
By boat: Experience Toronto’s incredible skyline from the Toronto harbour. The Jubilee Queen is Canada’s largest luxury River Showboat offering theme and public cruises. The Tall Ship Kajama provides spectacular sailing experiences on a traditional 165 foot three masted Schooner boat. Empress of Canada Cruises offers lunch and evening dinner cruises and Toronto Harbour Tours offers frequent boat tours where you can get off and explore the many islands and catch a return trip anytime later in the day.
By bike: Toronto Bicycle Tours is a great option for all ages and enables you to explore the heart of downtown or unique areas like The Beaches and The Belt Line (including The Brickworks and Wychwood Barns).
By foot: Bruce Bell, one of Toronto’s most respected historians, walks you through the city’s past. Tap into TO! Greeters is a free service where Torontonians show visitors points of interest and their favourite Toronto spots.
Food ToursToronto’s creative food tours highlight our vibrant culinary scene. Whether you’re sourcing your next meal through Toronto’s markets, indulging in delectable sweets through trendy neighbourhoods or discovering our history through a brewery or two, you’ll be satiated with your visit.
Want to see the city’s markets and help make a meal from a professional chef? The Culinary Adventure Company offers unique guided food tours and adventures from mushroom foraging in city parks to canoe paddling and beach dining.
Those with a sweet tooth will love Tasty Tours, a walking tour of confectionery history in Kensington Market. Make sure to book the chocolate tour ahead of time. Stroll King and Queen West while making pit stops for chocolate taste tests all while learning about the history of chocolate and even why it’s good for you!
Beer ToursToronto has a long history with beer. The aptly named Beer Lover’s Tour Co. guides brewery tours and tutored tastings at Toronto’s best-loved craft breweries: Steam Whistle Brewing, Amsterdam and Mill Street Breweries. It’s not just a boozy tour! Walking tours of historic Fort York, “Corktown”, Ireland Park and the Distillery District will give you additional insights into Toronto’s past.
Unique ToursToronto is an eclectic city and has eclectic tours to match.
Navigate the cobblestones of the Distillery Historic District on a segway with Segway of Ontario (complete with a sampling of SOMA chocolate and beer from the Mill Street Brewery).
The Tour Guys give you a glimpse of Queen Street’s back alleys, street culture and slang on their graffiti tour.
Spooky tales are told on the Haunted Walk of Toronto by lantern in the Distillery District to the old hanging grounds near the St. Lawrence Market. It’s a spine-tingling tour not to be missed.