Top five things to do in Toronto this summer

With summer here, it’s time to go enjoy Canada’s finest weather. From city views to nature landscapes, Toronto offers a variety of activities that can satisfy anyone’s taste without crossing borders. We’ve put together a list of Toronto’s must-see attractions and areas, which we’re sure will convince you to visit this great Canadian city this summer. And if that’s not enough to convince you, there are daily non-stop flights to Toronto from more than 20 Canadian cities.

Toronto Blue Jays

A trip to Toronto isn’t complete without seeing a Blue Jays game. There’s no better way to spend a hot summers day than watching this Canadian team with a cold drink and a hot dog. And while you’re there, visit the WestJet Flight Deck, the most exciting section to enjoy the game. All you have to do is show your game day ticket and you’re in!

Hockey Hall of Fame

This spot is a must-see for any hockey fan. Located in the heart of downtown, it’s a short walk from many of Toronto’s main attractions and top restaurants. The Hockey Hall of Fame holds a large collection of exhibits displaying the past and the present of our favourite Canadian sport. And of course, the Stanley Cup is there for you to get up close and personal with. It doesn’t get any more Canadian than this!

Rouge Park

Take a break from the city and experience rich nature in Canada’s first national urban park. Home to a variety of wildlife, Rouge Park has hiking trails, sandy beaches, campgrounds and canoeing. Whether you want to bike an uphill trail or lay by the beach with a picnic, Rouge Park is the place to be. Just north east of the city, across from the Toronto Zoo, it’s the perfect day-trip to escape, without having to go too far.

Toronto CityPass

Save money and experience the best the city has to offer with the Toronto CityPass. The pass includes admission to: CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma and either Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre. The pass is valid for nine consecutive days starting with the first day of use, giving you plenty of time to plan your trip and see Toronto’s biggest landmarks and attractions.

St. Lawrence Market

A trip to Toronto isn’t complete without a visit to St Lawrence Market. It’s the place to browse and indulge in some of the city’s best eats from artisan cheese, to fish and chips, to Montreal-style bagels. In addition to delicious bites, the market is home to many other local vendors ranging in clothing, jewelry, flowers and souvenirs.

Thinking of exploring Toronto this summer? We’d love to see what you get up to. Follow us on Instagram and be sure to share your photos with us using the #WestJet hashtag.


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