Toronto Insider Travel Tips
Our very own Valerie Brive, a concierge here at The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, shares her favourite Toronto insider travel tips below to ensure you have the most rewarding and authentic trip to the city.
Valerie's Top 10 Insider Tips:
- First time in the city? We highly recommend purchasing a "Toronto City Pass" which gives you access to 5 famous Toronto attractions at a discounted price: CN Tower, Royal Ontario Museum, Casa Loma, Ontario Science Centre and Toronto Zoo.
- Toronto Ripley's Aquarium is the newest attraction in town. Plan to spend at least 2 hours to explore it all. You will not want to miss ‘Dangerous lagoon’, also known as the Shark Tunnel!
- There’s always something to do at the Harbourfront Centre, Grab a bite, attend a festival, see a show or exhibit, take a class… the possibilities are endless
- For the most adventurous, experience the EdgeWalk at the CN Tower and enjoy the panoramic views from the top!
- Get your skates ready. The Natrel Ice Skating Rink is open. When you show your Westin room key, you get a special offer – a 2-for-1 skate rental.
- Why not join our running concierge for an invigorating jog along the boardwalk?
- For a unique dining experience, head to Medieval Times where you will enjoy a knight’s show while enjoying your meal. A great place for families or just for fun with friends!
- For our foodies, sample fresh products at St. Lawrence Market and understand why it was named the "World's Best Food Market" by National Geographic in April 2012.
- A great less known tour is at the Steam Whistle Brewery. They offer daily tours of the previous railway station along with complimentary samples of their Premium Pilsner. If you prefer wine and don’t mind a little bit of driving, Niagara-on-the-lake is less than 90 minutes away and you are guaranteed a good time exploring the vineyards there.
- It is not because it is colder outside that there is nothing to do. The city has still plenty of events happening. Learn more about our favorite Toronto festivals.
A French twenty-something trying to survive her first Canadian winter. Val is a perpetual tourist, scuba-diver and pianist fruitlessly working toward the impossible task of speaking with Hugh Grant’s accent. She is a fan of Rock of Ages, sharks, Tim Horton’s, and cheesy books. Val just skydived past #20 on her bucket list, and the next 3 steps on her bucket list include: flying a plane, hiking Half Dome, and learning how to cook more than just an omelette.
Learn more about what to do in Toronto.