Toronto, Canada - Winter city break



Next adventure takes us to world's second largest country, Canada. I visited Toronto in March of 2017 during what could be described as very cold winter with temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees and lots of wind. It was my first destination in Canada and I was as excited as I could possibly be. I have always wanted to visit Canada and finally my wish came true. Trip to Toronto was a work trip, that lasted about 56 hours. Our hotel was located in downtown area of the city, which made exploring the city much easier.


City Hall, Toronto Sign, downtown Toronto


Although the flight to Toronto was very tiring I decided that it is time to explore the city first and rest later. My walk started in the city centre. I headed towards the city hall building and Nathan Phillips Square where famous Toronto sign can be seen. I moved on and continue my walk towards Rogers Centre, home of Blue Jays, Major League Baseball team. Right next to the stadium a CN tower is located. CN tower was a world tallest free-standing structure for 32 years, before it was surpassed by Canton tower in China. At the top visitors can experience the view from inside observation deck 346 m above ground, with huge windows and glass floor. Those seeking for even more adventure can visit SkyPod located 33 stories higher than observation deck at almost 450 m above ground. With nice weather views can stretch as far as Niagara Falls and New York State. Those with no fear of heights can partake in the EdgeWalk, outside walk on the roof of the main pod with observation deck and a restaurant.


Rogers Centre and CN Tower, view from observation deck


After amazing views from the tower it was time to continue the walk. I headed towards the Toronto Railway and Heritage Centre. Those interested in trains and can admire old trains displayed at the centre and read about history of railways in Canada. All this is free of charge as this is open air museum. Behind the Railway and Heritage Centre Toronto skyline can be seen. This was the last stop before I headed back to the hotel for a well deserved good night rest.


Toronto Railway and Heritage Centre with Toronto's skyline in the back

Next morning two of my colleagues and myself rented a car and drove towards Canada's number one attraction - Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls are located right at the border between United States and Canada and can be better seen from Canadian side. Views are pretty spectacular and I can definitely say that Niagara Falls belong on my top five favourite waterfalls.



Niagara Falls


On the way back to the city we decided to stop in the city called Niagara on the lake. This is a small town where you can escape very busy tourist areas and enjoy more peace and quiet. I bought some very tasty chocolates and we had early dinner in one of town's restaurants. We arrived back to the city in evening hours and joined some other colleagues for the drinks.


Niagara on the lake, city beach


Last day was here. After breakfast I headed for a short walk towards HTO park with very nice beach area. Even though weather was better than previous days it was still very cold and I would enjoy this area much more during summer time. Time has come to return to the hotel and get ready for return flight back to Dubai. I really enjoyed visiting Toronto and hope to return one day. I also wish to explore many others Canada's tourist attractions and enjoy beautiful nature that this country offers.


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