Toronto is Canada’s largest urban center. Located in Ontario, it’s also the hub of the nation’s commercial life and a hop, skip and jump away from one of the most famous waterfalls in the world.
A side trip to Niagara Falls is an opportunity not to be missed when visiting this spectacular Canadian city, home to numerous attractions your students will love.
Let’s find out more about student travel attractions in Toronto and Niagara Falls.
Kensington Market and Chinatown
Kensington Market is a vibrant, ethnically diverse center, offering visitors a sensory assault of sights, aromas and flavors from around the world. Just like Toronto, the market is home to a blend of cultural backgrounds and ethnic delights. With a reputation for multiculturalism and welcome, Kensington Market is an emblem of the city.
Students will delight at the proliferation of vintage clothing boutiques and cool cafes to be found here and with Toronto’s large, thriving Chinatown just around the corner, they’re bound to find something great to satisfy their hunger.
If you thought the USA had the “eccentric millionaire” market cornered, you obviously haven’t heard about Canada’s Sir Henry Mill P. Ellett.
Ellett was a financier, businessman and industrialist with a strong romantic streak. It was this part of his colorful character that led him to have the incredible Casa Loma built high on a hill overlooking Toronto.
His choice of architectural style was Medieval, a complex choice which took 300 workers 3 years to complete, at a staggering cost of $3.5 million in 1911. Ellett’s fantastical property continues to amaze visitors.
Maid of the Mist
Since its inception in 1846, the Maid of the Mist has captured the imaginations of people all over the world. This ship is undoubtedly the best way to witness the majesty of Niagara Falls in all their misty glory.
The Maid of the Mist is also the oldest tourist attraction in North America, running continuously for well over 100 years and conveying millions of fall-watchers on their watery encounters with the base of the falls.
Celebrities as diverse as former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and Marilyn Monroe have all set sail on this iconic ship.
Journey Behind the Falls and Whitewater Walk
Give your students the full Niagara Falls experience with these two additional attractions. Journey Behind the Falls takes you behind the natural wonder to witness the spectacle of fully 1/5th of the world’s fresh water crashing into the Niagara basin. Your students will understand the true meaning of the word “awe” after their visit.
The Whitewater Walk is another unique Niagara Falls experience, which takes your students into the heart of the falls on a boardwalk bordering the most untamed whitewater in the world.
As the waters crash and the mists envelope your students, they’ll develop a new respect for nature.
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