Explore Toronto with CityPASS and me!


For my summer trip to Toronto, I explored all of the CityPASS attractions! I loved all of the activities and was inspired to walk around the outside of CN Tower with EdgeWalk! Are you brave enough?

When I went on the CN Tower tour with CityPASS, I saw EdgeWalk and I knew I wanted to do it.

What is it? You will walk 116 stories above Toronto with nothing but a harness securing you. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk and the first of its kind in North America. I want to go again but next time, not in the rain so you can see all the buildings below–far far below! I have some photos from a clear day. See the video below of our entire walk:

YES!! I did do EdgeWalk at CN Tower in the rain! And EdgeWalk is a NEXT LEVEL THRILL

There are thrills. And then there’s walking 116 stories above Toronto with nothing but a harness securing you. This is EdgeWalk, the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk and the first of its kind in North America. Walk in the clouds and get inspired like nowhere else! Are you ready to step up and touch the sky?”

During the CN Tower tour, I was INSPIRED to consider coming back for Edgewalk!

Elevate every occasion and celebrate infinite possibilities at Canada’s most celebrated architectural icon…the CN Tower. Discover Toronto’s most spectacular views day or night from floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls on the Main Observation Level at 346 m/1,136 ft in the sky!

Carolann and I loved Casa Loma and saw them setting up for a lovely wedding.

Experience the elegance and splendor of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, the only landmark castle in North America and Toronto’s premier historic attraction. Explore secret passages and tunnels. Tour the stables, with an exhibition of vintage cars from the 1900s, and take in the spectacular city view from the unique towers. See why Casa Loma is featured in famous films, including X-men and Crimson Peak. Plus, enjoy magnificent gardens May through September.”

I O-FISH-ALly LOVED seeing the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada at night! I wanted to scuba in the tank with the sharks!

Explore the Waters of the World with 16,000 animals, 100 interactive displays and three touch exhibits featuring sharks, stingrays and horseshoe crabs. Check out North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel, stare in amazement at the extensive jellyfish collection and soak in a live dive show!”

Did you know dinosaurs lived in Antarctica? I saw it on IMAX at Ontario Science Centre.

Where questions spark discovery! The Ontario Science Centre invites you to an exciting visit full of exploration, adventure and innovation! Visitors of all ages can explore more than 500 interactive exhibits, take in live science demonstrations, check out a real-life rain forest and a science arcade, and discover the wonders of the galaxy in the Space Hall, home to Toronto’s only public planetarium. Experience how thrilling films can be on our giant screen inside Ontario’s only IMAX® Dome theatre (film tickets sold separately).”

I was mesmerized by the Royal Ontario Museum. They “showcase art, culture & nature from around the globe and across the ages.” I could not wait to get back to my art studio to share photos of their ceramics collection.

Canada’s largest museum takes you on a journey from 4.5 billion years ago to today, from dinosaurs to mummies, Chinese architecture to Indigenous objects, and meteorites to precious jewels. Explore our world-class collection of art, culture, and nature from around the world and across the ages.

Have you been to CNE? The Canadian National Exhibition or The Ex happens every year at Exhibition Place in Toronto from the third Friday of August leading up to and including Canadian Labour Day, the first Monday in September! Listen to bands, feed the animals, eat fair food and ride the chair lift over the rides!

I celebrated my birthday last Fall (October 18, 2021) in Toronto and Carolann took me hiking. For this trip, we hiked at Hilton Falls in Ontario, Canada. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I loved how the sun peaked through the leaves, the falls and the bees!

I loved being back in Toronto and cannot wait to visit again. Thanks to CityPASS and Carolann for all of the amazing adventures. See my next article about my stay at Fairmont Royal York and meals at Shangri-la Toronto and Four Seasons Toronto.

Lisa Niver at EdgeWalk Canada in the rain

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries on six continents. This University of Pennsylvania graduate sailed across the seas for seven years with Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, and Renaissance Cruises and spent three years backpacking across Asia. Discover her articles in publications from AARP: The Magazine and AAA Explorer to WIRED and Wharton Magazine, as well as her site WeSaidGoTravel. On her award nominated global podcast, Make Your Own Map, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors, and as a journalist has been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty-two times. Named a #3 travel influencer for 2023, Niver talks travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, her YouTube channel with over 2 million views, and in her memoir, Brave-ish, One Breakup, Six Continents and Feeling Fearless After Fifty.

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