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!

https://youtube.com/shorts/VRToQOEBjgI

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 Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.6 million views. After three months on TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels and YouTube Shorts, she had over 500,000 (1/2 million) views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. 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 times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.6 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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