Are you looking for interesting things to do in Toronto? Try one of our self-guided walking tours, our Tourist Scavenger Hunts. You will soon find 6 Tourist Scavenger Hunts near the downtown area – one of which is an Explorer Scavenger Hunt (longer).
A Tourist Scavenger Hunts is a 2-3 hour self-guided walking tour with instructions through our mobile website on your smartphone. You’ll learn the history of a city or neighborhood, and the significance of various sites, monuments, and names. Also, you’ll enjoy solving our various challenges at almost every stop along the way.
Civic Center: This tour begins at Nathan Philips Square and City Hall (old and new) and takes you to University Ave. From there, walk up to Dundas and the Art Gallery of Ontario, taking in many sights and monuments. Cross over to Younge-Dundas Square to see many theatres on your way down to Queen St. Check out Cloud Gardens before returning to your start location.
Distillery District: Start your tour at the Big Heart, across from Parliament Square Park. Walk through the distillery district to learn its history and take in its charm. Walk north to see Toronto’s oldest school, then west to see other historic buildings on your way to St James Park. Make your way to St. Lawrence Market, the Toronto Opera Company, and back to Parliament Square.
Fort York: Begin your tour at the Princes’ Gates outside the Canadian National Exhibition grounds. Walk to the lakefront to see Ontario Place and a giant Inukshuk. Make your way east along the waterfront through Coronation Park to Little Norway Park to see Billy Bishop airport. Return to the start by way of Queen’s Wharf Lighthouse and Old Fort York.
Old Toronto (Regular): This tour begins between the Royal York hotel and Union Station, and takes you east to the Gooderham Building, by way of the Hockey Hall of Fame and Meridian Hall. Return to Bay St and make your way to the waterfront by way of the Scotiabank Center. Take in the Toronto Islands and Harbourfront before walking to the CN Tower and its surrounding attractions. Return to the start on Front St.
Old Toronto Explorer: This tour begins the same way the regular tour does, but from the CN Tower it takes you north through Simcoe Park to David Pecault Square to see the Roy Thomson Hall, several theatres, a historic church, and a film location before returning you to the start location.
Queen’s Park: Walk from the Royal Ontario Museum down to Queen’s Park (Parliament) through various University of Toronto Buildings to learn of its rich history. Loop back up to Bloor St, on the east side of Queen’s Park for more university faculties, theatres, and dorms.
Further, they all end within a few blocks of their starting point. Indeed, you’ll never walk more than 5 minutes between 2 stops. However, this isn’t a race. Take as much, or as little time as you want.
You’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Toronto when doing one of our scavenger hunts. Each one is available in English and in French.
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