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10 Things To Do In The Summer In Toronto, Canada - Updated 2020

10 Things To Do In The Summer In Toronto, Canada - Updated 2020
Raphael
Raphael
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Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is a wonderland come summertime. From singing events to bike tours, there’s just never enough time to bask in all the activities the city has to offer. Recognised as a multi-cultural, cosmopolitan city, Toronto’s summer activities range all over the spectrum and there’s something to do for every hobbyist out there!

If you’re headed to the city for a summer holiday and you’re curious of what to expect, we’ve got you covered. This curated list of things to do in the summer in Toronto is all you’ll need for a great time here.

1. Heart of downtown Toronto bike tour (from USD 56)

Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Tour Toronto on two wheels with this safe and easy tour! Guided by expert locals, you’ll get a glimpse of Toronto’s past, present and future, as you weave your way through the many structures of this metropolitan city. In a short time, you’ll get to see scenic sights of Toronto that aren’t accessible by other forms of transport! From cultural to historical landmarks, come and see what the city is about, through this bike tour.

Toronto: Heart of Downtown 3.5-Hour Bike Tour

Duration 3.5 hour

83 reviews

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2. Full-day Niagara wine tour with lunch at Niagara-on-the-Lake with optional boat ride (from USD 290)

Tour the vineyards of the Niagara wine region with this wine tour. Beginning with a pickup at selected Toronto hotels with a private vehicle, you’ll visit wineries and get a taste of the wine and cheese that the region is famous for. Your friendly guide will also give you a background of the history and geology of Niagara. Afterwards, you will have the option to upgrade your tour with a boat ride around the majestic Niagara Falls - an experience you won’t want to miss. Transport back to central Toronto will be provided after the ride.

Niagara Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch and Boat Ride Upgrade

Duration 8 hours

2 reviews

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3. Niagara Falls platinum tour from Toronto with cruise and lunch (from USD 105)

See the sprawling wonder of Niagara Falls with your own eyes with this dazzling experience! You’ll be taken on a tour around the area that is sure to stimulate your senses and make your jaw drop. From informative tidbits shared by the tour guides to recommended photo spots, we’ve got you covered. You’ll also get to enjoy a meal overlooking the majestic falls. Optional add-ons include a helicopter tour and jet boat ride. After the tour, there’ll be transportation to send you back to your hotel.

Niagara Falls Tour from Toronto with Boat Ride Option

Duration 10 hours

123 reviews

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4. Summer sail in Toronto (from USD 174)

Are you a fan of sailing? Glide across Lake Ontario with this must-do activity - a moonlit sail on a beautiful evening! Along the journey, you get to tour the waters of Toronto and even see fireworks from Toronto Harbour. If you’re lucky and the summer solstice is in your favour, you might even get great views of the moon that night. With a small tour group of just 12 people, you can be guaranteed a cosy and fun experience. Book now!

Special Event Summer Sail in Toronto

Duration Flexible

1 review

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5. SUP and singalong (from USD 44)

Fancy a fun singalong session while on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP)? Make it a reality at SUP & Sing, where you can join a ukelele band on a two-hour SUP tour of an island. Sing to your hearts’ content while feeling the adrenaline rush of paddleboarding - all in a day’s work! All levels of paddlers are welcome, as there will be introductions and demonstrations before the activity. You’ll even get to learn basic ukelele chords. This is a fun-filled experience you won’t get anywhere else!

SUP & Sing

Duration 2 hours

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6. Toronto Islands stand-up paddleboarding tour (from USD 51)

If jamming and singing aren’t your thing, then unleash the adrenaline junkie in you with this pure stand-up paddleboarding tour! For two hours, roam around and get to know the Toronto Islands better on a small-group tour. You’ll get to see nature spots and even some hidden areas that not many people might know about. Learn more about the history and geography of the area and navigate your way along the rapids for an exotic island adventure.

Toronto Islands Stand-Up Paddleboarding Tour

Duration 2 hours

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7. Sail the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario (from USD 121)

Sail around the Toronto area and get memorable snapshots with this experience. Master the sailing skills needed to navigate the yacht and try your hands at it for an unforgettable experience. With panoramic views of the Toronto skyline, you’ll get some of the most beautiful shots on your trip with this tour! And with a group size of only 12 people, it’s going to be an intimate experience, listening to the stories that your captain has to tell. From couples to small groups, everyone of all ages will enjoy this sail at sea.

Sail the Toronto Islands and Lake Ontario

Duration 3 hours

3 reviews

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8. SUP yoga (from USD 33)

If yoga is your thing, why not try it while on a stand-up paddleboard? This meditative experience takes place in Sunfish Cut, an area in the Toronto Islands with a beautiful view. Be recharged by this refreshing spiritual experience. It starts with a short briefing, to learn the basics of stand-up paddleboarding and the class is open to all, regardless of experience.

Put your paddling and balancing skills simultaneously to the test and go up against your friends with this class! See who’s the last person standing with this challenging yet thrilling experience.

SUP Yoga

Duration 90 minutes

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9. Friday night wine and cheese sail in Toronto (from USD 152)

Enjoy a classy Friday night wine and cheese sail around Toronto and its neighbouring islands, where you’ll get to enjoy the spectacle of city lights while digging into wine and cheese, lovingly prepared by the staff. We recommend this to couples for a romantic night out, accompanied by a cooling sea breeze. Sit back and enjoy each other’s company and let the crew do the rest!

Friday Night Wine and Cheese Sail in Toronto

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10. Introduction to stand-up paddleboarding in Toronto (from USD 33)

If you’ve been itching to try out stand-up paddleboarding (SUP), then Toronto is a great place to start! This 75-minute class promises to be informative and easygoing and will help you secure the basics of SUP in no time. Learn skills, like positioning yourself on the board and how to rescue yourself if your board flips. There’ll even be question and answer sessions, so you can maximise your time here! All equipment is provided, so come onboard for a flipping fun experience!

Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding in Toronto

Duration 75 minutes

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The thrills of Toronto

Whether you’re a classy wine connoisseur or an avid adrenaline junkie, Toronto’s got something for you. From its charming islands to the grand Niagara Falls, from natural wonders to man-made structures, this list of summertime activities in Toronto will help you get the best out of your trip!

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