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Royal Ontario Museum: General Admission Ticket

1. Royal Ontario Museum: General Admission Ticket

No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum—Canada’s largest museum. Explore stunning galleries of dinosaurs, Indigenous art and culture, ancient Egypt, minerals and gems, and more. Explore each of these 16 Must-See Treasures with the aid of bilingual multi-media kiosks. Discover an exceptional array of themed galleries throughout the Museum, spanning both world cultures and natural history. Must-See Treasures at the Museum include:  • The Nisga’a and Haida totem poles • The Death of General Wolfe painting • The Chinese Temple Art mural The Paradise of Maitreya  • The Tomb Mound of General Zu Dashou (“Ming Tomb”)  • The rare Southern White Rhinoceros • The Barosaurus (“Gordo”), Canada’s largest dinosaur on display  • The duck-billed hadrosaur Parasaurolophus walkeri • The exceptionally well-preserved fossils from the Burgess Shale  • The 900-carat Light of the Desert Cerussite gem • The Tagish Lake Meteorite • The Bust of Cleopatra VII • The Statue of Sekhmet — one of the oldest known Egyptian deities  • The Egyptian Book of the Dead • Earl of Pembroke’s Armour • Kunti Sculpture (“Blue Lady”)  • The Striding Lion Terracotta Relief 

Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Special Exhibits Ticket

2. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum Special Exhibits Ticket

Visit the Royal Ontario Museum, where jaw-dropping dinosaurs, glittering gemstones, and mysterious mummies are just a few of the treasures on display. Your ticket includes general admission and access to one or more of the special exhibits. Enjoy the freedom to explore the museum at your own pace and visit the exhibits and galleries that interest you most. There’s plenty to see and do at the museum, with exhibits to interest the whole family. The special exhibits currently featured at the Royal Ontario Museum include 'Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature': 'Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature' explores the links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals in our natural world, encouraging a greater connection to our planet and empowering us all to be advocates for its care. Be awed by the powerful combination of science, nature, and imagination as you explore fantastic beasts in all their forms and learn how these animals inspired some of the world's most incredible stories and folklore.

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

3. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

4. Toronto: Walking Tour, Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, and Cruise

Become acquainted with the city of Toronto by foot, bus, and water with this flexible sightseeing pass. Enjoy 2 walking tours in the downtown area, travel the city on a double-decker sightseeing bus, and finish your day with views of the city by the water with a harbor cruise. Join the Downtown and Waterfront walking tour and be amazed as you see major landmarks, including the CN Tower, St Lawrence Market, and Ripley's Aquarium. Listen to fun facts and stories told by your friendly guide and enjoy breathtaking views as you stroll along the Toronto Waterfront. Switch over to the Toronto Highlights walking tour and experience the hustle-and-bustle of Yonge-Dundas Square and Union Station. Pass by some of the city's historic gems, including Old City Hall, and St. Andrews Church. Witness a more traditional side of Toronto's cosmopolitan city center. Hop aboard a sightseeing bus and enjoy sweeping views from the open-top deck. Explore iconic sights from Casa Loma and the Hockey Hall of Fame to Harbourfront Centre and The Distillery District. Travel the city and tune into the multilingual audio commentary to learn more about Toronto. Enjoy a Harbour and Islands sightseeing cruise. Sit back and relax as you set sail across the river. Behold 360-degree views of Toronto Island Marina, Forestry Island, and much more. With this pass, you will see: • CN Tower • St Lawrence Market • Casa Loma • Ripleys Aquarium of Canada • Royal Ontario Museum • Yonge Dundas Square • Hockey Hall of Fame • Chinatown • Art Gallery of Ontario • Roundhouse park • Toronto Railway Museum • Simcoe Wave Deck • Meridian Hall • Gooderham Building • Scotiabank Arena • St. Andrews Church • Nathan Phillips Square • Old City Hall • Brookfield Place • Union Station • Metro Toronto Convention Centre • Roy Thomson Hall • St. James Park • Little Trinity Anglican Church • BMO Field • Exhibition Place • Chinatown • Campbell House Museum • Kensington Market • University of Toronto • Ontario Parliament • Casa Loma • Gibraltar Point Beach • Centre Island

Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

5. Toronto: Downtown and Highlights Walking Tour

Discover Toronto, one of the artsiest and forward-thinking destinations in North America, on epic walking tours by day or evening. On our Toronto guided tours, expect to be given the inside scoop on everything from its thrilling theatre scene to its art, shopping, gastronomy scene, and more. Toronto is an exciting place to be, famous for its multiculturalism and diversity. And of course, wherever you find multiculturalism, you also find an epic gastronomy scene. On our Toronto guided tours, expect to be given the inside scoop on everything from its thrilling theatre scene to its art, shopping, gastronomy scene, and more. If you don't have time to join our day tour and evening tour on the same day, don't worry. Your ticket is valid for 3 days from first use. Once you’ve completed our tours with your guide and feel like an honorary Toronto citizen, use the free Vox City app (included in your ticket) to discover more of Porto and its incredible sights. Downtown and Waterfront: CN Tower Roundhouse park Toronto Railway Museum Simcoe Wave Deck Toronto Star newspaper Meridian Hall Gooderham Building St. Lawrence market Ripleys Aquarium of Canada Scotiabank Arena Toronto Highlights: St. Andrews Church Nathan Phillips Square Old City Hall Yonge Dundas Square Hockey Hall of Fame Brookfield Place Union Station Metro Toronto Convention Centre Roy Thomson Hall 7 self-guided route's main sights: St. James Park Little Trinity Anglican Church BMO Field Exhibition Place Chinatown Art Gallery of Ontario Campbell House Museum Kensington Market Royal Ontario Museum University of Toronto Ontario Parliament Casa Loma Gibraltar Point Beach Centre Island

Toronto: City and Brick Works Guided Bicycle Tour

6. Toronto: City and Brick Works Guided Bicycle Tour

Relax and follow the leader as your 3.5-hour ride begins in one of the city's newest neighborhoods, the Canary District. Next, ride through the cobblestone streets of the Distillery District and see the Victorian-era buildings surrounding this historic neighborhood. The route will take you along the midtown bike lanes to show you some of Toronto's cultural and historical landmarks including Queen’s Park, the University of Toronto and Yorkville. Feel the pulse of Regent Park as it is redeveloping, the old-world charm of Cabbagetown with its collection of Victorian-era houses, and the stately repose of Rosedale. The city landscape will quickly give way as you find yourself rolling downhill through a forest alongside Mud Creek and the Don Valley into the Evergreen Brickworks. Enjoy your choice of refreshments as you stroll through the grounds and see how a historical landmark has been repurposed to create a thriving community meeting place. The famous Saturday Morning Farmers Market is a feast for the senses. This 3.5-hour guided tour gives you a fantastic cross-section of life in Toronto and will appeal to both your urban cravings and love of nature.

Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tours

7. Toronto: Best of Toronto and Waterfront Self-Guided Tours

Explore Toronto with 2 self-guided walking tours and audio commentary included. This tour takes you through Toronto’s most popular sights on a mobile app tour. Stroll along the Best of Toronto route and see some of the oldest and most iconic landmarks in the city. Hear fascinating facts and stories about the Hockey Hall of Fame, City Hall, St. Lawrence Market, Nathan Phillips Square, and much more. Switch over to the Toronto Waterfront route and admire the picturesque views of the islands, as you learn how the Harbourfront Centre became the city’s hub of culture and entertainment. With over 20 more sights to see, use the app to navigate to more attractions, including CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, and the Royal Ontario Museum. Enjoy unlimited use of the app at any time, day or night.

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What people are saying about Royal Ontario Museum

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 555 reviews

So much fun! The guide was such a great storyteller and told so many interesting historic facts to back up the ghost sightings! So highly recommend!

Our guide was super nice and entertaining. It was a nice walk around Toronto that shows you a little bit of history combined with cool stories.

Daniel was a knowledgeable, interesting, and fun tour leader.

visit was amazing, very good presentations and colections

Sarah was a great guide and informative about the area