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1. Posted by Benito2k (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

So we're going travelling in South America this year and, in the search for flights, Air Canada have appeared with quite reasonable prices into Bogota and out of Sao Paulo.

For an extra £50 we can stop in Toronto. Is this worth doing and would people recommend the area? We thought a few days, maybe even a week, there might be quite nice?

I think Niagra is nearby?

Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5642 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I liked Toronto and a few days is not too much to spend here.
Niagara is about 3 hours by car if I remember correctly, but I would spend the night somewhere near the falls instead of doing a daytrip.
Haven't been there, but if you have more time, there are some fine parks north of the city, like Algonquin provincial park.

3. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I used to live in Toronto. You could probably do a few days there, I don't know if I would bother with a whole week.

If you stay in Toronto, definitely stay downtown. There are a lot of hotels and hostels in the downtown area. The area around Bloor and University is a good place to base yourself.

If you like Museums, there are a bunch around the Museum subway stop. The Royal Ontario Museum is very good.

I would check out a couple of areas - Little Italy (College and Bathurst) and The Danforth (Greek area between Broadview and Pape subway stops).

Niagara Falls is about 2 hours away by car, or you can get a bus if you don't want to rent a car. In addition to the falls, there are a number of bars, restaurants and a couple of casinos in the area. I would definitely recommend that you try the Maid of the Mist boat ride. Really decent.


4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 979 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I would add that the Toronto Islands, reachable by ferry, are a nice day stroll.

I second the ROM. Great museum

Y ou don´t mention the time of year, but if it is summer, the Lakelands to the north are gorgeous.

But if it is all Toronto, you are looking to see. I would say only a couple of days


5. Posted by Benito2k (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks guys for your responses.

It will be the first week in July that we go!

We're now looking at flying into Montreal and then flying out of Toronto 7 days later.

Will it be realistic to take in Montreal, Ottawa, Niagara, and then Toronto in that time?

Also, is Canada expensive to visit?

6. Posted by renrew87 (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I'd say it's worth it. You get to see another city. I live in Niagara Falls and we're about 1.5 hours away from Toronto, so it's definitely a day trip. You could even go North of Toronto to visit Ottawa (4 hours) or the Thousand Islands (1-1.5) hours.

7. Posted by Benito2k (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the replies. I hadn't heard of The Thousand Islands but they look interesting!

We're leaning towards into Montreal out then out of Toronto.

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