What to Know When Visiting Toronto’s CN Tower

Toronto’s CN Tower is city landmark. A visit here is one of the things you have to do when you visit Toronto.

On our travels, we like to do a mix of the expected touristy things and things that are a bit more off the beaten path. For this trip, a ride up the CN Tower checked the “touristy” box. Here are a few of the things I learned as part of my visit.

It’s pricey
My ticket was a whopping $40, which is a lot for a relatively quick visit. Luckily, this activity is something you really only need to do once.

Online tickets are a little better
Tickets are available online at a small discount ($36), which I wish I had known before my visit. This lets you avoid the tick line, but you still need to go to Guest Services, which might actually take longer.

It can be crowded
Saturday afternoons, as you might imagine, are the worst time to visit the CN Tower. The wait can take at least an hour before you even get to security. I strongly suggest visiting at an off-peak time or at least being well-prepared for the wait, especially if you’re with children.

Not all elevators have glass floors
Six high-speed elevators zoom you to the top in less than a minute. The experience and view are excellent. However, not all elevators have a glass floor, so you may miss out on some of the experience.

You can walk on the edge
The newest attraction at the CN Tower is the most spectacular—the EdgeWalk. It looks terrifying to me, and it’s the highest outdoor walk in the world at 356 meters.

You can eat with a view
Eating dinner at the 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower is the way to go! We watched the sun set and had a spectacular view of the city below. The restaurant even revolves, which adds to the excitement.