I am slowly but surely sharing with you photos from our month long trip to Canada and the USA this past August, and now I thought I'd share with you our visit to Toronto's CN Tower. I'll admit, I tend to steer clear of tourist attractions, (faving you know, inspiration from architecture and city life) but with kids in tow, I do realize that these famous spots are the ones they'll most likely remember, so up we go!
As it happens, CN Tower is something that always pops up around just about every corner as you explore downtown Toronto. Here the tower is seen above a row of apartment buildings on Lakeshore Drive, which as you can imagine is on the lake, Lake Ontario that is. And those wires overhead? Well Toronto is one of only three cities in North America (the others are San Francisco and New Orleans) that have street cars, and ride them we did, as they are a great way to get around town.
Do you really want to go all the way up there? Yes, of course, just get there early in the summer or you'll have to wait for upwards of an hour.
CN Tower and the Toronto skyline, as seen from a ferry on Lake Ontario.
Ah yes, and since this is Canada, the tower also has a name in french, namely La Tour CN.
One view from CN Tower looking over Lake Ontario.
Looking in the other direction over the city of Toronto.
And looking down through the glass floor that this mom was too afraid to actually step on.
But of course my brave eleven year old had no problem lying down on that scary glass floor.
Or making friends with a giant bear, a fun photo opportunity when you go down the elevator and leave the gift shop. All in all, we enjoyed our visit, but we were disappointed that the gift shop did not have embroidered patches, as that is what we collect, but more on that another time. Hope you enjoyed this little tour of La Tour!