The CN Tower with CityPASS #Travel

No mater where I go in the world if I tell people I am from Canada they automatically assume Toronto. Every single time! Even when I try to explain where I am actually from they go on and on about the big city in the heart of Canada and the CN Tower and everything else. So I smile and just decide it is easier to not argue it. It does however go to show how well known Toronto is and how people all around the world recognize the CN Tower. I am always shocked to find people who live in the GTA or even Ontario who have never been to the CN tower themselves.  So I made sure on our recent trip that I took my children.

Looking up at the CN Tower

My boys had already been before on a class filed trip, but this was the first time for little one. It was also the first time I got to go up with them. We had CityPASS passes that allow you to enjoy local attractions at a discounted price. If you plan on sightseeing you should get them. You will be glad you did.

Being March Break we were worried it would be buys, however it was morning and the lines were short. We waited for only a few minutes to take the elevator up and there was lots of space for viewing once at the top. The elevator went quick and one side was all glass as well as half the floor. Perfect for getting a handle on how far up you actually are.

Truly breathtaking view!


For a twoonie you can look through one for the viewers or get yourself a souvenir pressed nickel. There was a snack bar, restaurants and a play area for kids and a spot for moms to rest. Lots of tourists from around the world but very family friendly!

There are lots of areas to interact and learn more about the CN Tower, its construction and even Canada. In the gift shop at the lower level there were athletes from the Pan Am games there doing demonstrations and talking to fans. One level up by stairs there were also many opportunities for photos and fun. I suggest waiting to see all of this until you have been tot he top so you can take your time and enjoy.


Check out the CN Tower online to start planning your trip

Toronto CityPASS

Visit 5 famous Toronto attractions for one-low-price! Avoid most ticket lines! Includes tickets to Casa Loma, CN Tower, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum, and the Toronto Zoo. You save up to 45%. This is a great deal if you have a family like mine who is traveling together.

Adult (13+) $64.00
Child (4 – 12) $41.00

CitPASS is available to use at many major tourist cities. Look at their website before you plan your next trip to save Using the CityPASS we were able to skip the line as well, so no waiting on busy days.

CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city. You’ll save up to 50% compared to combined regular box office prices. CityPASS booklets are valid for nine consecutive days beginning the day of first use (14 days in Southern California). Visit the attractions in any order you wish.

When we were down we took a cab back to teh hotel for lunch. It was about a 30 minute walk but the $9 we spent on the cab saved our feet. I enjoyed going up the CN Tower and loved that my youngest and my teens had a lot of fun. My boys really enjoyed the displays that allowed them to learn about the tower and its history. They also liked the glass floor, but it scared me so I stayed off of it 🙂


About The CN Tower

In 1995, the CN Tower was classified as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. The CN Tower shares this designation with the Itaipu Dam on the Brazil/Paraguay border, the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the Panama Canal, the Chunnel under the English Channel, the North Sea Protection Works off the European coast, and the Empire State Building.

Since the Tower opened, Canadians and tourists from around the world have made the trip to Toronto to celebrate this marvel of civil engineering. Besides serving as a telecommunications hub, the Tower provides world-class entertainment and a wide range of unique attractions, exhibits and food and beverage venues.

Watch for more posts of our fun while we were in Toronto.

Have you used CityPASS before? Have you visited the CN Tower? Tell me all about it.


Disclosure- I was provided with passes from CityPASS to use complimentary in exchange for my coverage. All opinions are my own. 


  1. Robin Masshole Mommy says

    I got a couple of CityPass books for NYC last year and it saved me hundreds. Not to mention it allowed me to skip a HUGE line at the Empire State Building 🙂

  2. I have never been to Canada but me and my husband have talked a lot about it and we didn't know where to start or even if there were attractions to keep our 4 year old busy. This article explained a lot and gave me a lot of information that I am excited to share with my husband tonight. Hopefully a trip to Canada will be in our near future.
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  3. aimeefauci says

    City Pass sounds so familiar outside of Canada. I've never been to Canada but would love to visit one day.

  4. I have heard great things about the CityPass. I think I'll look into it for the next time we travel.

  5. kristentoneycampbell says

    I've never been anywhere in Canada, but I'd love to! And what amazing pics!!!

  6. Wow that is an insane tower! CityPASS sounds pretty awesome for travelers! I have to check it out.

  7. lyndac1968 says

    Last time I was at the CN was when I was just a little girl and then drove through Toronto last year with hubby to tow a car, I live a boring life

  8. CityPass is my favorite way to see a lot of sites in one city! They have so many cities available too.

  9. LifeAsAConvert says

    I've never been there before, no used city pass. It sounds like a great tool when traveling though.

  10. Florence Cochrane says

    We did the CN Tower on a family vacation years ago. I love to go back and I would definitely consider the City Pass.

  11. CityPass looks like the way to go! I am all about saving money but having fun while on a trip.

  12. toughcookiemommy says

    I have never been to Canada but it is certainly on my list of places to visit. I can't wait to go there with my family.

  13. Love City pass we got one in Niagara Falls a few summers ago. Most definitely worth it. Love the CN tower too, it’s one of my all time fave places!

  14. The CityPass is awesome! We used it in Tampa and it was a great deal!
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  15. I love getting city passes! They allow you to have so much fun for less.
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  16. loisaltermark says

    So many things to see! City Pass sounds like a great way to cover everything!

  17. I have never heard of City Pass but it does seem the way to go. It sure seems like you can save a good deal of money by using this system.

    Would love to visit Toronto some day in the near future.

  18. I've always wondered about the city passes, if they were worth the cost or not. Sounds like they really are…thank you for the insight.

  19. What a great place to visit. The views are spectacular!
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  20. thelesleyshow says

    I really want to get a CityPass because you get to do so many more things than just one specific pass to a certain place. We did the City Pass in Socal and it was awesome, we got to do so much more with it.

  21. Paula Schuck says

    I have not been to the CN Tower in years. I will have to go again this summer. I only live an hour away. It is such a beautiful view from the top.

  22. Ashley Gill says

    What an interesting place to visit. I love the sign about the glass floor. Those kinds of fun facts are great tid bits for a vacation spot. I've never been there. I think visiting would be fun.

  23. The view from that tower is fantastic! That City Pass seems like a great idea.

  24. julielaura1 says

    The Toronto CityPASS is a much cheaper way to see everything in TO!

  25. Melissa Smith says

    I've never been to Canada, let alone the CN Tower. One of these days though! & hopefully I remember about the City Pass!

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