Back when we were stationed in Fort Drum (NY), we had the opportunity to visit Canada along with some friends. As much as I wanted to stay longer and see more things, we only had the weekend to do so. Fort Drum may not have a good reputation when talking about duty stations but I gotta say there’s a lot of awesome places around to see if you’re into traveling. I’ll be sure to put together a list of places to check out if you ever visit or get stationed at Drum.
I’d be lying if I say Toronto wasn’t expensive at all even with the currency difference. Though I can’t speak for the other areas since we haven’t gotten to them just yet. Believe it or not we spent about $80 on Pizza Hut alone. It wasn’t a smart choice but by that time we had just arrived at our hotel after the long drive.
Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott. There are a lot of hotels lined up next to each other so you have options. Be sure to ask them the price first before they try to lock you in with them! We were able to get a 2-bedroom suite to share with our friends. I also recommend booking online to save you the hassle.
Hotel Address: 7015 Century Ave, Mississauga, ON L5N 7K2, Canada
CN Tower: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada
Tower Tickets: $38 USD for adults. A little pricey in my opinion. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to find discounted tickets. You can either buy the tickets at the booths or online (within 90 days from purchase).
Parking: We parked at Metro Toronto Convention Centre. There is plenty of parking around but not directly at the tower. About 5-10 minutes walk to the tower. There are nearby restaurants and cafes.
Bathrooms: Bathrooms around the area was really hard to find. I personally need to know if there are restrooms around the area when it comes to traveling. I love me some water.
They conduct inspections right before you enter the building so be prepared. Pictures are taken while you’re in line for the elevator. You decide if you want to purchase it. The ride up was a little scary I must admit but not too bad. The view is a view. For me personally I only needed to spend a good 10-15 minutes to snap a couple pictures and I’m all good to go. In my opinion they could’ve cut the price in half but at the end of the day, its a must-do experience.
Another experience you get to do either before or after checking out the tower is the Aquarium. The ‘CANADA’ sign, tower and the aquarium are all right next to each other. Super easy to find.