Best Things to do in Toronto with Teens

Share Our Happy!!

Wondering which things to do in Toronto with teens? We’ve got you covered!

In April 2023 I took my teenage daughter to Toronto. It was her first time to Canada, and I was excited to show her some of the things to do in Toronto, that I also experienced as a teenager. We received media passes from Destination Toronto for some of the top attractions in Toronto, but rest assured, all opinions are based on our personal experiences. If you’re looking to plan the best things to in Toronto with teens, then we hope our daughter’s top picks save you some time, money, and trouble.

Some links provided on How We Find Happy may be affiliate links. This means we may earn a small portion of income for our recommendations. Rest assured, this does not increase the price you pay for products or services. Happy Traveling! 

Top 3 Picks: Things to do in Toronto with Teens

#1 Top Pick
Little Canada Niagara on the Lake


✔️ Voted BEST Attraction in Toronto 2022

✔️ View miniature landmarks

✔️ Watch artists at work

#2 Pick
Fish in tank at Ripley's Aquarium Toronto Canada

✔️ Hands on Activities

✔️ 20,000 Aquatic Animals

✔️ Conveniently Located

#3 Pick
Garden view of Casa Loma Toronto

✔️ Canadian Heritage Landmark

✔️ Onsite Dining

✔️ Explore Tower to Basement & Tunnel

Best Things to do in Toronto: Ranked by a Teenager

1. Little Canada: Ontario’s #1 Attraction

teen girl at photo spot in Little Canada attraction Toronto

⭐️ RATING: 5/5 Stars | ⏱️ TOUR LENGTH: 1-2 hours 📍 LOCATION: Downtown Toronto| 👉 Book it!

Along with exploring the miniature versions of places like Québec, Ottawa, Toronto, and Niagara Falls, you get to learn about different popular events that happen across Canada. For example, in Kitchener they highlight the annual Oktoberfest which happens to be the largest of its kind outside of Germany.

“Amazing experience. The details of the scenes spectacular. Loved that it was shown as it would be in daylight and night time. We will definitely recommend this to all friends and family! The staff were wonderful and all very friendly and helpful.” – Carol S. (Read more reviews)

2. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Fish at Ripley's Aquarium Canada

💰 Check Prices and Availability!

3. Casa Loma

mom and teen selfie in front of Casa Loma

💰 Check Prices and Availability!

Additional Things to do in Toronto with Teens

4. Claw and Kitty Arcade

teen girl at Claw & Kitty Toronto

💰 Check Prices and Availability!

5. CN Tower

Mom and teen girl selfie from CN Tower

💰 Check Prices and Availability!

6. Hockey Hall of Fame

mom and teen selfie in front of Hockey Hall of Fame

Tips for visiting Toronto with teens

Things to do in Toronto for our next trip

How many days in Toronto is enough?

While it’s possible to see some of Toronto’s highlights in just one or two days, we recommend spending at least three days in the city to fully explore its diverse neighborhoods, museums, and attractions. We made the road trip from Detroit to Toronto, therefore we had about two and a half days in Toronto. Although we got to do a lot, my advice would be to narrow down your “must dos” and make sure to prioritize them.

Is Toronto worth visiting with teens?

Toronto is definitely worth visiting! From its diverse neighborhoods and delicious food scene to its world-class museums and attractions, there is something for all teens in this vibrant city. Plus, it’s known for being one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world.

Is Toronto a walkable city?

Final Thoughts: Will we visit Toronto again?

⭐️ Get our detailed 3 Days in Toronto Itinerary ⭐️

Road Trips from Toronto:

Share Our Happy!!

Julie Gazdecki

Julie is owner and founder of How We Find Happy. As an optimist, the name is perfect as we share the ways we find happy living in Florida, visiting breweries, spending time with our adult children, and getting away on some couples trips. As previous residents of Michigan, we still spend lots of time each year visiting our family up there, along with new and favorite places. My hope is to encourage others to spend time exploring this beautiful world, and finding happy in unexpected places.

11 thoughts on “Best Things to do in Toronto with Teens

  • We would enjoy visiting Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada. Looking forward to visiting Toronto.

  • Never mind the teenagers – I want to go to the Claw and Kitty! That place looks like so much fun!

  • I love this list of things to do in Toronto with teens! I think I’d enjoy Little Canada the most! But the CN Tower looks fun too!

  • I’m glad I read this! We are headed tomorrow to Toronto! Can’t wait to do some of these things!

  • Looks like you found lots of great things to do with teens in Toronto. I would love some of those things too!

  • How fun to tour Toronto with your teenage daughter! I would love to check out all these places especially the Schitt’s Creek filming location.

  • The Hockey Hall of Fame would be top of my list. We are a hockey family, with me being the biggest hockey fan! I also loved Schitt’s Creek, so again, top of my list of things to do in Toronto. Toronto looks like a great place for both teens and adults. What a great trip for you and your daughter.

  • Toronto not only looks like a fun place for teens, but fun for all ages! Ripley’s Aquarium would be at the top of my list as my husband and I usually make it a priority to visit aquariums anytime we travel. The Claw and Kitty Arcade looks like a lot of fun as well!

  • Cindy Moore

    I don’t have children living at home any more but I’d love to visit Toronto! So many fun things to do.

  • Lisa, Casey, Barrett Dog

    Toronto sounds amazing! This is an excellent list of things to do in the city with teens. Thank you for sharing.

  • Catherine

    I’ve always heard there’s alot of fun things to see and do in Toronto! Thanks for sharing your experience.

Comments are closed.