Canada’s beautiful City of Toronto is a popular place to visit for a holiday and one reason for this is because of easy to follow walking tours. Toronto is a culturally diverse city and there is much to see by just taking one of many self-guided tours through some part of it. In fact, the City of Toronto even has a website where you can download free maps of self-guided tours at the official Toronto City Website.

Walking Tour in Toronto Island
Walking Tour in Toronto Island

Self-guided tours give an alternative to those vacationers who want to save a little money and who enjoy the independence of discovering Toronto on their own. Some of the self-guided tours even have audio that you can download in MP3 format and listen to on your headphones while walking.


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Another nice feature of Toronto self-guided walking tours is that they are classified by interests. For example, nature might be your top interest thus you might pick the Central Ravines, Belt Line, and Gardens Discovery Walk. This walk will take you on a tour of the Don River ravines where you can not only enjoy the woods but also discover an old abandoned rail line. This walk is also of interest for history lovers with part of it going through the old Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Queens Park in Toronto
Queens Park in Toronto

There are more self-guided walks for history and architecture buffs such as the Heritage Toronto walk where you can walk the original 1834 boundaries that were established when the city became incorporated in that year. The four-hour walk covers between 9 and 10 kilometers and you will see many old structures plus get a feel for just how much this city has grown over the years.

Toronto Shopping Mall
Toronto Shopping Mall

And for those who like to enjoy the waterfront there is the Eastern Ravine and Beaches Discovery Walk. The walk begins at the Glen Stewart Ravine and ends on the beachfront of Lake Ontario. There is even a boardwalk for you to get the most out of your beachfront experience.

Going on one or more of Toronto’s self-guide walking tours is a great way to really learn the city. But there are many more benefits. Walking is excellent for staying in shape and refreshing one’s mind. So, you get the best of both worlds. You learn about this beautiful city while doing something healthy. All of this is on top of saving money while getting the most from the sights of the city. Make plans to take a self-guided walking tour on your next visit to Toronto.

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