Toronto CityPASS – Is It Worth It?

It seems like every time I look into city trips, I see a lot of ads for CityPASS. Like any other ad, I always ignored them. That was up until last fall on a trip to Toronto.

I haven’t been to Toronto since I was very young, so I didn’t remember the trip well. And when you look up things to do in Toronto, there’s so much that comes up! I had no idea where I was going to start.

I saw an ad for Toronto CityPASS and decided to look into it. The passes are $72.48 USD each and give you admission to five of the most popular attractions.

The Toronto CityPASS includes tickets for The CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and a choice between the Toronto Zoo or the Ontario Science Centre. (I choose the Toronto Zoo).


When you purchase a CityPASS, you can either have it mailed to you or you can pick it up at any of the attractions you will be going to. I picked mine up at the Toronto Museum.

Now, the rule is, you have to use all passes within 9 days. The nine days begin when you use your first pass. I used mine within two days, but I would recommend taking three or more days, so you don’t burn out too quickly.

Toronto Zoo

Rating: 3.9 / 5

General Admission Price: $18.40 USD


  • I didn’t have to fight through crowds since I was there during off-season
  • They have a wide variety of aminals


  • The animal’s exhibits are very small
  • Gross restrooms


Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

Rating: 3.7 / 5

General Admission Price: $28.00 USD


  • Had a walk-through tank


  • Had little variety of creatures
  • Caters more to kids than adults
  • It’s small and a quick walk to get through all the exhibits

CN Tower

Rating: 4.1 / 5

General Admission Price: $28.81 USD


  • Didn’t have to wait long to get in an elevator to go to the top (when going at night)
  • Very cool to see the city lights at night


  • Long wait to get on the elevator back down

Royal Ontario Museum

Rating: 4.5 / 5

General Admission Price: $16.00 USD


  • Huge variety of exhibits
  • Good for all ages


  • Museum has a confusing layout


Casa Loma

Rating: 3.1 /5

General Admission Price: $24.00 USD


  • Castle is fully restored
  • Has a publicly accessible tower with a great view of the city


  • It isn’t near the other attractions
  • Nothing wowed me

The Bottom Line

So this is what you’ve been waiting for. Was my CityPASS worth the cost?

I think it was definitely worth it to buy a CityPASS. It saved me a lot of planning and it saved me a lot of money. If I wouldn’t have bought the pass, I probably would have gone to see the same attractions, so why not save some money?

Have you tried CityPASS? Tell me what you thought in the comments.

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