Toronto's many attractions offer countless hours of enjoyment and family fun for tourists and residents alike, but trying to do it all can sure put a dent in your entertainment budget. Luckily there are many ways to save money on the city's best things to see and do, which is a big bonus when you have a long list of area attractions that you want to visit.
Before your next outing, check out these sources of Toronto attraction coupons to see if there are ways you can save.
Printable Toronto Attraction Coupons from Attractions Ontario
Attractions Ontario is a non-profit association that's been around for over 25 years, supporting and promoting the province's attraction sector. On the website, they offer numerous printable coupons for attractions in Toronto and across Ontario. Deals include $8 off regular admission to Canada's Wonderland, 20% off general admission to the Ontario Science Center and 2 for 1 admission to the Bata Show Museum, among many other good deals for Toronto and surrounding areas.* The coupons do have an expiry date and what is on offer at any one time can change, so check back frequently to see what discounts are available to you and your family at any one time. Visit www.attractionsontario.ca and click the "coupons" link the menu bar to get your coupons.
Check out the Ontario Fun Pass
The Ontario Fun Pass is a book of coupons geared towards helping parents save money on various Ontario attractions, several of which are in Toronto.
The pass allows one elementary school child to get in free with a paying adult or senior at 18 different attractions across the Ontario from June through October. Some of these include The Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario and the Science Centre.
Pick Up Minicards At Toronto Hotels and Shopping Destinations
Minicards are small wallet-sized cards that offer savings and information on a variety of attractions in Toronto and in numerous other North American cities.
These handy Toronto attraction coupons offer deals such as 2 for 1 regular admission to Fort York, 10% off the Toronto Island ferry, or 20% off two regular tickets to The Second City anytime except for Saturday night.* Read before you grab though, as some cards are simply advertisements and others are offering discounts at the gift shop, not on admission (not that there's anything wrong with that!). Read the back of the cards for conditions and for a map and contact info for each attraction.
Look for the spinning or wall-hanging displays of Minicards inside dozens of Toronto hotels and other spots such as the Queens Quay Terminal. You can also visit www.minicardscanada.com to search for all locations in Ontario that are currently displaying these little money-savers.
Cash in Air Miles for Toronto Attraction Coupons
Air Miles collectors can cash in some of their reward miles for free admission to Toronto attractions such as the Toronto Zoo, the CN Tower, the Canadian National Exhibition and more. Check out the rewards on offer to see if any seem worth using up some of your hard-earned Air Miles for.
More Ways to Save on Toronto Attractions
If you're looking for a flurry of attraction-visiting action, consider the CityPass that lets you visit up to six attractions in nine days including CN Tower, Casa Loma, Royal Ontario Museum, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada and the Toronto Zoo or Ontario Science Centre.
Toronto residents should also look into the Sun Life Financial Museum and Arts Passes which offer free admission to many destinations and are available to anyone with a Toronto Public Library card. The pass is a great perk of having a library card and a convenient way to save money on some of the city's best attractions, especially if you have a family.
*Deals listed were available as of September 2016, but are subject to change. Visit websites for current deals on offer.
Updated by Jessica Padykula