Urban thrill seekers can now walk on the edge of a man-made wonder at 1,168 feet above ground.
The city's standout landmark is still the 553.33-meter CN Tower, which held the title of the highest freestanding structure in the world until the Burj Dubai took that honor. Recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, it celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016.
No tourist should miss the CN Tower. Views are breathtaking from three observation levels that include the Glass Floor Look Out and Sky Pod. Take the CN Tower's glass, paneled lift, introduced in 2008 — the world's highest glass floor-paneled elevator.
The latest extreme attraction is the EdgeWalk at the CN Tower. The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world's highest full-circle hands-free walk on a 5-foot (1.5 meter) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower's main pod, 1,168 feet (356 meters; 116 stories) above the ground. This adrenaline-fueled experience allows thrill seekers to walk the edge of one of the world's greatest man-made wonders. Each group of six walks while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system along with trained guides. Guests are encouraged to lean back over Toronto to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Ontario below.
This experience runs for 1 1/2 hours, with the outdoor walk lasting approximately 30 minutes. Tickets cost $225 CAD (plus tax) and include a keepsake video, photos and certificate of achievement.
If you dine at 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, you'll bypass the long lines via a separate elevator. You'll also enjoy wine selections from the world's highest wine cellar (according to Guinness World Records), plus tasty Canadian seafood platters.