Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Toronto

Hop On Hop Off City Bus Tour in Toronto

See Toronto aboard a hop on hop off bus.

Operating year-round, you can explore Toronto on the most comprehensive double decker bus tour.

Your hop-on-hop-off bus ticket is valid for 2 days, allowing you to explore all of Toronto's major attractions at your own pace.

Remember to bring your camera for some great shots of all the historic sights.

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Tour/Activity Details


2.25 hours tour loop - tickets valid for 2 consecutive days


9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily, every 15-30 minutes
(Frequency is approximate and subject to change)
Please Note: Time on availability calendar is for booking purposes only and reflects the first scheduled departure each day; you may begin your tour at any time during operating hours. Winter tours are weather-dependent.

Hotel pick-ups may be pre-arranged from downtown locations or you may meet the tour at the Harbourfront (specific location provided on your E-Ticket). Prices are shown in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.


The bus tour, when taken straight through with no hopping off and on will last approximately two hours and fifteen minutes.

This is Toronto's most comprehensive city tour. Your double-decker bus tour stops at or near all the major attractions. Enjoy the fun and informative commentary of the live guides and take in the city sights as you relax on the upper deck of a classic Routemaster bus. Your bus ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days so it is the perfect way to explore Toronto.

Your tour route was set up so you are able to pass by or near all of the major attractions of the downtown core, sparing the rider from having to wait at a transfer point to complete their sightseeing experience. It allows those who aren't in Toronto for long to maximize their time. Among the noteworthy attractions along the route are Harbourfront Centre, the Hockey Hall of Fame, the St. Lawrence Market, the Historic Distillery District, Corktown, St. James Cathedral, the Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, Maple Leaf Gardens, Church/Wellesley Village, Bloor/Yorkville, Casa Loma, the Bata Shoe Museum, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Gardiner Ceramic Museum, Queen's Park, the Art Gallery of Ontario, Chinatown, Queen West, the Entertainment District, the CN Tower and the Rogers Centre. Discounted tickets to many of the city's attractions are available for purchase on board the buses.

Bus service starts every morning at 9:00 from the first stop. Buses run as often as every 15 minutes during the peak summer months and somewhat less frequently during the slower season. The tour loop works its way as far east as the Historic Distillery District, as far north as Casa Loma, and as far west as Chinatown.

Please Note: The Winter season bus tours will operate using closed-top vehicles. However, during periods of very poor weather from November to February, this tour may not be able to operate at all. If you are traveling at this time of year, you will be provided a phone number to call to check the weather and status of tours.

This tour does not operate on Christmas Day or on New Year's Eve.

Bus Tour Stops

  • Stop 1 - Front Street W./Union Station
  • Stop 2 - CN Tower South
  • Stop 3 - Info Centre / Harbourfront
  • Stop 4 - Queens Quay Terminal / Pier 6
  • Stop 5 - Yonge and Queens Quay
  • Stop 6 - Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Stop 7 - St. Lawrence Market
  • Stop 8 - Distillery District
  • Stop 9 - Corktown / Home Decor District
  • Stop 10 - King Edward Hotel
  • Stop 11 - The Bay on Queen
  • Stop 12 - Dundas Square / Eaton Centre
  • Stop 13 - Wandas Belgian Waffles
  • Stop 14 - Carlton and Yonge
  • Stop 15 - Wellesley and Yonge
  • Stop 16 - Isabella and Yonge
  • Stop 17 - Bloor and Yonge
  • Stop 18 - Yorkville / ROM / Gardiner
  • Stop 19 - Casa Loma
  • Stop 20 - Spadina and Bloor / The Annex
  • Stop 21 - Bata Shoe Museum
  • Stop 22 - AGO / Chinatown / Kensington
  • Stop 23 - Scotiabank Theatre
  • Stop 24 - King and John / Bell Lightbox
  • Stop 25 - CN Tower North / MTCC

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I have to start the tour at a certain location? -- Yes, on the first day you must check in at the Tour Office (details on your E-Ticket) because you must exchange your E-Ticket for the actual Hop-On-Hop-Off tickets at that location. Also, you can begin with either the bus tour or the complimentary boat tour (when available), and both depart from close by the office. One more benefit is that the friendly staff can answer any questions you might have before you begin your sightseeing experience.

After I pick up my actual tickets, how/where else can I join the tour? -- Once you have your actual Hop-On-Hop-Off tickets, you may board the buses at any stop.

Do the buses run 7 days a week? -- Yes.

In what language(s) is the tour spoken? -- Commentary is available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian and French.

What kind of buses do you use? -- During peak season, all vehicles are open-top double-deckers that afford the best possible view of Toronto in all its glory. Only the finest open-top Routemaster double-deckers are used. During winter (November through February), service is operated with closed-top vehicles.

Can I bring a baby stroller onto the bus? -- Yes.

Are the buses wheelchair accessible? -- Collapsible wheelchairs may be stored on board the bus during the tour, but double-decker bus tours are not available to those who are wheelchair-bound.

What happens if it rains? -- Tours run rain or shine. If it's raining, you are welcome to sit on the lower level of the bus where you'll be warm and dry. If you would rather brave the rain and sit on the upper deck, a rain poncho can be provided at no charge.

What should I bring onto the bus with me? -- Always bring your camera. If you're joining the tour on a hot and sunny day, consider bringing a hat and a bottle of water. And - of course - your sense of adventure!

Will my bus ticket get me into all the attractions? -- No. Although some of the city's top attractions (Eaton Centre, St. Lawrence Market, Distillery, Chinatown etc.) are free to visit, others require that you buy a ticket to get in (CN Tower, Casa Loma, ROM, AGO etc.).

I would like to hop off at some of the attractions along the route. How long should I stay at the CN Tower or other attraction? -- How long you stay at a given attraction is entirely up to you. People tend to spend at least an hour at attractions like the CN Tower, Casa Loma and the Distillery. You may need to set aside more time if you're looking to stop for lunch or if you plan on exploring the extensive collections of the ROM, the AGO, or another of the top museums. However, please make sure to wrap things up before the last bus passes by your location! Make sure to ask your tour guide as you hop off the bus for the last stop time when you will need to re-board to get to your chosen final hop-off point.

All visitors to Canada must be aware of the requirements for entering Canada.

Entering Canada: Native born U.S. citizens must carry identification papers showing their citizenship such as birth certificate, visa or passport. In addition to these forms, picture ID such as driver's license is recommended. Proof of residence may also be required.

Naturalized U.S. citizens should carry a naturalization certificate or some other evidence of citizenship. Legal, permanent residents of the United States who are not U.S. citizens are advised to carry their Alien Registration Receipt Card (U.S. form I-151 or form I-551)

Persons under 18 years of age who are not accompanied by a parent or guardian should bring a notarized letter from a parent or guardian giving them permission to travel to Canada. Or if only one parent is traveling with the child, they must possess a notarized letter from the other parent giving permission.

All persons other than U.S. citizens or legal, permanent residents of the United States require valid passport or an acceptable travel document.

Hotel pick-ups may be pre-arranged from downtown locations or you may meet the tour at the Harbourfront (specific location provided on your E-Ticket). Prices are shown in US dollars. Please order online or call to order or for more information.

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds. All sales are final.

Change policy

If changes are allowed on a tour or activity, a $20.00 per reservation change fee will be applied for any change to a reservation. Please note that some tours and activities do not allow any changes. Date changes can only be made only if we can confirm availability on the new date. While we cannot guarantee any changes can be made, all change requests must be submitted a minimum of 24 hours prior to the tour departure and must be handled on an individual basis through our Reservations Center.

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Rates All rates are in US Dollars

Event Date:

October 16, 2017

Desired Time:

09:00 AM