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Get Really High as the CN Tower’s EdgeWalk Reopens for Spring

CN Tower Edgewalk Toronto

The CN Tower’s EdgeWalk affords exceptional views of Toronto—and much more! (photo: CN Tower)

STARTS APRIL 15  Ah, spring! That pleasant season when flowers begin to blossom, temperate breezes return and you can finally head outside for a leisurely stroll. Leisurely, that is, unless you’re at the CN Tower, where EdgeWalk adds serious wow-factor to your warm-weather wandering. This city’s tallest building is also the site of its most thrilling attraction, which allows daredevils to strut around the roof of the tower’s restaurant, more than 350 metres above street level. The harnessed, open-air amble lasts approximately 30 minutes—you’ll get an hour-long safety lesson beforehand—but you’ll remember it for the rest of  your life. Open daily, $175; call 416-601-3833 or visit EdgeWalk’s website to book.  —Craig Moy

Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011

Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

For travellers planning their summer trips in Canada this year, the regional editors of Where magazine have released their top picks for summer travel. The winners of Where Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011 represent the most exciting attractions – new, significantly improved, or celebrating major milestones this year. A diverse group of attractions from coast to coast, this year’s winners offer a wide range of activities and events suitable for any family, art lover, sports fanatic, nature lover or adventurer. Together, these attractions serve as the top must-see and must-dos for anyone travelling in Canada this summer. (more…)

The CN Tower opens its latest attraction, EdgeWalk, to the public today

CN Tower Edgewalk View. Photo: CN Tower EdgeWalk

The CN Tower’s latest attraction, EdgeWalk, takes thrill seekers to new heights today. The first of its kind in North America, EdgeWalk is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk encircling the top of the CN Tower’s main pod, 356 metres, (1168 feet, 116 stories) above the ground. The half-hour experience, which includes re-admission into the CN Tower’s other attractions (Look Out, Glass Floor, Sky Pod Levels, movie and ride) costs $175.

The CN Tower: 35 Years of Monumental Milestones

The iconic CN Tower has stood tall for the past 35 years, but it’s hardly been at rest. Hailed as an engineering marvel even before its official 1976 opening, the soaring monolith has continuously expanded its mandate with innovations in telecommunications, entertainment and more. Where takes a look at some of the most significant steps in the Toronto landmark’s evolution—from 553-metre-high TV and radio antenna to a must-see attraction for more than 1.5 million visitors annually.