New views at CN Tower
The CN Tower is still officially the tallest freestanding building in the world (not for long, Dubai’s got a tower under construction that’s got it beat), and although it’s been around since 1976, there’s always something new. Now, it’s a glass floor elevator. More precisely, the up ride gives you a really neat view of the inside of the tower and its amazingly long elevator chute through two glass panels bolted onto the floor. And yes, it’s pretty trippy to stand right on them. As well, the rest of the tower experience these days is sleek, modern and full of information. You can start your outing with a viewing of Himalamazon, a motion theatre ride where you feel like a log riding through a futuristic world that blends the mountains and the jungle. Feel the water and the wind on your face while you pick up on the environmental message. And there’s also the 15-minute The Height of Excellence film that covers the amazing feat of building the 553-metre tower. Even lingering in the hallways before you ride up is a visual and educational experience, with videos and wall plaques at every turn, educating you on everything from lightning strikes to building other tall towers. As for the view from the Sky Pod and down through the glass floor, it’s as fascinating as it ever was. You can buy separate tickets to visit various levels and attractions, or get it all for $32.99 per person. Call 416-868-6937.