Best Tourist Trap

This one was a tough one but I’m going to go with the CN Tower.

Yes, I know it is an icon of Toronto. Especially the city line and I would never say that it doesn’t look beautiful as it is a true, visual symbol of what I call ‘Home!’

But to enter it and take part in it’s tour, rides and restaurant is a whole ‘nother level of being overly priced and a true rip-off.

I can’t remember the last time I visited the CN Tower but I hear that the prices are now ridiculous.

When an out of town guest comes to visit, I always wait for them to ask to be taken to the CN Tower. It’s not something I would volunteer unless they express true interest.

The CN Tower… truly a cool view from the outside. But from the inside… an utterly horrific tourist trap.

2 Comments so far

  1. judy (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 11:51 am

    i took my sister and brother-in-law there in june, and we spent an insane amount of money to see a smoggy view of the city and lake through the metal grills that enclose the observation deck. after the glass floor (the highlight of the visit) there was nothing else to see. as beautiful as it is in our skyline, CN tower can certainly use a lot of work to make it worth our loonies!

  2. abbas halai (unregistered) on July 28th, 2005 @ 3:53 pm

    it truly is a ridiculous place to visit. as previously mentioned, you’re better off at canoe or panorama unless you really, REALLY want to try the glass floor.

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