Top 10 Student Destinations: North America
Member tour operators belonging to the Student & Youth Travel Association, SYTA, selected 10 cities as the Top North America Travel Destinations favored by students and teachers.
NO. 1 TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
One of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto is a center for arts, culture and history.
Toronto's story spans from indigenous life and British rule to the Canadian Confederation and present-day innovation. The city is a prime destination for learning about Canada's history, heritage and modern legacy.
Museums offer interactive exhibits on world cultures, natural history, science and other disciplines, and feature varying collections that include dinosaur fossils, over 10,000 shoes, and hockey's greatest people, moments and memorabilia.
A unique creative spirit thrives in Toronto, where architecture sprawls from Victorian castles to sleek minimalist designs and engineering marvels of the 20th century. The theater district features historic venues hosting performances and productions, among them Broadway blockbusters, comedies, classic plays and dance performances. The city, also a center for movie production, reels in visitors nearly every week for year-round film festivals.
If students want to be the stars: Theme parks, theaters, museums and more shine a spotlight on performers, with opportunities to showcase their skills in front of audiences.
Toronto is home to professional sport superstars. Hockey, basketball, baseball, soccer ... Whatever the sport, the city is a great destination for catching a game or touring a famed arena.
The cosmopolitan Toronto has plenty of parks and opportunities for recreation. On land, students can bike and hike. Lakes, rivers and lagoons offer kayaking, canoeing or stand-up paddleboarding—or a ferry ride to the Toronto Islands for a day on the beach.
To learn more about the rest of the Top 10 North American Student Travel Destinations, visit Teach & Travel.
NO. 2 MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA
NO. 3 NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA
NO. 4 PUERTO RICO
NO. 5 QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC, CANADA
NO. 6 NASSAU, BAHAMAS
NO. 7 WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
NO. 8 CHARLOTTETOWN, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, CANADA
NO. 9 OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA
NO. 10 BANFF, ALBERTA, CANADA
Photo courtesy of Paige Lindsay.