On Victoria Day Sunday this year we went to the CN Tower to celebrate William’s 4th birthday. He had been asking Jeff to ride the train and got to the tower for a while. So we took the Go Train down to the tower.
While we were waiting for the Go train to come, a Via train went barrelling by at full speed westbound, which the kids thought was awesome. When the Go train finally arrived, William and Aiden were enthralled, even though they did find it a little loud as the train pulled into the station.
While riding the train the 4 kids sat together and spent the majority of the time giggling and playing games with each other. As you can see from the pictures, they were feeling quite silly on the train. They did enjoy looking out the window as the train moved along the tracks. To be honest, I think they would have been completely satisfied if we had of got off the train at Union and boarded the Westbound train and just went home 🙂 That is how much they liked riding the train.
When we got to Union, we walked through the PATH and came out beside the tower. The picture you see below is the kids standing at the top of the stairs in front of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
After we took that picture, we stopped for a snack in a small park just around the corner before we went up the tower.
When we got to the Tower the kids thought it was neat for about 5 minutes but I do not think they fully appreciated the lovely view of the city they were seeing, which is exactly what I had expected. However they still had a great time sitting on the ledge looking out the window and they really liked walking around on the outside of the tower where they could feel the wind blowing on their faces. Now, when they went to step on the glass floor, Abby, Ava and William liked it, but Aiden did not want to have anything to do with it. He was not upset or that scared, he just did not want to stand on the glass and he clearly told me that he did not want to do that. he did not mind looking down the glass, he just did not want to stand on the glass.
Also, this was the first time that I had been up to the tower as well, which was quite exciting for me. I thought the view was incredible and because it was such a clear day we could clearly see from all sides of the tower.
On a personal note, while, the view from the top of the CN tower is spectacular, I do not feel that it is worth what they charge people to go up to the top. For the six of us, 4 kids and 2 adults, they charged about $120. That is awfully expensive for a family outing and we did not even buy any souvenirs.
All in all though it was a great day.