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Here’s how to save on your trip to Toronto this winter 

Don’t put a freeze on your travel plans this winter. If you are looking for an affordable option, Toronto is a great option with plenty to see and do. Plus, unlike the bustling summer season, you can enjoy fewer crowds and lines at popular attractions. 

From ticket discounts on museums and shows to travel essentials like fuel and accommodation, here is how CAA Members can save on their winter getaway to Toronto.   

Discounts on tickets to major attractions

Toronto Zoo

No need to stay in hibernation mode during your visit to Toronto this winter. Head to the Toronto Zoo as they celebrate their 50th anniversary this year! Open every day of the year for you to enjoy a variety of animals and warm up in five tropical pavilions, visit the Canadian species and Tundra animals as they experience their natural winter habitat, along with other tropical species found both indoors and outdoors. Amur tigers, polar bears, rattlesnakes, and pygmy hippos are just a few of the species you can spot at the Toronto Zoo. There are over 10 kilometres of wintery trails for you to explore, and with animals grouped into geographic regions you’ll feel like you’re hopping around the globe with one visit. 

Show your CAA Membership when purchasing tickets at the gate of the Toronto Zoo and you will save 10% on regular admission.  

Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada

Escape the ice and snow of Toronto’s streets, because life is better under the sea! An aquatic world full of tropical fish, sea turtles, jellyfish, sharks and more will help you forget about the below zero temperatures outside. Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the largest aquarium in Canada, with over 20,000 animals, so if you’re looking for a top-notch aquatic experience, this is it. You’ll even learn about native sea creatures in the Canadian Waters exhibit, which features more than 80 unique species, including a Giant Pacific octopus. Reserve your tickets online ahead of time to secure your spot and avoid waiting in line. 

Save on this bubbling experience when you have your CAA Membership handy while booking online. Enjoy a 15% discount off timed ticket admission at Ripley’s Aquarium Of Canada. 

CN Tower

CN Tower in the winter
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As one of the tallest free-standing structures in the world, if you’re playing Tourist in the city of Toronto this winter, Canada’s National Tower should be on your to-visit list. Ride a high-speed elevator up to the Main Observation Level, 346 metres above ground. Surrounded by window walls, you can take in the (possibly snow-covered) cityscape, then make your way to the Lower Observation Level, where you can walk on the glass floor. Add SkyPod access to your general admission to go 33 storeys higher, reaching the highest observation platform in the Western Hemisphere.   

With a CAA Membership you can experience this landmark at a discounted rate – enjoy 10% off general admission to the CN Tower by showing your card.  

Enjoy a night out at the theatre

Mirvish Productions

Spend a cozy evening at the theatre, enjoying a Broadway production or musical at one of the four Mirvish Theatres in the city. Dozens of productions are presented each year, hand-selected from the best originating in Canada, Australia, London, New York and beyond. Relax in a red cushioned seat, as the lights around you dim, and the orchestra sounds begin to sing. Shows such as SIX the Musical, Aladdin and The Book of Mormon among others, will be playing this 2023-2024 winter season.  

Take in a production at a Mirvish Theatre and save up to 25% on select shows if you’re a CAA Member, plus enjoy a free coffee and coat check.  

Save on your way there

Fuel at Shell

Before you arrive in the Six and get to the fun stuff, you can start saving on travel necessities such as fuel. If you’re opting to go on a road trip, you’ll want a full tank.  

Fill up at a Shell station and have your CAA Membership handy to save 3 cents per litre on fuel. If you need a car wash or some snacks for the road, CAA Members will enjoy a 10% discount.  

Car rentals

car rental logos
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If you don’t have your own vehicle, renting one allows you the flexibility of travelling on your own schedule, and stopping wherever you’d like along the way. CAA has multiple car rental Rewards partners, so you can enjoy some savings if you’re a Member.  

Reserve a vehicle rental from Alamo or Enterprise and save 5% or more, plus earn up to 10 CAA Dollars. Book a car with National to save up to 20% and earn up to 10 CAA Dollars.  

VIA Rail

VIA Rail train
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Sit back, relax and travel by train. This is a great local getaway transport option whether you’re not a fan of driving in the snow, don’t have your license or want to rest as you get into the city.  

Book a train ticket through VIA Rail and get up to a 20% discount on your fare if you’re a CAA Member.  

Cut costs on accommodations


Plan your accommodation ahead of time and book your Toronto hotel stay in advance to get CAA Member rates. CAA has hotel Rewards partners with over 30 brands, and you can take advantage of up to 15% in savings depending on the hotel. Places you can stay and save include but are not limited to, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Best Western Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt and Marriott.  

Save big on your winter road trip with CAA Rewards

With discounts on select hotels, transportation and restaurants, as a CAA Member you can start saving before you even get to the city. In addition to those listed above, there are other Rewards partners where you can discover savings no matter where you travel this winter.  

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