When the CN Tower construction was completed in 1976, this icon of Canadian engineering and construction was the tallest freestanding structure on Earth, a record we held until 2007.

For nearly half a century, we’ve been recognized for many other achievements as well. You can learn about some of them right here!


As certified by Guinness World Records:

  • World’s tallest freestanding structure (1975 to 2007)
  • World’s tallest tower (2007 to 2010)
  • World’s highest wine cellar (2006 to today)
  • World’s highest external walk on a building, for EdgeWalk (2011 to today) 

Other records:

  • Tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere
  • Highest observation platform in the Western Hemisphere (The Top)


As you plan your visit to the CN Tower, be assured that you’re choosing an award-winning experience. Here are just some of our more recent accolades:

  • Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Tourism Industry Association of Ontario: For adopting globally standardized health and hygiene protocols (2020)
  • TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice "Best of the Best" Award: CN Tower (2022)
  • TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Award: CN Tower (2020-2021), EdgeWalk (2020) and 360 Restaurant (2020-2021)
  • Accessibility Certification by the Rick Hansen Foundation
  • BOMA BEST® Certified Gold building
  • LEAF certification (Leaders in Environmentally Accountable Foodservice): VUE Bistros, Le Café and 360 Restaurant were each recognized—among only 14 establishments to have successfully met the criteria in Ontario
  • Feast On® Designation (Culinary Tourism Alliance)
  • Ocean Wise Certification 
  • Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence (since 1998)
  • DiRoNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Best of Award of Excellence (since 1997)
  • Signature Experience: The CN Tower is proud to be part of Destination Canada’s Signature Experience Collection of once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences found in Canada 
  • Ontario Signature Experience: The CN Tower is proud to be part of the Destination Ontario’s Ontario Signature Experiences, celebrating the best and most unique experiences found in the province of Ontario
  • Golden Plate Award - Les Clefs d'Or Ontario
  • Finalist for Air Canada Business of the Year award, presented by Tourism Industry Association Canada (2019)
  • Co-winner of Tourism Industry Awards of Excellence, Accessibility Tourism Award (2019)
  • City of Toronto’s Greenest Choice Feast On® Restaurant (Runner-up 2019, Winner 2018)
  • AttractionTix’s Best Attraction for Adrenaline Junkies: EdgeWalk (2016)