Canada’s National Tower is not only the tallest building in Canada, but also the entire Western Hemisphere! It measures more than half a kilometre (one-third of a mile) tall from its base to the top of the antenna—553.33 metres, or 1815.5 feet. Want to learn more? Explore the Tower

The CN Tower is open year-round. While our busiest months are in the summer, the changing weather conditions of the seasons can create a dramatically different experience, whether it’s the tops of Toronto’s skyscrapers poking through the clouds on a foggy day in the spring or the perfect crispness of a winter afternoon. 

The time of day matters, too. Sunset and evening visits can make it feel like the city has lit up just for you, while mornings and afternoons can show off the full breadth and beauty of Toronto and Lake Ontario. No matter when you choose to visit, though, we always recommend that you buy your tickets ahead of time.

The best way to buy tickets is through our website, which will ensure that the date and time you wish to visit is available. Tickets can be purchased up to ten (10) days in advance, and you can purchase up to a maximum of eight (8) tickets at a time—and children aged two (2) years and younger receive complimentary admission!

You can also buy tickets onsite at our self-serve kiosks or in person at the CN Tower admissions entrance. For existing tickets or vouchers that do not yet have a reservation time, please exchange them in person for a timed ticket. Entry times are subject to availability.

Do not buy tickets from any other source other than the CN Tower or our verified partners, Ripley’s Aquarium and Toronto CityPASS, as the ticket may not be valid for admission. We reserve the right to deny admission in any instance where we cannot verify the origin of the ticket.

All ticket prices are in Canadian dollars and do not include applicable taxes unless stated otherwise; all prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets and gift cards/certificates are non-refundable, cannot be sold, and will not be replaced if expired, destroyed, lost or stolen. 

All ticket sales are final; tickets are non-refundable, cannot be exchanged, and cannot be re-printed onsite. All ticket sales are subject to any public health measures taken by CN Tower to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, which measures may change over time.

All tickets to the CN Tower are now timed—that means that they are valid only from the specific time and date on your ticket until the end of that day. Once you’re up on the Main Observation Level, you can stay as long as you like. Please note that each ticket is only valid for one trip up the elevator to the Main Observation Level and back. 

Admission to SkyPod can be added to your Timed General Admission Ticket, either at the time of purchase online or from our kiosk on the Main Observation Level.

In general, we recommend you set aside two hours to get the full Tower experience.

Our prix fixe dining options at 360 Restaurant include complimentary access to all parts of the Main Observation Level after your meal, so you don’t need to buy a ticket. Please ensure that you make a reservation in advance: we are unable to refund your Timed General Admission Ticket if you have already purchased one and decide to eat at 360 afterward. 

Note: Cancelling a reservation with less than 24 hours’ notice will result in a (CAD) $20 per person charge being applied to the credit card used at the time of booking. Elevation to 360 and complimentary access to the Main Observation Level after your meal are included with a minimum spend of $70.00 per guest on food.

SkyPod is the highest observation platform in the Western Hemisphere and a full 33 storeys higher than the Main Observation Level—it is the highest you can get in the city without being in an aircraft.

While we don’t offer guided tours, there are plenty of CN Tower staff members on each level who can assist you with any questions you may have. We also recommend that you download our free Viewfinder app, which provides information on dozens of buildings and other points of interest in the Toronto skyline visible from the Main Observation Level.

What would a trip to the CN Tower be without photos? We encourage you to bring your cameras, phones and tablets with you when you visit. Tripods are allowed, as long as you don’t disrupt the experiences of other guests. 

We’re also proud to partner with Digital Attractions to provide professional photos of your visit to the Tower—you’ll find Digital Attractions by the elevators on the ground floor, where they can take your photo before you board.

We ask that all guests limit the number and size of items that they bring to the Tower—especially so as part of our COVID-19 precautions. Bags, purses and knapsacks smaller than 53 x 23 x 38 cm are welcome inside the building, but we do not have lockers on site, and larger bags are not permitted. CN Tower staff will inspect your bags, so travelling lightly will also ensure a quicker entry. 

Our staff inspects every bag and uses a metal detector to scan for prohibited items. We also randomly screen for explosives, and we keep the premises under video surveillance at all times. Our walk-through metal detectors are compliant with applicable electromagnetic standards on human exposure and pacemaker safety. 

To ensure the safety of all of our guests, any of the following prohibited items found will be confiscated and not returned:

  • Weapons or items that appear to be weapons, including toys and replicas; explosives, fireworks and ammunition; knives; mace or pepper spray designed for use on humans or animals; and construction equipment such as tools and ropes (without prior authorization)
  • Narcotics (unless with a prescription) or open alcohol 
  • Spray paint and paint markers (graffiti tools) 
  • Gang paraphernalia
  • Full face masks, oversized costumes or mascot apparel (without prior authorization)
  • Skateboards, scooters
  • Flags and banners

All CN Tower staff are trained in health and life safety, including evacuation procedures. In the event of an emergency, please follow instructions received over the public address system, from uniformed staff and security personnel.

Guests must wear proper attire at all times, including shirt and shoes. We reserve the right to deny entry to anyone in attire we consider inappropriate or that may detract from other guests’ experience. The CN Tower practises Smart Serve, which means we do not permit open alcohol on the premises. Guests displaying open intoxication will also be denied entry. 

Guests, contractors and visitors are expected to adhere to the Customer Code of Conduct and failure to do so will result in immediate removal from the premises. Ticket holders may also be removed at any time, with the purchase price of their ticket refunded. For those found breaking any law, regulation or venue policy, we also reserve the right to remove them without compensation. 

While outside food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed, we encourage you to visit our on-site dining venues, including 360 The Restaurant at the CN Tower, the Vue Bistros and Le Café, to take in a meal or a snack while you’re taking in the view. 

We always welcome certified service animals, but pets of any kind should be left at home.

We offer special rates for groups of 20 or more guests. Every group must be registered in advance. Contact our group sales team for more information.

Per provincial law, smoking or vaping of any kind is not permitted in any area of the building, and not within 9 metres (30 feet) of our entrance or exit. Guests who choose to smoke outside the CN Tower are asked to take care to extinguish their cigarettes using appropriate receptacles.

EdgeWalk

We’ll meet you at EdgeWalk base camp on the ground level to give you a full orientation before we ascend to the Summit Room, two storeys above the Main Observation Level. There, we’ll strap your harness onto the rail and you’ll be on your way. Starting at the south side of the Tower above 360 Restaurant, you will follow your guide around the circumference of the building before returning. The whole experience takes about 90 minutes from start to finish, with 30 minutes spent on the EdgeWalk. 

Once you’ve completed your Walk, you’ll also receive a certificate of achievement, video, two (2) printed photographs of your Walk and a ticket to visit the rest of the Tower, including SkyPod!

Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled EdgeWalk. Upon arrival at the entrance plaza, please bypass all ticketing lines and proceed directly to the Main Entrance. A team member will direct you through a brief security and health screening. Please allow enough time to gain access to the building, check in with our front desk staff and complete a waiver. In order to expedite entry, please consider travelling light and avoid bringing any unnecessary items or bags. Walkers aged 13-17 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian at the check-in process to provide written consent.

We’ll provide you with a Walk suit to be worn over top of your clothing. Depending on the weather, we’ll also provide hats, gloves and jackets, but you’ll want to dress appropriately for the conditions. 

We also ask that you wear running shoes or similarly enclosed, lace-up footwear. If you didn’t bring a pair with you, we can provide you some to use during your EdgeWalk.

Just yourself, your clothes and your eyewear. We’ll provide a lanyard for eyeglasses and sunglasses, but all other items—wallets, keys, phones, removable jewelry—must be left inside the Tower in one of our available lockers. Any essential medications must be taken before or after experiencing EdgeWalk.

Our EdgeWalk guides are equipped with cameras, and all Walkers receive a complimentary video and two (2) printed photos of their experience. Personal recording devices of any kind are not permitted during the EdgeWalk.

EdgeWalk tickets are valid for a specific time and date. While they are not refundable, changes to the date and/or time of the reservation are permitted to be made 72 hours or more in advance of your Walk, subject to availability.

Safety is incorporated into every aspect of EdgeWalk’s design and operation. EdgeWalk staff are trained to secure your harness properly, and we regularly perform safety reviews and maintenance to ensure that we not only meet all applicable standards but exceed them. We also will not conduct EdgeWalks during electrical storms, dangerously high winds or other extreme weather conditions.

We want to make the thrill of EdgeWalk available to as many people as possible. That’s why we offer a specially designed one-piece wheelchair, which allows participants who meet our criteria the opportunity to participate. The existing safety equipment harness and overhead trolley system are exactly the same—we have adapted the Walk suit for easier dressing, and the wheelchair has its own attachment to the overhead trolley.

Accessible EdgeWalk experiences will be available daily and must be booked by telephone. Please call 416 601 3833 to discuss your specific needs and arrangements.

Health and Safety

Upon arrival at the CN Tower, guests will be required to answer COVID-19-related questions. You can view the questions here.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you postpone your visit to the CN Tower and contact your health care provider. Please contact Guest Services if you have any questions or concerns ahead of your visit, or if you need to reschedule your booking because you are feeling unwell. 

CN Tower employees and contractors continue to wear masks to protect themselves and our guests. While masks are not required for guests, it is strongly recommended that you wear a mask throughout your visit (or until you are seated at your table in 360 Restaurant). If you do not have a mask, they are available onsite at the entrance to the Tower, upon request.

If you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we ask that you postpone your visit to the CN Tower and contact your health care provider. Please contact Guest Services if you have any questions or concerns ahead of your visit, or if you need to reschedule your booking because you are feeling unwell. 

In order to meet or exceed the recommendations of public health authorities and the Government of Ontario, the CN Tower has assessed the building from bottom to top and made adjustments to ensure physical distancing is achieved throughout the building and guest experience. The guest flow has been reimagined to avoid bottlenecks anywhere they might occur. 

Among the measures we have taken are:

  • Cleaned, disinfecting and treatment of our entire facility, including public and staff-only areas as well as our ventilation systems, with anti-microbial shield
  • Conducted enhanced cleaning and disinfection of high-frequency touchpoints, using electrostatic disinfectant spray system, as well as hand disinfecting of high-touch and difficult-to-clean areas
  • On an ongoing basis, we have introduced a dramatically enhanced cleaning and sanitization regimen
  • Reconfigured or eliminated queuing to allow for physical distancing
  • Installed floor decals and signage throughout the building and property to reinforce physical distancing
  • Moved to timed ticketing only
  • Implemented a policy that mandates wearing a mask or face covering for all employees and contractors in the building
  • Installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the facility
  • Where possible, staff members are separated from guests by 2 m or by a plexiglass divider

360 Restaurant will not offer coat check in order to reduce contact between staff and guests’ personal items.

We ask that guests make reservations online to ensure availability. Reservations can be made online or by calling 416 362 5411.