Caribana Visitor's Info & Guide
I will be flying into Toronto. What is the best mode of transportation to my hotel?
I live outside of Toronto. Are there any special transportation services available for travel into the city?
GO Transit offers a special $10 all-day GO travel pass for Caribana. They will be publishing their 2015 Caribbean Carnival Schedule in July. Passes will be available for purchase at Union Station and most GO stations.
What official documentation is required to enter Canada?
If you are travelling into Canada from the United States, you are required to bring a valid passport and you cannot have a criminal history.
What is the most efficient way to get around the city when attending Caribana events?
For $3.25 per adult fare (one way) the TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) is your best means of transportation while in Toronto. Use their convenient Trip Planner tool to pre-plan all of your routes during Caribana.
Those considering driving should be aware that the festival requires numerous road closures and restrictions, making it more difficult to get around by car.
How close are the hotels to the Caribana nightlife events?
All of the hotels included in our hotel packages are located in close proximity to the Caribana nightlife events. While most nightclubs are located within walking distance, you may also decide to take a short cab ride to your destination.
Are the hotel prices advertised on the website the cost per night?
No. The prices listed on the website indicate the total cost per person (inclusive of tax) of your entire stay. This price entitles each guest to hotel accommodations for two or three nights (depending on the package selected), as well as tickets to nightlife events.
I am paying via portion payments. How do I ensure that my guests will be assigned to the same hotel room as me?
If you and your guests are paying separately, you must each ensure that you fill out the names of each group member prior to purchase. You will then receive a Group ID and payment link which you can share with the remainder of your group members. Once the remaining group members pay through their unique payment links you will be automatically matched in the same hotel room.
Am I able to put down a deposit on my hotel room in order to reserve it?
No. If you are paying in portion payments, each member of your group must pay for their portion in full before the hotel room will be reserved. We advise all guests to complete their payments as early on as possible in order to avoid disappointment in the event that a hotel sells out.
Do the hotels offer wireless Internet?
Yes, all of the hotels offer wireless Internet. However, some hotels may charge an additional fee for Internet access.
Where will the Caribbean Carnival Parade begin and end?
The 2017 Parade route has not yet been released.
Is American currency accepted in Canada?
Yes, the large majority of Canadian merchants do accept American currency. Please note that all currency will be converted based on the current day’s exchange rate.