It's not just Canada's largest collection of hockey history and memorabilia—this was the world's first museum for ice hockey. Start by browsing exhibits of uniforms, skates, and other equipment of famous players, including Bobby Orr's bronzed skates, and Wayne Gretzky's first trophy from 1968–69 Brantford Minor Hockey. The lower level has a fun, interactive arcade with hockey-related activities, including a broadcast booth where visitors call the play-by-play action leading to legendary goals, or grasp a stick and see if if they can block goals from greats—foam pucks shot by Gretzky and Messier! There are also presentations in two theaters; one shows hockey's first 3D film. The Trophy Room is in the Esso Great Hall, which is the old Bank of Montreal headquarters with a beautiful domed glass ceiling. On the west side is Lord Stanley's Vault, which houses the original Stanly Cup bowl, donated by Lord Stanley of Preston in 1892. You can even have your picture taken with the Stanley Cup, and if you don't have your own camera they will do it for you for $10. The presentation version of the cup is on tour 300+ days a year, but this is the one without the spelling mistakes.
Hockey Hall of Fame
30 Yonge St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Brookfield Place, Yonge at Front Street, museum entrance downstairs Hours Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat 9:30am–6pm, Sun 10:30am–5pm Transportation Subway: Union, then a short walk via underground PATH walkway Phone 416/360-7765 Prices $18 adults, $11 children 4–13, $13 seniors 66 and over, free children 3 and under Web site Hockey Hall of Fame