Into the Den – Visiting the Toronto Wolfpack

posted April 24, 2018


Toronto Wolfpack

The newest beast to put Toronto sport on the map is the Toronto Wolfpack. Unlike the Blue Jays or the Maple Leafs, this Toronto team doesn’t play Canada’s usual national sports of baseball and ice hockey. Instead, the Wolfpack plays professional Rugby League games against Britain’s own and is the world’s first transatlantic major professional sports team. The team represents a huge achievement for Toronto and a welcome injection of across-the-pond excitement for the UK’s Rugby League.

If you’d like to see the Wolfpack play, check out our holiday packages which include return flights to Toronto, hotels and match tickets:

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Who are the Toronto Wolfpack?

Toronto Wolfpack

The Toronto Wolfpack began their journey in 2017 and this year will be competing in the Betfred Championship for the first time. All their home games take place in Toronto’s Lamport Stadium, dubbed “The Den”. Located in the heart of Canada’s biggest city which is renowned for its lively shopping, dining and nightlife, we can think of worse places to watch your UK team play away!

 

Partnering with Air Transat

partnering wolfpack with air transat

The Canadian international airline, Air Transat are the Wolfpack’s official sponsors, which is where Canadian Affair gets involved. Together with Air Transat, we’ve put together flights and packages between Toronto and the UK to help all Rugby League fans get to see their team play the Wolfpack, both home and away.

The Wolfpack themselves say, “We aspire to create a global centre for rugby excellence in Toronto. We proudly support family run local businesses, while championing UK-Canadian trade.” Good news for all lovers of Rugby League – and of course, for anyone who fancies turning their fans Away games into a cheeky holiday.

 

This summer’s fixtures

Toronto wolfpack

For UK fans, the season of Away matches against the Wolfpack in Toronto will kick off in May. Canada’s newest Rugby League team will be playing teams from across Yorkshire, Lancashire and London. Below are the Toronto match dates for Summer 2018:

 

Sat 5 May            Swinton Lions

Sat 9 June           London Broncos

Sat 16 June         Dewsbury Rams

Sat 23rd June     Barrow Raiders

Sat 30 June         Leigh Centurions

Sat 7 July             Sheffield Eagles

Sat 14 July           Batley Bulldogs

Sat 21st July       Rochdale Hornets

Sat 28 July           Featherstone Rovers

 

Toronto packages

Toronto city breaks to see the Wolfpack

If you’re tempted by the bright lights of Canada’s Downtown, we’ve got some great packages to help you see your team play the Wolfpack and explore Toronto at the same time. Canada’s answer to Manhattan, the city makes the perfect lively city break. Our packages come with flights, hotels and match tickets for a truly memorable weekend away!

See below for packages departing from both London and Manchester.

More information can be found here.

 

London Gatwick Departures

Match Date Team Outbound Flight Inbound Flight From Price (Based on 2 Adults)
Sat 5 May Swinton Lions 3 May 7 May £581 pp
Sat 9 June London Broncos 8 June 11 June £546 pp
Sat 16 June Dewsbury Rams 15 June 18 June £568 pp
Sat 23rd June Barrow Raiders 22 June 25 June £640 pp
Sat 30 June Leigh Centurions 29 June 2 July £667 pp
Sat 7 July Sheffield Eagles 6 July 9 July £666 pp
Sat 14 July Batley Bulldogs 13 July 16 July £693 pp
Sat 21st July Rochdale Hornets 20 July 23 July £793 pp
Sat 28 July Featherstone Rovers 27 July 30 July £760 pp

 

Manchester Airport Departures

Match Date Team Outbound Flight Inbound Flight From Price (Based on 2 Adults)
Sat 5 May Swinton Lions 4 May 7 May £494 pp
Sat 9 June London Broncos 8 June 11 June £550 pp
Sat 16 June Dewsbury Rams 15 June 18 June £573 pp
Sat 23rd June Barrow Raiders 22 June 25 June £593 pp
Sat 30 June Leigh Centurions 29 June 2 July £620 pp
Sat 7 July Sheffield Eagles 6 July 9 July £698 pp
Sat 14 July Batley Bulldogs 13 July 16 July £759 pp
Sat 21st July Rochdale Hornets 20 July 23 July £825 pp
Sat 28 July Featherstone Rovers 27 July 30 July £825 pp

 

Seeing Toronto

CN Tower EdgeWalk

If you’re visiting to see a match, you’ll want to make the most of your time in Toronto too. It’s such an incredible city and lends itself perfectly to a weekend of sightseeing. Our favourite attractions to take in during your weekend are:

The CN Tower

This behemoth is located right in the heart of Downtown, just near to the Toronto Blue Jays baseball club. The iconic CN Tower has a revolving restaurant, a viewing platform and even an EdgeWalk. Strap yourself into a harness and walk around the outside edge of the tower for a truly thrilling experience!

Ripley’s Aquarium of Toronto

Ripley’s Aquarium is located at the base of the CN Tower so is a great option to combine with a trip up the tower itself. The aquarium is beloved of all age groups thanks to its enormous enclosures. Sharks swim right overhead in the glass tunnels, while more than 16,000 aquatic animals from stingrays to jellyfish are on display.

St. Lawrence Market

This foodie hub is a great way to tuck into Toronto’s incredible food scene. The St Lawrence Market occupies an imposing Victorian building which is full to the brim inside with independent traders. From fruit and veg to street food and pastries, there are plenty of free samples here and lots of lunch options.

Toronto Islands

This park consists of three main islands just a 10-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. A network of paths, bridges and boardwalks connect the Toronto Islands, which are filled with quiet forests, tranquil beaches and care-free picnic spots. It’s a great place for walking and cycling. There is a maze, award-winning gardens and even an amusement park.

For more ways to make the most of your time in Toronto, read our guide, ‘How to spend 48 hours in Toronto’.

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