Ice hockey in Canada is practically a religion. The country is even considered to be the birthplace of the sport. Cold winters were never an excuse to stay inside, and with frozen lakes and ponds all over the country, the sport practically invented itself. If you want to get a genuine, authentic Canadian experience in Toronto, make time to catch a hockey game. The Toronto Maple Leafs are the local professional team and part of the NHL. If you’ve never been to a professional hockey game before, then the Maple Leafs will make for the perfect first game. The team has one of hockey’s most-storied pasts, having won the Stanley Cup an astounding 13 times.