Toronto Day Trips

Three great day trips to take from Toronto


The City of Toronto has a lot to offer tourists and visitors. However, there are many places outside of Toronto you can visit and experience life in Canada. Take a look at some great day trips from Toronto. 


  1. Niagara Falls Ontario


If you want to see one of most beautiful places in Canada, you should take a trip to Niagara Falls. It is a 1.5-hour drive from Toronto. Niagara Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. It is a group of three waterfalls that borders between Canada and the United States. These waterfalls are powerful and magnificent. It is definitely a must-see attraction in Canada. What can you see there? You can take a tour on the Maid of the Mist. The Maid of the Mist is a boat ride that brings you closer than you can imagine to the beautiful Falls. If you are a thrill-seeker you can test your fears by ziplining over the Falls. With this activity you can fly across the Niagara River and get an over-head view of the beautiful waterfalls. If you enjoy delicacies take a wine tour in Niagara Falls and try some of Canada’s amazing wine. Niagara Falls makes some of the most delicious wines in Ontario. Have some cheese, enjoy a bottle of wine and relax in Niagara. If you are a competitive person, you can walk around the downtown area of Niagara and play all sorts of games. All along the city centre there are arcades, fun museums, a Ferris Wheel and many enjoyable activities to do with your family. There is something for everyone in Niagara. 


  1. Blue Mountain, Collingwood Ontario


Blue Mountain is a town in Collingwood Ontario that you can visit during all of the seasons. It is a 2-hour drive from Toronto. In the winter you can go to The Blue Mountain ski resort. There, you can practice your skiing and snowboarding skills. You can enjoy the beautiful slopes then have a nice cup of hot chocolate in the lodge afterwards. The Village in Blue Mountain has many beautiful boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants where you can taste delicious food, shop, and relax with friends and family. If you are interested in trying different home-made Canadian beer check out the Thornbury Village Cider Brewery. There you can sample different kinds of beer and cider. When you have finished drinking your beer, feel free to walk over to the Thornbury Harbour. There you can view the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay.  Take a cool picture for your Instagram and enjoy the scenery. If you are wanting to relax and treat yourself, make a reservation at the Scandinave Spa in Blue Mountain. Here you can enjoy indoor and outdoor pools, baths and a nice massage. Blue Mountain has something for everyone in the spring, summer, fall and winter. 


  1. Barrie, Ontario


If you are looking for a unique adventure and want to experience a small Canadian town, take a trip to Barrie, Ontario. It is an hour drive from Toronto. Barrie has something for families wanting quality time as well as, something for friends wanting to hangout and have some fun. Barrie has a great downtown area built around Lake Simcoe. Here you can enjoy the beautiful waterfront that is filled with restaurants, a walking trail, a playground and basketball courts. In the summer you can spend a day at the beach with your family. Bring a picnic with you and enjoy swimming and time in the sun. There are great restaurants to try downtown Barrie. The most popular restaurant to try downtown Barrie is Pie. It is an amazing pizza restaurant. Any kind of pizza from eggs benedict, buffalo chicken to vegetarian. There is also Grillicious Gourmet Tap & Grill downtown Barrie if you are looking for gourmet cuisine.   If you are interested in trying some locally made beer go to the Flying Monkey’s Brewery downtown Barrie. This brewery always has 16 beers on tap, but their flavours change every month. The atmosphere in Flying Monkey’s is fun and exciting with the decorations and live music. At any of the restaurants or bars downtown Barrie, you can find live music. If you are going to Barrie in the winter, you can go to The Snow Valley Ski Resort. There you can enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing with friends and family. Barrie has a small-town atmosphere and is a great place to experience Canadian life.