Head out of the city, but let someone else take the reins with a guided tour from Toronto. Day tours and excursions are the best way to make the most out of your time, whether you want to immerse yourself in nature or indulge in an afternoon of wine tasting. From hiking tours to provincial park excursions, we round up our pick of the best day trips out of Toronto.
Discover one of the world’s most famous waterfalls on this tour of Niagara Falls. Beginning with a scenic drive along the Niagara Parkway, your guide will fill you in on the notable attractions you pass (keep an eye out for top regional attractions such as the Floral Clock). You will then visit a local winery estate and sample three of the delicious wines that the region is famous for, before spending three hours exploring the Niagara Falls site. Marvel at the swirling, surging flow, while your guide fills you in on the waterfalls’ history and ecological importance.
Allow yourself to be whisked away to Canada’s oldest provincial park on this day trip from Toronto. In no time you’ll have traded the skyscrapers for towering trees, in an area where the forests, lakes and sweeping views contrast with Toronto’s busy streets. You’ll spend the day canoeing, hiking, swimming and cliff diving (if you dare), while your guide fills you in on the importance of the park, it’s abundant flora and fauna as well as the impact humans have had on this ethereal place.