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Created at September 24, 2020

Weekend getaway not far from the area

While most of the outings are self-driving day trips, organised tours to some of the most popular places to visit in Canada. For more ideas, see our list of the best weekend visit-worthy places not far from the area.
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Blue Mountain Resort
Blue Mountain Resort
4.9
(18)
190 Gord Canning Dr, The Blue Mountains
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Must visit for people who love natural and adventure activities. Countryside place with abundance of greenery and verities of ancient rocks. Spare two day for a place because you need lot of energy to explore this place.
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park
4.9
(17)
Ontario 60, Ontario K0J 2M0
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Best place to experience fall colours in Canada https://youtu.be/E3AsgGlzJsI
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara-on-the-Lake
4.9
(14)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
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K
Niagara-on-the-Lake is a full-on tourist town, with horse-drawn carriage rides, souvenir and tourist shops, and a beautiful decked-out main street, always decorated in season.
Wasaga Beach
Wasaga Beach
4.9
(13)
Wasaga Beach, ON
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K
From good eats, waterside sports, sunbathing, or enjoying an ice cream or beer, you'll feel like you're somewhere south of the border without going very far.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Sandbanks Provincial Park
4.9
(9)
3004 County Rd 12, Picton
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K
Located in Prince Edward County on the shores of Lake Ontario, Sandbanks Provincial Park is home to the largest freshwater sand bar and dune system in the world.
Sauble Beach
Sauble Beach
4.9
(8)
Sauble Beach, ON N0H
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K
perfect beach for families with young kids because the sandbars keep the water warm and shallow.
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls
4.9
(7)
Niagara Falls, ON
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K
As a day trip, Niagara Falls can't be beat. There are countless things to do here for all ages. The town of Niagara Falls, located right at the falls, has an almost carnival-like atmosphere, making it a fun spot for families.
Canada's Wonderland
Canada's Wonderland
4.8
(6)
1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
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K
Splash Works is the place to be on hot days, with water rides, a lazy river, and the largest outdoor wave pool in Canada.
Muskoka Steamships
Muskoka Steamships
4.8
(4)
185 Cherokee Ln, Gravenhurst
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K
Gravenhurst is a typical Ontario town, with shops and restaurants lining the old main street. The waterfront area offers lake-view dining along the harbor front.
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market & Flea Market
St. Jacobs Farmers' Market & Flea Market
4.8
(4)
878 Weber St N, Woolwich
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K
The most famous attraction here is the year-round farmers' market, where local farmers come to sell their goods.
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
Mount St. Louis Moonstone
4.8
(4)
R.R.4, 24 Mt St Louis Rd W
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K
Mount Louis Moonstone, near Barrie, is just over an hour from Toronto, and Horseshoe Resorts is about 1.5 hours from the city. Both of these are small hills and good options for families.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County
4.8
(4)
Prince Edward County, Prince Edward
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K
It’s under three hours from Toronto and nestled amid some of the Canada’s finest vineyards.
Dj Dharson
Dj Dharson
4.7
(3)
Montreal, QC
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K
Within a five-six hour drive, Montreal is a great place to visit any time of the year, but this is especially true for the summer months. Hardly a day goes by that Canada's second most populous city doesn't have some kind of festival happening, including the famous Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Stratford Festival
Stratford Festival
4.5
(2)
55 Queen St, Stratford
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K
Stratford is approximately a one-and-a half-hour drive from Toronto in the rolling countryside surrounded by farms.
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
Elora Gorge Conservation Area
4.5
(2)
7400 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora
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K
Spend your weekend hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, or tubing, and you can stay the night at one of the campsites at Elora Gorge Park.
Cheltenham Badlands
Cheltenham Badlands
4.5
(2)
Caledon, ON L7C 0K6
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K
Cheltenham Badlands are actually located in the Greater Toronto Area. They were formed in the 1930s when poor farming practices led to soil erosion, and are one of the more unusual places that you can visit in Canada.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park
4.5
(2)
469 Cyprus Lake Rd, Tobermory
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K
Hike one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Ontario (neigh, Canada!), explore old shipwrecks in the clear but cold turquoise waters.
Thousand Islands
Thousand Islands
4.5
(2)
Thousand Islands
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K
Some are big enough to house old forts and castles; others have just enough room for a tree or two.
French River
French River
4.5
(2)
French River, ON
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K
The area is full of natural beauty, and less crowded than some of the more commonly-visited spots on this list.
Toronto St
Toronto St
4.5
(2)
Toronto St, Detroit
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K
It features great eats, a kids’ paradise with attractions like Comerica Park, the Detroit Zoo, the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village, not to mention deep-dish pizza and the hot dogs (coneys!).
Grey County
Grey County
4.5
(2)
Grey County, ON
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K
Grey County - home to nine different waterfalls, including the famed Bridal Veil falls.
Killarney Provincial Park
Killarney Provincial Park
4.5
(2)
960 ON-637, Killarney
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K
Among the treasures here are lakes that are devoid of algae and have crystal-clear waters. The park has plenty of opportunities for canoe-in backcountry camping.
Muskoka District Municipality
Muskoka District Municipality
4.5
(2)
Muskoka District Municipality, ON
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K
Muskoka is where many vacationers come to cottage and unwind from the stresses of life in the big city. Even celebs vacation here.
Taboo Muskoka Resort & Golf
Taboo Muskoka Resort & Golf
4.5
(2)
1209 Muskoka Beach Rd, Gravenhurst
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K
Located on the picturesque Lake Muskoka, Taboo Resort has a beautiful spa, great golf course and restaurants which offer dishes prepared with locally grown ingredients.
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
4.5
(2)
1 Langdon Dr, Cambridge
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K
Get away for a couples weekend of great food and spa treatments in a peaceful country setting at Langdon Hall.