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Winter in Canada: There’s So Much To Discover

Winter In Canada Is Beautiful 

Canada has 4 seasons and with each one has it’s own beauty and uniqueness. But a lot of people shy away from the Winter season as a time to take a Canadian trip. When in fact there are so many things to see and do. Each province offering their own set of sights to see and festivals to attend. You can skate the Rideau Canal, learn the art of making maple syrup at Nova Scotia’s Moon Farm or explore the ice-walk in Alberta’s Johnston Canyon in Banff. The possibilities are endless and adventure awaits you at every turn. Canada is truly a special and beautiful place.

Rideau Canal

Discover the UNESCO Historical site, the Rideau Canal in Ottawa Ontario. Also known as the world’s largest skating rink. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007. The canal was built between 1826 and 1834 by Colonel John By of the British Royal Engineers. The canal winds around the city with a total of 7.8km from downtown to Dows Lake. In the winter you’re able to skate the entire canal and along the way enjoy stops to try some delicious beaver tails, hot chocolate and maple taffy. If you can’t make it during the winter months you can still enjoy the canal anytime of the year. There are beautiful scenic paths to walk or take a boat. Canada is well known for maple syrup and what’s more Canadian than that? Learn the art of making maple syrup at Moon Farms in Nova Scotia.

Sugar Moon Farms

This has to be one of the most iconic and classic Canadian activities, making maple syrup. At Sugar Moon Farms you’ll have the opportunity to learn the art of making this delicious treat. Located only 90 minutes outside of Halifax, the farm also has beautiful trails to hike and all-day brunch, maple tasting and sugar camp tours. If you’re into good food you might want to take part in the Sugar Moon’s Chef nights. Where you’ll get to try the most amazing meal made by one of the provinces finest chefs. However, maybe you want a trip with more adventure. Sign up for one of the ice-walks at Alberta’s Johnston Canyon Ice walk tours.

Ice Walk

Canada looks stunning in the winter, it might be cold but if you’re dress properly then you’ll be able to enjoy the experience. Get your parka ready for an incredible hike around Johnston Canyon with a tour guide and learn about the history of the canyon. You’ll see lots of ice formations and being in a small group, you’ll get a much more intimate experience. The canyon has a network of steel catwalks built into the side of the canyon walls and walk right past the amazing ice cathedral walls. You can choose between 3 unique tours and at the end of them warm up with some hot chocolate and eat their famous maple cookies. This is a great adventure and it’s waiting for you to discover it this winter.

Getting To The Airport

We can make sure you get to the airport on time in order to make your flight. You can get excited on the way to the airport and not have to worry about traffic, just consecrate on your upcoming winter adventure. Once you choose the vehicle you think will fit your group simply book it and we’ll be there. See you soon!

Fall Festivals in Ontario

Fall is such a special time of year. The season is changing, trees are changing colours, the air has that crisp smell to it and we get to experience fall festivals. They bring communities together and have a history of doing just that.

The fall fair was a way to bring all the farmers together to talk about agriculture and share techniques. Eventually it lead to what we now know as the fall fair or festivals. They would have competitions and most still do. For things such as best pie, best bull and best yields. The agriculture societies were born and we still benefit from them today.

There are an endless amount of festivals that are happening from the start of September to almost the end of November. Here are a few we thought sounded fun.

The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair

Ontario is home to one of the oldest fall festivals, The Bobcaygeon Fall Fair in Kawartha Lakes. This festivals runs from September 27th to the 29th. This year is particularly special as they are celebrating their 160th anniversary. The theme will be about taking us back to 1898. This is for sure something you should go and experience.

The Apple Harvest Festival

The Apple Harvest Festival takes place at Blue Mountain from October 6th to the 8th. It’s a lovely way to spend your Thanksgiving weekend. The falls colours in this area are breath taking and you can enjoy some great family activities such as, the Apple Pie Trail, hiking, biking and fall driving tours.

Pumpkin Mania

Pumpkin Mania starts September 22nd, ending on October 28th. This festival takes place in Elmvale, Ontario on Rounds Ranch. You can enjoy some wagon rides, goofy pumpkin-themed games, corn mazes,  farm animals and play in the Western Playground.

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is the second largest Oktoberfest in the world and is held is Kitchener-Waterloo. The festivals starts October 5th and ends on the 13th. This festival has dancing, drinking, and cultural activities. There are over 40 events to experience. If you live in the area we recommend responsible transportation.

Make your reservation

Book your ride with us so that you can enjoy the fair and not have to worry about traffic. Plus we can can accommodate large groups. View our selection of vehicles and then lets get planning your fall fair adventure.

Top Things To Do & See in London, Ontario

London Ontario Downtown overlooking Victora Park from the City Hall observation deck.
London Ontario Downtown overlooking Victora Park from the City Hall observation deck.

London, Ontario is a beautiful city no doubt! We have a lot of customers who live there and use our services to either drive them around London for a tour of the city and some sightseeing. Some of them need to get to or from Toronto Pearson International Airport, as Toronto Airport Limousine offers a flat fee airport taxi service. Others are interested in exploring the city’s trendy spots, tasting some local restaurants, having a drink at a lively bar, going to a sports game or watching an art performance.

About London

London, Ontario is the largest city in southwestern Ontario, and the 10th largest in Canada. London is at the confluence of the Thames River, approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) from both Toronto, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan; and about 230 kilometres (140 mi) from Buffalo, New York.  London is a regional centre of health care and education, being home to the University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College, and several hospitals. The city hosts a number of musical and artistic exhibits and festivals, which contribute to its tourism industry, but its economic activity is centred on education, medical research, insurance, and information technology. The city has it’s bus transit system called London Transit. It also has Via Rail, Greyhound Bus  Lines and London International Airport.

Top Things To Do & See

It’s impossible to list absolutely everything here but here is some top spots to get you thinking..

Covent Garden Market
Covent Garden Market

Budweiser Gardens – located downtown, opened in October of 2002 with a seating capacity of 9,090 for hockey and ice events and over 10, 000 for concerts, family ​shows, and other events.

Victoria Park – an 18-acre (7.3 ha) park located in downtown. It is one of the major centres of community events in London.  Many annual events are held in Victoria Park. These include Sunfest, the Home County Folk Festival, The London Rib-Fest, The International Food Festival, LOLA and Fiesta del Sol. The park also has an ice skating rink in the winter.

Grand Theatre – is a professional theatre located at 471 Richmond Street. Its main auditorium has a seating capacity of 839 with a regular season running from September to May. In addition, it has a secondary venue called The McManus Theatre, located on the lower floor with a seating capacity of 150.

Museum London – is an art and history museum, that has for more than 70 years preserved, interpreted and shared the story of London and Londoners. The museum is located near the forks of the Thames River in a building designed by Raymond Moriyama, architect of the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto and the National Museum of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.

Fanshawe Pioneer Village – is an early example of a “Pioneer Village”.  Owned and operated by the not-for-profit charity known as the London and Middlesex Heritage Museum and tells the story of rural communities from 1820 to 1920.

Middlesex County Court House – one of the most iconic buildings in London. The three-storey parged brick building has castle-like features and Gothic details. It was designed by architect John Ewart and was constructed in 1827-29. Perfect for selfies!

Covent Garden Market – discover what’s fresh at the market!  Formally established in 1845, Covent Garden Market is one of London Ontario’s most treasured cultural landmarks.  In years past, farmers and shoppers mingled on sawdust covered floors where everything and anything was sold:  meat, wild raspberries.

Thames River Springbank Park
Springbank Park, located along the Thames River, is London’s largest park

London has nine major parks and gardens throughout the city, many of which run along the Thames River and are interconnected by a series of pedestrian and bike paths, known as the Thames Valley Parkway. The city also maintains a number of conservatories for those who love nature, hiking, fresh air and exploring. Not to mention hundreds of restaurants, bars, pubs, cafes and other dinning spots spread all around the city.

Those looking for more information or a complete tourist attraction list please visit the official London Tourism website.

If you and a group of people need to get around London, then renting a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van or an SUV would be an excellent choice!

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van
Enjoy a ride in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

If you have a smaller party and you’re looking for something a bit different, check out our new Tesla fully electric vehicles. It’s unlike anything you’ve been in. Super fast, high tech and very comfortable.

Tesla car
Enjoy a ride in a Tesla!

In conclusion, London Ontario is a big city that has a lot going on.. sports, arts, entertainment, dinning and nature exploring. There is something here for everyone. Are you planning a trip to London? Let Toronto Airport Limousine make it happen with ease. Give us a shout today and let’s plan this together. We can assign a driver to you who knows the area intimately and can take you on a tour and suggest points of interest. Make some fun memories!

Transportation from Burlington, Ontario to Toronto Pearson International Airport

Here at Toronto Airport Limo, we listen to our customers! Repeat business is what we thrive on. And it’s important to keep good with out clients, satisfy their limo transportation needs and offer good customer service. We’re happy to offer amazing limousine service to our Toronto and Greater Toronto Area clients or visitors.

We often get questions from our customers about weather or not we offer Toronto airport transportation service to Burlington residents. Questions like:

  • How to get from Toronto airport to Burlington Ontario?
  • What kind of transportation is available from Burlington Ontario to Pearson International airport?
  • Are there buses from Burlington to Person airport?

And the answer is, Yes. We do offer Toronto airport limo or taxi service to Burlington residents. For a flat fee, which you can calculate here, we can take you to and from the Toronto Pearson International airport (airport code YYZ).

Toronto Pearson International Airport
Toronto Pearson International Airport

For those travelling somewhere from YYZ.. we can take you to the “departure” terminal in one of our luxury vehicles. And on the way back from your travelling, we can pick you up at the airport “arrivals” terminal, with a meet and greet option, if you want — and take you to anywhere you need to go in Burlington, Ontario, again, for a flat fee. In fact, often time our Burlington clients will call us to book a reservation with return-trip details, so that we can just wait for them when they return and take them home. No need for them to call again and arrange rides. The whole thing is already done, and just so much easier.. you don’t have to worry about anything.  Except enjoy your ride.

Burlington, Ontario to Toronto Airport limo service
Burlington, Ontario to Toronto Airport limo service

And the best thing is, it’s not even expensive really. So we invite all Burlington residents to try Toronto Airport Limo service, if they haven’t already, the next time they decide to go on a vacation or business travel, or whatever the occasion is.

We carefully screen and hire only those experienced and professional drivers that fit out company values. Our limousine fleet is well maintained and features the latest cool vehicles like Tesla S, BMW 750, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Sprinter Van and other. We can transport small or large groups. As long as given prior notice so that we can prepare ample amount of vehicle.

Here is an additional tip! Most Canadians know that flying to/from a US airport can be a lot cheaper. Therefore a lot of people, from all across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), are traveling through Buffalo Niagara International airport.  Some of those traveling through Buffalo, NY airports have a connecting flight at the Toronto Pearson airport.

Burlington residents, keep in mind that Toronto Airport Limo also offers  limo service to/from Burlington Ontario to/from Buffalo airport. Or Buffalo airport to Toronto airport transpiration.