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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!

Niagara Falls In The Fall

Niagara Falls Ontario

Fall in Ontario is a beautiful time of year. Especially in the Niagara region. The colours are some of the most stunning in the area.  And there’s always something to do. You can find a pumpkin patch, go apple picking, go for hikes or maybe even a little wine tasting . There are also great farmers markets and roadside stands. If you’re into hiking, Niagara Falls has some of the most stunning trails.

Hiking Trails

The Niagara Parkway is a 6km route that starts at the Niagara Gorge and ends at the Floral Clock. There’s also the Niagara River Parkway Trail that features 56km of beautiful views and tons of rich fall colours. This route is parallel to the Niagara River, starting at Fort George and ending Niagara-On-The-Lake. But maybe you would rather get lost in a corn maze, the one at Howell’s Pumpkin Farm is a must see.

Corn Maze

Howell’s Corn Maze offers 3 lookout towers with amazing views. You can really get lost in the maze and enjoy the experience with family and friends. The farm is open for visitors every weekend in September and throughout October. And while you’re in the area, you might want to swing by and check out some of the farmer’s markets, roadside stands, or go apple picking. But maybe you want to see Niagara Falls, the Skylon Tower is a great was to see the falls and all the colours at once.

Skyon Tower

Skylon Tower has an observation deck that sits 775 feet above Niagara Falls offering a 360 degree view. There’s also an arcade & revolving restaurant. This is a place where you’re able to take in the whole landscape and rich fall colours of the region. Tickets for the tower are $10 for adults and $6 for children. Skylon Tower is well worth it if you’ve never been. But maybe wine tasting is more your thing.

Wine Tasting

Wineries remain open and ready for business throughout the Fall and many all year round. You can sit outside and have a glass of wine and take in the spectacular colours of Southern Ontario’s wine country. You’ll want a ride for this activity and we can help you out with that.

Make Your Reservation

Make sure you make a reservation with us for your Niagara Falls in the fall adventure, whatever it might be. You can also view our complete list of vehicles and choose one that will suit the needs of your group. And get planning that fall adventure in the falls!

Fall Vacations in Canada

Fall in Canada is full of rich colours and crisp air, summer is over and a new season has begun. And what better way to explore this vast and beautiful country than to hike trails or go on road trips. From the east coast all the way to the west coast there’s spectacular views leaving you with unforgettable memories.

Nova Scotia 

Cap Breton, Nova Scotia delivers some of the most stunning hiking trials and drives. The Cabot Trail is a road trip that provides you with the most wonderful and stunning colours. The best times to take this drive are the first week and second weeks in October. For our hikers, you can try the Skyline Trail, which is an easy route and takes about 2 hours to complete. And for a more challenging hike, you should try the Meat Cove Mountain Trail. This is a 1.2km hike that is very steep but the view from the top makes the journey well worth it.

Quebec

Lanaudere and Mauricie, Quebec are some of the best places to visit for the most unbelievable fall colours. The foliage explodes in this region, located between Montreal and Quebec City. This region is also home to 10,000 lakes and what seems like an endless landscape of forests and parks. There are quant towns dotted along the way, with shops and restaurants. You can take in the beauty of the location and enjoy some incredible food. If you’re wanting to get out and hike you can head over to La Mauricie National Park, which is 536 square km of woods and lakes.

British Columbia 

Okanagan BC, one of Canada’s wine regions. The Fall Okanagan Wine Festival is comprised of 165 events that take place between September 27th and October 7th. Festivals provide the best of BC’s wine harvest, plus the scenery is unbelievable. BC has a lot to offer besides wine, there are also trails to hike, wale watching and so much more.

So Much to Discover 

Canada is the second largest country in the world, there so much to discover. And if you’re planning a trip make sure you book with us first so that we can get you to the airport on time. Where will you be going this fall? Canada is waiting for you.

Toronto Events for Summer 2018

So you’ve come to Toronto for a vacation or maybe you live here and you’re having a stay-cation. Maybe you’re not sure what to do and need some tips. We have located a list of events and festivals happening in Toronto to help get you started. With so many festivals and events happening around the city, there’s going to be something that sparks your interest. Summer time in Toronto is all about having a unique experience and as much fun as possoble.

Being outside is also a major factor in Toronto, since this is when we have the best weather, there’s something for everyone. You can count on the city to offer up an activity for you, your family and friends. Plus if there isn’t a festival that you want to check out, there’s always the beach. Toronto has a few to try, there really is a lot to do in the city. But we’ll do a blog about the various beaches another time. Here are a few festivals to get you started and to give an idea of the city has to offer. 

Big on Bloor starts July 21st and ending on July 28th, with a Pedestrian Takeover from Dufferin to Lansdowne. This events goes from 12pm-12am Artsite x Bloordale. This festival features various art installations and projects, interactive performances, and a main stage with various musicians. 

If food is more your style then you must get yourself to the Toronto Food Truck Festival. It runs from August 3rd to the 6th and its worth the trip to Woodbine Park. This events benefits SickKids and last year they were able to raise $116,000 in donations. Admission is free and there will be a fantastic selection to food trucks to try. If you’re going to be in the city that weekend, get there and enjoy some good eats.

And finally we have to mention the CNE, one of the oldest and most famous festivals in Toronto and that runs from August 17th – September 3rd. The CNE was founded in 1879 as the Toronto Industrial Exhibition and has had the distinguished history as a showcase of the nation. The CNE has changed over the years and has become an annual tradition for many families. The festival includes things such as; food, concerts, rides, games, shopping, exhibits, and so much more.

For a more complete list of Toronto events and festivals click on the link below. There’s so much to do and see in Toronto, so you’re bound to find something that appeals to you.

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