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Toronto day trips

Amazing Day Trips from Toronto: Muskoka

By Eva Voinigescu

Day Trips From Toronto Muskoka

Day Trips From Toronto: autumn in Muskoka (Photo: mathewingram)

After a short drive north of Toronto you’ll discover a nature lover’s paradise. A favoured escape for city-dwellers of all stripes, the Muskoka region is home to many summer homes and cottages, as well as its own year-round residents in such picturesque towns as Huntsville, Bracebridge and Rosseau. (more…)

Amazing Day Trips From Toronto: Prince Edward County

By Eva Voinigescu

Day Trips From Toronto Prince Edward County

Day Trips From Toronto: Prince Edward County and its many welcoming inns (Photo: Howard Bouk)

Already well known for its long shoreline, ideal sailing conditions and beautiful sandy beaches—including those at picturesque Sandbanks Provincial Park—this stretch of vibrant historic communities along Lake Ontario northeast of Toronto has transformed itself into a must-visit destination. (more…)

Amazing Daytrips from Toronto: Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach

By Eva Voinigescu

Day Trips From Toronto: Blue Mountain

Day Trips From Toronto: skiing at Blue Mountain (Photo: Rick Harris)

Just two hours north of Toronto is a trinity of recreational escapes.

1. Though it has gentrified, Collingwood still has ample small-town charm. Summer celebrations like the annual Elvis Festival provide a touch of quirkiness, while boating, snowshoeing and an expansive network of hiking trails make it a year-round destination for outdoor activity enthusiasts. (more…)

Amazing Day Trips from Toronto: Stratford

By Eva Voinigescu

Day Trips From Toronto: Stratford

Day Trips From Toronto: the charming town of Stratford (Photo: Bobolink)

Named for the British home of William Shakespeare, Stratford, Ontario has long been a destination for theatergoers. The town’s Shakespeare Festival has been its claim to fame for more than 50 years, with world-class actors—like Christopher Plummer and Maggie Smith—interpreting the Bard’s timeless plays and other stage classics. (more…)

Top 3 Sweet Ski Resorts in Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe

Photo by Skistar Trysil

By Ilissa Maiatico

Ontario’s Golden Horseshoe region is home to ski resorts that range from bunny hill fare to splashy getaways with time-shares and romantic restaurants. Here are our top three choices for skiing and snowboarding in Ontario—all within day-trip or easy-overnight distance from Toronto. (more…)

Guided by Locals: Java and Juice in Hamilton, Ontario

The Brain. Photo by Tyrone Warner.

By Kat Tancock

About an hour’s drive west of Toronto, the city of Hamilton is a bit of a secret in itself as it sheds its factory image in favour of a growing arts scene centred on James Street North. (more…)