Ah, Labour Day weekend. This fun-filled holiday is largely considered to be the last hurrah of the summer, and it is the perfect opportunity to squeeze in one more little road trip. Since it is only a three-day affair and the weather in Canada is still gorgeous, why not keep it local and take in all that our great nation has to offer? Here are the best road trip destinations for Torontonians on Labour Day Weekend!
1. Port Dover
This quiet resort town is located just two hours south of Toronto In Norfolk County, and it has no shortage of stunning views and things to do. From corn mazes to historical tug boats, to hiking, biking, and zip lining at Radical Lines Aerial Adventure Park, there’s never a dull moment when you’re in Port Dover. Did we mention that they also have a beach that contains real palm trees? Yes, please!
Located three hours from Toronto, Kingston is much more than just a university town – it is a city rich in history, and if you take the time to explore it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the fun activities it has to offer. If you’re a history buff, you’ll definitely want to hit up the guided tour of Fort Henry and get insight into what military life was like in the early 1800s. If you’re more of an adventure seeker, go rock climbing at the Boiler Room or hop on a ferry close to Wolffe Island.
3. Niagara Falls
Those of us that have lived an hour and a half away from Niagara Falls our entire lives often take this majestic beauty for granted. There are plenty of exciting things to do in this scenic city, and there’s no shame in relishing in the beauty that is the waterfalls (no matter how touristy it may be). In addition to visiting the famous falls, you can stop by the Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum or the infamous Skywheel while you’re in the downtown area.
If you want to soak in that last little bit of cottage life, Muskoka is the perfect destination for you this Labour Day weekend. Located two hours from Toronto, this large region boasts plenty of campsites and places to canoe in Algonquin Park. Muskoka also has an amusement park in Santa’s Village that’s great for the kiddos and a treetop trekking park in Huntsville. Everyone can find enjoyment in this district!
5. Elora Gorge
Located an hour and a half from Toronto, Elora Gorge is a great place to visit if you’re seeking a quick getaway with breathtaking views and a small-town feel. The gorge contains 70-foot tall limestone cliffs that can be taken in up close if you opt to float down the lazy river for $40. After seeing some stellar views, you can relax and unwind by exploring quaint cafes and boutiques in town.
If you’re an entrepreneur, remote worker or freelancer, the fun doesn’t have to stop once the long weekend has come to an end - come take a tour of Project Spaces! During this tour, you’ll get the opportunity to mingle with like-minded individuals and learn all about the array of services we offer our members to help them succeed. Labour Day is all about better working conditions, after all!