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Ontario Day Trips

Ontario Day Trips

Ontario Day Trips | From Toronto & More

If you’ve never travelled to Ontario, Canada, you may not know about all the fantastic places to visit outside Toronto. The Ontario region isn’t just Canada’s economic hub, and it’s also known for its wealth of natural diversity. 

Taking one of many Ontario day trips will expose you to breathtaking natural beauty, ranging from dense forests and vast provincial parks to sparkling lakes and waterfalls.

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Of course, you’ve heard of the iconic Niagara Falls, one of the prime attractions in Ontario that attracts tourists in droves year after year. The collection of waterfalls is situated in the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and borders the state of New York in the United States. 

This is just one of many prolific tourist destinations that you will fall in love with when you visit the wonderful region of Ontario in Canada. You can also check out the CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, and Horseshoe Falls. There is an abundance of activities and sightseeing options in the region just begging to be explored. 

Ontario is also home to Ottawa, the capital of Canada, where you can see iconic tourist attractions like Parliament Hill, Rideau Canal, and the National Gallery of Canada. But Ottawa isn’t the only city brimming with cool spots and attractions. 

Whether in Hamilton, the Durham Region, Sudbury, or any of Ontario’s small towns, you’re bound to have a blast if you follow our comprehensive itineraries and useful day trip guides.  

If you’re looking for inspiration for day trips in Ontario, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planning a day trip from Toronto or looking for Ontario day trip ideas, we’ve got you covered.

Best Day Trips From Toronto

We’ve got write-ups on the best day trips from Toronto below to help you plan an unforgettable Ontario road trip. Whether you’re exploring in Elora, visiting Southern Ontario, or spending the day in Brantford, there are plenty of Toronto day trips for you to choose from. 

The great part about Ontario is that you don’t have to drive far to see some awe-inspiring scenery and cool local stores, attractions, and landmarks. There are plenty of beautiful places near Toronto in summer, winter, spring, and autumn. 

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Elora, Ontario

Our posts on the best Toronto day trips cover all the intriguing spots you can visit en route to your destination, not to mention how to get there and some tips for planning ahead. There is an abundance of places around Toronto, each more charming than the last.

Ontario Day Trip Ideas For An Epic Road Trip

Click on any one of our posts below to learn about all the fun things to do outside Toronto. We’ve got a diverse round-up of the best attractions in the area and the most interesting day trips for you to embark on. Why not discover some of the most charming Ontarian towns you may not have heard of before? 

No matter where you go in Ontario, you’re bound to find attractions and activities galore to enjoy and indulge in on your trip to this alluring Canadian region.

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Land Acknowledgement

While Road Trip Ontario will take us through numerous traditional territories throughout the province, we are based in Toronto.

As such we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.


  • Anishnabeg: (ah-nish-naw-bek)
  • Haudenosaunee: (hoodt-en-oh-show-nee)
  • Métis: (may-tee)

African Ancestral Acknowledgement

Road Trip Ontario also acknowledges all Treaty peoples – including those who came here as settlers – as migrants either in this generation or in generations past – and those of us who came here involuntarily, particularly those brought to these lands as a result of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery. We pay tribute to those ancestors of African origin and descent.

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