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What are YOU going to do this weekend?            June 26, 2012
Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Cars aren’t the only way to travel Ontario this summer. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful scenic tour or you’re ready to gear up, speed up and go, here are some great activities to try.








Have you ever dreamed of being a pilot? Well, now you can find out what it's like in an F/A-18 flight simulator. Once you get in the cockpit of one of these jet fighters, you’ll forget you’re still on the ground. Go on your mission solo or bring a friend and go head-to-head for Top Gun bragging rights.

All aboard!  This vintage train from the 1920’s will tour you around the countryside. Your conductor will teach you about the history of the railway in Canada as you travel the way people did almost one hundred years ago. It’s a fun way to celebrate a special occasion too – you can party in the baggage car section of the train as it travels around.




What could be a better way to see all the sites than from the sky?! These airplanes will take you all around the gorgeous Georgian Bay. Choose from 3 different tours and see the amazing landscapes and sites. Bring your camera because this is a trip you won’t want to forget.

On your mark, get set, go! Feel what it’s like to be a racecar driver by testing the track here. The perfect place for club level drivers but amateurs are welcome too! You can get a full day with a professional instructor if you’re new to track driving. This isn’t go-karting – it’s the real deal.


It’s time to enjoy the amazing summer weather. We’ve got all the tours that will get you out and around Ontario on our sightseeing tours page. For tours on rails or on water, check out all the boat and train excursions.


Featured Events
1000 Islands International Regatta and Festival
With speeds of up to 155mph, hydroplane racing is a thrill, both to do and to watch. From June 29 to July 1, watch the racers fly by during the day and enjoy music at night, plus food and kids entertainment. Drop by on Canada Day for fireworks too!

Eastern Ontario

Kaleidoscope Children's Festival
Get your creative juices flowing. Perfect for kids with a knack for arts and crafts, this festival from June 30 to July 1 is full of fun, creative activities. You can do printmaking, painting, jewellery and pottery in hands-on workshops with artists. There’s no chance of leaving without an amazing work of art!

Central Ontario
Canada Day
Ottawa is ready to celebrate our nation’s founding with countless activities planned for July 1st. From fireworks, events and shows to Canada’s Biggest Barbecue Event on the Plaza Bridge, Ottawa hosts the nation's biggest birthday party. If you don’t happen to be in Ottawa this Canada Day, there’s bound to be a celebration going on. Check out our website for all events across Ontario!

Ottawa Region
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Distillery Historic District
The Toronto Distillery District has North America’s largest collection of Victorian industrial architecture. What used to be the biggest distillery in the British Empire is now home to shops, cafes and Soulpepper Theatre Company. Get guided tours on foot, or if you’re feeling adventurous, on segways!
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Featured Program:
Ontario Fun Pass
Got Kids? Get the 2012 Fun Pass, which offers kids free admission to 21 popular Ontario attractions, like museums, galleries, and heritage sites, when accompanied by a paying adult or senior. Families can also use the Fun Pass to save $2 off a daily parking permit at Ontario Parks. You can save up to $200 with this pass! Learn more at: www.ontario.ca/funpass
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