If you’re anything like us, after a long winter you can’t wait to get outside and enjoy the warm weather! There’s no better time to start than this long weekend, and we have a few suggestions that will let you take advantage of Toronto while enjoying that extra time off. Read on for our best tips to get outside and find adventure with these activities to try on Victoria Day Weekend in the GTA!
Hiking at Scarborough Bluffs
As city dwellers, Torontonians sometimes forget the vast options available to them to enjoy the natural landscapes that lie beyond the city. However, just a short drive from downtown sits the visually arresting Scarborough Bluffs, a natural wonder with 14 km of winding hiking trails to discover. Another bonus is the excellent views of the lake, as the bluffs rise 65 km above sea level at certain points. Look out for the unusual erosion patterns in the cliff walls, which are a piece of natural history. A great way to get in your steps while discovering a different side of your city, Scarborough Bluffs are an excellent pick for an adventure on Victoria Day weekend in the GTA!
Watch Fireworks at Canada’s Wonderland
If you’re looking for less exertion and more relaxation, our next activity is all about sitting back and enjoying the show. Nothing says Victoria Day like fireworks, and this time-honoured tradition is our favourite way to mark the start of the summer with a bang. Head on over to Canada’s Wonderland for an epic fireworks show with over 6,000 explosions, free with park admission! Each individual show is custom crafted to a soundtrack and designed over more than 375 hours, ensuring a night to remember. Grab a friend or family member and ring in the summer at Canada’s Wonderland this Victoria Day weekend in the GTA.
Take a Brunch Cruise with Mariposa Cruises
There’s a special sense of freedom that comes from being out on the open water on a sunny day, which is why we’re suggesting our next activity. Not only can you enjoy the breeze off of Lake Ontario with Mariposa Cruises, but their brunch spread will make you feel especially pampered. Billing itself as the original brunch cruise experience in Toronto, you can expect market-fresh ingredients prepared with flair and stunning views of the city skyline and surrounding landscape. Don’t forget the fully licensed bar! We suggest you try their mini-quiches or red bliss roasted potatoes, fan favourites and sure to delight you this Victoria Day weekend in the GTA!
Have a picnic and Watch a Concert at Electric Island Music Fest on Toronto Island
Toronto Island is a great weekend getaway any time in the summer, as just a short ferry ride away from downtown lies an oasis free from the hustle and bustle of Toronto. However, this Victoria Day weekend the island has a little something special planned for music fans. During the Electric Island Music Fest the best of house and techno music descend on Toronto every summer long weekend, and the inaugural May weekend is sure to kick off with a bang! The planned mainstage will feature Dubfire and Bedouin, and the fully licensed bar and picnic series is an excellent way to get outside this Victoria Day weekend in the GTA!
We hope you’ve gained some inspiration on how to make this Victoria Day weekend in the GTA one to remember. There’s no need to travel outside the city when there’s so much on offer at home! We hope you take advantage of our wonderful city with these activities and remember to follow along on the blog for more great tips on what to do in the GTA!