Things To Do in Ontario

Up to 56% Off at Spring Action Trampoline Centre

Spring Action Trampoline

C$45.20 C$22

Drop-in trampoline classes allow beginners and more advanced students alike to enjoy quality jump time for fun or fitness

Up to 64% Off Court or Field Rental

Mississauga

C$25 C$9

55,000-square-foot sports complex with three volleyball courts, two artificial turf fields, and a fully boarded sport floor surface

94% Off MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

C$350 C$20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Little Ray's Reptile Zoo – Up to 45% Off Admission

Hamilton Location

C$28.25 C$16

Scorpions and other exotic species fill a reptile zoo that features interactive attractions

Up to Half Off at Parkshore Golf Club

Malton

C$50 C$25

Nine-hole course stretches more than 3,600 yards and features six large ponds, 44 bunkers, and two par 5s of more than 600 yards each

Up to 57% Off Tubing Day Pass or Season Pass

Kitchener

C$80 C$36

Take a leisurely trip down the Grand River in a comfortable tube; tube, canoe, or kayak the river whenever you want with a season pass

Half Off City Kayaking Lesson and Rental

Humber River

C$49.95 C$25

Experienced guides give a quick lesson before releasing kayakers to explore the scenery and wildlife of the slow-moving Humber River

Half Off Racing Experiences

Multiple Locations

C$129 C$64

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

50% Off Services

Walkerville

C$700 C$350

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Summer Camp

Markahm

C$200 C$99

Kids ages 3-6 play with their peers while learning new skills during themed, half-day camp sessions

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Pro Dojos

Multiple Locations

C$150 C$19

Ten classes in various martial-arts disciplines such as karate, judo, jujitsu, and MMA

Up to 51% Off Tween Spa Packages at Diva Girlz

Vaughan

C$50 C$29

Tweens live the glamourous life during a 60-minute spa package with facials, mani-pedis, sugar blossom scrub, and a sweet dessert

Up to 56% Off Gymnastics Summer Camp

Richmond Hill

C$160 C$99

Summer camp held at gymnastics facility entertains youngsters with swimming, face painting, games, trampolines, and more

65% Off Private-Lounge Rental

City Center

C$282.50 C$99

Guests celebrating birthday parties and other soirees take over Ascent Lounge for a night of revelry

Up to 50% Off an Exotic-Car Track Experience or Test Drive

Multiple Locations

C$158 C$79

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Drivers scream around a closed track in a police car or automatic or manual exotic car, or take a spin on the open road

Up to 70% Off at Burlington Bowl

Burlington

C$75.90 C$25

Landmark entertainment centre features 48 bowling lanes ideal for parties; restaurant featured on TV makeover show

50% Off Fitness Classes

Sudbury

$100 $50

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Golf at The Greens at Brock

Glenridge

C$95 C$49

Golfers enjoy a tropical experience at this 18-hole, par 58 course featuring palms and cacti, or they hone their skills on the driving range

Up to 51% Off Standup-Paddleboard Rentals and Lessons

Troy

C$30 C$15

Explore beautiful Ontario waterways with inflatable standup paddleboards that are easy to transport; novice paddlers can attend a lesson

Opera Luminata – Up to 51% Off

River Run Centre

C$61.75 C$30

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Dramatic show features singers performing famous arias from "Carmen," "Rigoletto," and "Faust," with pyrotechnics

Up to 76% Off Boot Camp Classes

Multiple Locations

C$71.50 C$25

Burn fat and build functional strength in scalable, non-intimidating boot camp classes

Up to 54% Off Canoe-and-Camping Trip

West Cook

$600 $279

Triptakers spend four days and three nights following a customized route through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area

Up to 54% Off at Classical Martial Arts Centre

Multiple Locations

C$84.75 C$39

Classes teach karate to adults and children while encouraging self-confidence and discipline

Up to 55% Off Burlesque Classes

Ajax

C$50 C$25

Learn a sexy burlesque routine with Artistic Director Zahra, then perform at the school recital

Unlimited Fitness Classes at Fit Body Boot Camp

Multiple Locations

C$185 C$39

Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

"Bodies Revealed" – Up to 57% Off Exhibit Visits

Niagara Falls

C$35 C$20

Preserved human bodies showcase skeletal, muscular, circulatory, and other systems in a scientific exhibit that explores anatomy and health

Up to 56% Off at Milltown Mini Golf

Peterborough

C$24 C$12

Mini golf course challenges participants with fish ponds, gardens, and a working water wheel

Up to 50% Off Wolf Center Admission

Haliburton

C$22 C$11

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Wolves roam freely at this 15-acre sanctuary; an indoor observatory allows visitors to observe the wolves in the feeding area

Up to 68% Off at Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

69% Off Yoga at The Twisted Fish

Port Dover

C$125 C$39

The community yoga studio offers yoga classes including Ashtanga- and Vinyasa-style Power Flow, plus sessions for men and expectant moms

Up to 57% Off 18 Holes of Golf

Welland

C$135 C$59

Course lined with deciduous trees and water in play on 14 holes demands strategic club selection to avoid its bunkers and greenside mounds

C$10 for Easter-Egg Hunt at McMaze

Saint Andrews

C$20 C$10

Kids hunt for colourful eggs hidden around the farm before enjoying hours of family activities, including a visit from the Easter Bunny

Up to 60% Off Entry to The Doomsday Dash Obstacle Race

Tweed

C$80 C$40

Contestants huff it through a 5–7K course with more than 20 obstacles before celebrating their survival with beer and other activities

Up to 56% Off Horseback-Riding Lessons

Stirling

C$80 C$40

During one-on-one lessons with the instructor, students learn riding basics or more advanced skills on well-mannered horses

Tarandowah Golfers Club – 49% Off

Springfield

C$174 C$89

Acclaimed links-style course challenges all skill levels with sod-faced bunkers and high winds swirling around 7,067 yd. of course

Up to 58% Off at Dufferin Glen Golf Club

Orangeville

C$81.42 C$35

Nine-hole course suitable for players of all levels with buckets of range balls; memberships include unlimited play seven days a week

Up to 52% Off Snowshoeing Tours

Collingwood

C$73.45 C$35

Guided tour takes guests to Eugenia Falls and Hogg's Falls, then to Beaver Valley Winery to sample wines

Up to 61% Off Scuba Lessons

Pelee Island

$75 $35

Discover scuba lessons teach fundamentals of underwater exploration; certification sessions let one client earn their underwater wings

Santa's Village – Up to 46% Off Tree Trek and Activities

Bracebridge

C$67.80 C$39

Brace yourself for a trek including crossing monkey lines & zip lines; Sportsland offers go karts, rock climbing, bungee trampoline & more

Up to 56% Off Winery Tasting and Tour

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

C$56 C$28

Specializing in grapes that thrive in cool climate, wines crafted onsite include lively, mineral-forward riesling and dry chenin blanc

Up to 49% Off Hotel California Tribute Concert

Brockville Arts Centre

C$33.35 C$17

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Tribute band has fleshed out Eagles favorites with mandolin, pedal steel, banjo, and harmonica since 1983

Up to 60% Off Golf with Cart Rental

Gilford

C$116 C$55

Tree-lined fairways serve as a tranquil setting for a 6,200-yard, parkland-style course with water features on 15 of the 18 holes

"Avenue Q" – 40% Off

Lower Ossington Theatre

C$49.99 C$29.99

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Mature musical follows a hybrid of puppets and humans as they look for love and purpose in New York City

Up to 51% Off 18 Holes of Golf and Six-Course Meal

Ashton

C$138 C$69

Tree-lined fairways and contoured greens of the course celebrating its 35th anniversary; couples enjoy a Valentine's Day meal after a round

50% Off Kindermusik Classes

Erin Mills

C$70 C$35

Classes, which offer information on baby and child development, introduce little ones to music and include singing, dancing, and bouncing

Up to 84% Off at AK Fitness Studio

Toronto

C$199 C$39

Get fit with a range of fitness classes, ranging from the discipline of judo to the intervals of functional training and boot camp

Up to 60% Off Karaoke

Hamilton

C$75 C$30

Private karaoke rooms house groups who belt pop songs, sip beer, and nibble on bar snacks

Up to 55% Off at Castlemore Golf & Country Club

Castlemore Golf & Country Club

C$44 C$20

Golfers swing through tight fairways, undulating terrain, small greens & numerous water hazards en route to enjoyable 9-hole round

Up to 53% Off Paintball Day

Kitchener

C$74 C$39

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60-acre outdoor field with battlefields, shelters, and artillery, with players breaking for on-field instruction and barbecue lunch

43% Off Fruit-Wine-Winemaking Experience

Toronto

C$115 C$65

Make your own fruit wine and after the fermentation process, take home 23 litres of Rockin' Raspberry Rose or Peach Perfection

Up to 46% Off Water-Park Admissions to East Park

Hamilton Road

C$20.34 C$11

Water park features a double and two single tube rides on the 55-foot high Wally Tower along with 7 water slides; a kids splash pad area

Up to 76% Off Martial Arts at Aikido Canada

Central Windsor

C$125 C$30

Classes for kids and adults meet six days a week; self-defense that protects you without harming your attacker

Up to 66% Off at Markham Golf Dome

Markham

C$158 C$59.99

Experienced instructors help improve swing mechanics, which can be practiced in a six-storey driving range

Up to 50% Off at Harmony Creek Golf Centre

Oshawa

C$119.98 C$59.99

18-hole executive course fills its modest overall length with challenges such as water, sand, or some combination on every hole

C$7 for Reptile-Zoo Visit at Reptilia

Vaughan

C$15 C$7

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Reptilia showcases more than 200 species via recreated natural habitats, four daily live feedings, and shows in an on-site theatre

Up to 66% Off Fitness Classes at Microlinks Community Centre

Richmond Hill

C$100 C$39

Expansive community centre hosts all manner of classes, including meditation, volleyball training, and progressive tennis.

Up to 51% Off Boot Camp Classes

City Center

C$50 C$25

Personal trainer who whips exercisers into shape in small-group boot camps

Up to 71% Off Yoga Classes

Sun Yoga

C$135 C$39

Instructors lead a variety of yoga classes; bio-energy therapist Jasna harnesses life energies to help body heal itself

69% Off One Month of Unlimited Kick-Boxing Classes

Burlington

C$125 C$39

Kick-boxing classes leverage punches and kicks to get clients fit while they learn powerful martial-arts techniques

65% Off at Yoga Truly

Grimsby

C$112 C$39

Classes at this small, welcoming studio include Ashtanga yoga, prenatal yoga, and Caregiver & Child yoga for newborns through 4-year-olds

Up to 62% Off Cosmic Bowling at Dickson Bowl

Downtown Cambridge

C$92.88 C$35

Black lights illuminate 20 five-pin lanes while up to six bowlers enjoy two hours of cosmic bowling with housemade pizza and refreshments

Up to 53% Off Horseback Riding

Campbellville

C$80 C$39

Guides lead pairs through fields and woods; pony rides and group lesson make birthday parties stand out; riding camps teach the basics

Up to 56% Off Rentals from 1000 Islands Kayaking 

Gananoque

C$124.30 C$59

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In single or double kayaks, paddle along the breathtaking beaches of the 1000 Islands on the way to swimming, picnics, or simple relaxation

Up to 85% Off Group Training Classes

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$19

Groups of 5-10 people work out in MMA, Tabata, and strength & conditioning classes; locker rooms include hairstyling tools and organic soap

Up to 72% Off Boot Camp

Pickering

C$97 C$29

Expert instructors lead students of all fitness levels through intense boot camp sessions.

Up to 72% Off a Five-Hour Microbrewery and Winery Tour

Multiple Locations

C$89 C$37

Tour buses shuttle guests to three local microbreweries and two wineries for tastings and a tour, with a stop for lunch

Up to 70% Off Bowling or Private Party

Toronto East

C$99 C$30

Automatic lanes clatter with toppling pins as guests square off in rental shoes and refuel with drinks; parties offer 12 private lanes

Up to 71% Off at Chess 'N Math Association

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$49

Professional instructors school kids of all ages in step-by-step chess basics during fun, hour-long lessons

Up to 84% Off Paintball at Multiple Locations

Multiple Locations

C$120 C$19

Equipped with rental paintball guns and masks, groups vie for supremacy over outdoor fields

Up to 74% Off Sports-Car Driving from G1Tour

Multiple Locations

C$599 C$169

Slide behind the wheel of a sports car such as a Ferrari or Lamborghini and burn rubber around tracks located across Quebec and Ontario

"Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show" – Up to 56% Off)

Niagara Falls

C$144.41 C$64

Singing mounties, hockey players, and fur traders perform after serving a feast of roast beef, chicken, fish, and chocolate-maple cake

60% Kids' Music Classes at Studio Arts Academy & Rock School

Multiple Locations

C$100 C$40

Kids have the opportunity to learn on a variety of instruments in an encouraging environment; no experience necessary

52% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

C$155 C$75

Instructors with 4th and 6th degree black belts instruct students of all ages in the ancient practice of self-defense and discipline

Up to 93% Off Boot-Camp Packages

Multiple Locations

C$344 C$25

Boot-camp programs elevate whole-body fitness by providing goal-tracking software, dietary guidance, and unlimited workouts

Up to 53% Off Wine Tasting

Wellington

C$20 C$10

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

Up to 78% Off at Elgin Bowling Lanes

Elgin

C$175 C$39

Up to six bowlers challenge friends during two-hour bowling session paired with pizza or during five hours worth of bowling

Up to 79% Off Paintball Package

Multiple Locations

C$40 C$10

Paintball Promos packages include choice of several area fields, admission, and all necessary equipment

"We Will Rock You" – Up to 36% Off Musical

Ed Mirvish Theatre

C$66 C$42.50

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The songs of Queen fill a tale of rebellion in this science-fiction musical about a world deprived of rock

40% Off Unlimited Attractions at Fun Haven

Ottawa

C$49.98 C$29.99

Get all-day access to the bumper cars, rock-climbing wall, Laser Frenzy, Comfyland, and the jungle gym

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Canadian financier, industrialist, and business visionary Sir Henry Pellatt modeled Casa Loma on the style of art and architecture he came to admire when touring castles throughout Europe. But his home endures today mainly as a testament to the culture and lifestyle of the Toronto elite during early 20th Century. Visitors can tour the grounds on their own or with a group while learning about the family, the Edwardian heritage, and—most importantly—the architecture and history of the landmark castle atop the hill.


The History of Casa Loma

  • 1859: Henry Pellatt was born in Kingston, Ontario
  • 1882–1902: Pellatt became a millionaire by investing in various mining, insurance, land, and electricity prospects
  • 1905: Pellatt was knighted for his military service with the Queen's Own Rifles
  • 1911: Working with Canadian architect E.J. Lennox, Pellatt helped design his dream home—a Medieval-inspired castle
  • 1914–1924: Economic hardships eventually forced Sir Henry and Lady Mary Pellatt to sell Casa Loma
  • 2014: After failed attempts to transform the residence into a hotel, a school, a museum, and an art gallery over the years, Liberty Entertainment Group chose to preserve and enhance the historic structure

The Sights of Casa Loma

Self-guided tours of Casa Loma and the surrounding area are available throughout the year. Here are some highlights worth seeing:

  • Great hall on the main floor: This room serves as a focal point within the home, complete with 60-foot ceilings and sculpted figures decorating the pillars.
  • Sir Henry Pellatt's suite on the second floor: Mahogany and walnut walls keep with the home's luxuriant spirit. This room also features a hidden compartment beside the fireplace where Sir Henry Pellatt would conceal secret documents.
  • Carriage House and Stables: Connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Toronto’s darker days such as Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto’s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s.
  • Estate gardens: The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers, ferns, rhododendrons, and decorative grasses.

The Pellatt Newsreel

To deliver more insight into the Pellatt family's optimistic construction and tragic loss of Casa Loma, the castle screens a 22-minute docudrama on the rise and fall of the estate. Narrated by Colin Mochrie, this docudrama adopts the tone of a 1939 newsreel as it tracks Sir Henry's resounding business successes, followed by his gradual financial undoing.

1 Austin Terrace
Toronto,
ON
CA

A community presence in Ottawa for more than 140 years, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region remains true to its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages across all seven of its facilities. Staff members uphold the YMCA’s core values of honesty, acceptance, and fairness as they invest in their community’s children and strengthen family bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly. They pump up adult fitness regimens with aquatic fitness and boot-camp classes, personal training, and full gymnasiums outfitted with equipment for basketball, soccer, and rope skipping. They’ve also filled their fitness centres with free weights, cardio equipment, and weight machines. When they’re not helping adults trim down waistlines during yoga, boxing, and salsa-dance classes, staff members are getting back in touch with their inner children. They stimulate imagination, mental development, and growth as they lead children’s day camps, after-school programs, birthday parties, and outdoor education.

These YMCA-YWCA outposts are dedicated to helping all members of the community. They provide those in need with emergency and youth housing, employment services, and domestic-violence support programs. They further strengthen and unite the Ottawa community through the YActive Assist program, which adjusts membership rates to help families that can’t afford the full cost of any of YMCA’s progressive programs.

200 Lockhart Ave
Ottawa,
ON
CA

Working with one of the country's most famous artists might cause some to rest on their laurels, but for Patricia Corsini, the years she spent as a personal assistant and photographer to renowned artist Robert Bateman only pushed her to keep exploring. Robert's sweet tooth led Patricia to culinary school at George Brown College, after which she became executive chef of Cook Gourmet Inc., where culinary experts show aspiring cooks how to craft elegant dishes.

In one of the company's many cooking classes, Sunshine en Provence courses lead students through each step of creating a bistro-style meal, and Some Like It Haute! sessions focus on stylish summertime meals. Classes are taught in a gourmet kitchen with a wide assembly of tools at students' disposal.

Cook Gourmet Inc.'s crew also caters events small and large, even providing personal-chef services for clients' dinner parties.

1204 Clarkson Rd N
Mississauga,
ON
CA

Each member of Bikram Yoga Canada’s talented team of instructors possesses a sage yogic know-how borne of their participation in a 10-week certification course taught by Bikram Choudhury in California. Over the course of this rigorous program, the posing pedagogues learned the essentials of heated movement modality, spending hours stuffing their brains with wisdom ranging from yoga philosophy and anatomy to a detailed study of each pose. While the world-renowned course provides the team with an unshakable foundation, the instructors—firm believers that learning is a never-ending endeavour—undergo re-certification every three years to ensure that they remain abreast of current practices. With this impeccably trained and passionate staff at the helm of every sweat-inducing class, Bikram Yoga Canada offers students of all experience levels a chance to experience the physical detoxification afforded by stretching sessions within their balmy studio. During each class, the instructors put their hard-earned teaching skills into practice as they lead pupils through a series of 26 postures, known as asanas, designed to warm and stretch muscles, ligaments, and tendons while melting away tension and the frozen dinners stored in the hearts of pupils.

500 Sheppard Ave E
North York,
ON
CA

Spread across 270 historic acres, Knollwood Golf Course is a challenging 36-hole facility comprised of the Old Course set right alongside the New Course—both designed by well-regarded course superintendent Jack Harris in 1970 and 1990, respectively. Players can opt for a round on the Old Course or the New Course links and enjoy hole designs that embrace the natural Ancaster topography. Elevated tees and long, perplexing par 5 holes with ominous names such as Buried Treasure and Redemption lead to finely timed fairways that open up into stirring panoramas. The New Course entices advanced club swingers, and the Old Course's more accessible series of par 4 holes with large, accommodating greens is appealing for beginners.

Knollwood players don clean-cut golf attire and enjoy a golfer's paradise that has been open to the public since 1970 and keeps players happy with sprightly paced 10-minute tee times, on-site restaurants and beverage carts, and a "no-argue" rain cheque policy. The facility's proud groundskeepers maintain large, naturalized areas on the course intended to encourage the wildlife to thrive and occasionally join in on a game.

1276 Shaver Rd
Ancaster,
ON
CA

Laced with elements of yoga, Pilates, and gymnastics, the women-only classes at Aradia Fitness sculpt lean, toned physiques. And though physical fitness is a cornerstone of the studio, it's not the only one. Classes foster certain amount of unrestrained confidence that, as Aradia puts it, “teach[es] women to unapologetically love their body and themselves.” With locations in Canada, Aradia’s certified fitness instructors provide a studio environment that is safe for ladies of all shapes and sizes. No matter the class, the environment at Aradia is always lighthearted, nurturing, and more supportive than a stainless-steel hammock. Ladies may gather their friends and book the studio for a girl's night out, birthday, or bachelorette party.

57 Mill St N
Brampton,
ON
CA

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