Sightseeing in Peterborough

Up to 50% Off Wolf Center Admission

Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve

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 52% Off at Bowmanville Zoo

Bowmanville Zoo

Bowmanville

C$23 C$11.50

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At Canada’s oldest privately owned zoo, families affordably enjoy up-close encounters with trained elephants, felines, and other critters

51% Off Painting Classes or Art at The One Gallery

The One Gallery

Markham

C$100 C$49

Renowned artists dispense methods and advice for Chinese brush-painting in small-group, 90-minute classes for all skill levels

Up to 56% Off Winery Tasting and Tour

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

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 53% Off Wine Tasting

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Wellington

C$20 C$10

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

Up to 52% Off Reptile-Park Visits at Scales Nature Park

Scales Nature Park

Oro-Medonte

C$32 C$16

Nature centre with 300 reptiles and amphibians (60+ species), many of which can be held; trails run through wetlands, forests, and meadows

Up to 68% Off at Holland Marsh Wineries

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

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

Up to 43% Off a Hot-Air Balloon Ride

Sundance Balloons

On Location

C$250 C$150

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One-hour sunrise and sunset flights rise to 1,000 feet, capturing pastoral vistas and ending with champagne toasts

Up to 54% Off Yacht Cruise

Yankee Lady Yacht Charters

Downtown Toronto

C$64.98 C$30

Luxury yachts host brunch and lunch cruises with a buffet, cash bar, and DJ

Up to 51% Off Cruise from Jubilee Queen

Jubilee Queen

Downtown Toronto

C$54.95 C$29

Guests enjoy a buffet-style lunch or a three-course plated dinner while sailing on a luxury riverboat showcasing a live DJ and harbour views

54% Off Pioneer Cruises Toronto Boat Charters

Pioneer Cruises Toronto Boat Charters

Downtown Toronto

C$62.50 C$29

Afternoon and evening cruises sail over the lake as passengers enjoy food and tunes from a DJ

Up to 48% Off Two-Hour Sail

Tall Ship Cruises Toronto

Toronto

C$27.06 C$14

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Restored 1930s schooner affords views of skyline and Toronto Islands as well as opportunities to raise sails

52% Off a 90-Minute Boat Cruise

The Island Princess

Toronto

C$27 C$13

Guests board the yacht at 11 a.m. for a scenic tour of the Toronto Islands

Up to 51% Off Harbour Tour from Mariposa Cruises

Mariposa Cruises

Downtown Toronto

C$22.60 C$11

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View Toronto's skyline and cruise its Island lagoons from the comfort of a Mariposa boat; features indoor and outdoor space and a cash bar

Up to 50% Off at Textile Museum of Canada

Textile Museum of Canada

Downtown Toronto

C$15 C$8

Massive collection of textiles and related artifacts includes ancient Egyptian garments to 20th-century war rugs

59% Off from Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto Cruise Lines

Toronto

C$70 C$29

Cruises offer views of Toronto's skyline, islands, lagoons, and beaches, as guests dine and sip on drinks from the cash bar

Up to 47% Off Harbour and Island Boat Tour

Ste Marie 1 Cruise Lines

Harbourfront Centre

C$15 C$8

Aboard a two-level cruise boat, tour Toronto Harbour and islands adjacent to the city as a narrator describes points of interest

C$11 for Boat Tour from Toronto Harbour Tours

Toronto Harbour Tours

Downtown Toronto

C$28.20 C$11

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The one-hour tour cruises the harbourfront and stops at islands as guests snap photos of scenic vistas while listening to crew's narration

Up to 60% Off Toronto Chocolate Tour

Great Food Tours

Toronto

C$50 C$25

Two-hour tours whisk participants through the Toronto Fashion District and provide them with six tastings

62% Off Baby Keepsake Sculpture

Glass Mosaic Canada

Stonegate - Queensway

C$49.99 C$19

Keepsake crafters take a plaster impression of a baby’s hand or foot and fashion it into a memento

Up to 53% Off from Toronto Heli Tours

Toronto Heli Tours

Toronto

C$119 C$59

A 15-kilometre helicopter ride reveals panoramic glimpses of Toronto from 2,000 feet above sea level

Up to 58% Off Art Print or Framing

Artworld Fine Art

Etobicoke

C$120 C$50

High-quality Canadian Group of 7 reproductions unframed or framed, or original artwork and custom framing

51% Off Couples Walking Tour from LiveToronto

LiveToronto

Downtown Toronto

C$100 C$49

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Customized tours take couples to places such as Four Seasons Centre; guide takes photos and emails 50+ edited digital photos within 24 hours

48% Off at the Royal Ontario Museum

Royal Ontario Museum

Downtown Toronto

C$27 C$14

Exhibitions explore China’s Forbidden City, the intersection of art history and archaeology, and themes inspired by the ROM’s 100th birthday

Up to 58% Off at Ceramic Art Museum

Gardiner Museum

Downtown Toronto

C$12 C$6

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Canada's national ceramics museum has a specialized collection comprised of more than 3,000 pieces hailing from as far as Japan and Italy

Up to 54% Off Wine-Appreciation Tour

Discovery Tours Unlimited

On Location

C$99.99 C$49

Tour-goers can discover how the varying soils and microclimates make for different wines all made from the same grape

Up to 53% Off a Two-Hour Winemaking Class

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

$154 $75

Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

50% Off Season Passes at Pickering Museum Village

Pickering Museum Village

Greenwood

C$45 C$22.50

At 19 heritage buildings, costumed educators demonstrate how rural Ontario residents lived from the mid-1800s through 1920

Up to 60% Off Harbour Tour, Charter Cruise, or Family Swim

Summerbound

Collingwood

C$25 C$13

60- to 90-minute tour of the historical harbour; two-hour chartered cruise or family-friendly swimming and yachting adventure

C$10 for Boat Walking Tour of the S.S. Keewatin

S.S. Keewatin

Port Mc Nicoll

C$20 C$10

Two-hour tours traverse the most interesting parts of the S.S. Keewatin, exploring Edwardian staterooms and a Titanic-era engine

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

Niagara Fun Tours

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 78% Off at Screaming Tunnels

Screaming Tunnels

Niagara Falls

$28 $10

A haunted maze winds through daunting tunnels that capture the feel of a Hollywood horror movie

Up to 37% Off Helicopter Tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake

National Helicopters

Niagara On The Lake

C$179.67 C$117.75

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20-minute group flight takes in historical sights and breathtaking scenery of Niagara Falls and surrounding wine country in Ontario

Up to 44% Off at Aerospace Museum

Aerospace Museum

Niagara Aerospace Museum

$16 $9

Set in the former terminal of the Niagara Falls Internantional Airport, the museum showcases a variety of classic planes and helicopters

Up to 52% Off Bike Tour

Niagara Pedicab

Niagara Falls

$60 $29

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Bike up to 3 miles around the Niagara Falls area during this 90-minute tour

Up to Half Off "In Sir John A.’s Footsteps” Theatrical Walking Tour

SirJohnA2015

Visitor Information Centre

C$24 C$12

Professional costumed actors and musicians of SALON Acting Company lead a tour through the life of Canada’s first Prime Minister

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Without the benefit of planes or cars, 19th-century pioneers trekked to the County of Peterborough, where they built a new life for themselves. Here, they established a number of operations including farms, a cider mill, and a print shop, and today, it’s as if the village never changed. The Lang Pioneer Village Museum re-created the 19th-century town in 1967 to give visitors a glimpse into pioneer life, and more than 25 restored and furnished original structures have been moved as far as 90 miles to lend the outdoor museum authenticity. Among these buildings is the three-story Lang Grist Mill, an 1846-built facility where wheat is still ground into flour every summer.

Costumed villagers populate the town, roving past the museum's vegetable gardens, hitching posts, and watering troughs on their way to work. In the various shops, blacksmiths shape metals, carpenters assemble furniture, and printers generate handbills on a 1927 Washington Flatbed Press. Villagers perform crafts such as open-hearth cooking and weaving; in fact, the museum's weaver shop showcases one of the few Jacquard looms on display in North America.

Visitors to the museum can interrupt any of the townspeople to find out more about their trade or to lend a hand with chores. The museum even rents out its 1886 schoolhouse to students for a day, replacing their usual teacher with a costumed interpreter who conducts lessons similar to those of a 19th-century classroom.

104 Lang Rd.
Keene,
ON
CA

Named as a national historic site, Parkwood Estate guided tours offer an intimate and informed look at pristine turn-of-the-century architecture, furnishings, gardens, and landscaping. Knowledgeable volunteers contextualize the experience, narrating events from former owner R. Samuel McLaughlin's life as an auto baron, or explaining the intricacies of his elaborate black-truffle badminton tournaments. While truth may be stranger than fiction, it's seldom as interesting: explore Parkwood Estate's role as a film set, viewing the hall where Professor Xavier appealed for calm in mutant-human relations, or the stairway where Billy Madison single-handedly overcame schizophrenia to victoriously re-enter the world of mathematics. Tours run Tuesday through Sunday, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

270 Simcoe St N
Oshawa,
ON
CA

The Canadian Automotive Museum illustrates Canada's history in the automotive industry, spanning the details of economic development, Canadian craftsmanship, and valuable and rare car exhibits. The museum showcases around 65 vehicles built during 1898 to 1981, and artifacts on display include motorcycles, trucks, pianos, and the short-lived piano-car. Famous automotive names such as Brooks Steam, Redpath, Tudhope, and McKay exhibit Canada's impact on the auto industry, and a variety of international cars adds to the overall wealth of history inhabiting the 25,000-square-foot building. An array of motor-car and associated parts exemplify the development of engineering skills and craftsmanship in steel steed building from 1770 to present day.

99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa,
ON
CA

Travelling by motor coach is one of the most exciting ways to sightsee, according to Trip On. The tour company arranges single- and multiday trips that whisk travellers to popular destinations in the U.S.A. and Canada, all in the comfort of luxury coaches that never get stuck in cloud traffic. After collecting passengers from designated pickup locations, the coaches speed away to places such as the Kawartha Lakes, historic Gettysburg, or popular casinos. Most day trips include lunch and sightseeing tours led by Trip On’s knowledgeable guides, and multiday excursions also include hotel accommodations. The staff can also accommodate custom tour requests, to create a trip tailored to a customer’s unique adventurous spirit.

221 Caldari Road
Vaughan,
ON
CA

When George Gardiner began collecting ceramics in 1976, he was only interested in decorating his home. But soon his passion for pottery and porcelain grew, and, rather than build a second home entirely from teapots, he co-founded the Gardiner Museum in 1984 with his wife, Helen. Today, the museum's collection has ballooned to include more than 3,000 pieces, encompassing everything from Japanese sake pots and Canadian ceramic sculptures to Italian Renaissance maiolica plates.

Objects from the core collection share space in the museum with special exhibitions. One of these is the annual 12 Trees of Christmas, a display of holiday trees. The museum supplements its showings with events such as lectures and ceramics-inspired meals, as well as clay classes for budding adult and child ceramicists. Visitors can even take home pieces from the Gardiner Shop, which sells Canadian ceramics, as well as international jewelry, scarves, and glasswork.

111 Queens Park
Toronto,
ON
CA

Ben Navaee Gallery is dedicated to two causes: first, to present and promote local Canadian artists in its gallery space, and second, to raise funds and awareness for philanthropic causes related to poverty, homelessness, and natural disasters. With classes, the gallery aims to educate its visitors, helping them learn about the work of a new artist or teaching them how to paint a heartfelt message onto that artist's car. During each calming session, students leave outside stress behind as they unlock hidden artistic talents with the help of gentle, encouraging instruction. This nurturing environment is an extension of Ben Navaee himself; a veteran painter, sculptor, and photographer, Ben has spent the last 25 years helping students better their lives through art, as well as yoga and meditation.

1111 Queen St E
Toronto,
ON
CA