Sightseeing in Peterborough

Two 90-Minute Chinese-Brush-Painting Classes or $49 for $100 Worth of Art and Products at The One Gallery

The One Gallery

Markham

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

C$100 C$49

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Winery Tasting and Tour for Up to Four or Eight at By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard (Up to 56% Off)

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery and Vineyard

By Chadsey's Cairns Winery & Vineyard

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

C$56 C$28

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Keint-He Winery & Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Wellington

Each participant can sip on five 1-oz. pours

C$20 C$10

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Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

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

C$45 C$18

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$7 for a Reptile-Zoo Visit at Reptilia (Up to $15 Value)

Reptilia

Vaughan

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

C$15 C$7

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$19 for a Baby Hand or Foot Sculpture at Glass Mosaic Canada ($49.99 Value)

Glass Mosaic Canada

Stonegate - Queensway

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

C$49.99 C$19

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15-Kilometre Aerial Tour of Toronto with a Digital Photo for One or Three from Toronto Heli Tours (Up to 53% Off)

Toronto Heli Tours

Toronto

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

C$119 C$59

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Toronto Chocolate Tour with Six Tastings for One, Two, or Four from Great Food Tours (Up to 64% Off)

Great Food Tours

Toronto

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

C$50 C$22

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Twin or Family Season Passes to Pickering Museum Village (50% Off)

Pickering Museum Village

Pickering Museum Village

In a large living history museum, costumed educators demonstrate how rural Ontario residents lived from the mid-1800s through 1920

C$45 C$22.50

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Two-Hour Winemaking Class for Two with 2.5- or 5-Gallon Kit and Pizza at Lake Ontario Winery (Up to 67% Off)

Lake Ontario Winery

Multiple Locations

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

$154 $51

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Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Central Business District

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$50 $25

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Six-Hour Winter Winery and Chocolate Factory Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 67% Off)

Niagara Fun Tours

Multiple Locations

Fully-guided public wine tour shuttles guests to top Niagara wineries for tastings before ending at the Chocolate F/X chocolate factory

C$89 C$39

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Niagara Falls Helicopter Tour for 1, 2, or 4 from National Helicopters in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Up to 41% Off)

National Helicopters

Niagara District Airport

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

C$190 C$125

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Adventure Package for One, Two, or Four at Screaming Tunnels (Up to 80% Off)

Screaming Tunnels

Tour Desk inside the Niagara Falls Fun Zone

Fairground and haunted attractions include mini putt, laser tag, and haunted house; IHOP and Eastside Mario’s dining vouchers

C$165 C$39

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership at Aerospace Museum (Up to 56% Off)

Aerospace Museum

Niagara Aerospace Museum

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

$16 $8

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Bike Tour for Two, Four, or Six from Niagara Pedicab (Up to 60% Off). Six Options Available.

Niagara Pedicab

Niagara Falls

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

$60 $26

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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

Since its opening in 1963, the Canadian Automotive Museum has honored the automotive industry by displaying mint-condition vehicles, some of which date back to the beginning of the 20th century. Many of these cars were manufactured in Canada, whereas others come from America or overseas?but each one has a history that educates and entices visitors.

  • Size: 25,000 square feet, enough room to hold more than 60 vehicles plus motorcycles, bicycles, and trucks

  • The Building: a former 1920's car dealership, featuring the original elevator that moved cars from floor to floor when they were too lazy to take the stairs

  • Eye Catcher: the only remaining 1903 Redpath Messenger; built in Kitchener, its original owner was one of the first employees of the famed Canadian car company

  • Don't Miss: Lady Eaton's 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

  • Pro Tip: the museum and gift shop are both cash only, so hit the ATM on your way there

99 Simcoe St S
Oshawa,
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

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

2014 marks the 40th-year the Toronto Zoo has been saving and protecting species. The more than 5,000 animals representing over 450 species that call this zoo home probably have no idea they're citizens of Canada's most populous metropolis. Sprawling across 710 acres, their award-winning exhibits accurately recreate habitats from seven geographical zones, including Africa, Australasia, and the tundra.

  • Size: One of the largest zoos in the world with 5 indoor pavilions and 10 kilometers of walking trails that take visitors past the homes of over 450 species.
  • Eye Catchers: Masai giraffe calf, baby gorilla, lemurs, polar bear cub, African lions, and Canada's only giant pandas Er Shun and Da Mao
  • What to See Undersea: the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, filled with moon jellies, seahorses, and many striking fish
361A Old Finch Ave
Scarborough,
ON
CA