Out of Town Without a Car

By choice or by chance, lots of families find themselves without a car but that doesn’t mean they miss out on summer road trips! Here are some of our favourites…

Road Trips into the Woods
We really like Park Bus’ Active Day trips like this weekend’s Hamilton Waterways tour but you can take the ParkBus to a dozen green getaways near and far like Elora Gorge, Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, Christie Lake (there’s even a waterfall shuttle bus) and Kelso Conservation Area (with it’s wonderful beach!). Toronto Adventures also hosts kid-friendly day trips to Elora Gorge that include tubing.

Swimming beach at Marie Curtis Park

Local Beaches
The Bluffer’s Park Loop is a new seasonal trial from the TTC that takes you straight to the beach. You can catch the Go Train to Rouge Hill station and then take a leisurely 20-25 minute waterfront stroll to Rouge Beach. Going the other direction, the westbound Lakeshore GO Train from Union Station will land you just a ten minute walk from the lovely Blue flag beach in Maria Curtis park in  Etobicoke!

Arts & Culture Trips
Hop on the bus to see The Music Man musical in Stratford or hop on the Art Bus for a round trip to McMichael every Sunday. There are cool Family Sunday events on August 12 & 26.

 

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