Bachelorette party and girlfriends’ getaway ideas in Ontario
From relaxing activities like guided wine tasting, afternoon tea and spa treatments to high-energy adventure such as dancing, cruising or ziplining, here are some great places and ideas to get your planning started.
Some even have all-inclusive bachelorette party packages, so you can leave the fine details to the experienced party-planning teams and focus on having fun. These spots often fill up fast, so make sure to reserve trip well in advance.
High tea at Windsor Arms Hotel
Feel like royalty when you sit down for afternoon high tea at the Windsor Arms Hotel.
Enjoy a diverse selection of loose-leaf teas in this elegant, Parisian-inspired tearoom. Pair your drinks with delicious creations like freshly baked cranberry scones, smoked salmon canapés and caramelized onion quiches.
Reservations for up to 20 guests can be made online.
Location: 18 St Thomas Street, Toronto
Dance class at City Dance Corps
Dance, laugh and bond together at City Dance Corps.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert dancer, you’ll have fun learning new dance techniques and choreography. Lessons are available for a wide variety of dance styles including bellydance, salsa, 80s flashdance and sexy hip hop.
Bookings cost $250 for groups of 10 and under, with a charge of $20 per additional person, reserve online.
Location: 950 Dupont Street, Toronto
Cruising with Gone Sailing Adventures or Toronto Yachts
Sail across Toronto’s harbour and around the Toronto Islands and lagoons on a private yacht with Gone Sailing Adventures. The tour includes a stop at Hanlan’s Point Beach for a swim so bring swimwear and towels.
Alternatively, book a luxury yacht from Toronto Yachts. This experience includes access to the yacht's onboard sound system. Pre-order meal services and enjoy the amazing, customized boat party of your dreams.
Gone Sailing Adventures at 415 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Toronto Yachts at 5 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Overnight getaway at Hotel X
A heated rooftop pool, glamorous spa, movie screenings, fitness areas, fine dining and more await you at Hotel X.
Located near Toronto’s Exhibition Place, this all-season, five-star hotel boasts gorgeous lakefront views, outstanding customer service and all the amenities you’ll need for a lavish bachelorette party.
You can even arrange to have some surprises waiting in the bride-to-be’s room like rose petals, celebration balloons, tealight candles, chocolate strawberries and sparkling wine.
And consider adding the Deluxe Picnic Experience to your booking. You’ll get a picnic basket filled with fruit, cheese, charcuterie, homemade hummus, crudités, macarons and the option of including wine. There are several picturesque spots around the property and near the waterfront that provide the perfect backdrop for a memorable picnic.
Location: 111 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto
Girls’ weekend at 1 Hotel
The sustainable design of 1 Hotel is inspired by the city’s diverse natural environment. Reclaimed fallen trees from around the city have been integrated into the hotel’s décor, creating a beautiful, serene environment where you and your friends can relax and recharge.
Once you’ve settled in, take advantage of 1 Hotel’s many amenities like the rooftop pool deck and plunge pool, farm-to-table cuisine at 1 Kitchen and a state-of-the-art gym with complimentary wellness classes.
Location: 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Food tour with Tasty Tours
Try some of the best foods Toronto has to offer with Tasty Tours, who have been guiding walking food tours in the city for over 10 years.
The “Taste the World” food tour takes you through a variety of multicultural food shops around the colourful Kensington Market. You’ll learn about the history of the neighbourhood, stores and food, while sampling a little bit of everything at each stop. You can also schedule a private food tour at the time and date of your choice.
Location: 178 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Looking for more quality food experiences in Toronto? The Bib Gourmand restaurants in Toronto have been recognized by the MICHELIN Guide for their delicious and affordable cuisine.
Pub crawl on a party bike with the Thursty Pedaler
Thursty Pedaler offers a unique way to pedal to the best bars, restaurants and patios across Ottawa.
Select the area you want to explore—the Glebe or Hintonburg. On the day of your pedal pub crawl, your designated Party Pilot will take you and your group on a two-hour tour to three of the neighbourhood’s local watering holes. You’ll enjoy singing along to your party playlist and playing fun games en route, then you’ll have 25 minutes at each stop to refuel with drinks.
To reserve the Thursty Pedaler, a minimum of eight people is required and a maximum of 14 can fit on the party bike.
Location: 680 Bank Street, Ottawa
Art classes at the Ottawa Art Gallery
If you’ve always wanted to learn to draw or paint, now’s your chance. The Ottawa Art Gallery offers a variety of art-focused sessions where you and your friends can bond over a love of art.
Join “Sketchy Thursdays” on the last Thursday of every month, where you’ll learn observational sketching techniques from an experienced educator. Surprise guest artists often participate in these classes.
Alternatively, “Happy Hour” sessions are regularly held throughout the year. You’ll enjoy a drink and light refreshments while discussing certain works of art and learning about the techniques and themes related to the work.
Registration for these art classes is required, so reserve your spots online in advance.
Location: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge, Ottawa
Enjoy the floating tiki bar with Palapa Tours
Enjoy a relaxing tour up and down the Ottawa River with your friends on Ottawa’s only Hawaiian-style floating tiki bar.
The drink menu includes choices like beer, wine, cocktails, sangria and soda. You have the option of booking a privately chartered trip, which will last about an hour and a half. The maximum capacity aboard the vessel is 12 people.
The main Palapa Tours kiosk is located at Jacque Cartier Park in Gatineau, which is directly across the river from the National Gallery of Canada, over the Alexandria Bridge.
Location: Jacques-Cartier Park at Wharf, 160 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Ziplining at Interzip Rogers
Soar between the provinces of Ontario and Quebec with Interzip Rogers.
As the first interprovincial zipline, you’ll travel 37 metres above the Ottawa River at speeds of up to 40 kilometres an hour. Two parallel ziplines run on both sides of the river, in Gatineau and downtown Ottawa.
This is a unique, exciting activity that provides stunning panoramic views of beautiful skylines. You will be able to snap some amazing photos and create unforgettable memories. Interzip Rogers is open between May and October and tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Location: 40 Rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau
Dinner or afternoon tea at Zoe’s Lounge, Fairmont Château Laurier
Grand chandeliers, unique detailing and original artwork decorate the luxurious rooms of Zoe’s Lounge within the hotel Fairmont Château Laurier.
The afternoon tea experience pairs pastries, open-faced sandwiches and English scones with a selection of 35 quality loose-leaf teas. You can also arrive in your best outfit for a high-class dinner, where you’ll have a variety of dishes to choose from, such as seared bass, Manhattan-cut 10-oz striploin, bucatini with spicy tomato sauce and more.
Location: 1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Other excellent Ottawa hotels include The Metcalfe Hotel, Le Germain Hotel Ottawa (the Norca Restaurant & Bar is highly recommended) and Andaz Hotel ByWard Market (one of the best rooftop bars in the city).
Winery tours with Grape Escape Wine Tours
Sample incredible VQA wines at Bella Terra Vineyards, Château des Charmes, Inniskillin Winery, Jackson Triggs Winery, Reif Estate Winery and more with Grape Escape Wine Tours.
This family-owned-and-operated tour company runs daily tours, by bicycle and passenger van, to some of the award-winning wineries located around Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Book a private group tour with a minimum of five people, where you’ll get to visit three unique wineries and try at least 10 wines along with a two-course lunch.
Location: 1627 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Bachelorette tour package with Niagara Fun Tours
Combine everyone’s love of wine and chocolate with Niagara Fun Tours’ bachelorette tour package.
You and your girlfriends will get picked up at the location of your choice in the Niagara region and visit four of the top wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake over the course of five hours. At each winery, you’ll enjoy three to four wine tastings along with a mini charcuterie plate at one of the stops.
To round off your trip, you’ll be taken on a guided tour at a local chocolate factory, Chocolate FX, with free chocolate samples for everyone and a bonus chocolate gift for the bride-to-be. The minimum group size is five people.
Location: 7868 Oakwood Drive, Niagara Falls
Spa package at White Oaks Resort
Relax and destress at White Oaks Resort, with a variety of spa treatments, including massage sessions, skin fitness, relaxation, nail therapy, body services and facial services—all using natural ingredients and designed to help you feel refreshed.
Bachelorette packages for groups of five or more people are customizable, so you can pick which treatments you want. It also comes with a beverage for everyone (mimosa, red wine or white wine), a fruit and cheese platter to share, a reserved table in the attached Play Bar & Grill and a little extra monetary gift for the future bride.
Location: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Goat yoga and wine at Fox Den Goat Yoga
Animal lovers will adore the unique yoga classes at Fox Den Goat Yoga.
Learn basic yoga poses as friendly baby goats cuddle against you and wander around the yoga room. Staff will walk you through interacting with and holding the goats, so you can get the best selfies with your new friends.
During the colder months, join a drop-in session of “Goats & Wine” at Lakeview Wine Co., where you can play with dwarf goats bundled up in warm sweaters as you sample some of Lakeview’s finest wines.
Prince Edward County
Guided wine tours with PEC Bachelorettes
Travel in comfort between wineries with PEC Bachelorettes’ guided wine tours on their popular six- to 10-person bachelorette tour.
Your limousine driver will pick up your group from wherever you want, then take you to four of the best wineries in Prince Edward County. At each winery, you’ll be seated at your reserved VIP table and enjoy amazing wine tastings of your choice.
Between winery stops, you and your friends can relax in the stretch limousine with complimentary water bottles—to keep you hydrated—while your favourite tunes are blasting from the high-end audio system.
Location: based in Picton
Accommodation and winery tours with Picton Harbour Inn and Sandbanks Vacations and Tours
Book rooms or suites that feature spectacular views of Picton Harbour.
And enjoy a fun private, guided experience through some of the Prince Edward County’s best wineries, cideries and breweries with Sandbanks Vacations and Tours. Wine tours are offered at a reduced price with a stay at Picton Harbour Inn.
If you’re looking for a shorter tour, the County Trio Tour stops at three recommended hidden gem wineries while you learn all about the local county culture. All of Sandbanks’ wine tours let you skip the line, no matter how busy the wineries are during the peak tourist season.
Picton Harbour Inn at 33 Bridge Street, Picton
Sandbanks Vacations and Tours at 57 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield
Glamping at Fronterra Farm
Experience the simple pleasures of farm life at Fronterra Farm. Enjoy modern comforts when you stay in rustic-chic camps and experience the beauty of nature 24/7.
Workshops that focus on sustainability, self-sufficiency and food production are also available. You’ll learn organic gardening, jamming, pickling, beer brewing and more.
Later, rest after a hard day’s work with a delicious, homemade meal under the stars.
Location: 153 County Road 27, Consecon
Luxury picnicking with The County Picnic
Gather your closest friends and enjoy a relaxing picnic together in Prince Edward County.
With the VIPicnic Experience, The County Picnic works with you to plan the ultimate bachelorette picnic. This can include decorations like low tables, pillows, blankets and table décor and special touches like balloons, music, gifts and a bouquet of fresh flowers.
You can even arrange for a photographer on scene to capture all the best moments. Everything will be set up for you in advance, allowing you to enjoy your dream picnic for several hours. Don’t worry about the cleanup afterwards—The County Picnic will take care of everything for you.
Location: Prince Edward County
Evening entertainment at the Hayloft Dance Hall
Open every weekend from May to October, Hayloft Dance Hall is must-visit 50-year-old dance hall that’s become a hotspot for live music and entertainment in Prince Edward County.
Watch an amazing lineup of local, national and international artists take the stage. From live music to barn parties, drag shows or burlesque, you’ll always find a great show to attend among Hayloft’s diverse calendar of events.
You can also book the dancehall’s charming rustic barn and spacious outdoor patio with glimmering fairy lights for your own private bachelorette event.
Location: 344 Salmon Point Road, Cherry Valley
Full bachelorette package at Bloomfield Beauty Co.
There’s no better place to unwind than at Bloomfield Beauty Co.
They offer a wide selection of aesthetic services including manicures, lash lifts, dermal filler, Plexr skin resurfacing, HydraFacials, laser and other skin rejuvenation treatments. Whether you choose the Reset Package, Renewal Package or Ultimate Package, you will experience the ultimate treatment leaving you feeling great.
Afterwards, order some double-chocolate cupcakes, lemongrass tea or your favourite cocktail from the spa’s café. These bachelorette spa packages can be booked through their website.
Location: 254 Bloomfield Main Street, Bloomfield
Bond with friends at Hockley Valley Resort
Luxury suites, onsite spa, great dining and a winery next door make Hockley Valley Resort the ultimate destination for a great girls’ getaway.
Enjoy a full spa experience that includes a pedicure and personalized facial. Relax in a sauna, hot tub or indoor pool. Get adventurous with skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, fat biking, 18-hole golf and more. There are plenty of resort amenities and activities to make you feel at home.
Keep an eye out for the latest events, getaways and promotions.
Location: 793522 Mono 3rd Line, Mono
Horseback riding at Rawhide Adventures
Saddle up and explore the trails at Rawhide Adventures on horseback.
This experience is great for beginners to seasoned riders. The Picnic Rides is perfect for beginners. It includes a stopover to enjoy a meal and take in the beautiful scenery.
Overnight packages make great weekend-getaway ideas. They include a campfire dinner and tent accommodation under the stars.
Location: 638135 Prince of Wales Road, Mulmur
Art classes at Alton Mill Art Centre
Share your artistic creativity with friends at Aton Mills Art Centre. Classes in various art disciplines are offered, including oil painting, drawing and acrylic painting.
Private classes can be booked directly through artists leading the classes.
Location: 1402 Queen Street West, Alton
The Blue Mountains
Spa, wine and nature with Blue Mountain Rentals
For the future bride who loves spa, wine, nature or all of the above, organize the bachelorette party of her dreams with Blue Mountain Rentals. Book a local chalet and build a fun-filled itinerary for the duration of your stay.
Enjoy the old-world, small-town charm at Blue Mountain Village, where you’ll find an assortment of bars, restaurants, pubs and shops. There’s also the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, an award-winning, year-round spa that features the renowned “Scandinavian Baths” experience. During the winter, Blue Mountain Resort boasts fantastic slopes for both beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders.
Location: The Blue Mountains
Welding with Ironworks Events
Forge strong sculptures and even stronger friendships at Ironworks Events.
The “Wine, Women & Welding” workshop teaches you and your friends the art of welding. The equipment and workshop space is provided, so you all can focus on learning how to weld and create your own masterpieces over the course of this hour-hour workshop.
During breaks, you’ll enjoy some local wine and cheese, and have the option of having more food catered in. A maximum of six people can attend at a time. Book your reservation in person or over the phone.
Location: 108 George Street, Clarksburg
Customized brewery tour aboard the Beer Bus
Visit some of the best breweries and cideries in the Blue Mountains area aboard the Beer Bus.
Customized tours will guide you to discover local beer, wine, cider and spirits in Collingwood, Wasaga Beach and South Georgian Bay. Your Cicerone-certified guide will lead you through the tour of your choice and teach you to appreciate and analyze the incredible drinks you’ll be sampling.
The Beer Bus operates during both the summer and winter, and tours can last from three to five hours.
Location: pick up at 156 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains
Rice Lake and Northumberland
Off-grid adventure on Island Spirits in Rice Lake
Island Spirits is a private 10-hectare island situated on Grasshopper Island in Rice Lake that is accessible by ferry.
Recreational activities on the island include swimming, paddling, fishing and playing with farm animals. A wide range of eco-friendly accommodations are available, depending on the size and needs of your group, and all have camp stoves for cooking so you can enjoy a true outdoors experience.
If you can’t live without electricity, consider a waterfront getaway on Rice Lake, where there’s a log house on the mainland for smaller groups looking for modern amenities and great lake views.
Tip: try the organic maple syrup at Moosetracks Maple Syrup.
Location: 86 Rolling Banks Road, Roseneath
Glamping at Whispering Springs
The “Glamping Getaway Retreat” package at Whispering Springs provides guests with king- or queen-sized beds, running water, a mini-fridge, custom furnishings and soft linens and towels in unique log-framed safari tents, treetop tents or Whisper cabins.
Over the course of your two-day stay, enjoy breakfast delivered to your tent every day, gourmet picnic lunches, on-site wine tastings, dinners in the lodge pavilion and live music around the campfire.
Location: 141 Mercer Lane, Grafton
Rejuvenating getaway at Ste. Anne’s Spa
Sink into comfort at Ste. Anne’s Spa, a popular spa destination located inside a historic castle featuring a sophisticated hydrotherapy facility in a fieldstone grotto.
Along with a cold plunge pool, warm current pool and two hot tubs with waterfalls, enjoy Ste. Anne’s delicious meals and afternoon tea.
Whether you’re looking for a therapeutic day trip or an overnight spa getaway in their comfortable suites, there are plenty of available options for everyone to feel pampered at Ste. Anne’s Spa.
Location: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton
Muskoka and Algonquin
Guided wilderness cabin experience at Algonquin Log Cabin with Voyageur Quest
Spend some quiet time in nature at the off-grid Algonquin Log Cabin with Voyageur Quest.
Book the Private Log Cabin Adventure for your three-day bachelorette party, where you and your friends can embark on a variety of guided activities like fishing, swimming, canoeing and hiking—and where you may spot a moose or beaver if you’re lucky.
Later, a personal chef will complete this ultimate summer experience with homemade gourmet dishes for you to eat in front of the cabin fireplace or on the outdoor deck below the stars. Then rest for a while in the wood-fired sauna before turning in for the night in your cozy rustic cabin.
Location: Surprise Lake, General Delivery, South River
Luxury rentals at Jayne’s Cottages
Celebrate the milestone of marriage with a one-of-a-kind stay at Jayne’s Cottages.
Choose from a wide selection of luxury properties and vacation homes located around Muskoka with high-quality amenities and friendly staff who are happy to arrange for any other services you’d like such as private chefs or massages.
You’ll find the perfect place to stay in picturesque natural landscapes, ranging from hillside to waterfront.
Plan fun local excursions like a day out with Muskoka cruises, available for both public tours and private events, or one of the paddling experiences in Muskoka’s rivers.
Location: based in Port Carling
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Last updated: April 26, 2023