A group of four friends gather on an outdoor patio

Photo location: Drake Devonshire, Prince Edward County

Summer Getaways for Friends in Ontario

A group of four friends gather on an outdoor patio

Photo location: Drake Devonshire, Prince Edward County

Whether you’re looking for a getaway with the girls, a trip for a bunch of friends or a road trip with the guys, Ontario delivers. Golf trips, spa getaways or craft brewery tours, you can do it right here.

Discover new destinations, sample new foods or get outside and hike, bike or paddle.

Norfolk County Adventure

Make Long Point Eco-Adventures your getaway headquarters. Enjoy glamping pod accommodations, hiking and biking trails, ziplining, paddling, stargazing, amazing food and it’s across the road from Burning Kiln Winery. Beyond that, you’ll find beautiful beaches, breweries, farms and wineries nearby. If you prefer not to drive, Ride the Bine will handle the driving, allowing you to fully enjoy the tasting tours at local wineries and craft breweries. 

Endless Entertainment in Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the perfect destination for your next getaway with friends with so many experiences to explore, including speedway action, jet boat tours, world-class casinos, spas, entertainment and golf. Also don’t miss fantastic farm-to-table cuisine and local breweries that hold their own in Ontario’s renowned wine region – check out live music and Friday night pints at Oast House Brewers.

Weekend Getaway in Hamilton

This three-day Hamilton itinerary packs in the best of the city’s attractions, cuisine and nature showcasing restaurants, cultural history, an up-and-coming nightlife and over one hundred waterfalls to explore.

Glamping & Gorge Adventures on the Grand

Nestled on the banks of the Grand River, the quaint and picturesque village of Elora also boasts epic summer fun. From river tubing past the towering cliffs of the Elora Gorge on the Grand River and zipline thrills with OneAxe Pursuits to legendary live music events like nearby Hillside Music Festival in July and RiverFest Elora in August, there’s plenty to pack into a weekend. Consider glamping in the luxury safari tents at The Fieldstone Barn, a pampering treatment at the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa and exceptional craft beer at the Elora Brewing Co., whose motto is ‘Best Served With Friends’.

Guided Group Tours in Toronto

Get the ‘lowdown from a local’ and explore Toronto on a guided tour. Join Toronto Bicycle Tours for fascinating cycling tours. Check out Local Toronto Food Tours for a sample of Toronto’s diverse foodie scene and Tour Guys for fun neighbourhood exploration. Paddle the waterfront and Toronto Islands with Harbourfront Canoe & Kayak Centre and The Haunted Walk for ghostly tours and paranormal adventures!

Golf Getaways in York, Durham & Headwaters

From golf-themed road trips to golf staycation packages to planning the perfect day of golf, the central counties of York, Durham & Headwaters deliver the ultimate golf getaway for you and your favourite ‘passionate punters’.

South Georgian Bay Road Trip

Set out on a scenic road trip along the clear waters of Georgian Bay and the stunning heights and valleys of the Niagara Escarpment. Get your playlist ready to explore one of four South Georgian Bay Driving Tours. Choose from unique accommodations like Penny’s Motel & Après Snack Bar in Thornbury or the nature-inspired suites and cabins at Evergreen Forest in Georgian Bluffs. Or book a Scandinave Spa overnight package. And sample delicious cider at Grey & Gold, Duntroon Cyder House, or one of the many other cideries in this rich apple growing region.

72 Hours in Peterborough & the Kawarthas

Sip, Savour & Shop on a three-day getaway to the Kawartha region. Experience the storied history of brewing connected to Canada’s Treasured Waterway with today’s growing number of craft beverage makers. Visit local shops, merchants, studios & eateries. Check out what’s on the playbill at Westben, a 400-seat barn theatre surrounded by farm fields.

Prince Edward County Getaway

Make the stylish, lakefront cabin-style Wander the Resort your home-away-from-home as you explore local wineries, restaurants, arts galleries, parks and beaches in ‘the County’. Visit the unique Andara Gallery, a stop along The Arts Trail. Book a table at the restaurant at the recently renovated Merrill House for fine, French cuisine that complements the local terroir or relax on the patio at the Drake Devonshire.

Capital Adventure, Culture & Cuisine

Plan an Ottawa getaway with your friends filled with outdoor adventure, authentic cultural experiences and really good food and drink. Go whitewater rafting or ride the nation’s only interprovincial zipline. Visit Madahoki Farm, a new Indigenous agritourism attraction and marketplace from Indigenous Experiences. Tap into Ottawa’s craft brew scene and soak in the warm summer evenings on a local patio.

Foodie Tour in Ontario’s Maple Capital

Follow all or part of this week-long, rambling foodie adventure to new and familiar flavours brought to you from friendly farmers, chefs, bakers and brewers in Lanark County. This destination is known as Ontario’s ‘maple capital’, so you’ll notice a sweet theme to the itinerary.

Friends ‘Spa-cation’ in Muskoka

One of Muskoka’s newest attractions the Muskoka Beer Spa creates the perfect chill vibe with massage and spa treatments, pools and cabanas and refreshing brews in the beer garden. Don’t want to drive? The Brew Bus provides overnight guided beer tours that include the Muskoka Beer Spa.

Indigenous Experiences & Lake Views on Manitoulin Island

The four serene Scandinavian style cabins at Ten Mile Point Accommodations are the ultimate group getaway spot with a modern, minimalist aesthetic featuring natural elements, lots of light and spectacular lake views on Manitoulin Island. Wikwemikong Tourism offers a variety of outdoor experiences that reflect the culture and traditions of the Indigenous Anishnaabek people, from fishing to hiking.

Paddling Adventures on Lake Superior

Join Naturally Superior Adventures on guided trips and paddling instruction on Lake Superior by voyageur canoe, sea kayak, tandem canoe or SUP. Located on the shores of Superior at the mouth of Michipicoten River, Rock Island Lodge offers boutique, bed-and-breakfast-style accommodations.

Northwestern Ontario Boreal Driving Route

This Northwestern Ontario circle tour driving route will take you to some of your favourite provincial parks or let you discover new ones. Relish days spent hiking, fishing, and paddling through iconic Canadian landscapes.

Note: before you set off, it’s always best to check to ensure that all businesses are up and operational and to make reservations ahead of time.

Last updated: March 10, 2022

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