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Recreational and Cultural Tours

Guests and delegates of the XXII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work 2020 will find Toronto and the surrounding area to be a vibrant and eclectic community with much to do outside of conference hours. Adjacent to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre you will find; the world-famous CN Tour, The Rogers Centre (the world’s first dome stadium with a retractable roof), Ripley’s Aquarium, and housed in the historic roundhouse The Toronto Railway Museum and Steam Whistle Craft Brewery.

The Conference Secretariat will also be working with Tourism Toronto and local tour operators to curate a number of longer tours and adventures that delegates will either be able to book through the XXII World Congress on Safety & Health at Work 2020 website, or at the Tourism Toronto booth located near the Congress Registration area.

Whether your desire is to visit Niagara Falls, sample local food and drink, take in Toronto’s eclectic post-modern architecture or simply join a Hop on-Hop off bus tour that allows you to choose your own adventure, you will find there is plenty to do in the city of Toronto.
To help with your planning, we have put together a few examples of excursions that are available to you.

Local Experiences

 

Toronto Bicycle Tours

Heart of Downtown Tour – 3.5 hours, includes use of bicycle, helmet, water, snack, and tour guide(s). Maximum of twelve guests per group.
A Super Intro to Toronto. Get a real feel for the layout of downtown Toronto and discover the highlights of the City, including must-see cultural and historical landmarks, major attractions and great views that you won’t find described in any guidebook.

Toronto Island Tour (available as both a morning and evening twilight tour) – 3.5 hours, includes use of bicycle, helmet, water, snack, tour guide(s) and ferry ticket. Maximum of twelve guests per group.

Escape to another world. Explore the beauty of the islands, the history and attractions, a quaint cottage enclave which is one of the largest car-free community in North America and stunning views of the City skyline. As evening falls, the daytime crowds and tourists retreat back across the water to the City. On our Twilight Islands Tour you will get to experience the islands at dusk, including a beautiful sunset and magical views of the twinkling Toronto skyline as it lights up in the evening. 

Hop on Hop off Toronto City Tour

Enjoy the fun and informative commentary of our live guides and take in the city’s sights as you relax aboard our double-deckers with a FREE Toronto Harbour and Islands Cruise included! Whether you have an afternoon or a couple of days to see the sights you can explore the city at your own pace.

Niagara Falls Day Tour

No visit to Canada is complete without a visit to one of the world’s most impressive and powerful natural wonders. Discover the beauty of Niagara Falls with our Niagara Parks licensed tour guides on a City Sightseeing Niagara day tour! Experience the thunderous roar of 2.4 million litres of water as it cascades over the edge of the falls every second! Climb aboard one of our luxury coaches and experience the tour that offers the best value! We pride ourselves in offering the highest quality tour at the best price, with the greatest amount of destinations in the Niagara Region

The Foodies Group

If the prairies are often referred to as the ‘Breadbasket of Canada” than The City of Toronto and Southern Ontario are surely the nations pantry. Southern Ontario is home to one of North Americas largest regions of artisanal and independent farmers and growers. Of course, good ingredients produce fantastic chefs. For decades, Canada’s best chefs and food artisans have flocked to Toronto where fresh and local ingredients easily meet a voracious crowd of foodies, and connoisseurs. You may not see Toronto’s food scene highlighted internationally, but that’s because it’s our secret.

 

Further Afield

Ontario in October is a wonderful time of year. The heat of the summer has started to wane, but you will still be comfortable in a light jacket or a warm sweater. It’s also harvest time, and the leaves will be starting to turn. With that in mind, we will endeavor to offer a selection of excursions that are further afield. A visit to historic Niagara on the Lake for a few days will not only tick Niagara Falls off you bucket list, but this quaint hamlet is the oldest settlement in Ontario and also the home to many award-winning wineries.

If it’s nature and open spaces you crave, a short hop north will bring you to Algonquin Provincial Park, the beautiful and rugged landscape that inspired much of the work of The Group of Seven.

  1. Niagara Falls Local Experience – Hike Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, visit local winery and sample ice wine and local table wine, visit Maple Farm, learn about maple syrup production and sample different kinds of maple syrup, visit Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls.
  2. Algonquin Park hiking and canoeing – Visit the oldest provincial park of Canada. Guided hiking and canoeing in small groups only.
  3. Bruce Peninsula Day Tour – Hiking Bruce Peninsula National Park, visit Grotto and Flowerpot Island.
  4. Bruce Peninsula Camping – All-inclusive package. Camping equipment is provided, guided hiking and foodie experience provided by Travelling Chicken chef. All food is cooked on open fire!
  5. Algonquin Park Camping – All-inclusive package. Camping equipment is provided, guided hiking and foodie experience provided by Travelling Chicken chef. All food is cooked on open fire!
  6. French Canada Tour – Visit Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City on 4 days and 3 nights tour.
  7. Hamilton Waterfalls tour – hiking Dundas Peak, Tiffany and Sherman Falls.
  8. Wine Tasting Tour – Visit 4 wineries in Niagara Region, Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Falls.

All in all, there are tours and delights for all tastes while visiting Toronto and Southern Ontario. As we move close to October, we will provide more details and booking information to help you plan the full experience. So be sure to plan for a few extra days pre or post Congress. There is so much more to do.

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