Toronto, located in the province of Ontario, is the largest city in Canada and the fifth largest city in terms of population in all of North America. Many tourists visit Toronto every year to check out the many attractions in the city. Toronto is a fantastic city filled with fascinating places to see, but if you happen to have some extra time, why not check out some other places located nearby?

Some of these places are world famous, while others are lesser known but still wonderful destinations. There are plenty of great day trips from Toronto located within two hours away.

The Great Falls

Niagara Falls is around two hours away from Toronto

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The most famous nearby attraction is Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is around two hours away from Toronto. Over 28 million tourists visit this attraction a year. Niagara Falls is composed to two major sections separated by Goat Island. The Horseshoe Falls are on the Canadian side of the border, while the American Falls are on the American side. Great places to view the breathtaking beauty of the falls include Queen Victoria Park and the Skylon Tower.

After you’ve finished looking at the falls, you can take a hike on the Niagara River Recreational Trail or take a ride on the Whirlpool Aero Car. There are also two casinos nearby for those interested in gambling.

Prince Edward County


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Another nearby day trip you can take from Toronto is to Prince Edward County. The County tends to attract a lot of people from Toronto, and is especially attractive to people who like good food due to the many organic farms, breweries, cheese factories and wineries in the area.

There are a lot of good restaurants headed by top chefs in this area due to the availability of high quality local food. Epicureans should take the “taste trail,” a self guided tour that takes you to 31 different locations where you can sample some of the best food in the region.

St. Jacobs Country

St. Jacobs Country in Toronto

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A third fun day trip is to St. Jacobs Country, located around 90 minutes away from Toronto. St. Jacobs is home to a large population of Mennonites. The Mennonite population has a strong influence on the village – there are Mennonite made products available for purchase at specialty shops and at the local Farmer’s Market.

You can learn more about the Mennonites at the Mennonite Story exhibit at the Visitor Centre. Other interesting places to visit include the Maple Syrup Museum, Quilt Gallery and Electricity Exhibit, all located at The Mill.

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