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Lake Ontario Tours and Activities

Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario, the 14th-largest lake in the world but the smallest of the five Great Lakes, is divided in half by the U.S.-Canadian border. Its shores are home to two popular Canadian destinations: Toronto and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Known for its islands, beaches, wildlife, and waterfront trails, this beautiful body of water offers something for everyone.

The Basics
Most Lake Ontario tours depart from Toronto, Canada’s largest city. Boat tours, which range from dinner cruises to a spin around the Toronto Islands, offer shoreline views and often include the inside perspective of a guide. Helicopter and air taxi tours provide rare birds’-eye views of the lake and its surroundings.

Niagara-on-the-Lake tours frequently depart from Toronto, and often include a visit to Niagara Falls and wine tastings at the region’s legendary vineyards. These tours typically offer convenient round-trip transport from Toronto hotels.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Toronto’s waterfront path is shared by cyclists and pedestrians, so stay alert.
  • Boat tours and cruises typically run from May through September, and lifeguards are on duty at Toronto city beaches from June to September.
  • Popular swimming spots include Cherry Beach, Hanlan’s Point, and Ward Island.

How to Get There
As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is easily reachable by car, bus, Amtrak, or VIA Rail. Toronto’s lakeshore is accessible using the city’s comprehensive system of metros, buses, and streetcars. Day trips to Niagara-on-the-Lake are also popular, either by car or on tours that typically include round-trip transport from Toronto.

When to Get There
Lake Ontario is best visited in summer, as winter weather prohibits most water-based activities. To enjoy swimming, kayaking, boating, and waterfront sightseeing, visit from May to September.

An Island Escape
Just off the shore of Toronto lies Toronto Island Park, a tranquil escape from the city. The park is comprised of three main islands—Centre Island, Ward’s Island, and Hanlan’s Point—which offer beaches, picnic areas, and plenty of activities, from swimming to stand-up paddle-boarding. The islands are reachable by a 15-minute boat or ferry ride.
Address: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Private Day Tour to Niagara Falls from Toronto

Private Day Tour to Niagara Falls from Toronto

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Book this private full-day tour of Niagara Falls from Toronto, and enjoy the sights in the company of your family and friends (six people total). Journey into Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit two wineries of your choice, and take in as many attractions as you like in Niagara Falls. Guides for this tour are born and raised in Niagara — meaning they know the best wine routes and restaurants, and the ins and outs of what makes Niagara memorable.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.51
Price varies by group size
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$295.51
Price varies by group size
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Air Taxi & Tour Toronto - Niagara

Air Taxi & Tour Toronto - Niagara

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In a crunch? Make the most of your time with this 30-minute air taxi tour from Toronto to Niagara that includes ground transportation to area hotels. You'll save the headache and the hassle of navigating four hours of traffic between destinations and get an arial view of this epic natural wonder at the same time. This memorable experience includes one-way air taxi fare for one to three from Toronto to Niagara, an air tour of Niagara Falls, and ground transportation to Niagara hotels.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$611.74
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