Day trips from Toronto

Explore beautiful national parks and historic sites near Toronto! Just an easy drive or bus ride away, lounge on the beaches of Georgian Bay Islands, travel back in time and hear the explosion of a Brown Bess gun, learn how the world’s tallest hydraulic lift lock works or treat yourself to some outdoor fun in the Greater Toronto Area.

Let these must-see activities inspire your next outing!

Two adults in wheelchairs take a selfie on a boardwalk.
Rouge National Urban Park
Canada’s only national urban park.
  • Driving: 40 minutes
  • Transit: 1 hour
Visitors enjoy learning about history.
Bethune Memorial National Historic Site
The birthplace of a national hero.
  • Driving: 2 hours
Aerial view of Fort George National Historic Site at sunset.
Fort George National Historic Site
A historic fort dating back to 1796.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
A group of New Canadian have fun with mountain bikes.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
The world’s largest freshwater archipelago.
  • Driving: 2 hours
  • Transit:2.5 hours
Two young women on Parks Canada’s red chairs on the deck of the destroyer HMCS Haida.
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
The world’s last surviving Tribal Class destroyer ship.
  • Driving: 1 hour
  • Transit: 1.5 hours
A boat moored next to Peterborough Lift Lock in the Fall.
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
The ingenuity of heritage waterway engineering.
  • Driving: 2 hours
A young couple walking the grounds.
Woodside National Historic Site
The childhood home of Canada’s tenth Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
  • Drive: 1.5 hours
  • Transit: under 2 hours

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