Celebrate the last long weekend of summer! Send off summer and get ready to welcome Fall with gusto by enjoying one of the 50 events, and activities taking place during labour day weekend from across Ontario.
Open Streets Kingsville
Explore Canada’s Southernmost town during Open Streets Kingsville. Visit Kingsville to drink & dine on the extended patios – and support local by buying from the small businesses. Main Street will close from the Unico Parking Lot to the west side of Chuckwagon Restaurant, and Division Street will close between King Street and Pearl Street. September 4 to 6, 2020
WindsorEats Outdoor Food Hall – Windsor
Shop and eat at the outdoor food hall on the covered rink at Windsor’s Lanspeary Park during this labour day weekend. September 4 to 6, 2020
Craft Heads Harvest Festival – Windsor
Celebrate Hop Harvest on the streets of University Ave West in front of the brewery in Windsor. There will be 30 taps flowing full of your favourites and some special one-offs that our brewers have put together. Gather your social circle because admission is free and social distancing rules are in effect. September 4 to 7, 2020
Visit Nature Attractions & Parks in the Windsor Essex Region
The Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island region has some of Ontario’s most beautiful hidden gems. Many nature spots in the area are authentic, untouched, and preserve a lot of the province’s greatest examples of natural beauty. Several conservation areas offer opportunities to observe nature, go hiking, spend time on the water, and enjoy amenities at the park.
Heritage Farm Show – Wallacetown
Join for the annual Heritage Farm Showat the Backus-Page House Museum. Explore your rural roots and experience the museum, barn and grounds first hand! Enjoy demonstrations include threshing, historic agricultural displays, antique tractors & equipment, food, and music. Saturday, September 5 to Sunday, September 6, 2020 @ Backus Page House, 29424 Lakeview Line, Wallacetown
Sunflowers at Howell – Pelham
Over 100,000 blooms can be seen throughout the sunflower field providing the perfect photo op. After exploring the sunflowers come and visit our Beer & Wine Garden for a drink and food. Tickets for entry will be sold in 15 minute intervals in order to space everyone out so you can enter the farm in a socially distanced fashion. @ Howell Family Pumpkin Farm, 2878 Holland Rd, Pelham
Annual Monarch Release – Niagara Falls
On September 5th Niagara Parks will hold its annual monarch release program Majestic Monarchs at the Butterfly Conservatory. Guests are invited to join Niagara Parks staff for this free event as the Monarchs are tagged for tracking and released to embark on their remarkable journey to Mexico for the winter. @ Butterfly Conservatory, 2565 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls
Enjoy Hiking at Niagara Falls Region Conservation Areas
The nature around the Niagara Falls region is inspirational. Heavily trafficked throughout the year, people flock to the area for its beautiful and unique nature experiences in the summer, fall, winter, and spring months. Here, you’ll find parks, gardens, trails, conservation areas, to marvel at nature in and explore the nooks and crannies of Mother Nature. There is so much more to the Niagara Falls region than the Falls!
Whistling Gardens – Wilsonville
Visit the National Award Winning, Internationally acclaimed and one of Canada’s only privately run Botanical Gardens and see why Whistling Gardens was recently voted as one of Canada’s Best Botanical Gardens. Explore nearly 20 acres where you can view over 4,500 different plants. Whistling Gardens Ltd., 698 Concession 3, Wilsonville
The Compromise Tour – Niagara-on-the-Lake
The Original Brewery & Distillery Tours Niagara is offering a premium combination brewery tours by combining amazing breweries with fantastic distilleries, wineries, and cideries!
Guided Walking Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake Historic District
Join an experienced local guide for a 2-hour, fun and informative walking tour of Canada’s prettiest town – Niagara-on-the-Lake. Explore the sites that echo with stories of the past, heroes and villains, revolution and war, slavery and freedom, arts architecture and culture. Discover the secrets of how this little town has adapted to changing times and changing fortunes.
Sun & Fun at Kustermans – London
Adventure Farm, Sunflower Field and Maze. Enjoy acres of family fun and farm-fresh food at the Kusterman’s Adventure Farm.
FALL on the FARM – Thames Centre
Enjoy fun days at the Farm. Pick your own apples, enjoy train rides and more. September 5 – November 1, 2020 @ Apple Land Station, 329 Richmond Street, Thames Centre
Visit Twin Valley Zoo – Brantford
Brant-Brantford T)win Valley Zoois a 25 acre, family-run, wildlife park home to over 80 species of animals including; Lions, Tigers, Wolves, Birds, Bears, Deer, Alpaca, Primates, and so much more! Daily | 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM @ Brant-Brantford Twin Valley Zoo, 84 Langford Church Rd, Brantford
Petrolia Discovery Public Tour – Lambton County
Petrolia is a 19th century working oil field, open to the public, a living museum, commemorating the birth of the petroleum industry worldwide and dedicated to preserving the oil history of Petrolia and Lambton County. September 5th | 10am-4pm @ 4281 Discovery Line
Emerald Lake Water Park – Puslinch
Experience a day of water fun at the five-acre pollution-free, spring-fed quarry lake. The water slide, all playgrounds, splash pad, kiddies pool, and sprinkler mushroom, 5 acre spring fed quarry with hi and low diving boards (from cliff area) are open. Daily, until Labour day @ Emerald Lake Water Park, 7248 Gore Rd. Puslinch
Crabapple Orchard Tour – Wellesley
Appleflats is the only crabapple focused orchard in North America. Join hosts Glen and Alex and explore a modern experimental orchard. Until Saturday, September 05, 2020. Appleflats Orchard, 3527 Carmel-Koch Road, Wellesley
Labour Day Rotary Drive-Thru Ribfest – Burlington
You may not be able to enjoy “Canada’s Largest Ribfest,” but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any! Join on Labour Day at Burlington Centre (777 Guelph Line) for a meal from some of your favourite rib vendors!
Visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum – Mount Hope
With over 40 military planes from the past and present, the sky’s the limit at Canada’s largest flying museum. Many of these rare and famous aircraft, including North America’s only operational Avro Lancaster bomber, are flown regularly.
Summer Drive-in Concert Series – Milton
Enjoy a drive concert at Italian Cultural Centre of Milton on September 4th and 5th.
Lavazza Drive-In Nights
The ICFF is bringing its popular Drive-In movie series to the City of Vaughan and Markham from August 31st – September 4th at the Chateau Le Jardin and Markham Fair Grounds. ICFF will feature their ‘Focus on Italy’ program, and the winner of the 2020 Lavazza Drive-In Film Festivals People’s Choice Award.
Pizza Fest – Vaughan
Taking place September 4th-6th at La Bella Italia in Vaughan and will feature two restaurants showcasing their amazing Pizza and Pasta Dishes!
Chow down at Le Cheese Burger Week
If you’re a burger-lover, this one’s for you! Eat at some of the participating restaurants at Le Burger Week and make a vote for your favourite ones in order to crown them the best burger of their city.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic – Toronto
Experience the timeless and universal appeal of one of the most adored fictional characters of all time – Winnie-the-Pooh –– in this immersive and playful exhibition. Featuring interactive activities and larger-than-life environments, this exhibition will make you fall in love again with these thoughtful characters and delight in their resourcefulness while appreciating the universal themes of cooperation, friendship and tolerance that they embody. Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Gardiner Museum Free Admission – Toronto
This Labour Day Weekend, the Gardiner Museum is offering free admission to the full collection and special exhibitions, as well as family activities, including clay making and chalk drawing, on the outdoor plaza, weather permitting. Kids can take home a free art kit—while they last—with clay, sculpting tools, and colouring pages featuring beloved objects from the collection. Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park, Toronto
Eats Night Market – Scarborough
Shop Eats Night Market, an internationally influenced night market showcasing street foods and drinks from around the world. September 5 & 6 @ Scarborough Town Centre, Borough Drive, Scarborough
Birds of Prey Educational Show – Uxbridge
A great interactive presentation to learn about birds of prey up close and personal! Showtimes are 11:30am and 1:30pm at Barnyard Playland of Brooks Farms. With 10 acres of outdoor FARM fun and so much to do, kids of all ages are guaranteed to have a blast at this Uxbridge farm.
Honey Harvest – Uxbridge
Sample the summer honey harvest tasting the sweet treat from the bees. Enjoy a variety of activities focusing on bees and honey using all your senses along with all our usual weekend activities. Check out beehives at Forsythe Family Farms 2009 Inc, 1025 Cragg Rd, Uxbridge
Head to the Rounds Ranch for Sunflower Festival – Elmvale
Don’t miss out on the summer fun at the agricultural fun at the Round’s Ranch @ Elmvale. W Take a wagon ride out to the Sunflower Field, Pictures with the Sunflowers, Pick Your Own FREE Sunflower, a BBQ Dinner & Corn Boil (extra charge), Square & Line Dancing, the Flashlight Cornmaze Challenge, and other Ranch activities. Rounds Ranch, 1922 County Road 92, Elmvale
Treetop Trekking Barrie
Plan a fun-filled day climbing and zipping from tree to tree in the spectacular Copeland Forest, at Treetop Trekking Barrie.
Get lost at world-famous corn mazes or at the one nearest to you for a memorable experience with the family or your bestie. Most of these farms also have a whole bunch of other great activities so you can enjoy the entire day picking pumpkins, milking goats, cuddling bunnies and so much more!
On A First Name Basis – Orillia
What better way to start than with a Norm Foster play, On a First Name Basis, starring OOH favourite Viviana Zarrillo and our Artistic Director, Jesse Collins. This story of a novelist suffering from writer’s block discovering how little he knows about his housekeeper of 28 years is Norm Foster at his comedic best. Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street North Orillia
Patiolicious – Collingwood
Collingwood has embraced the outdoor dining experience in a new way this year! Explore a fresh new way of experiencing the taste of Collingwood’s culinary experts inspired by the artistic creativity of Georgian Bay and their unique expanded patios.
Celebrate the last weekend of summer with a trip to a blue flag beach.
Scenic Caves Nature Adventures – The Blue Mountains
If you are in search of one place in Ontario for the whole family – from grandparents to teenagers and toddlers – then you should consider visiting Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains. From caves for your teens to explore, mini-train tours for grandparents and grandchild to fun walks across Southern Ontario’s longest suspension bridge, Scenic Caves Nature Adventures offers year-round seasonal outdoor adventures for all ages.
Drive Thru – First World War Immersive Experience – Lindsay
This is a COVID-19 safe, socially distant First World War drive through experience event. Guided by audio tour, visitors will stay in their cars while they view this grand-scale exhibit about the First World War which features content about local soldiers and events. Lindsay Exhibition, 354 Angeline Street South, Lindsay
Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour
From Stoney Lake to Keene, the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour (KAST) offers the public a unique opportunity to get to know the talented artists practicing across the region and to view art in the working spaces of artists.
Visit Lang Pioneer Village – Keene
At Lang Pioneer Village Museum, Peterborough County’s history is brought to life as costumed interpreters welcome you into over 30 homes and businesses located in the picturesque village. Representing a full century in time, the Village will not only take you back in time, but also through time.
Ride Across the Iconic Lift Lock – Peterborough
Explore the beautiful Trent Severn Waterway aboard Liftlock sightseeing Cruise. You will be entertained by the Captain’s colourful commentary on the history of Peterborough and the Trent Severn Waterway. The tour takes us across Little Lake, past the Peterborough Centennial Fountain and into the City of Peterborough portion of the 116-year-old lock system.
Go on a self-guided walking tour in Port Hope
Stop by the Visitor’s Centre at the Capitol Theatre building, pick up a walking tour map or access the Google Map on your phone, and head to some of Port Hope’s most significant destinations such as the Hamlet of Osaca, the Farini Bridge and Gardens, and local restaurants like the Sugar Dust Bakery, and the Social Bar and Table.
Dinosaur Drive-Thru – Indian River
Indian River Reptile & Dinosaur Park Drive-Thru Dinosaur Park is the perfect trip for you and the kids to go back to a place in time when these creatures roamed the earth, without having to leave your car!
Go on the Rednersville Road Art Tour – Prince Edward County
Enjoy spectacular views and gardens, and the homes and studios that are open on Labour Day Weekend that invite you in to view some incredible artwork. September 5, 6, 7, 2020 @ Prince Edward County.
Make friends with the Donkeys at Primrose Donkey Sanctuary – Roseneath
If you’re seeking an activity that is out of the norm, the Primrose Donkey Sanctuary can provide just that. The sanctuary is highly dedicated to the protection, rescue, and rehabilitation of neglected donkeys, hinnies, and mules, and seeks to educate the public about the intelligence and kindness of the animals.
Ontario Street Walking Tour – Kingston
Delve into the amazing history of Ontario Street, a space that helped define and form Kingston as a City. You can expect exciting stories about intriguing, and impressive people, fires, explosions, industry, transportation, archaeology, everyday vices and much, much more.
High Tea Experience by Top Tier Bakery – Kingston
Enjoy a delicious High Tea served in the garden of historic boutique hotel Hochelaga Inn featuring a variety of sandwiches, desserts, and high-quality teas. Hochelaga Inn, 24 Sydenham St, Kingston
Ghost and Mystery Trolley Tour – Kingston
This evening tour departs takes you off the beaten path to Kingston’s lesser-known and difficult-to-access haunted spots. Hear stories from Kingston’s mysterious past from your tour guide, including some dating back 200 years.
Visit Canada’s First Railway Tunnel – Brockville
Have you been to Canada’s first railway tunnel? This half a kilometre tunnel in Brockville was constructed between 1854 and 1860 as part of the Brockville and Ottawa (B&O) Railway that tied the St. Lawrence River to the Ottawa River to take part in the lucrative timber trade. The tunnel is brought to life with a 90 minutes show including colourful lights, sounds and great music.
Heart of the 1000 Islands Cruise – Gananoque
On the hour-long Original Heart of the 1000 Islands Cruise, expect up-close views of the lush shoreline lined with historic cottages and summer homes as you sail through the narrow channels of the Admiralty and Navy group of islands.
Ottawa City Tubing
Experience Ottawa like never before! A brand-new urban adventure to Ottawa: float down the Ottawa River from mid-town to the Canadian War museum in a two hour, guided float trip. Explore a side of Ottawa you’ve never seen before as you journey down over 3km of the river with stunning views of the Capital.
Adventure Rafting with OWL Rafting – Foresters Falls
Experience the great Canadian river trip – this is a travel-path forged by First Nations, traversed by fur traders since the 1600’s and fostered by foresters at the turn of the last century. An introduction to whitewater is a full day natural roller coaster where you’ll paddle as a team – your experienced guide steers from the stern – all you have to do is listen for directions, join in and have fun.
Rock Dunder – Lyndhurst
Rock Dunder is a treasure that lies within the UNESCO Thousand Islands Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve. Rising 275 feet above Morton Bay, Rock Dunder provides breathtaking views of the surrounding lakes and woodlands. Trails lead to one of the highest points of land in the area, and offer stunning vistas that are enjoyed seasonally by local residents and visitors to the area.
Hike The Tay River Trail – Perth
The Tay River Trail is a historic pathway and portage site that dates back to the military settlement of Perth-upon-Tay in 1816. Using the Tay Basin as the hub or home port of the trail, you can either travel upstream toward the river’s source at Bobs Lake or downstream to the Tay delta where the river spills into the Lower Rideau Lake. The Rideau Trail runs through downtown Perth, and makes for a great walk along the Tow Path.
Go on a cycling tour
With 108 picturesque inland lakes, Manitoulin Islandis a hot destination for cycling. On this cycling adventure, learn about the marine history of the island, view some indigenous art, visit art galleries, local shops, and snack on local eats.
Visit Northern Ontario Railroad Museum and Heritage Centre – Carpeol
Go on a tour at the Railroad Museum. Each tour will be approximately 90 minutes and will include the museum house, Prescott Park and the Heritage Centre.
Sudbury is rich in history and culture, and you can spend days touring the different museums, galleries, and historic sites. The city boasts great shopping, awesome antique and thrift stores, and unique places to eat. There are a ton of sights around the city or just outside, but if you venture thirty minutes to an hour beyond, into the Greater Sudbury area, you can really get into some beautiful, rugged wilderness.
Explore Lake of the Woods
The Lake of the Woods region is made up of Kenora, Minaki, Morson, Nestor Falls, and Sioux Narrows. The region is part of Sunset Country and is known right across the country for its breathtaking natural beauty. Lake of the Woods is a popular destination all year round for outdoor enthusiasts and for anglers, but there are many other bodies of water in the area that make for great fishing, and other adventures. If you’ve never been to the Lake of the Woods Region, it’s one of those once in a lifetime experiences, even if you come back year after year, which you just might!