Toronto is a beautiful city in the province of Ontario, Canada. With an RV on hand, you can visit any time of year to experience what this amazing area has to offer! Whether it be visiting during their winter festival or experiencing their summer music scene, Toronto has something for everyone, and that includes those who love the road less traveled. Get comfortable with a drink, make sure your Harvest Hosts membership is still active, and let’s dive in!
Things to Do
In the beautiful city of Toronto, and in its surrounding areas, there is no shortage of spectacular things to see and enjoy. Below are a few things you can consider when planning out an itinerary for your next trip.
1. CN Tower
CN Tower is the tallest freestanding tower in North America and one of Toronto’s most recognizable landmarks. It is located right next to Union Station, making it an easy stop on your journey through downtown. It offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of Toronto with truly unique perspectives that you won’t find anywhere else.
2. Scarborough Bluffs
Scarborough Bluffs is a beautiful waterfront park overlooking Lake Ontario in Toronto. The Bluffs offers an amazing view of the city and is perfect for a visit at any time of year. No matter when you visit, this stunning area has something to offer with entrances into both Toronto’s Unionville Conservation Area or Rouge Park System.
3. St. Laurence Market
St. Laurence Market is Toronto’s oldest public market and is the perfect place to stop for a break on your journey! This cute little spot has it all with fresh fruit, vegetables, meats, and fish to choose from, as well as baked goods and other local artisanal products.
This market also offers many restaurants that are open year round, so you can enjoy some of Toronto’s best dishes before heading out onto the road again or grabbing supplies for your next meal!
4. Toronto Islands
The Toronto Islands are a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Toronto’s downtown area! This area is an island paradise, with sandy beaches, excellent restaurants to choose from, and nature trails and bike paths.
The islands also offer many other activities that make it one of Toronto’s most loved areas for visitors. These include hiking in Rouge Park or taking part in some of Toronto’s most famous festivals, such as the Toronto International Film Festival!
5. Casa Loma
Casa Loma is a historic castle and museum in Toronto. It is Toronto’s most popular attraction, with over one million total visitors each year!
There are so many amazing things to see at Casa Loma that you will want to visit more than once just for the experience of it all. With guided tours, living history demonstrations and even an opportunity to be knighted, Casa Loma is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Because of its rich and extensive history, Toronto has so many incredible museums to choose from. Here, we have listed a few of the most popular ones. The Aga Khan Museum is Toronto’s newest museum and offers something for everyone! It is an Islamic art gallery with interactive exhibits, a movie theatre playing films about Toronto, as well as exclusive permanent collections.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is another iconic Toronto attraction that features over 300+ pieces of memorabilia, including the Stanley Cup and Wayne Gretzky’s game-worn uniform! Hockey lovers from all over make the trek to Toronto just to check out this iconic ode to this well-loved sport.
Bata Shoe Museum is Toronto’s only museum devoted to shoes and has a permanent collection of over 12,000+ pairs from all around the world. This unique attraction also features rotating exhibits showcasing different eras in footwear history, as well as contemporary design exhibitions featuring shoe-related art.
The Royal Ontario Museum offers many highlights for Toronto visitors! This famous Toronto landmark houses one of the largest and most significant dinosaur exhibits in North America, as well as 140+ galleries showcasing everything from ancient art to contemporary design.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Ontario is Toronto’s newest attraction that celebrates Canadian artists with a collection spanning the years from 1950 through present day. It also features rotating exhibitions on design and media arts.
All arts and culture lovers must make a stop at a Toronto museum at some point during their stay in the area. These museums offer information on Torontonian history, as well as fun interactive exhibits that are a perfect addition to your Toronto vacation.
Trinity Bellwoods Park is Toronto’s most-loved park. It is not only a place to enjoy the outdoors but also offers an amazing line-up of events like live music, art happenings, and movies in the park!
High Park is another one of Toronto’s favorite parks that features natural beauty as well as some historic buildings, including Prospect Point Tower, which is known for its iconic stone staircase. If you’re looking to get away from Toronto’s downtown area for some fresh air, then either of these parks is the perfect spot!
Places to Camp
There are many places to camp in and all around the city. Having a Harvest Hosts membership allows for even more opportunities. Be sure to add at least a couple of these locations to your Toronto itinerary.
Harvest Hosts Locations
1. Two Blokes Cider – Seagrave, ON
The two blokes behind the cidery are Matt and Andy. Both had a passion for the UK and cider when they met. Matt is a fifth-generation farmer who took his knowledge of urban planning mixed with farming to create the perfect apple orchard for creating the best ciders. Andy has a background in mechanical engineering and helped design and build the entire cidery. Today, the pair produces a variety of ciders that are enjoyed by visitors from all over. This Harvest Hosts location is just over an hour from Toronto and offers three pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. Electricity and water are also available for an additional charge.
2. Caberneigh Farm – Uxbridge, ON
This small-scale farm is situated on fifty acres of prime land just waiting to be explored. They have a swimming pond, forests, walking trails, horses, goats, chickens, bees, a pig, and even a domesticated raccoon! The best way to support this Host is by purchasing some farm fresh eggs or honey. This Harvest Hosts location is located about fifty minutes from Toronto and offers two pet-friendly spaces for RVs under twenty-nine feet in length.
3. Shelburne Golf and CC – Melancthon, ON
This professionally-designed course may just be the perfect break for a weary traveler. The 18-hole course has several sand bunkers along with six spring-fed ponds for added challenge. They’ve made several upgrades to the facility in the last year, and there is even an on-site restaurant and pro shop. This Harvest Hosts location is about an hour and twenty minutes from Toronto and offers four pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
4. Windrush Estate Winery – Palgrave, ON
Owners J.C. and Marilyn’s vision for their winery came from their lifetime experiences as international visionaries. With time, they realized that life’s finest moments are borne of beauty, integrity, kindness and excellence. They try to carry those values into their wine making and hosting. Windrush produces a variety of classic whites and reds, along with one rosé. This Harvest Hosts location is about an hour and fifteen minutes from Toronto and offers three spaces for RVs of any size.
5. Rusty Truck Trading – Mono, ON
This store combines rustic decor with a variety of boutique goods, all in the upper level of a barn. Visitors can expect to find witty mugs, gorgeous statement pieces, knick-knack decorations, handmade goods, and more. Rusty Truck Trading sources most of their items from the same twenty-two artists across North America. This Harvest Hosts location is just over an hour from Toronto and offers two pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
6. Grand Maple Farm – Amaranth, ON
Grand Maple Farm is the perfect place to purchase gifts for anyone in your life with a sweet tooth. Here, they produce their own maple syrup, honey, and preserves. Visitors can choose between classic honey and creamed honey, both of which make excellent gifts. This Harvest Hosts location is about an hour and twenty minutes from the city and offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
7. Elliot Tree Farm – Hillsburgh, ON
Many only think of visiting tree farms close to Christmas, but Elliot’s is the perfect place to visit year-round. Visitors can unwind with a reservable Summer Picnic Site for a day camping experience. Elliot’s also sells trees for landscaping, including sugar maples, birch, and spruce. In addition, visitors can purchase maple goods including syrup and candies. This Harvest Hosts location is located about an hour and ten minutes from Toronto and offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
8. Hereward Farm – East Garafraxa, ON
Hereward Farm is named for the former Hamlet of Hereward that is now East Garafraxa. The owners are fifth-generation farmers in the area and are anxiously awaiting their first crop of lavender. In the meantime, they are still producing and selling natural, high-quality products. Here, visitors can find face serums, beard oils, lip balms, candles, air fresheners, and more. This Harvest Hosts location is an hour and twenty minutes from Toronto and offers five pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.
9. Amber Brewery – Markham, ON
The Amber Brewery is a family owned and operated brewery that strives to stick to its local roots and serve the best beer at the best price. This brewery produces a variety of beers to suit all palette. These beers include an IPA, light and dark lagers, ale, and more. It is located less than thirty minutes from the city and offers one pet-friendly space for RVs under twenty-nine feet in length.
10. Boulderz Climbing Centre – Etobicoke, ON
Feeling cooped up from travel? This is the perfect spot to stop. Boulderz is an indoor climbing center suitable for anyone above the age of four. They offer climbing options for first-timers, pros, and everyone in between. This Harvest Hosts location is just under twenty minutes from Toronto. They offer two pet-friendly spaces for RVs under thirty-five feet in length.
There are almost endless things to do during your time in Toronto, from seeing one of Canada’s most famous landmarks (CN Tower) or checking out a fantastic local Harvest Hosts location. All these options will be sure to make a lasting impression on anyone coming through this city! So if you’re feeling a little adventurous or just looking for something new to do on your next trip here, pack up your RV (or rent one!) and head out! There is so much waiting for us all to discover.
Have you taken your RV to Canada? Have you ever visited Toronto? Tell us your stories, and share your experiences in the comments below!
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