Even if the forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms, that doesn’t mean you still can’t hit the town on this long weekend. Meteorologists are asking for some flexibility when it comes to plans, so this guide has a list of indoor and outdoor activities for you to spend your free time. Enjoy a two-day music festival or gather your friends for an immersive experience dedicated to the hit Netflix series Stranger Things. And for a limited time only, we’ve got a special PROMO to enjoy from June 28th to July 3rd. Use CANADADAY25 at checkout for 25% off all Stranger Things tickets (excluding groups) on Fever.
Stranger Things season 5 couldn’t feel farther away, but with this fun and immersive Stranger Things: The Experience in Toronto, you can feel like you’ve stepped inside the hit Netflix series. You’ll be given a mission: to uncover the mysteries happening at Hawkins Lab and harness your new powers to save the city from the Upside Down with the gang. After your adventure, discover Mix-Tape: a retro area where you’ll be able to enjoy sundaes from Scoops Ahoy or try out the iconic slices at Surfer Boy Pizza! Don’t forget, Use promo code CANADADAY25 and save 25% on your unforgettable adventure in Toronto. Hurry up, this offer ends on July 3rd!
Explore this larger-than-life exhibit in Mississagua this long weekend (and it will be OPEN on Canada day). Explore the Jurassic World experience and be transported to Isla Nublar to get a glimpse at thrilling dinosaurs from the iconic Hollywood films.
3. Have a drink at these waterfront restaurants
Fingers crossed it stays sunny out (or at the very least, it’s not raining) so that you can enjoy an excellent waterfront patio in Toronto. We rounded up 7 of our favorites from upscale to take away which will let you sit and eat by the water. Sitting back and watching the waves while eating lunch with a glass of wine or a mug of beer is the best way to spend this long weekend for Canada Day in Toronto.
4. Watch fireworks at Downsview Park
A huge fireworks show will be lighting up Downsview Park at Festival Terrace. Staring at 4pm on the 1st, the Sean Stanley Quartet and The Orchestra will be putting on live performances followed by a spectacular fireworks show that starts at 10pm. Admission is free but you can reserve a spot on Eventbrite.
Toronto’s most skyline defining structure is the CN Tower and luckily it will be open on Canada Day. Conquer Edgewalk which is a full-circle journey around the tower or enjoy a meal 553.33 m up in the sky. There’ll be no more iconic way to spend this long Canada Day weekend.
6. Go strawberry picking
If weather permits, we’ve got an idea for you for this long weekend. Hop in the car with your family and go strawberry picking at one of the various farms, orchards, and fields available around the city. All have their own hours and guidelines so visit their websites to get more information.
Just in case it starts to rain, you can head indoors to one of these swanky cocktail bars in Toronto that will keep you dry from the weather but also keep the party going. We included ones with the best reputations, best drinks, and best atmosphere down below. Check the guide for the full list of our 8 favorites.
- Bar Raval
- Civil Liberties
- Famous Last Words
Vitamin Sea is an after hours party aboard the Enterprise 2000. The ship will be boarding at 176 Cherry Street at 9pm and setting sail at 10pm. The lineup of DJs includes Dr. Jay and Puffy and Ovadose.
9. Party at this free music and food festival
Toronto’s rock station Q107 is hosting a two-day festival on June 30th and July 1st with music performances by tribute bands dedicated to U2 and Queen, a beer garden, and food to enjoy. The fireworks display will also be available from Ashbridges Bay.