CANADA in the WILD
Itinerary for September 17, 2016
Discover Toronto and Niagara Falls
Detailed Itinerary - 2017
Here is your itinerary:
2:45 pm Meet us at 90 University Private, Ottawa, K1N 6N5. This is a residence building on the University of Ottawa campus [See our map below]. The Ottawa Residences Building is right in front of a big parking lot where our bus will pick us up. Here you will have a chance to gather and get to know your fellow travellers before we set out.
3:00 pm The bus departs at 3:00 pm sharp. Don’t be late, we will not be able to wait for you and we do not want you to miss this awesome trip.
8:30 pm Arrive to Niagara Falls. We will be staying at The Empress Inn and Suites hotel by the Falls (5951 Clark Avenue, L2G 3W3 Niagara Falls)
9:30 pm Come out for a walk and discover the falls at night! They are just AWESOME! We will show Clifton Hill, where most of the attractions are. Enjoy the rest of the night on your own.
Check our "Places of Interest in Niagara" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
7:00 am- 9:00 am [OPTIONAL] We will be heading down to AlMac's Buffet (5435 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls. L2G 1R5)
This is a cheap 'all you can eat' breakfast restaurant. For $6.99 you can eat all of the bacon, eggs, sausages, pancakes, waffles, fruits, cereals, yogurt etc. Drinks are not included int he price.
10:00 am At this time we will check out of our hotel and head down to the falls to enjoy some of the attractions that the town offers. We recommend you do 'The journey behind the Falls' you will get VERY close to the falls!
12:40 pm Get back to the hotel and board the bus to continue the trip. Destination: Toronto
2:00 pm Check-in to our hotel: Knights Inn Downtown Toronto (117 Pembroke Street, M5A 2N9 Toronto, Canada)
2:30 pm Meet at the lobby of the hotel and join us for a guided group walk of Downtown Toronto (approx 1.5 h). Check out: Yonge street, the Eaton Center, Nathan Phillip Square (Great group photo here!), the entertainment district, financial district and the bustling streets in between.
Enjoy some free time on your own.
Check our "Places of Interest in Toronto" section below to familiarize yourself with the city and the many interesting things to do.
9:00 pm Meet back at the hotel. Let's go out for some pre-drinks and a fun night out! We will be hitting a cool Toronto club!
7:00 am- 9:00 am Our hotel has breakfast included. Enjoy some breakfast and get ready to check out.
10.00 am Check out of our hotel and head to Toronto's harbor front. [OPTIONAL] Take the ferry and enjoy a short journey to The Toronto Islands. Explore the beach, the town with its quaint little cottage-style houses and the amazing view of Toronto's skyline.
Once back in mainland take some free time and explore some more of this great city. (Kensington Market and Chinatown are quite interesting)
3:00 pm Be back at the hotel at 3.00 pm to collect your bags and start the trip back to Ottawa
3:15 pm Board and bus and say good bye to Toronto
9:00 pm Arrive to 90 University in Ottawa
What To Bring: Your camera, water bottles, good walking shoes, some changes of clothing including warm stuff, your adventurous spirit and extra money for food and souvenirs!
Places of Interest in Toronto
This is a map of downtown Toronto. Our hotel location has been already marked for you.
Discover spectacular views, from the Look Out Level at 346 m (1,136 ft.) Dare to walk on air on the world famous Glass Floor at 342m (1,122 ft.) with outdoor Sky Terrace, informational displays and more.
Book ONLINE 24hours in advance for discounts
Take a Ferry at the Jack Layton Terminal and go to the Toronto Islands. From here you will get the best skyline photos of Toronto.
Ripley's Aquarium of Canada
This incredible aquarium is located at the base of the CN Tower and features 13,500 different species of sea animals. Showcasing both marine and freshwater habitats from around the world, Ripley's Aquarium in Toronto is home to popular animals including sharks, jellyfish, green sea turtles and rays. Visit the 12,500-square-meter aquarium for an awe-inspiring experience, and get personal with sea creatures in the Touch Tank gallery.
BOOK ONLINE for discounts and timed entrance
Wanna go shopping? Queen st and King st are full of commerce and stores!
Check these majestic buildings where the Ontario Government is seated
Looking for souvenirs? Chinatown has some of the best deals you can find in Toronto. This is also one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city
Toronto's most unique neighbourhood, Kensington Market retains its charm and wonderful diversity through its eclectic mix of vintage clothing stores, Latin American grocers, fresh produce, cafes and watering holes
Toronto's Old City Hall was home to its city council from 1899 to 1966 and remains one of the city's most prominent structures. The building is located at the corner of Queen and Bay Streets, across Bay Street from Nathan Phillips Square and the new City Hall in the centre of downtown Toronto. The heritage landmark has a distinctive clock tower which heads the length of Bay Street from Front Street to Queen Street as a terminating vista.
Old City Hall was designated a National Historic Site in 1984.
Toronto Eaton Centre is Toronto’s most unique and iconic shopping centre. Its spectacular glass galleria soars above a premium selection of more than 230 retailers, restaurants and services. Toronto’s top tourist destination, located in the heart of the city, it is an exciting shopping experience with 47 million plus visitors per year. In 2016, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue opened their doors ushering in a new chapter at Toronto Eaton Centre
Places of Interest in Niagara Falls
This is a map of downtown Niagara Falls. Niagara has hundreds of attractions. Below is a small list of some of them. For more information visit Niagara Falls Tourism
This ferris wheel is just the ticket for people who want to escape the crowds. Its pods were precision-engineered in Switzerland to withstand year-round use. Take a breather and give it a whirl – you’re guaranteed heavenly views of the American and Horseshoe falls. Then, come back to earth with a bump at the nearby Nightmares Fear Factory. Warning: it’s not for the squeamish!
Price: $11.99 CAD
This is one of the major tourist promenades in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Here you can find restaurants, bars, clubs, pubs, cinemas, museums, amusement parks etc. One stop shop for all your entertainment needs.
All you can eat buffet restaurant. 5435 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1R5
Price: from $6.99 CAD
Disorient yourself in Niagara Falls. This dizzy destination is both flipped and crooked, the floor will leave you wondering how far you need to tilt to stay straight. The disorientation continues as your group parades through this unique attraction.
Price: $7.99 CAD
Visitors descend 150 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel (150 ft.) gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the Falls. At Journey Behind the Falls, you`ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s fresh water crashing down to the basin below
Price: $16.75 CAD
The temperature will drop 20 degrees. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. Standing in the mist on a massive platform you will feel the full wrath of Mother Nature as the floor trembles beneath you. Incredible images produced with technology previously used only in satellites and medicine will immerse you in a “4D” Universal Studios-style attraction.
This observation tower overlooks both the American Falls, New York, and the larger Horseshoe Falls in Ontario, from the Canadian side of the Niagara River