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5 Things to Do In and Around Halton for the Long Weekend


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5 Things to Do In and Around Halton for the Long Weekend

What are your plans for the weekend?

Three days off combined with good weather calls for some fun.

It’s time to explore, eat or finally go do that one thing you’ve always wanted to.

As for the bunch who can’t decide, here are some ideas.

Defy gravity

Near Oakville, you can choose to be mid-air, with no feel of gravity. Indoor skydiving at iFly is a great way to be trying out skydiving without worrying about that jump out of a plane. Call ahead as they are mostly booked on weekends. But once you’re in, 30-minutes of training and you’re ready to test out what flying is like.

Hike and soak in scenic views

Get a little outdoorsy. Take a hike or simply drive far for those lovely Canadian scenic views. The region has a full list: Rattlesnake Point, Crawford Lake Conservation area, Kelso Conservation area, Bruce trail and more. There are activities at each of these places. You can camp, hike or sit down for a small picnic. That sounds like a great weekend plan, no?

Take a history lesson

Visit a historical lakefront estate, the Oakville Museum or learn the history of golf in Canada at the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame. If art is more up your alley, Oakville Galleries has excellent exhibits. Or visit the Ireland House Museum for an Irish spin on the weekend. If streetcars and old trolleybuses are more exciting, take a scenic ride in a heritage streetcar at the Halton County Radial Railway.

Venture out

Head out and explore another town or city. You could go for a swim or go for a road trip. If a digital detox is not your style, immerse in the city bustle…although the streets may be emptier because it’s the weekend. You can shop for cheap and eat for cheaper in Toronto’s Chinatown or catch on the latest ice-cream trend and see what the fuss is around Kensington Market. Or perhaps a wine or brew tour of Niagara?

Sample local eats and drinks

Plan a food tour for yourself around the city. Our several Top 5 lists should surely help! Or leave all the planning to Burlington Food Tours.

There’s so much you can do instead of living under your sheets. What will you be up to this weekend?

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