Top Budget Destinations Near Toronto for a Perfect Getaway


Unique experiences, fun-filled days and moments of escape can all be found in and around Toronto. On budget, short and sweet, these are the five best destinations for a perfect getaway near the city.

Toronto Island

Leave the city behind, take the ferry and travel south towards Toronto Island. It’s many green spaces and stretches of beach provide the perfect backdrop against which to enjoy a picnic and BBQ. You can even camp overnight, canoe and kayak on Lake Ontario. It’s the perfect place to channel your inner adventurer.

Muskoka Bay Resort

A weekend at Muskoka Bay Resort is a weekend spent naturally better. Here, with sun, crisp air and views for days, you can play, get pampered and enjoy gourmet food. Open all four seasons, Muskoka Bay captures your imagination from the start. Enjoy the outdoors with nature trails, bird watching and hiking; treat yourself to the leisure of an infinity pool, fitness centre, tennis courts and spa, and discover the wonders of a small town waiting to be seen and experienced. You can stay in luxurious overnight accommodations with spectacular design that exude splendour through every element.

Hamilton Supercrawl Weekend

Downtown Hamilton is the place to be, come September 13th – 15th. Supercrawl is a music and arts festival that combines and releases every form of creativity in one massive, energetic stroke. New and independent music, theatre, craft, fashion, performance and literature are showcased to honour imagination; admission is free and everyone is invited.

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada has a heartwarming mission to provide refuge and a lifelong home to those donkeys, mules and hinnies that were unwanted, abused or neglected. The vision is to create a world that recognizes the worth of all animals. Once there, you can meet and brush the donkeys, learn about their day-to-day lives and enjoy a hike and picnic by the pond.

Sauble Beach

Go to Sauble Beach and you’ll find yourself at Canada’s #1 freshwater beach. You can rent a cottage, motel or hotel and spend your night’s camping; enjoy activities like an Aerial Park with rock climbing and free fall experiences, boat tours, mini golf and ATV rides on trails, shopping and dining. All this against a beautiful beach and gorgeous sunset.