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Our most recommended Ontario Seasonal & holiday activities

Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

1. Ottawa: Haunted Night Walking Tour

Experience Ottawa like never before on a 75-minute Original Haunted Walk. Spend an evening with fascinating tour guides who are chosen from the best local storytellers and have a passion for sharing the unexpected side of Canada's capital city.  On the Original Haunted Walk, your expert cloaked guide will reveal to you their favorite ghost stories from the Downtown Ottawa area and lead you by lantern light to some of the city's most well-known haunted spots. Visit locations such as the Fairmont Château Laurier, Grant House, and Ottawa’s haunted high school. A favorite stop is the haunted Bytown Museum where many of the guides have had their own experiences to share. You’ll never look at the city and these buildings the same again.  After being led through the streets of Downtown Ottawa, your guide can walk you back to the start location or leave you to enjoy a (sleepless) night in the city.

Niagara Falls: Winter Festival of Lights Guided Walking Tour

2. Niagara Falls: Winter Festival of Lights Guided Walking Tour

Admire the stunning array of Christmas lights that surround you as you explore the festive Niagara Falls. Your guide will lead you on a tour through Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights and introduce you to iconic landmarks like Niagara Falls and vibrant Clifton Hill. Hear why Niagara Falls is one of the world's most sought-after tourist destinations from your guide as you head towards Skylon Tower, Niagara Casino and other popular attractions. Learn a lot on fascinating facts about the city and the iconic falls. As you walk amongst thousands of Christmas lights you'll be filled with the holiday spirit. Take amazing photos of decorated houses, trees, and famous landmarks including the roaring falls.

Niagara, Canada: Winter Festival of Lights Walking Tour

3. Niagara, Canada: Winter Festival of Lights Walking Tour

Experience the 40th Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights on a relaxed walking tour of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls between the picturesque Dufferin Islands and the majestic Niagara Falls. Discover the whole city transformed into a Winter Wonderland. Meet your guide at Dufferin Islands hut and embark on a walk of the area. Marvel at the picturesque trails and be dazzled by larger-than-life displays and lush trees wrapped up in lights. Observe how the three-dimensional wildlife illuminations increase the excitement of the 40th Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights. Get into the holiday spirit as you admire the dazzling display of Christmas trees, giant ornaments, polar bears, moose, and more, made from millions of twinkling lights. Walk through the Islands and follow your guide along the route of the Winter Festival to see Table Rock Welcome Centre. Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Canadian Horseshoe Falls, this stop is ideal for group photo opportunities. Next, head to Queen Victoria Park which is often dubbed “a crown jewel of Niagara Falls”. Be amazed by the luminous wildlife winter sets in this park, like the giant polar bears and moose, and enjoy the sight of the radiant Falls in the surroundings along the Niagara Parkway. End the tour at the Hornblower loading area in the heart of Niagara’s tourism district at the bottom of Clifton Hill. Feel free to continue exploring the beautiful city of Niagara Falls from there.

Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

4. Toronto: Haunted Night Walking Tours

Ghosts, graveyards, hangings, and haunts. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of Toronto. You will never look at the city in the same way again.  Choose between 4 unique tour options. After hearing about the ghostly encounters that took place in the area, your cloaked guide can walk you back to the start location, or leave you to enjoy a sleepless night in the city.  The Original Haunted Walk of Toronto (75-Minutes) Depart from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame to walk from the heart of the financial district into the old town. Listen to chilling tales and see a darker side to Toronto's history including haunted theaters, unsolved mysteries, and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House. The entrance fee to Mackenzie House is not included.  Campus Secrets and Spectres (75-Minutes) Discover the grand architecture and tree-lined paths of the University of Toronto downtown campus filled with a dark history and ghostly tales. Your tour guide will lead you through the haunted campus and the Ontario Legislative Assembly.  Spirits of the Distillery (75-Minutes) With tales of gruesome accidents, the world of whiskey-making, and War of 1812, you’ll quickly see why this is the area known as one of Toronto’s most haunted spots. Black Creek Pioneer Village (90-Minutes) Explore the supernatural side of Toronto’s historic pioneer village in the dark. Featuring some of the oldest buildings in the city, Black Creek Pioneer Village is the perfect, creepy backdrop for a night of spine-tingling ghost stories.

Niagara: Christmas Walking Tour + Skylon Tower Entry Ticket

5. Niagara: Christmas Walking Tour + Skylon Tower Entry Ticket

Join a walking tour through the popular Winter Festival of Lights. On this 90-minute tour, your tour guide will introduce you to Niagara's most unmissable spots, including the iconic Niagara Falls and vibrant Clifton Hill. Hear how the famous falls are actually made up of 3 different waterfalls, and learn about some of the cities popular attractions, such as Journey Behind the Falls and the Niagara Power Station. In between admiring the landmarks and listening to your guide, you'll be able to stop and pose for a selfie with the stunning light displays and Christmas characters! Your ticket also includes a visit to Skylon Tower. Step inside a glass-enclosed elevator and soar 775-feet above the iconic falls to Niagara’s highest vantage point. At the observation deck, you will enjoy breathtaking views as you gaze across 8,000 square miles of Canada and the US. If you’re visiting during the evening, there’s no better way to enjoy the illumination of the Falls and a birds-eye view of the Winter Festival of Lights.

Niagara Falls: Winter Lights Tour with Helicopter Ride

6. Niagara Falls: Winter Lights Tour with Helicopter Ride

Celebrate the beauty of winter with this guided holiday tour in Niagara Falls which includes the Winter Festival of Lights, a helicopter ride around the falls, dinner at Table Rock House Restaurant, and an exhibit at the Illumination Tower. Witness the whole city turn into a winter wonderland. Begin your night with a pickup from your hotel in downtown Niagara Falls. Meet your guide and ride in the comfort of a heated Mercedes Metris van. Then, make your way to your first festive experience with over 3 million lights and 75 illumination displays. Admire the city after dark while driving along the parkway and through Dufferin Islands to see the Winter Festival of Lights. Follow the festival route to discover larger-than-life displays at every turn, from a 3D moose to a giant gingerbread house. Enjoy the holiday display of illuminated Christmas trees, giant ornaments, polar bears, and more, made from millions of twinkling lights that will dazzle your senses and spread holiday cheer. On Fridays and Saturdays, you can catch fireworks that add to the sparkle of the event. Next, take a helicopter tour around Niagara Falls and the gorge on the Canadian side. Marvel at how the falls and the surrounding area come to life with colorful lights and visuals, especially during the holiday season with the Winter Festival of Lights underway. Then, treat your palate to a 3-course Fallsview dinner at Table Rock House Restaurant. Savor locally sourced and internationally inspired cuisine with an incredible view of the icy Horseshoe Falls right beside you. After a hearty meal, follow your guide to the Illumination Tower to witness the falls lit up against the night sky, transformed into a multi-colored water and light masterpiece. Also, get the opportunity to control the lights. Choose some festive colors to add to the joyous atmosphere. Lastly, be presented with an “I Lit Up Niagara Falls” certificate as a keepsake from this exclusive experience before returning to your hotel.

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Our guide was knowledgable, friendly, and enthusiastic. We were properly dressed for the tour as recommended when we signed up on the site. The experience was exactly as advertised

Beautiful night for a tour of the lights along the walkway of the falls. Linda was engaging and provided wonderful stories along with historical facts.

The stories were really interesting and spooky, would definitely recommend

We totally loved our tour! It is a fun activity to do with kids too.

great scary stories and leaned a lot about the history