The last long weekend of summer is here! If you still don’t know how best to enjoy your labour day, we have a few great last-minute ideas to end your summer with a bang.
1. The Canadian National Exhibition (a.k.a. The EX)- Toronto, ON
Torontonians know that the place to be to bid adieu to summer is the EX! The Canadian National Exhibition never fails to impress with its far-out food, classic rides, midway, and exhibitions that offer something for everyone. Labour Day also means the last day of the Exhibition, and that means a jam packed weekend.
The biggest draw of the weekend will be the Air Show. Classic planes and daring stunts fill the Downtown Toronto skyline as people watch from the exhibition grounds, Lake Ontario, the CN Tower, and even their apartment balconies! Other highlights include the Thomas and Friends show at the Kids’ World Stage, and the SuperDogs, a Competitive Parkour demonstration, and Canadian Band Walk Off the Earth.
Let’s go to the EX!
2. Star Trek at the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum – Ottawa, ON
Trekkies unite! The Canadian Aviation and Space Museum’s special Starfleet Academy Experience is open until Labour Day. This special exhibit, perfect for sci-fi fans, is not the only reason to visit the museum, however. This iconic museum features exhibits about the rich aviation history of Canada, boasts interactive features great for kids, and offers the chance to see the Canadarm up close. Learn about the past, present, and future of Space and Aviation.
Beam me up!
3. Function at the Junction – Junction 56 Distillery – Stratford, ON
September 3rd, celebrate Junction 56 Distillery’s 1st anniversary with the Function at the Junction! They have a lot to celebrate, including the recent addition of their Moonshine to LCBO shelves, and the price of admission gets you quite a lot. For $10, you receive 2 drink tickets and delicious pork on a bun. Those under 19 are also welcome, with only $5 admission and non-alcoholic drinks available. Can’t make it this Saturday? The distillery offers tours Tuesdays – Saturdays, so be sure to check out this great new export from Southwestern Ontario.
4. Labour Day Weekend Paintball – Paintball Nation – Mississauga/Brampton/Burlington, ON
What better way to blow off steam than paintball? Paintball Nation offers some of the best indoor paintball in the GTA, with the ability to accommodate large groups and no need to pre-book. What’s more, you can free equipment rentals with our exclusive coupon!
5. 29th Annual Gatineau Hot Air Balloon Festival – Ottawa-Gatineau
Take in the spectacular sights of Canada’s largest balloon festival. Hundreds of colourful Hot Air Balloons will fill the skies outside of Ottawa with gentle beauty this holiday weekend. It’s more than just hot air balloons, though. There are several stages with musical performances, buskers, graffiti competitions, fireworks, and a classic car show.
Learn more at OttawaTourism.ca