Niagara Parks and Metrolinx are making it easier for people to experience the fun and excitement of Niagara Parks and the Niagara Region.
AFFORDABLE SEASONAL SERVICE
Beginning June 23, 2017, summer visitors will be able to travel round-trip between downtown Toronto and Niagara using the seasonal GO train service for as low as $25 CDN for an individual ticket or $50 CDN for a family of five. (Group tickets are valid for two adults and three children or one adult and four children.) Your round-trip ticket includes GO train service to and from Niagara, with stops at Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington and St. Catharines stations, as well as a two-day access pass to WEGO, the hop-on, hop-off tourism bus system that travels throughout Niagara Parks, the City of Niagara Falls and the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Weekend service will run from June 23 to September 4 and over the Thanksgiving weekend in October. Three Niagara-bound trips and four Toronto-bound trips will run on Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, and there will be one trip in each direction on Fridays. Trains running on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during the summer months feature three bike cars with room for 18 bikes on each.
The new travel packages also help you enjoy the best of what Niagara Parks has to offer on your weekend getaway by offering discounted prices for both the Niagara Parks Adventure Pass and the WEGO Niagara-on-the-Lake shuttle service. The Niagara Parks Adventure Pass includes admission to four incredible Niagara attractions — Journey Behind the Falls, Niagara’s Fury, White Water Walk and the ever popular Hornblower Niagara Cruises — as well as more than $100 in bonus coupons.
For more information on pricing and schedules or to purchase your tickets online, visit www.niagaraparks.com/go.
NIAGARA IS MEANT FOR CYCLISTS
On the topic of transportation, cycling is a great way to get around Niagara — especially if you’re taking advantage of the daily GO train or bus service between Toronto and St. Catharines or Niagara Falls. There are plenty of off-road bike trails and country roads for cyclists to enjoy. In fact, you can select from more than 200 scenic routes in the Niagara Region to suit your experience level. The Scenic Routes Web Application has them sorted by theme, terrain and surface, length, municipality and level of difficulty. You can download your App for Bike Map here.
The Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre is another facility dedicated to providing resources to visitors wishing to explore Niagara by bike.
Many bed and breakfasts are located on or near the designated cycling trails and offer a place to safely store your bikes during your stay. Globetrotters B&B/Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is one of them.
Posted by Donna Vieira, owner of Globetrotters B&B/Gallery in Niagara-on-the-Lake — WHERE YOU CAN TASTE THE DIFFERENCE!