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What to expect

Explore a variety of waterfalls, charming towns, funky restaurants and several photo ops. We included quite a few 'bonus stops' in case you'd like to turn this day trip into an overnighter. This trip is perfect for spring - fall travellers. Waterfalls may dry up in extreme heat.

Trip Highlights

Get your waterfall fix

Take in scenic views

Delicious small-town food stops

A one-of-a-kind seasonal garden

Suggested for
  • Avid road trippers
  • Waterfall chasers
  • Adventurous families and couples
  • Photographers
Available to depart
This itinerary can be used between Spring-Fall. Some of the restaurant suggestions are closed between Sunday-Wednesday.


Stop 1

Start your day by heading to this charming country town centred around a dam and its falls. Drive time to the second stop is 17 minutes.

Stop 2

Another cute town, another waterfall. We’ve also recommended a few hiking trails if you’re ready to stretch your legs. Drive time to the third stop is 19 minutes.

Stop 3

Grab a bite to eat for the next stop. We’ve recommended a variety of delicious eateries and some other attractions to look out for. Drive time to the fourth stop is 5 minutes.

Stop 4

The last stop includes two of the biggest waterfalls of the day. We’ve also included two bonus options if you’d like to keep travelling- including five more waterfalls to check out!

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Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.

Add 3-4 hours for time spent at stops.


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Before you go

What You'll Need to Bring

Hiking Shoes
Outdoor Gear
Reusable shopping bags
Road Trip Snacks
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

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See the approximate total round-trip driving distances/times below. These are driving distances only and do not factor in time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 4 hours and 20 minutes / 348 km

• From Hamilton: 4 hours and 26 minutes / 342 km

• From Kitchener: 3 hours and 23 minutes / 250 km

• From Pickering: 4 hours and 45 minutes / 395 km

• From Barrie: 3 hours and 15 minutes / 234 km

This itinerary can be used Spring-Fall. Some of the restaurant suggestions are closed between Sunday-Wednesday.

We recommend leaving anytime between 7 am – 8 am if you’re departing from the GTA. The later you leave, the less time you may have to complete all the stops. 

You can bring your pup on The Waterfall Route!

The trip includes patio options for when it’s warm & takeaway that work well for your pet. There will also be at least one dog-friendly activity at each stop. If you bring your furry friend, you will be unable to bring them into any indoor suggestions.

We recommended bringing up to five people. 

One suggestion on your Fourth Stop requires an admission of $10, with a second free option. Please bring cash or have cell data available to pay online.

We have included a few accommodation recommendations in the confirmation email.