SportChek Winter Treks are here!

What to expect

This road trip takes you north towards beautiful sights, unusual attractions and secluded waterfalls. The travel time from Toronto is quite far, so be prepared for an early morning or plan ahead by booking one of our recommended accommodations.

Trip Highlights

Rugged waterfalls

A variety of road trip worthy food stops

A highly unusual and bizarre attraction

Scenic view points

Suggested for
  • Those looking for longer road trips or longer getaways
  • Adventurous families & couples
  • Paranormal seekers
Available to depart
Every day of the year except holidays.


Stop 1

The first stop is a perfect combination of weird and wonderful; a cute coffee shop, a ghost story and a few falls to enjoy. The drive time to your second stop is 25 minutes.

Stop 2

A few scenic views and some hidden art is next on the list. The drive time to your third stop is anywhere from 5-20 minutes (depending on where you want to go).

Stop 3

You’ll be hungry by now. Your third stop includes a variety of our favourite lunch stops in the area. Drive time to the fourth stop is anywhere between 20-35 minutes.

Stop 4

The fourth stop takes you to the main attraction of the trip…welcome to ‘one of the world’s most bizarre places!’ We’ve also included a few additional places if you’d like to continue exploring.

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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
Road Trip Snacks
Additional Details
Kid Friendly
Pet Friendly

Frequently Asked Questions

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Please see the approximate round-trip driving distances below. Please note this just includes driving distances and not time spent at stops.

• From Toronto: 5 hours and 32 minutes / 559 km
• From Oakville: 5 hours and 32 minutes / 570 km
• From Hamilton: 6 hours and 9 minutes / 633 km
• From Pickering: 5 hours and 21 minutes / 474 km
• From Kitchener: 6 hours and 36 minutes / 674 km
• From Barrie: 3 hours 29 minutes / 344 km
• From London: 8 hours 11 minutes / 849 km

This itinerary can be used any day throughout the year. There may be some restrictions on holidays.

We recommend leaving anytime between 7 am-8 am if you’re departing from the GTA. This is one of our longer road trips.

You can bring your pup on Weird & Wonderful Things!

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 recommend bringing up to 5 people. Some of the food stops along the way have a maximum capacity of 5 people per seating area.

None of the stops require an entrance fee. The last stop encourages travellers to bring a canned food item or small donation, however, this isn’t required.

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