If you’ve had Niagara in your summer bucket list, there’s good news for you.
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, Niagara Parks and Metrolinx have partnered up to offer tickets to the Niagara region for $25 return on weekends starting June 23. Along with low fares for individual tickets, there is a $50 package deal for a family of five, and services will be offered from Toronto. Stops on this route include Union, Exhibition, Port Credit, Oakville, Burlington and St. Catharines stations.
“From hiking to visiting a museum to viewing the region’s famous landscapes, Ontario’s 150th anniversary year is the perfect time to take advantage of the wide variety of activities offered in Niagara,” said Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport in a statement. “This new partnership with Metrolinx will make the Niagara Region more accessible than ever before, seamlessly connecting visitors to discover and experience our province’s natural beauty, vibrant culture and rich heritage.”
— Niagara Parks (@NiagaraParks) June 12, 2017
Metrolinx provides weekend GO Train service to and from Niagara every summer so that customers can start and end their vacations with comfort and convenience, according to a press release.
This year, weekend service will run from June 23 to September 4 and over the Thanksgiving weekend, from October 6 to 9. There will be 3 Niagara-bound trips and 4 Toronto-bound trips will run on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and there will be one trip in each direction on Fridays.
And for cyclists, trains running on Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays during the summer months will feature three bike cars with room for 18 bikes on each.
“Whether it is a day trip or a special weekend getaway, an action-packed adventure or a leisurely bike ride along the Niagara River Recreation Trail, be sure to take advantage of these new ticketing options when planning your visit to Niagara,” said Janice Thomson, Chair of The Niagara Parks Commission. “We hope to see you this summer.”
Currently, a one way GO ticket to Niagara would set you back $18.75 plus tax. This certainly makes travelling to the area much cheaper. The new GO deal is available on the Niagara Parks website.