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how to enjoy the summer within a 2 hour drive of toronto!

The hot weather is the perfect excuse to get out of the city and spend some time in the great outdoors (that’s within a 2 hour driving radius)! We’ve put together a list of our favourite ways to escape the city life this summer:

Lavender Farms

Visiting a lavender farm is a perfect way to spend a day in the summer (and you’ll leave smelling great)! Many of these beautiful farms are only a short drive away from the city. Terre Bleu is one of the biggest lavender farms in Canada and is conveniently the closest to Toronto, near Milton. Terre Bleu is definitely Instagram worthy with a giant yellow door in the middle of the field, lavender ice cream, and tons of other scented and flavoured goodies at their gift shop!

Hamilton’s Waterfalls

Just hop on the QEW and check out the amazing waterfalls in Hamilton! Great for the active or those looking for a peaceful afternoon, there are over a hundred waterfalls where you can hike or even have a picnic. If you’re feeling a bit overheated, you can even stand in the waterfall to cool down!

Elora Gorge

The Elora Gorge is one of the most beautiful and spectacular natural areas in the Grand River valley. Take a day trip to Elora Gorge or spend a few nights camping (with a breathtaking view to wake up to)! Canoeing, tubing, a splash pad, sport fields, trails, and access to great fishing on the Grand River, makes Elora Gorge Park a family favourite!

Niagara Falls & Niagara-on-the-lake

Spend the day (or weekend) in the picture perfect town of Niagara-on-the-lake, with gift shops, fine dining, historical sites, infinite ice cream options, and sooooo much more. The Niagara Whirlpool Jet Boats ride is a must when visiting this cute little town. Take on this Class 5 white water that’s guaranteed to leave you absolutely soaking wet and amazingly refreshed. Not a fan of getting wet? The Jet Dome tour follows the exact route as the Wet Jet but shelters you from the water. If arcades, zip-lining, and ferris wheels interest you, drive to Niagara Falls for a fun-packed weekend! 

GO Transit is also offering weekend GO Train service to Niagara Falls from June 22 – September 3. 

What are your summer plans? tweet us (@NatashaNKPR) and let us know!

Niagara Welcomes the Rebels of Rudsak!

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We have some very exciting news to share! Rudsak is opening their first ever outlet store in Niagara!

Not only will the store feature current collections (sold at regular retail price), the outlet will also include past collections for up to 60% off! The store will feature a large assortment of both women’s and men’s outerwear, clothing, handbags, footwear, accessories and select kids’ outerwear.

What: Rudsak Outlet Store – Grand Opening

Where: Outlet Collection at Niagara – 300 Taylor Road, Niagara-On-The-Lake, ON

When: Thursday, May 15th at 10:00 a.m.

Want to take part in the fun? Rudsak has some amazing promotions throughout opening day and opening weekend..

– Mark your attendance as “Attending” on the brand’s Facebook page, and receive a FREE Rudsak 2014 Agenda on Opening Day (May 15, 2014)

– Gift with purchase throughout opening weekend – valid May 15 through May 19, 2014

Be a part of the Rudsak party: Check out the link below and join the Facebook event and tag yourself on Twitter/Instagram with @rudsak #hiNF!

Hope to see you there!

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