If you live anywhere in Southern Ontario, anywhere else in Southern Ontario is fair game for a Bachelor party. Sure, the drive from Cornwall to, let’s say, Windsor might be a slog, but it’s do-able within a day trip.
That said, if you’re planning a bachelor party, consider the entirety of Southern Ontario your oyster. Across Canada’s most populous region, there are a thousand things you can do, but this article has whittled them down to the top five.
These are the best bachelor party activities on offer in Southern Ontario.
Go Axe Throwing in Pickering
Axe throwing is gaining major popularity as a bachelor party activity, and it’s simple to see why. What more do you want from a bachelor party: it’s got competition, booze, food and plenty of opportunities for everyone to take photos brandishing a badass axe.
There are BATL (Backyard Axe Throwing League) locations across Southern Ontario, but if you’re heading out from Cornwall, check out either the BATL location in Pickering or the one in Ottawa.
Join a Booze Cruise in Toronto
Toronto’s got a lot to offer in terms of bachelor party fun, but if you want to make the most of your evening there, make use of Lake Ontario. There are a number of booze cruises you can join that disembark from the waterfront and sail around the lake serving up cocktails with a view of the tall skyline.
The only thing is, it’s not really an all-day thing usually. For a full bachelor party itinerary, couple it with one of the other entries on the list, like axe throwing above.
Drive Go-Karts in Ottawa
Ask an Ottawan for bachelor party recommendations, and if they don’t say axe throwing or booze cruising, chances are they’ll point you in the direction of a go-kart facility. There are a few go-kart facilities around Ottawa, and their schedules are usually stacked with bachelor and bachelorette parties. It’s literally the only time when drinking and driving is sanctioned – just make sure you keep your wits about you!
Hit the Casinos in Niagara Falls
To spur the local economy back in the 90s (perhaps to compete with Niagara Falls’ American counterpart) the Ontario government introduced legal gambling. Fast forward nearly 30 years, and Niagara Falls is a gambling destination in Southern Ontario, with nearly 10,000 slot machines and 250 gaming tables. Your friend is already taking the ultimate gamble getting married – they might as well get lucky at their bachelor party too!
Do All the Activities at Blue Mountain
Blue Mountain, near Collingwood and the Georgian Bay, is a cornucopia of thrilling activities. Catch it in the winter for skiing and snowboarding, or in the summer for hiking and zip lining. It’s a little remote, but there are enough pubs and restaurants around that you can have a fun time.
There’s no reason to leave Southern Ontario for your bachelor party when these five activities exist. You could even say that they’re the “perfect marriage” of fun and proximity!