Hello from Paris!
First of all, I would like to inform all of you that I will be featuring my family and I’s day trips from Toronto on the blog from now on. The purpose of it is to encourage my readers and friends who live in Toronto to explore suburbs and its surrounding neighborhoods more. I also want to share beautiful places to visit and possible fun activities to do outside of the city within a day of excursion.
Most importantly, it aims to make people realize that a day is actually more than enough to take a break and be able to spend quality time with their loved ones in an unfamiliar environment where they can all educate themselves and enjoy wonderful sceneries together. A short trip that gives them a perfect opportunity to have sensible talks and even learn more about each and everyone’s personalities.
So, as a starter, let me bring you to an hour and a half of journey from Toronto to Paris, Ontario, the cobblestone capital of Canada.
The Grand River
Paris is a town with a population of 12,310 located on the Grand River in Ontario, Canada. It was named for nearby gypsums found in the banks of the river, used to make Plaster of Paris.
Not only that, it was also voted in 2016 as “The Prettiest Little Town in Canada” by Harrowsmith Magazine. Many tourists go there to see it’s authentic beauty from then on.
Furthermore, the most famous summer activities offered there are kayaking, canoeing, rafting, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Aside from having picturesque backdrops and post-card like scenery, numerous dainty boutiques, specialty shops, bakeries, cafe’s, cheese, chocolate, and candy shops lined up at Downtown, Paris. It is absolutely an amazing escape from a sole urban life where you can experience both old and modern world.
Another thing, one of Canada’s historic site called Arlington Hotel is also located in this town. It’s a landmark that provides accommodation and one-of-a-kind dining experience to it’s residents and visitors.
“It’s the small adventure we take day after day that enrich our souls and make us wiser.” – Iza