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Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties Near Toronto That Aren’t a Total Cliché

You’re an interesting person who does fun activities and likes to think outside the box. So why should your last hurrah before you get married be any different?

Instead of breaking the bank and heading to Las Vegas, or hiring an “adult entertainer” and feeling scummy, try your hand at something new with your guys or gals. Here are some great Bachelor/Bachelorette party ideas that people will actually look forward to:

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River Rafting

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Behold the power of nature! Make a weekend out of white water river rafting along the Ottawa river. Take a lesson and a guided run from one of the many companies that operates and you’ll be an extreme rafter in no time. When it’s time to pack it in, rent a cottage nearby and chill out by a fire with BBQ and drinks.

Drake Devonshire / Prince Edward County

Explore everything Prince Edward County has to offer. Start off things right by renting out a room at Drake Devonshire. If you don’t mind the price tag, go for the Owner’s suite, but really any choice is the perfect mix of glamour and the countryside. Then spend the rest of your time checking out the many amenities the area has to offer. Go swimming at the Sandbanks, give your glass a swirl at a winery, hit some balls for a round of golf, or check out any of the many shops for antiques and cheeses.


Go Glamping

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Take a deep breath and enjoy the great outdoors — without the whole sleeping in the dirt thing. Ontario has a number of great spots to go glamping, from open concept yurt camping, or picturesque cabin rentals in the woods.



ALGONQUIN Dog Sledding

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For the adventurous type, what’s more Canadian than taking your best pals up north to go dog sledding. If your wedding happens to be in the cruel winter months, head up to Algonquin Park for the ultimate experience. There are a number of companies that offer dog sledding, so a little research goes a long way. This would be a good place to combine and rent out any cool glamping spots near by.


Learn Code

Sorry fellas, this one’s for the ladies only. Ladies Learning Code is a Toronto based not-for-profit to teach women to become the next leaders in technology. If you’re the self-betterment type, LLC offers private workshops in half or full day classes for HTML & CSS, Ruby, Photoshop and more skills.


Enjoy the Argos Tailgating Experience

Sports fan or not, making a day of an Argos game is a good bet on a great time. Start your afternoon at the official Argos tailgate party! Grab an ice cold beer ($4), fire up the BBQ and talk sports with other fans before making your way over to your seats in the newly expanded BMO Field.

Build A Terrarium

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Bring some new life into your home, and build your very own terrarium. These little glass enclosures are really in right now, and for good reason (look how beautiful they are!). Build your own at Crown Flora studios, where they offer terrarium building workshops for roughly $200 per person. At the end of the day you’ll walk away with your own finished product, and the skills how to make your own at home.

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