Better Bachelor & Bachelorette Parties

No cliché bachelor/bachelorette parties here

When you hear the words “bachelor” and “bachelorette”, what comes to mind? We’re not really sure when but at some point the last hurrah became totally cliché. But even if most of us can agree that a banger weekend in Las Vegas is not ideal, it can still be hard to come up with a great alternative.

Check out our top tips for a unique bachelor/ette party.

Drake Devonshire Inn, Wineries, and Farms

The Drake flung open its doors in the picturesque Prince Edward County last year and this is the perfect spot for a chill bachelor/ette party. The Devonshire is a perfect mix of glamour and the countryside. Spend the day visiting local wineries, go golfing, cheese-shopping, antiquing, or swimming and end the day sipping expertly mixed whiskey and bourbon cocktails in front a bonfire on the Devonshire property.

Graphite Stallions

If you’re looking for something to spice up a bachelorette party but you’ve over those stripper pole fitness classes, give Graphite Stallions a try. You’ll warm up with a few drawing lessons before your “stallion” takes the stage for his full reveal. It’s bound to induce giggles (which is partially the point) and the studio is near Queen West, making it a great starting point to a night out.

Ottawa River White Water Rafting and Cottage Rental


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Experience the power of nature on the Ottawa River. Organize a road trip for a challenging weekend of white water rafting. Get a lesson and a guide from one of the companies that operates on the river and you’ll be in for a rip-roaring good time. Rent a cottage near the river and you’ll have a great home base for beers and BBQ when the sun goes down.

Eat & Drink in a Private Wine Cellar

If you want to stay in town and you’re looking for a classy and special evening, book a dinner at the private wine cellar at Enoteca Sociale on Dundas west or Spendido on Harbord. Enoteca Sociale has mouthwatering Northern Italian dishes on the menu, an incredible selection of cheeses, an impressive wine collection and is the perfect spot for eight to 15 people. Splendido’s private cellar seats up to 35, also boasts a fine wine list and will send you on a culinary adventure.

Crews & Tangos


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Ain’t nothing like a drag show, honey. Dance the night away and enjoy the show at Crews & Tangos, a bachelorette-friendly bar in the Church-Wellesley village.

Algonquin Dog Sledding


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If you have a bachelor/ette party to plan in the cold, cruel winter months and you have an adventurous groom or bride, embrace the season and head for Algonquin Park. There are a few companies in the park that offer dog sledding adventures, complete with winter camping or glamping accommodation options. Is there anything more Canadian than a day of dog sledding followed by shots of CC around a campfire?