United 39 Optional Tours

While we hope that participants will attend all events we have planned for this year’s United, there may be some of you that may wish to venture out on your own on certain days, or stay either in Oakville or nearby, before or after the United to make your trip an extended holiday. 

Fortunately, Oakville is well situated to access the nearby communities of Toronto, Burlington, Hamilton, and Niagara Falls.

Getting into Toronto

The host hotel is only a block away and a 5-minute walk away from a commuter train station that will get you downtown Toronto in about 30 minutes.

We recommend this option over driving as downtown can become congested at times and parking is relatively expensive. 

The GO train connects to Union Station which is right downtown and from there many attractions are within a short walking distance.

Here are some of the attractions that may be of interest to you.  You can go to the website link we have provided, and to learn more you could visit Trip Advisor for tips and comments. 

Check out the list of area attractions below and download information about restaurants near the hotel, gas stations near by, and the list of attractions in Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton, Niagara Falls and Toronto

Oakville Attractions

Oakville Museum

This historical lakefront estate-turned-museum offers tours, exhibitions & local history programs.

Oakville Lighthouse                                                                              

 Small, quaint circa-1888 lighthouse in a hexagonal wooden tower, next to a marina

Supercar Experiences

Gairloch Gardens

Flower beds & a rose garden, plus a pond with a fountain in a park with views from a lakeside path.

  • Address: 1306 Lakeshore Rd E, Oakville, ON L6J 1L6
  • Phone905-844-7968

Burlington Attractions

Royal Botanical Gardens

Royal Botanical Gardens is headquartered in Burlington owning extensive environmental protection areas and cultural gardens lands in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Hamilton Attractions

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Museum featuring dozens of Canadian military planes, plus aviation exhibits & flight simulators.

Dundurn Castle

Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The 1,700-square-metre house took three years and $175,000 to build and was completed in 1835. The forty-room castle featured the latest conveniences of gas lighting and running water.

Niagara Falls Attractions

Butterfly Conservatory

Step inside one of the largest glass-enclosed butterfly conservatories in North America and discover a tropical garden oasis. The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory features over 2,000 vibrantly coloured butterflies fluttering freely throughout winding pathways adorned with lush vegetation and trickling waterfalls. Your self-guided walking tour begins with a short, informative video presentation.

It is located approximately 9 kilometres north of Niagara Falls on the grounds of the Niagara Parks School of Horticulture, which is 40 hectares in size.

Niagara SkyWheel

Niagara SkyWheel is a 175-foot-tall Ferris wheel in the middle of Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls. The ride is approximately 12 to 15 minutes long, giving passengers views of the Niagara River, and the Horseshoe Falls and American Falls, and is open all year, from 9:00 am to 1:00 am.

Journey Behind the Falls

 Visitors descend 125 ft. by elevator, where a short tunnel gives access to two outdoor observation decks and two portals located directly behind the falls.  At Journey Behind the Falls, you’ll experience the awesome spectacle of one-fifth of the world’s freshwater crashing down to the basin below.  During the summer daylight hours, over 2,800 cubic meters of water thunders over the brink every second, travelling 65 km per hour!

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours

Skylon Tower

Observation tower featuring sweeping vistas of Niagara Falls plus an arcade & revolving restaurant.

Whirlpool Aero Car

The Whirlpool Aero Car or Spanish Aero Car is a cable car located in Niagara Falls, Ontario that transports passengers over a section of the Niagara River referred to as the Niagara Whirlpool. The system was designed by Spanish engineer Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been upgraded several times since 1916.

Wildplay Zipline to the Falls

On four parallel ziplines that face the American and Canadian Horseshoe Falls, riders dangle from a precarious 67 metre (220 foot) high vantage point. Our fully guided experience adds thrill to the breathtaking panorama as gravity floats riders 670 metres (2,200 feet), at speeds of 70+ kph (40+mph), along the edge of the vast Niagara River gorge to the Falls observation landing.

Casino Niagara

Features two floors of gaming with 1,500 slot machines, 45 gaming tables, weekly live Niagara entertainment and three different venues for dining and drinks.

Fallsview Casino Resort

A luxury Ontario casino resort, the Niagara Falls Casino Resort is fun for non-gamblers and gamers alike.  In addition to over 100 gaming tables and over 3000 slot machines, Niagara Falls view Casino is one of Canada’s premier destinations for live performances, gaming, a luxury hotel and spa, shopping, and an array of dining options.

Toronto Attractions

CN Tower

The CN Tower is a 553.3 m-high concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Built on the former Railway Lands, it was completed in 1976. Its name “CN” referred to Canadian National, the railway company that built the tower.

Ripley’s Aquarium

Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame is a museum and hall of fame located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup.

Toronto Railway Museum

Indoor-outdoor museum for local railroad history featuring vintage locomotives & a train simulator.

St. Lawrence Market

Since 1803, the St. Lawrence Market has been the community’s beating heart and culinary focal point of the city of Toronto. The Market is a place where the authenticity of truly great food and 120 shopkeepers who care reign above all else.

Craft Beer Market Toronto

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

The Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada. It attracts more than one million visitors every year, making the ROM the most-visited museum in Canada.

Casa Loma

Casa Loma is a Gothic Revival castle-style mansion and garden in midtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that is now a historic house museum and landmark. It was constructed from 1911 to 1914 as a residence for financier Sir Henry Pellatt. The architect was E. J. Lennox, who designed several other city landmarks.

Ontario Science Centre

The Ontario Science Centre, formally the Centennial Museum of Science and Technology, is a science museum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located near the Don Valley Parkway about 11 kilometres northeast of downtown on Don Mills Road just south of Eglinton Avenue East in the former city of North York.

Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is a zoo located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Encompassing 287 hectares, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. It is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, Americas, Tundra Trek, Australasia, Eurasia, and the Canadian Domain.

Events & Festivals (September 15th-19th)

City of Toronto Calendar of Events

Toronto International Film Festival

Founded in 1976, TIFF is now one of the largest and most prestigious events of its kind in the world and attracts many A-list celebrities.  Past attendees have been Jon Hamm, Blake Lively, Clive Owen, Ben Affleck, George Clooney, Olivia Wilde, Ryan Gosling, Evan Rachel Wood, Jessica Chastain, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dakota Johnson, Joel Edgerton, Bradley Cooper, Kate Hudson, James Franco, Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard, Channing Tatum, Naomi Watts, Eddie Redmayne, Idris Elba, Elizabeth Olsen, Woody Harrelson, Bruce Springsteen, Adrian Grenier, Adam Driver, Taylor Kitsch, Donald Sutherland, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth, Kristen Stewart, Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Keira Knightley, Owen Wilson, etc.

Toronto Blue Jays MLB Baseball vs Rays/Orioles/Phillies

Check the game schedule here

City of Toronto Restaurants

Here’s a list of Toronto Restaurants

Getting to the Toronto

Oakville Go Station

Getting Around the City


The Toronto Transit Commission is the public transport agency that operates bus, subway, streetcar, and paratransit services in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, some of which run into the Peel Region and York Region.
https://www.ttc.ca/routes-and-schedules#/ and a trip planner

Green P Parking

The Toronto Parking Authority, commonly known as Green P for its green-colour branding, is a municipal parking services company owned by the City of Toronto.