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Celebrate Vaisakhi with GO Transit!

GO Train at night.

Celebrate Vaisakhi with GO Transit!

Celebrate Vaisakhi with GO Transit!

Published: Mar 15, 2024

Time to harvest smiles. Trainloads of them. Vaisakhi Diyan Vadhaiyan! (Back translation: Happy Vaisakhi)

Vaisakhi is a Sikh festival celebrating the season of harvest, with farmers expressing gratitude for the bountiful crops harvested during the season. Sikhs also celebrate Vaisakhi, as the day of formation of Khalsa in the year 1699 and this day is traditionally celebrated as Khalsa Day in Ontario. This celebration entails community feasts, visits to Gurudwaras, and vibrant processions showcasing agricultural abundance and joy.

As one of the biggest celebrations in the Sikh community, it is the time for everyone to celebrate with their favourite people and enjoy the beats of the Dhol (Indian double-headed drums). Because what's Vaisakhi without a little Bhangra? Bhangra is the traditional Punjabi dance form that celebrates Punjabi culture through lively music, energetic dance, and colourful attire, fostering community pride and preserving cultural identity. The celebration includes exchanging gifts, fancy clothes, lots and lots of delicious food.

And if you ever needed a convenient and affordable way to get around and be where all the fun is, GO Transit’s got you covered.

GO to the Khalsa Day Parade!


Are you attending the Khalsa Day Parade? The Khalsa Day parade is the third largest parade in Toronto, celebrating the Sikh New Year and the establishment of the Sikh community in 1699. In Toronto, the Ontario Sikhs and Gurdwaras Council (OSGC) organizes an annual parade along Lakeshore Blvd, starting at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds and travelling east to Toronto City Hall.

  • When: April 28th, 2024 – from 1PM -3:30PM
  • Where: Canadian National Exhibition Grounds, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
  • Cost: Free
  • Getting there with GO: Great news! The start of the Khalsa Day Parade is just steps away from Exhibition GO Station!
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Savings for Every Celebration!

As you prepare for your Vaisakhi or Khalsa Day celebrations with your loved ones, learn about our different GO Transit fares to make sure that you’re choosing the most convenient option for you - and taking advantage of the best savings!

Don’t forget, kids 12 and under always ride free on all GO Trains and Buses!

Weekday Group Passes

  • $30 for 2 people, $40 for 3 people, $50 for 4 people, and $60 for 5 people
  • Valid for travel on weekdays (Monday-Friday)
  • Great for outings with friends or visits to family
  • Buy online and activate with your smartphone just 5 minutes before your trip
  • Learn more about our weekday group passes now!

One-Day Weekend Pass

  • Only $10 for unlimited travel throughout the GO network
  • Valid for the whole day on Saturdays, Sundays, or public holidays
  • Buy online and activate with your smartphone 5 minutes before your trip
  • Learn more about our One-Day Weekend Pass now!
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