Seasons in Canada go by so quickly. That’s why it’s important to take time to slow down and enjoy these moments while they last. Sit by the lake and watch the waves. Escape the hustle of the city and spend an afternoon walking quietly through the trees and see the beautiful fall colours. GO Transit isn’t just your best way to get to work, we can also help you get out and explore nature. After a day of rejuvenation in the outdoors, you don’t want to ruin that relaxed feeling with a stressful drive home!
Our Weekend Passes are your stress-free solution to travel. For just $10, you’ll get unlimited travel throughout the GO system on a Saturday or Sunday or holiday with a One-Day Pass. If you just can’t get enough of nature, a Weekend Pass will give you unlimited GO travel all weekend long so you can fit in ALL the exploring! Traveling on a weekday with friends or family? Take advantage of our GO Weekday Group Passes, offering unlimited GO trips for you and up to 5 friends. Kids benefit from time in nature, too, and since kids 12 and under travel free on GO, you don’t need to stress about the cost of transportation. Now let’s GO find that calm! Buy your online passes today.
Hamilton and the surrounding area is home to some truly spectacular hiking trails. Albion Falls is one of Hamilton's most picturesque waterfalls, standing at 19 metres tall and 18 metres wide. Take in the views while in the midst of a beautiful hike in the Albion Falls area, spanning roughly 6km around Red Hill Creek.
Get There With GO: From Union Station, take the Lakeshore West train to West Harbour GO Station and then a connection to Hamilton Street Railway will get you to the Falls with ease.
Rouge National Urban Park
There’s so much to discover in Rouge National Urban Park and there’s something for everyone. It’s home to amazing biodiversity and some of the last remaining working farms in the Greater Toronto Area. There are opportunities for wildlife sightings, quiet nature walks, discovering the past, fitness challenges and more. Pro-tip for those with young children: child carriers, rather than strollers, are better for the trails and for your hike. Dogs on leashes are welcome at the park, so take them for a ride and bring them along.
Get There With GO: From Union Station, take Lakeshore East train to Rouge Hill GO Station and then it’s a 12 min TTC ride on the 85A bus.
Niagara Glen Nature Reserve
Explore the beauty of Niagara Falls at the Niagara Gorge. You’ll be in awe at the colours of the Carolinian forest and feel your stress melting away in the peace of nature. After your hike, take in the splendor of the Falls! Travelling on the weekend? Take advantage of our GO + WEGO pricing package with Niagara Parks Commission for single or group pricing packages from Toronto to Niagara Falls starting at $25.
Get There With GO: From Union Station, take the Lakeshore West GO train to Niagara Falls GO Station, then connect with the local WEGO bus service to complete the journey.
The Ardagh Ring Trail is a moderate hiking trail that will take you through a beautiful forest where you can immerse yourself in the autumn colours until your heart’s content!
Get There With GO: From Union Station, take the Barrie line GO train to Allandale Waterfront GO Station. You can take an 8 min Uber to Ardagh Bluffs, or rent a bike if you plan on exploring other trails around Barrie.
Rockwood Conservation Area
Hike along the tops of cliffs, stroll along boardwalks through wetlands, and explore the caves filled with stalactites. The glacial bluffs at Rockwood Conservation Area were formed during the last ice age, and is among the world's oldest. Feel your stress and everyday worries fade away as you contemplate the formation of the natural wonders around you. The area is open year-round, and it offers one of the most stunning winter hiking trails in Ontario. In the spring and summer, you can canoe, fish and even go mini-golfing. During the fall, you can take an epic hike and soak up the stunning colours of the season. Everything you need to immerse yourself in nature is waiting at Rockwood Conservation Area.
Get There With GO: On the weekends, take GO Bus Route 31 from Union Station to Alma St. @ Fall St. in Guelph and then head down Fall St. South.
Searching for one of the best hike trails in Richmond Hill? Make sure to check out Jefferson Forest, which features several hiking trails that will accommodate all fitness levels. Full of biodiversity, you’ll be in full view of an abundance of wildlife during your journey. Fun fact: Jefferson Forest is a designated as an ‘Area of Natural and Scientific Interest’ by the province of Ontario.
Get There With GO: From Union Station, take the Richmond Hill line GO train to Gormley GO Station. From there it's a short walk to the forest, or an even shorter rideshare or bike ride.
Allandale Station Park
Breathe in the cool breeze coming off Kempenfelt Bay as you walk the trails of this 16-acre park. Or, bring your bike on the train and enjoy a leisurely ride along the waterfront. There are plenty of spots for a quiet picnic and up the trail is Centennial Beach, where you can relax on the sand and just look out over the water. If art brings you a sense of calm, don’t miss the Moments of Algoma interpretive panel that links the Group of Seven’s artistic travel through Algoma County to the Allandale train station!
Get There With GO: Take the Barrie line to Allandale Waterfront GO Station. Walk across Lakeshore Dr. and you’re there!
Guildwood Park & Gardens
Find bliss while surrounded with beautiful art, architecture, and blossoming gardens. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to Europe when you stroll around the Greek Theatre at this park that was once an artist colony. The grounds are filled with relics of Toronto buildings and sculptures created by the former artist residents. Follow the peaceful woodland trails that feature views of the stunning Scarborough Bluffs and you’ll completely forget that you’re in a busy city. Breathe deep and soak up the serenity.
Get There With GO: Take the Lakeshore East line to Guildwood GO Station. Walk west on Westlake Rd., then south down Livingston Rd., and then east on Guildwood Pkwy to Guildwood Park & Gardens. It’s approximately a 20-minute walk.