The Grand River rushes through a gorge with 22m-high cliffs in a gorgeous conservation area, before entering one of the most scenic towns in Ontario.
120 km from toronto
Introducing Elora Gorge
One of our most popular day trip destinations, offering a big variety of activities for all ages. From tubing down the rapids to hiking along the banks of the Grand River, it’s a guaranteed day of fun for everyone.
Town of Elora
Town of Elora is perched on the edge of a spectacular gorge and along the banks of the Grand River. Restaurants, cafes, art galleries and boutiques line the main street. Elora Gorge Conservation Area is located about 30 min away by foot.
Pickup locations in Toronto
30 Carlton Street
The pick up location is in front of Holiday Inn/Starbucks, on the north side of Carlton Street. TTC College Subway station is located less than 100m away.
1126 Bloor Street West
The pick up location is on the north side of Bloor to the East of Dufferin (1126 Bloor St West) - TTC subway station Dufferin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pay for park admission?
No, your Parkbus ticket includes your park admission for the day. If you are considering a short visit to the town of Elora but still want to explore the conservation area, we suggest that you first get off at the park since that way you are guaranteed admission. You can then leave and hike over to the nearby town.
Can I go tubing at Elora Gorge?
Yes, tubing is one of the most popular activities at Elora Gorge Conservation Area. Tubing is available at Elora from late June to September 1st, and is often dependant on the water level of Grand River. Tubes cannot be reserved in advance, so you will have to line up at the rental booth as soon as you arrive. For more information on tubing regulations and hours click here .
Are there any places to buy food?
There are no places to buy any food/drink once inside Elora Gorge conservation area, however the town of Elora is a short walk away and offers plenty of food options. If you plan on spending most of your day at the park, we recommend packing your own lunch and water for the day.
Can I bring pets on the bus?
Yes, pets are allowed as long as a pet ticket is purchased ($10 each way). The pet must be transported either in a carrier or with a muzzle, and the owner assumes responsibility for a cleaning fee in case their pet makes a mess on the bus. Dogs must be on a leash when in the park.
Is there bathroom on board? Do you make a stop on the way?
There are no bathrooms on board the school buses we use for day trips. Depending on the duration of the trip, we may offer a 10-15 minute break stop on the way.
Is this a guided trip?
No, this is not a group trip, and what you do once you get off the bus is completely up to you. Please make sure to review all park information prior to your trip and keep track of time so that you don’t miss the return bus.
For more information please visit the Grand River Conservation Authority website .