Hire a car in Toronto and visit the Canadian International Air Show
For three days in September the airspace over Lake Ontario is given over to skilled pilots performing their aerial stunts. Fighter planes from the American and Canadian air forces fly daring formations, perform aerial acrobatics and generally showcase their airborne skills. The Canadian International Air Show is part of the Canadian National Exhibition, a former agricultural fair, which now also includes annual markets and other events.
In a hire car picked up in Toronto you can marvel at the Air Show from the shores of Lake Ontario. The main venue is Exhibition Place, a huge complex located west of the city centre. It features the famous wind turbine, an impressive structure visible from afar.
Excursions by car: from Toronto to Niagara Falls
The Niagara Falls are among the most iconic sights of the world and visited every year by millions of tourists. Particularly spectacular is the boat trip that edges very close to the falls.
The famous Maid of the Mist tours take place on the Niagara River from excursion jetties on both banks. The river outing goes past American Falls to Horseshoe Falls aka Canadian Falls. Despite raincoats, all passengers end up being completely soaked by the spray and splashing water.
From the car rental office in Toronto you can reach the jetty in the Canadian part of Niagara Falls in just over an hour. The best view of the Niagara Falls is from the 192-m-high Skylon Tower.
Toronto Islands – relaxing against the backdrop of the Toronto skyline
The group of small islands that form Toronto Islands in front of the port of Toronto is a popular destination for city dwellers seeking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
In the summer there are good beaches for bathing, opportunities for water sports and places for picnics - families spend their whole weekend there. In the middle of Toronto Islands there is a miniature railway, an amusement park and several cafés and restaurants.
Toronto Islands can be reached by ferry. If you are thinking of hiring a car with TUI Cars in the summer, we recommend you hire a cabriolet to get the most pleasure out of visiting the myriad interesting destinations around Toronto.