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History in Motion: Waterfront West

bike ride

History in Motion: Waterfront West

67 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Spanish
bike ride

History in Motion: Waterfront West

bike ride

History in Motion: Waterfront West

67 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English, French, Spanish

What you'll do

It's cooler by the lake! This is Toronto's most unique bicycle tour experience: we travel west along the Waterfront Trail, stopping at key locations [e.g. Ireland Park, Coronation Park, Sunnyside pool and High Park] which serve as important markers of Toronto's history as a city. No standard tours make stops at these places, so it will be a unique experience, whether for Torontonians or for tourists. I'll take you on a relaxing and refreshing trip west along the lake, stopping at little known sites in the city. Cycling around the city is a very healthy and original way of getting to know local sights. You'll learn about Toronto's history through an interactive experience, including multimedia materials and trivia. Among other landmarks, you will learn about: - Indigenous history, including how Toronto got its name; - Toronto's waterfront and railway legacy; - The Island Airport; - The War of 1812; - Sunnyside Amusement Park; - High Park; - The Humber River We will end up right where we started, so it'll be easy to carry on the rest of your journey in Toronto.t's

Your host

Sean

Sean

I am an award-winning retired History teacher who also taught French, Spanish and German. I love telling people about events from the past which affect us today, often without us even realizing it. I have led several historical bike tours for members of Toronto Bike Meetup in the past 3 years, and got super positive feedback for them. That inspired me to share my experience and insights on a much larger scale. I lead unique and unconventional bicycle tours to the more interesting and lesser known historical sites in the city and incorporate national and local history in my narrative. I call it History in Motion.

What's included

Food
A treat during, and at the end of, the trip, if desired.
Transport
Good times!
Equipment
Brand new, comfortable hybrid bikes included. You'll love the feel!

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Where you'll be

I believe that the Waterfront Trail going west from Downtown is one of the most under-appreciated aspects of the city. Most tours overlook the beautiful scenery and calming nature of the water. I would love to show you these vistas. One of the most interesting aspects in Toronto's history has been its waterfront development and I will show you why this is the case.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Guests should know how to ride a bicycle safely and be familiar with riding on public paths with other cyclists.

More tips

We will be travelling at a steady, but comfortable pace. It will be easy riding on flat terrain. You will see a lot of outstanding vistas.
Sean
History in Motion: Waterfront West
67 reviews
₹3,317 / person
67 reviews
₹3,317 / person