There are many attractions in the Alliston and surrounding area that offer a great way to spend the day. Learn more about the area's rich history at one of the many local museums, take a journey through the past on the Steam Train, shop til you drop or try your luck at the casino.
Did you know that Sir Frederick Banting and Theodore Loblaw were both born in Alliston? Dr. Banting, the co-inventor of insulin and treatment for diabetes, was knighted for his life changing medical discovery.
Raised in Alliston, Theodore Loblaw was the first to introduce the self-serve grocery store. Before Loblaws became Canada's signature name in grocery stores, Loblaw Groceterias was a tiny Toronto supermarket. In 1919, Theodore introduced the self-serve concept in grocery retailing, which was contrary to food stores at the time where customers had to wait for a clerk to grab items from behind a counter.
Explore the local Alliston area attractions and discover just how much there is to see, learn and do.
|Attractions||Activities / About||Location||Season|
|Air Display Hot Air Balloon Team||Chauffeured, Hot Air Balloon Adventures||Barrie/Cookstown||Spring-Fall|
|Banting Homestead Heritage Park||Park, Trails, Future Museum Exhibit||Alliston||Year-round|
|Barrie Paintball||Speedball, Xball, Bushball & Laser Tag||Barrie||Year-round|
|Base Borden Military Museum||Museum & Memorial "Tank" Park||Base Borden||Year-round|
|Born to Ride Bicycle||Bicycle Rental & Tours||Simcoe County||Spring-Fall|
|Canada's Wonderland||Theme / Amusement Park||Vaughan||Spring-Fall|
|Casino Rama||Slots, Shows & Concerts||Orillia||Year-round|
|Cookstown Antique Market||Antique & Collectible Market||Cookstown||Year-round|
|Dufferin County Museum & Archives||Museum||Rosemont||Year-round|
|Earl Rowe Provincial Park||Hiking, Swimming, Boating, Fishing & Biking||Alliston||Spring-Fall|
|Earl Rowe Provincial Park||Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing & Walks||Alliston||Winter|
|Georgian Downs||Slots, Shows, Horse Racing & Concerts||Innisfil||Year-round|
|Gibson Center||Theatre, Concerts & Exhibits||Alliston||Year-round|
|Mansfield Outdoor Centre||Cross Country Skiing||Mansfield||Winter|
|Midland Tours||Boat Tours||Barrie||Summer|
|Monto Reno Marina||Boat Rentals||Lefroy||Summer|
|Museum on Boyne||Museum||Alliston||Year-round|
|Nicolston Dam||Small Boat / Canoe / Kayak Launch||Alliston||Spring-Fall|
|Ontario Rail Trail||Bicycling, Hiking & Walking||Simcoe County||Year-round|
|Roadshow's 400 Antiques Mall||Antique Shopping||Innisfil||Year-round|
|Simcoe County Trails & Greenways||Bicycling, Hiking & Walking||Simcoe County||Year-round|
|Skydive Toronto||Skydiving: Tandem & Solo||Cookstown||Spring-Fall|
|Snow Valley||Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowblading & Tubing||Midhurst||Winter|
|South Simcoe Theatre||Theatre, Concerts & Comedy Sketches||Cookstown||Year-round|
|South Simcoe Railway||Vintage Train Tour||Tottenham||Spring-Fall|
|Sundance Balloons||Hot Air Balloon Tours||Barrie||Summer|
|Sunset Speedway||Nascar Racetrack||Innisfil||Spring-Fall|
|Tanger Outlets: Cookstown||Shopping||Cookstown||Year-round|
|Trans Canada Trail||Hiking, Cycling & Cross Country Skiing||Cookstown||Year-round|
|Washago Cruises||Boat Cruises||Washago||Summer|
Please inquire at the Front Desk for further details or browse through the Attractions rack of brochures in the main lobby, adjacent to the gift shop.