Spending time outside by the water is one of the best parts of summertime. You can soak up the sun, take a refreshing dip in crystal blue waters and enjoy some good drinks with friends.
Ontario is fully gorgeous lakes, rivers and quarries to relax your summer days away by the water! If you can't wait to get out of the city and really spend some time in the great outdoors then you need to take a road trip to Innerkip Quarry this summer.
Innerkip Quarry is located at51 George St in Innerkip, Ontario. Innerkip Ontario is basically located between Hamilton and London which is just a 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, 50 min drive from London, and a 5.5 hour drive from Kingston.
This spring-fed quarry comes with bright blue waters that are the perfect temperature for swimming in the summer and is around 30 ft deep. People bring their floaties to the quarry and float the day away!
Not only can you bring your floaties and hang out on the water all day, there's also man-made ledges that are perfect for "cliff jumping" into the bright blue waters! If you're feeling like a dare devil you can definitely try them out.
Another unique activity that's popular at this quarry is scuba diving! There's several ship wrecks and a mine shaft hidden under the waters of the quarry that you can find with scuba diving gear. You can purchase a map and compass that will lead you to this hidden underground park.
If you have your own scuba gear you can jump right in but you can also purchase scuba tank air fills for just $10! If you want to camp in the area and bring an RV it will cost $10 as well.
In a press conference on Thursday, the premier stated that while the next few weeks will continue to see businesses and gatherings shuttered, Ontarians shouldn't lose hope for a normal July and August.
"My goal is to have the most normal July and August possible," he states. "Obviously, that won't mean large sporting events or concerts."
"But, if we manage the next few weeks properly, I believe that we can have things in a very good place this summer."
On top of this, the premier also states that they working on getting everyone vaccinated as quickly as possible, in order to reduce cases and lift restrictions.
"If we get the supply, we will work our backs off to have a two-dose summer, instead of a one-dose summer."
Justin Trudeau threw some shade at the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday morning, stating that their chances of winning the Stanley Cup this year are "unthinkable."
In an interview with CP24, the prime minister jokingly mocked Toronto fans, saying that he admires their ability to always be able to cling onto hope for their team.
"As a Habs fan, I'm kind of in admiration of Toronto fans who continue to cling to hopes every year, year in and year out, it's impressive to see," Trudeau told CP24. "If the unthinkable does happen and we're all wonderfully surprised to see the Leafs in the Stanley Cup finals, I know there will be ways to make sure that everyone gets to watch."
The leader also revealed where the federal government stands on letting the Toronto team do playoffs on home soil this year.
"I can tell you that one of the things that will make that decision easier if it comes, is for everyone to get vaccinated and for the cases to be driven down in those coming weeks," he stated. "More than 75% of Canadians need to get vaccinated, that's how we get back to normal, which I'm not going to say normal includes the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup, but it does mean we're moving in the right direction."