Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

Bus trips in 2022

2022 Bus trip to Creekside Winery & apple picking

We'll be touring one of the Niagara region's most interesting wineries, Creekside Estate, where we'll enjoy a tour of the vineyard and wine-making facilities in this historic farm setting.

Creekside Winery 2016
Photo courtesy: J. Pierce

We've arranged for a BBQ lunch and a glass of wine on Creekside's covered deck, with a view out over the vineyard, and then we'll whisk you off to Stoney Creek's picturesque Luna Farms Orchard for some apple picking at this socially responsible farm! Or, if apple picking isn't your thing, enjoy a little shopping at Luna Farms farm-to-table gift shop!

Itinerary, pick-up and drop-off points

For those booking WheelTrans rides, please understand that this itinerary is approximate and may be affected by rush hour traffic. Please allow generous margins of error to ensure that you arrive before departure times, and that your pick up is scheduled for well after the indicated drop off times.

Volunteer sighted guides

We will arrange for three sighted guides to accompany us on our trip. These guides are to provide general help for those who need it. We cannot provide one-on-one guiding support. You are encouraged to invite friends and family to join us.


In order to make sure you have a seat on the bus, your ticket must be pre-paid.

Reservations will be on a "first come, first served" basis, and must be accompanied by payment in full.

There are no refunds for cancellation less than 10 days prior to departure.

How to book your seat

All reservations by mail must be received before Friday September 23, 2022.

COVID protocols

We will be following all public health measures in place at the time of the trip. Much of our trip will be in open-air settings, including lunch on the deck at Creekside. The highway coach will undergo a disinfecting fog cleansing the evening prior to its arrival at our first pick up point on Friday morning.

We will require masks to be worn at all times while on the bus. In all other areas, masks are encouraged but not required. Hand sanitizer will be available each time we board the bus.

Note: we cannot guarantee a COVID-free environment on this trip. Each participant is responsible for making their own assessment of whether they feel comfortable coming on the trip based on the protocols described.

What's included and what's not

Round-trip bus travel is included. The bus is a conventional highway passenger coach, with several steps up into the cabin, and a small convenience washroom on board. Folding walkers can be accommodated in the luggage compartments beneath the cabin. The bus is air-conditioned.

Lunch at Creekside has been arranged through their on-site caterer, and is included in the cost of the trip. The lunch will consist of your choice of:

All lunches include a complimentary 6oz glass of Creekside wine. All taxes and a 17% gratuity have been included and are covered as part of the trip cost.

Dietary restrictions can be accommodated, but you must inform us of any dietary restrictions no later then Wednesday, September 21, so that we can inform the catering team.

Please note: Wine tastings are NOT included in the tour and are available on an individual basis.

Creekside is a 'dog friendly' establishment and welcomes service animals. However, in the interest of the safety of those who work with guide dogs, we ask that family pets remain at home.

The tour of the vineyard and wine-making facility, and admission to the apple orchard are included in the cost of the trip. This may include walking over some uneven ground through grass, out into the vineyard. Please wear appropriate footwear. There may also be some stairs to negotiate as part of the tour. As well, the ground at the Luna Farms Orchard may be grassy, muddy or uneven, and will involve walking through an orchard. This trip goes rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather.

Emergency contacts and more informatin

All participants will be required to provide emergency contact information to the CCB organizers prior to departure.

For more information, call the Voice Mail Line or drop us an email. Seating on the bus is limited, so book your place today!