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Toronto Carnival Parade - Caribana Festival (this is a BUS trip-no motorcycles)

You must have a valid passport in order to travel to Canada.


You have to book each item for this trip at a different website.  Bus tickets and hotel prices for this event may change without notice. Costumes may sell out. Please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Let’s meet up and take the MegaBus to Toronto Caribbean Carnival Parade - Caribana. Caribana is a cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Toronto will have several parities throughout the weekend, featuring Soca, Calypso and Reggae music.

The following websites have additional information on Caribana.

This is a short weekend party trip.  It is too much to expect people to ride/drive all day, dance in the parade, and come back.

We will meet at the Union Station - Megabus Stop at 7:30 pm, Thursday, August 1st. Bus departs at 8 pm from Washington, DC and arrive in Toronto, ON at 9:30 am, friday, August 2nd. We will return Sunday, August 4th on the 7:45 pm bus, arriving in Washington, DC at 9:30 am, Monday, August 5th.



Reserve your bus ticket at

Departing August 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM from Washington, DC ($81)

Returning August 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM from Toronto, ON ($74)

The current round ticket price is $157 including fees. Seats are first come, first served.

We will use public transportation to move around Toronto.

Hotel Accommodations
We will stay at the Delta Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard Street West, Toronto, ON M5G 1Z4 CA. The rate is currently $177 per night. Hotel Reservation[masked] Hotel[masked]

You can book your hotel at the following websites for a little less with free cancellation.
Cheaptickets –[masked] 
Travelocity –[masked]

Parade Mas Band - Optional

The parade is Saturday, August 3rd, from 10am - 6 pm. This is a parade where you can be more than a spectator. You can participate!!! When you participate in the parade it is called playing Mas. Mas is a Caribbean short form of masquerade. In its widest sense, Mas can refer to the carnival or festival itself, then to the procession or parade, and finally, in its most focused meaning, to one of the bands themselves. Everyone can play Mas - all ages (18 - 80+), all races, all body types, those with rhythm and the rhythm challenged. This will be my first time attending Toronto’s Caribana. I have played Mas in Trinidad and I recommend everyone try it at least once.

I was told to pick the biggest, nicest costume.  We will play Mas with Tribal Knights. The 2013 theme is Beauty of Nature. We will be a part of the Autumn Section.


The costume price is $175 CAD (CAD is Canadian dollars) for males.  Females prices are $185 CAD for backline, $225 CAD for midline, $300 CAD for frontline, and $500 CAD for section leader.  Tammy and I have selected the frontline costume.  Please reserve your costume as early as possible.  Costumes may sell out without notice

All costumes are custom made to your measurements.

Ladies our costume comes in several options. The standard costume is a two piece. The optional costumes for an additional fee are a wholepiece/one piece, tankini, or wire bra.

Gentlemen your costume consists of shorts.

We can pick our costumes up Friday morning.

Mas Camp

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday 4pm-9pm
Friday - Saturday 1pm-9pm
Sunday 3pm- 8pm

83 Dynamic Drive, Unit 11 Scarborough, ON m1v 4c9

Tribal Carnival[masked] or[masked]

Email: [masked]



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  • Ronald T

    Very nice pics.

    August 4, 2013

  • Kenneth

    Great Pictures ladies.

    August 3, 2013

  • Tamie

    I'M READY!!! See you tomorrow at 7:30

    July 31, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    when you say public trands; does that mean a rental car or.mopeds or taxi

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    when i go to canada im not comming back

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    May 7, 2013

    • Dee

      You must have a passport to take this trip. If you are seriously considering going, apply for a passport soon. It can take 6-8 weeks to process your application. The passport office can process passport within 2 weeks of trip, for an additional fee. You can find more details at

      May 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member


      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can still build a map with a few scenic stops if you like.

    May 13, 2013

    • Dee

      We decided to leave the bikes at home and take the mega bus. Thanks for the offer.

      May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    CRAP! Will be on travel that weekend. I was really looking forward to wearing a skimpy costume in the parade.

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OH YEAH!

    Thanks U-Turn. I volunteer to setup a map.

    May 8, 2013

    • Dee

      Thanks for volunteering to setup the map.

      May 8, 2013

    • Tamie

      Ray, I see I have a NICKNAME LOL Yes, I am going to Toronto with a VALID Passport and I hope to have a costume to wear! OUCH! Sit-up #48, 49...75! Whew! Done!

      May 8, 2013

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  • Tamie
    U-Turn, Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Dee
  • Dean a.k.a D.
    Event Planner & Road Captain, Assistant Organizer
  • A former member

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