Experience Ontario

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Ontario offers a treasure trove of experiences in our four-season playground. Sample urban adventures in Toronto and Ottawa. Discover charming small towns. Be awed by one of the wonders of the world – Niagara Falls. And answer the call of the wild in an unspoiled land of forests and lakes.

Toronto is brimming with energy and excitement. With scores of attractions, fascinating museums and galleries, enticing restaurants, shopping and nightlife – this city is always on.

Soar to the top of the iconic CN Tower for spectacular views. For the thrill of a lifetime, brave the EdgeWalk – a walk OUTSIDE, around the circumference of the CN Tower’s roof! Right next door, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is home to over 16,000 aquatic animals, including sharks, jellyfish and sting rays. Explore the Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario and Bata Shoe Museum.

Shop ‘til you drop! Choose from over 230 shops at the sparkling Toronto Eaton Centre – including the brand new Saks Fifth Avenue! Follow the PATH, an underground walkway that links 18 miles of shopping, services, restaurants and hotels. Go upscale in Bloor-Yorkville.  Venture up to Vaughan Mills to score amazing finds at designer outlet stores.

Toronto’s neighbourhoods each have their own unique character and flair. Browse for a funky mix of art and Canadian designer fashions on Queen Street West or the Distillery Historic District. Savour the bounty of local farmers and specialty merchants at the St Lawrence Market. Eclectic Kensington Market is a treasure trove of vintage shops, funky cafes and vibrant graffiti. Vogue named “West Queen West” the second hippest district in the world – discover the local gems for yourself.

Unwind in an urban oasis, the Toronto Islands, just a short ferry ride from downtown. The views of the skyline are incredible! When evening falls, take in a big Broadway-style show or professional sporting event. Discover a bustling nightlife in bars, bistros and restaurants.

Just 90 minutes from Toronto, the Niagara Region offers a wealth of activities! The star of the show is the roaring Niagara Falls. Travel to the edge of the crashing waters on a breathtaking boat tour with Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Get a different view at Journey Behind the Falls. Be exhilarated aboard a Whirlpool Jet Boat tour through the whitewaters of Devil’s Hole Rapids – there are wet and dry options! Take in the whole sweeping vista from atop the Skylon Tower or aboard Niagara Helicopters.

Just 30 minutes away is Niagara-on-the-Lake, an historic town packed with charming shops and inns. Follow the wine route signs to boutique wineries, exquisite estates and superb restaurants in one of the premier wine regions of the world. Be sure to sample Icewine!

A blend of French and English, Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is a spirited, cosmopolitan place that celebrates Canada’s achievements and culture with historical sites, national museums, a non-stop roster of festivals, plus shopping and delightful dining – all in a beautiful natural setting.

Tour the Parliament Buildings. Witness the colourful Changing the Guard in July and August. Go museum-hopping. Do not miss the Canadian Museum of History and Canadian War Museum. Stroll the cobblestone courtyards of the ByWard Market, with its eclectic collection of boutiques, produce vendors and restaurants.  Meander along the scenic Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Crank up the adrenaline quotient with whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River – family-friendly tours are available.

Ontario is the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Witness magnificent landscapes by water or land. Observe wildlife on guided tours and cast for more varieties of fish than you ever imagined. Visit spectacular parks and play golf where the scenery is way above par. Cool down at one of our freshwater beaches.

Renowned for natural beauty, sparkling lakes and clean air, the Muskoka Region is fondly referred to as “Cottage Country”. It’s just two hours north of Toronto – yet it offers an unplugged pace that’s a world away from Canada’s largest city. Still, its accessibility makes it a perfect destination for visitors who wish to combine urban and outdoor experiences. Its resorts offer a variety of experiences, including outdoor activities, golf, spas and dining.

Be awed by Algonquin Provincial Park – its dramatic scenery of endless stretches of trees, rocky ridges and lakes. Interpretive trails encourage exploration on foot. Or dip your paddle into one of Algonquin’s crystal clear lakes. You might be lucky enough to spot a moose or hear the call of the loon.

Adventure and rejuvenation await at Blue Mountain Resort. Take an exhilarating ride on the RidgeRunner Mountain Coaster or challenge yourself on the ropes courses. Go hiking or cycling. Rejuvenate at Scandinave Spa – a perfect finish to your day of adventure. The pedestrian village offers accommodation, boutiques and restaurants.

With so many opportunities to tap into your inner explorer, Ontario has just the adventure that you are looking for.

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