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Ontario is bigger than France and Spain put together, this huge state of Canada is renowned for its beautiful landscapes, fresh clean cities and Niagra Falls.
With a new experience around every corner all year round, Ontario's scenic open roads will lead you to breath-taking scenery, quaint country towns, hip and happening Toronto and Canada’s charming capital city, Ottawa.
This four-seasons destination is home to world-renowned Canadian icons such as the CN Tower and the thundering Niagara Falls. Combine a visit to these with Ontario’s beautiful forests, lakes and rivers. There are endless opportunities for adventure and plenty of possibilities to connect with wildlife and nature.
Explore Toronto’s distinctive neighbourhoods and see the roar of Niagara Falls by land, water and air before visiting the wineries of the Niagara Region. Canada’s Capital, Ottawa, offers an impressive array of museums and be sure to take a walk, paddle or ice skate along the Rideau Canal, depending on the time of year. Within easy access of the cities is Ontario’s outdoors, discover the diversity of the province with a visit to tranquil Muskoka or perhaps spot moose in Algonquin Provincial Park before zip-lining in Blue Mountain Resort.
Award-winning wineries and world-class cuisine, vibrant city nightlife, fun festivals and fascinating historical sites make Ontario a must-visit destination for Canada tours.
Niagara Falls has eclectic restaurants, contemporary hotels, and electrifying attractions for couples and families alike. Take full advantage of the Falls experience. From the Hornblower Cruise to Journey Behind the Falls, there are plenty of ways to experience this great wonder of the world!
Niagara Falls attractions are the most fun things to do, and should be on your Niagara bucket list. An original Niagara attraction - take a classic Hornblower boat ride to the base of the falls in the morning and head off to a fast paced Whirlpool Jet Boat tour in the afternoon. There is also the option to see this wander from above on a Niagara Helicopter experience or take a Journey Behind the Falls for some magnificent photo opportunities. An afternoon of souvenir shopping may be followed up with a night out at Fallsview Casino. Smell the roses at the Niagara Botanical Gardens, then zip up to the top of the ultra-modern Skylon Tower for the best view around. With so many things to do in Niagara Falls, you'll have to make a few choices.
Travel 30 minutes from Niagara Falls by car and you’ll arrive at Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautiful and quaint town set beside the water. Here wander along the street filled with small hotels and boutique shops. The Niagara Region is home to 90 wineries, many of which can be found in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tour the wineries and enjoy the fine dining on offer here. Or why not spend the day playing at one of the award-winning golf courses that are offered within this stunning region.
Day or night - there is always something going on in Niagara. Here is just a small selection of the attractions you might want to visit:
Niagara Falls - For those that long to get up close to the Falls, don your famous blue poncho and jump aboard the Hornblower to go right up to the base, walk behind them at Journey Behind the Falls, or fly over them on a helicopter ride.
Even at night the Falls are impressive. The nightly illumination means you can enjoy them anywhere you have a Fallsview - from your Niagara hotel, restaurant, cocktail lounge or observation deck. Every Friday to Sunday during the summer months and on special occasions, Falls Fireworks add a little colour to the display.
Excellent Dining - Delectable cuisine is the cornerstone of the best dining in Niagara Falls, and the prolific Niagara Falls wine region lends a local flair to the diverse options. Elegant Fallsview dining and wine bars are ideal for romantic getaways, and a day trip to Niagara on the Lake wineries will complete a culinary adventure. Equally abundant are family-style Niagara restaurants, from Clifton Hill to Skylon Tower, and casual pubs and grills. Whether you desire Asian or Indian, contemporary American or Caribbean, the world awaits!
Niagara Skywheel - The Niagara Skywheel is a world-class ride featuring fully enclosed gondolas, each equipped with heating and air conditioning for year-round enjoyment.
Imax Theatre - In this Imax adventure film you will re-live a lifetime of Niagara's sensational true stories that have been talked about for generations. Be there as this spectacular film takes you back to the days when Native peoples worshipped the thunder spirits. Meet the daredevils who challenged the fury of the Falls, from the Great Blondin, who completed a death-defying tightrope walk over the river in 1860, to Annie Taylor, a 63 year old schoolteacher, who became the first person to go over the Falls in a barrel and live to tell the tale. The Falls is waiting for you in the most involving cinematic format available today - IMAX.
Ontario is an outdoor playground with stunning regions within easy access of the major cities of Toronto and Ottawa. Explore the beauty of Muskoka, Algonquin Provincial Park and the Blue Mountain Resort on a fly-drive holiday. From spotting wildlife and canoeing adventures to culinary delights and boutique shopping, there is something for everyone in Ontario.
The Great Outdoors
Situated only two hours from Toronto lies the area of Muskoka. Known locally as ‘cottage country’, homes and a range of accommodation are dotted around the beautiful and remote lakes here. On a trip to Muskoka, you’ll most likely find yourself enjoying the stunning surroundings as well as the breadth of activities on offer. From playing golf, relaxing at the Spa, enjoying fine dining to getting out on the water whether it be paddling or boating, there’s always something new to try.
Travelling onwards, arrive at Algonquin Provincial Park, where you can experience the Canadian wilderness. Algonquin is home to more than 2,400 lakes and is explored by hiking and paddling. You might be lucky enough to see moose, otter, beaver and more wildlife on your journey in Algonquin. Choose to stay at one of the lodges inside the park for a unique stay.
Located 90 minutes from Toronto is the Blue Mountain Resort. Here activity, adventure and relaxation await. Set on the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, this adventure playground offers a range of accommodation for your stay from apartments to hotels. Walk around the village, wander into boutique stores and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants – you might even be lucky enough to experience one of the village’s great festivals. There’s an attraction for everyone; go zip lining and tree top walking at the Scenic Caves Adventure, travel down the RidgeRunner on the mountain coaster and after your day of adventures, relax at the Scandinave Spa in the hot and cold plunge pools.
For unspoiled beauty on a large scale, make your way to the world-famous Algonquin Provincial Park with more than 2400 lakes. With hundreds of interconnected lakes, the park is perfect for beginner or expert canoeists. Swim and paddle in crystal-clear waters. Ride a bike along an abandoned railway line or hike interpretive trails. The anglers among you might be lured by the brook trout and lake trout fishing – some of the best on the planet. Hikers will love the interpretive trails and come winter, everyone will enjoy snowshoeing or riding in a dogsled. On your travels you’re bound to see wildlife – from hawks and great blue herons to moose, beaver and deer. Book a lodge or a lakeside resort, or get even closer to nature and stay in a well-groomed campground. Listen for the call of the loon as you recharge at a local lodge or lakeside cottage from Voyageur Quest. Explore the park on a canoe trip or just relax at a yoga retreat from Northern Edge Algonquin.
Ottawa is bordered by the Ottawa River to the north, while the historic Rideau River and Rideau Canal meander north to south through the city. Directly across the Ottawa River are the City of Gatineau and the picturesque Outaouais region in the province of Quebec.
This vibrant and colourful city will welcome you day and night with a wonderful array of activities and entertainment for all ages, and all interests. Whether your interest is culture, history or simply natural outdoor attractions, Canada's Capital region offers a unique combination of both. The city has 30 museums, 50 galleries and theatres, nightclubs, fine dining, world-class shopping, heritage sites, stunning architecture, festivals, cultural activities, attractions and tours, and natural wonders.
Toronto is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Here, international ideas cross with Canadian culture. A culture of warmth, energy and style, Toronto is enriched by the fusion of traditions, passions and perspectives on life of the more than 100 cultures found here. It is a city of contrasts, its skyline includes the CN Tower, one of the Modern Wonders of the World and glass skyscrapers juxtaposed by historic limestone facades. Miles of waterfront, boardwalks, parks and trails nestle together with urban delights like cafes, artisans' exhibits and one of a kind shops.
It's said that the name "Toronto" has its origins in the Huron First Nations word for "meeting place". Toronto is very much a meeting place - an international crossroads where people from all over the world come, either to live or visit, enriching the city with an incredible fusion of traditions, passions and ways of looking at life from the perspectives of over 100 cultures.
The result is a city of diverse neighbourhoods. Toronto boasts five Chinatown areas, Little Italy, Little Portugal, Greektown, Little India, Little Poland - the list goes on. Fashion, design, music entertainment, the arts, food and architecture thrive.
Toronto has it all: from a lively cultural scene and animated districts to some of the world's greatest attractions. From the moment you arrive, you'll discover that Toronto is one of the most dynamic, energetic and creative places on earth, one of the world's most vibrant and welcoming cities.
Toronto is Canada's largest city. Situated on Lake Ontario, Toronto is one of the southernmost cities in Canada and has nearly the same latitude as northern California and Cannes, France. Only 60 minutes flight time from New York, Toronto is one of North America's most vibrant destinations for leisure and business travelers. Toronto has also recently been named as the world's fourth best city to experience culture in the world.
Toronto and the surrounding areas are home to more than 4.7 million people. Toronto is the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of Canada. Toronto's business community thrives in such fields as banking and financial services, science and medicine, film and television production, fashion and the arts.
The lively city of Toronto has a vast arrange of special events and festivals on throughout the year, below are some of our favourites:
North by North East Music Festival: 23-25 June 17
North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference has become the Canadian festival destination for new and emerging talent—unsigned bands, indie favourites, and major-label headlining artists alike. Over 650 bands playing more than 40 venues across the city make this the most anticipated summer music event in Canada.
Toronto Christmas Market: 18 Nov - 22 Dec
The Toronto Christmas Market is back at the Distillery District for a third year. The Market is inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New. It is a free annual event that captures the tradition of a European Christmas Market. Aside from local handcrafted products, the festival has family friendly entertainment, carollers, children's choirs, holiday themed stage presentations, Rudolph's Reindeer Zoo and Santa and his roaming elves!