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Destinations in Ontario

Ontario: Something for Everyone

In Ontario motorists proudly display the phrase “Yours to Discover” on their license plates. Incredibly vast and diverse, Canada’s second largest province truly offers something for everyone. Ontario stretches over one million square kilometers, and the diversity of landscapes will make your adventures one-of-a-kind.

An eastern-central province, Ontario is bordered by Manitoba and Québec. To the north lies a largely untouched landscape of forests and lakes, while the most heavily populated areas around Toronto and Ottawa are located in the southern region of the province.

“Ontario” is thought to have originated from the Native Iroquoian word "Kanadario,” which means “beautiful waters.” With more than 250,000 lakes and thousands of kilometres of rivers and streams, the province is home to a quarter of the world’s freshwater sources.

More than brochures and websites, the natural beauty of Ontario comes to life in popular tourist destinations like Algonquin Provincial Park, Pukaskwa National Park, and Niagara Falls.

The major urban centres of Ontario show the true ethnic diversity of the province. As one of the largest cities in the world, Toronto is home to over 80 different ethnic groups. With an exciting night-life, thriving music scene, and professional sports teams the city offers non-stop action. The Royal Ontario Museum, which displays world-renowned art, history and science collections, continues to make Toronto a hub for world-class culture.

In Ottawa, the Canadian Capital, tourists get a chance to visit some of the province’s most historically significant buildings. Home to Parliament Hill and the Prime Minister of Canada, Ottawa is a major stage for the Canadian political system.

Be awed by one of the wonders of the world – Niagara Falls. Also discover the charming towns and villages and answer the call of the wild in a vast, unspoiled land of forests, lakes and rivers.

Today, ongoing waves of immigration continue to shape Ontario’s culture, allowing the province’s cities to represent the world with their rich ethnic variety.

Fast Facts

  • Population: 12,851,821
  • Size: 1,076,395 sq. km. (415,598 sq. mil.)
  • Capital City: Toronto
  • Time Zone(s): Eastern/Central DST
  • Minimum Age for Unrestricted Driver’s License: 16 years, 8 months
  • Minimum Age for Gambling: 19
  • Alcohol Consumption: Legal age is 19
  • Highest Point: 693 m/2,274 ft., Ishpatina Ridge.
  • Lowest Point: Sea level, Hudson Bay

Here's a partial listing of the top Destinations in Ontario

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfallsin the border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. Out of the three waterfalls, Horseshoe Falls is the biggest. Located on the Niagara River which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world.

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Ottawa

Ottawa, the capital of Canada is an ideal choice for a weekend getaway. It is a compact, planned center of culture and politics. It has been described as one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. The Ottawa Region, covering an area 4,662 square kilometres (1,800 square miles) in size. It offers a wide variety of urban attractions: many of Canada's best museums and cultural facilities, as well as the Parliament Buildings...

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1000 Islands

The Thousand Islands is an impressive archipelagos of small islands that can be visited by boat tours. Most of these islands are private properties with adapted luxury houses, cottages and even castles built on them. The region takes its name from the more than 1000 islands that dot the lake and river along this international waterway.

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Kingston

Kingston, Ontario is a small city located in Eastern Ontario. It is located midway between Toronto and Montreal. Kingston is one of the most historic cities in Canada with numerous churches, old buildings, pictorial neighbourhoods, and 19th century fortifications.

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Waterloo

Waterloo is a city in Southern Ontario, Canada. Waterloo is adjacent to the city of Kitchener. They are often jointly referred to as "Kitchener-Waterloo"or "the Twin Cities". Waterloo, Ontario is full of vibrant markets and unique shops, and within an easy drive of Toronto, Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls.

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Stratford

Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada. Stratford is internationally known as one of North America’s great arts towns. Stratford is vibrant with creative culture, theatres, music, the innovative cuisine in the restaurants and a garden city landscaped with well-conserved Victorian architecture.

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Huron County

Huron County, Ontario's West Coast, is located along the shores of Lake Huron. Exlore the rich diversity of Huron County’s Heritage & Culture along Ontario’s West Coast. Experience the lights and sounds of the theatres. Step back in time at our museums and historic sites. Discover the restaurants, accommodations..

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Perth

Perth is a town in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. There are plenty of amazing man-made attractions and beautiful parklandsin Perth. Kings Park & Botanical Gardens has the best views of Perth. Perth Zoo is located in South Perth and showcases over 1,500 animals.

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Wellington

The County of Wellington is located in south-western Ontario. The County is made up of seven municipalities including the Town of Erin, Town of Minto, Township of Wellington North, Township of Mapleton, Township of Centre Wellington, Township of Guelph/Eramosa and the Township of Puslinch.

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York

The York Region (Regional Municipality of York), is a regional municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, between Lake Simcoe and Toronto. York offers unique surroundings and a warm ambience where you can enjoy the numerous visitor attractions throughout the city and beyond.

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Durham

The Region of Durham is situated in the highly developed and populated economic centre of Ontario, known as the Golden Horseshoe. Durham Region lies immediately to the east of the City of Toronto within the Greater Toronto Area. Durham Region offers, various exciting attractions and eateries.

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Hill of Headwaters

Discover the great outdoor beauty of Hills of Headwaterswhich is located just on the outer fringes of Toronto. See the landscape with immense greenery bordered by thick forestlands. You can see charming towns and villages..

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Northumberland County

Northumberland County is situated on the north shore of Lake Ontario, in central Ontario, Canada. Northumberland County offers a range of living experiences from historic towns to scenic rural areas to spectacular water settings on Rice Lake, the Trent River and Lake Ontario.

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City of Kawartha Lakes

The city of Kawartha Lakes is a unitary municipality in Central Ontario, Canada. Kawartha Lakes is a spectacular natural environment offering a range of outdoor adventure and leisure activities ranging from boating and fishing, hiking and cycling, driving tours, amongst others.

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Peterborough

Peterborough is a city in central Ontario, Canada, 125 kilometres northeast of Toronto. The city is centred around a series of rapids in the Otonabee River. Peterborough, Ontario offers numerous attractions, activities and events. The Annual events include Artsweek, Festival of Trees, Peterborough Folk Festival, Peterborough Pride Week and Parade etc.

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Sudbury

Sudbury, often referred to as the mining capital of the world, is situated beside Ramsey Lake in northern Ontario. Greater Sudbury was created in 2001 by merging the cities and towns of the former Regional Municipality of Sudbury with several previously unincorporated geographic townships.

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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is a city in the Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. Thunder Bay is filled with History. You may take in a historical walk to view some our historical buildings, or visit a museum or historical park. Thunder Bay has many art galleries, museums and stage shows.

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Sunset Country

Sunset Country is located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Sunset Country has all the ingredients required for a fun-filled family vacation. Hiking, mountain biking, camping, and golfing are just a few of the activities you can enjoy. Water-based activities such as swimming, scuba diving, boating or canoeing are all available.

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Algoma Country

Algoma is a district in Northeastern Ontario in Canada. Algoma is a very exciting place to visit. It's landscape is thick with old growth trees during the summer and it becomes a sea of vibrant colours in the fall.

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Muskoka

The District of Muskoka, is located in Central Ontario, Canada. Muskoka is having nearly 1,600 lakes, making it a popular resort destination. This region, along with Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, and Peterborough County is referred to as "cottage country". Muskoka is having very beautiful sceneries with picturesque villages, towns and farming communities.

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie is a city on the St. Marys River in Algoma District, Ontario, Canada. It is the third largest city in Northern Ontario, with a population of approximately 75,000; residents of the city are called Saultites. Sault Ste Marie has many attractions to offer.

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