Overview Ontario

Visiting Ontario

Canada’s most populous province, Ontario’s jaw-dropping landmarks and sophisticated cities have made it a popular tourist destination for culture buffs, families and snow bunnies alike.

Ontario boasts an interesting and varied glacial geology, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the plunging waters of Niagara Falls. Natural beauty continues slightly north of the falls at the Niagara Park Botanical Gardens, where the Butterfly Conservatory remains a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Canada’s rich and varied history remains very much alive in its capital of Ottawa. Here the country’s administrative powers gather in the suite of Gothic Revival buildings on Parliament Hill, also a wildly popular tourist destination drawing over 3 million visitors annually. One of the country’s cultural centers as well, Ottawa’s ... Read More
Canada’s most populous province, Ontario’s jaw-dropping landmarks and sophisticated cities have made it a popular tourist destination for culture buffs, families and snow bunnies alike.

Ontario boasts an interesting and varied glacial geology, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the plunging waters of Niagara Falls. Natural beauty continues slightly north of the falls at the Niagara Park Botanical Gardens, where the Butterfly Conservatory remains a favorite among locals and tourists alike.

Canada’s rich and varied history remains very much alive in its capital of Ottawa. Here the country’s administrative powers gather in the suite of Gothic Revival buildings on Parliament Hill, also a wildly popular tourist destination drawing over 3 million visitors annually. One of the country’s cultural centers as well, Ottawa’s National Gallery of Canada is home to a vast collection of Canadian art, in addition to an impressive list of modern masters.

Toronto is perhaps the province’s biggest draw, with its beautiful architecture and walk-friendly streets making it popular among the tourists and the Hollywood film crews that often shoot here. The city is home to institutions like the Hockey Hall of Fame, and architectural wonders like the oddball Casa Loma and the soaring CN Tower, the second tallest structure in the world.

So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, why don’t you peruse our pages and create an itinerary inspired by fellow travelers to Ontario.    Close

Stories and Tips Ontario

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An early visit to Toronto circa 1998

Written by tvordj on 02 Sep, 2013

In 1998, I was in Toronto for a course for work. I arrived on Halloween on a Saturday in the late afternoon. Since I was on expenses, I got a taxi to the hotel downtown, the Delta Chelsea, one of the hotels the course sponsors…Read More


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Friends and photos, circa 2006

Written by tvordj on 02 Sep, 2013

The year is 2006 and it's mid March. The air still has that winter chill in it but at least we're not in sub-zero temps anymore. I am in Toronto to attend a seminar about travel photography that was put on by National Geographic Traveller…Read More


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Fleeting visit circa 2002

Written by tvordj on 02 Sep, 2013

The year was 2002. I arrived in Toronto and had arranged to meet one friend at the hotel at 3:30 (Strathcona, see other review) and we were to then travel by subway to meet another friend at the Bata Shoe museum at 3:45. I got…Read More


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Getting to and around Toronto

Written by tvordj on 02 Sep, 2013

Flying into Toronto (the airport is actually in Mississauga, but it's all one big urban sprawl) is interesting. That part of the province of Ontario along the Great Lakes is very flat and mostly rural if you approach from the north. All of a sudden,…Read More


Getting Away From The Hustle and Bustle

Written by dkm1981 on 19 Jul, 2011

Whilst Toronto isn't as manic and busy as some major cities, it is still a built up and thriving place to be and as a result can be a little overwhelming after a while. It isn't a terrible thing though, because the city offers a…Read More


An Introduction to Toronto

Written by dkm1981 on 19 Jul, 2011

Toronto is an absolutely fabulous city and although it perhaps doesn't have the fame and prestige that the likes of NewYork and Washington have, it is undoubtedly a city you must visit.Toronto is located in the Canadian province of Ontario and, contrary to popular belief,…Read More


Getting Into and Around Toronto

Written by dkm1981 on 07 Jul, 2011

==Getting Into The City==Most trips to Toronto will start from the city's major airport; Lester B Pearson International (airport code YYZ). It is Canada's busiest airport and is the hub for Air Canada, so you would think that it might be difficult to get around,…Read More


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Things for all budgets

Written by linzeeloulabelle on 31 May, 2011

Toronto has so much to offer everyone and all budgets. There's a lot to do for free if you do your research and a lot of expensive things to do and see as well. If you're in need of directions, get off the subway at…Read More


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Going west: on the train from Toronto to Sioux Lookout

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 22 Nov, 2010

The Canadian is Via Rail's flagship service, the train with a number 1, which runs cross-country and (almost) cross-continent between Toronto and Vancouver. It used to be a daily service with two trains, one on each of the southern (via Calgary) and northern (via Edmonton)…Read More


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Ottawa impressions and attractions

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 22 Nov, 2010

Ottawa was chosen as Canada's capital when Canada was still a British colony in 1857. This, incidentally, was a very clever decision by the Queen Victoria, carefully considered and designed to try and balance the French and British prides and placate the rivalry between Toronto…Read More


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