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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Archetypal Canada: a reflection

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 20 Nov, 2010

I think I need to explain the idea behind this journal. I suppose the title: the centre and the periphery makes it self-explanatory to some degree: it's about juxtaposition, it's about contrast, it's about diversity. But there is more to it than just that. After…Read More


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Flying visit to Toronto

Written by tvordj on 11 Oct, 2010

We were only spending a couple of days in Toronto, Canada's largest city. We arrived on Saturday and got to the Strathcona Hotel after 9 p.m. Tired from traveling (he from England and me from Nova Scotia), we just ordered room service and got some…Read More


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Casa Loma

Written by Ana Astri-O'Reilly on 12 Jul, 2010

Casa Loma is Toronto’s only castle. It is located at 1 Austin Terrace at the top of a hill that dominates the city. The views are fantastic! Casa Loma is easily reached by public transport. Since it was such a lovely day, I decided to…Read More


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The Financial District

Written by Ana Astri-O'Reilly on 07 Jun, 2010

The Financial District is located in downtown Toronto and it is also the financial heart of Canada. Roughly, its boundaries are Queen Street West to the north, Yonge Street to the east, Front Street to the south, and University Avenue to the west.It is very…Read More


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Cabbagetown

Written by Ana Astri-O'Reilly on 18 May, 2010

Cabbagetown is a lovely neighbourhood northwest of Downtown Toronto. It is easily reached by subway (Sherbourne or Castle Frank.) The name had its origins in the customs of its early residents, Irish settlers, who planted vegetables in their front gardens. And the Irish influence can…Read More


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Toronto Tours: Niagara Falls Tour

Written by MilwVon on 21 Aug, 2009

In terms of my free time in Toronto, the Afternoon Niagara Falls tour that I did was a highlight! Some of my friends were going to blow off Tuesday's meetings and educational sessions to do the full "day" tour (10 hours) but I simply…Read More


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Historic St. James Church in Ontario's Mennonite Country

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 29 May, 2009

The distant sound of the heavy clop of horses’ hoofs grew louder and louder, then faded in a soft rhythmic beat. Buggy wheels crunched the loose stones on the road. Inside the buggy’s black box, I could see a man with the reigns in…Read More


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"Oh Canada Eh?"

Written by weeblewobble46 on 18 Jul, 2008

This little show is a fun, informative dinner theater experience. The dinner consists of family stylle servings of chicken, ribs, fish and veggies. Seating is at long tables that hold about 8 people. Beverages are not included in the price of your…Read More


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Bar Hopping and Nightclubs

Written by ChrissyGal on 19 Jun, 2006

I went one weekend and spring break to stay with my college roommate in her home in Kingston, ON with another college friend, and the nightlife is a lot of fun there! You would think that the city of Kingston wouldn't have too much, but…Read More


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Quebec City - a place to return to...

Written by MichaelJM on 01 Oct, 2004

On our way to Quebec City we stopped off at Trois-Rivieres. Our main memory of this town is The Monastere des Ursulines. Keep an eye out for the signs and pause to examine these impressive buildings. There are several little old houses en route to…Read More


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