Where to stay in Ontario
Top hotels in Ontario
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Home to thriving cities, one of the world’s most famous waterfalls and vast swathes of wildlife-inhabited wilderness, this province is nothing if not varied. Ontario is a diverse region with dynamic cities, natural wonders and landscapes seemingly tailored for outdoor adventure. Explore the edgy art and cultural scenes of two of Canada’s biggest cities, swim at beautiful white-sand beaches and paddle through sparkling lakes.
Ottawa, Canada’s capital, offers fascinating cultural experiences and plenty of festivals and events throughout the year. Study key Canadian artworks at the National Gallery of Canada and view the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles at the Canadian Museum of History. In the winter, go ice skating on the Rideau Canal.
Attend a hockey game in dynamic Toronto and explore the city’s multicultural neighbourhoods. Plan your holiday in September for the best celebrity-spotting opportunities as famous faces flock to town for the Toronto Film Festival.
Other bustling Ontarian cities include London near the U.S. border, home to the Boler Mountain facility offering year-round mountain biking, fitness trails and tubing.
Marvel at Niagara Falls, one of Ontario’s most famous attractions. This waterfall, which straddles Canada and the U.S., was formed over 12,000 years ago. Take a boat tour past the roaring falls or experience this natural wonder from above on a helicopter tour.
Lovers of the outdoors will find lots to keep them busy here. Head to Wasaga Beach for freshwater swimming or hike the Trans-Canada Trail. Take the whole family cycling on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail or wander around Killarney Provincial Park for great views of the Georgian Bay.
Ontario has international airports and plenty of domestic airports. The bus and train service around the province is efficient and comprehensive. Rent a car for extra flexibility.
Travel to Ontario in July for the warmest temperatures, or plan a trip sometime from December through March to take advantage of peak snow coverage. The climate is continental, though the size of the region means the temperatures vary between towns. Bring plenty of layers to prepare for every eventuality including humid days in the south and sub-Arctic conditions in the north.
Come see the beautiful natural scenery and varied cultural attractions that keep visitors returning to Ontario year after year.