Ontario Travel Guides & Information
Any visitor to the area should certainly set aside some time for both of the show-stopping destinations, but plenty of lesser-known attractions also merit exploration, from world-class wineries to an extensive trail network throug
Ontario, Canada's fourth largest province, covers a whopping 1 million square kilometres and within that vast area contains some truly world-class attractions.
It faces some stiff competition on the natural front, with the likes of Quebec and British Columbia on its doorstep, but it more than holds its own, boasting such wonders as Niagara Falls, perhaps the world's most famous waterfall, and Pukaskwa National Park, a veritable wilderness in which wolves, moose and bears roam free.
However, Ontario's real heart and soul can be found in its magnificent cities. Take Toronto, for example: it's the largest metropolis in Canada (and arguably the best looking) and is a multicultural oasis, proffering a bewildering abundance of arts, incredible restaurants and uber-cool nightlife. And then there's Ottawa, the capital of Canada, which is fast emerging as one of the hippest cities on the planet.
Did you know
- One third of the entire population of Canada lives in Ontario, and one third of Ontario's population lives in Toronto.
- Ontario is home to an incredible 250,000 lakes which between them contain one third of the world's fresh water.
- Ontario is home to the longest street in the road: Yonge Street, which begins at Lake Ontario and continues to the Minnesota border, covers 1178 miles.
- Ontario is home to Wasaga Beach, the world's longest freshwater beach, which stretches on for almost nine miles.
- Ontario is home to the slightly misleadingly named Thousand Island Railway, which at 3.5 miles is the shortest in the world.
Destinations in Ontario
"The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time" - Bill Bryson