Canada’s second largest province is over one million square miles stretching from the Great Lakes to the frozen shores of Hudson Bay. Much of the north is relatively inaccessible and sparsely populated, in contrast to the south with its fertile lands, home to Toronto and the famous Niagara Falls. Bordered by New York, Michigan and Minnesota, Ontario has 14 border entry points.
Popular Ontario Holidays
Best of the East
Canada’s largest city, Toronto is one of North America’s most dynamic cities, the financial and commercial centre of Canada, with a cosmopolitan mix of inhabitants, fine art museums, suave café bars, luxury stores and the world’s tallest free-standing structure, the CN Tower.
The capital of Canada boasts splendid gothic Parliament Buildings rising majestically over the Ottawa River and a feast of national history and stately architecture for visitors.
The Great Lakes
This region comprises sleepy little farming towns, island-studded bays and stunning wilderness areas. Lake country is the destination for city folk in the summer as they head out to their country cottages. Wasaga Beach is the world’s longest freshwater beach with 8.7 miles of gorgeous white sand fringing beautiful Georgian Bay.
The lakeside towns of Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie provide gateways into northern Ontario, a vast wilderness region of lakes and forests, where highlights include the world’s largest game preserve at Chapleau, and Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island.