There are countless activities, events and experiences to enjoy if you’re planning a vacation to Ontario.
“The Loyalist Province” is one of the most beautiful, welcoming and historic locations in North America. According to Ontario.ca, just over 8.305 million international visitors crossed the border.
It may be difficult to cut your to-do list down for a vacation to Ontario. Here is a list of some of the main social/recreational activities and historic locations to prioritize for a visit to Canada’s most populated province.
Visit Niagara Falls
You won’t find many more breathtaking and jaw-dropping locations than Niagara Falls, which is home to around 90,000 citizens.
Niagara Falls is located in the southern region of Ontario as well as the northern part of New York state, close to Buffalo. The falls are made up of three different waterfalls — the Bridal Veil Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls.
There is plenty to enjoy about Niagara Falls. If you wish to experience the beautiful waterfalls up close, there are different forms of transportation you can use — including a boat ride, a cruise trip and a personal helicopter tour.
Whitewater rafting, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours and ziplining around the Horseshoe Falls are among the many recreational physical activities to enjoy here during your visit to Niagara Falls.
Other popular tourist locations around Niagara Falls include the Butterfly Conservatory, Canada’s largest Ferris wheel in the Niagara Skywheel and, the Journey Behind the Falls and the thrilling Whirlpool Aero Car ride.
With so much to do in Niagara Falls, you should definitely try to spend multiple nights there during your visit to Ontario.
Check Out Historic Sites In Ottawa & Toronto
If you’re a history fanatic, you’ll definitely want to spend considerable time in both the nation’s capital and “The Six.”
The Parliament of Canada, located on Parliament Hill in downtown Ottawa, is the nation’s legislature. It is where the Prime Minister of Canada, members of Parliament, senators and governor general (the Monarch’s representative) meet to vote on bills, laws and more.
There are guided tours available at the Parliament of Canada, where you can learn about the functions of the federal government, the country’s politicians and the building’s rich history.
Ottawa is also home to a plethora of Canada’s top museums, and they’re conveniently located close together. It is possible to check out all of the city’s main museums over a one or two-day span, depending on how much time you want to spend in each.
Some of the key museums to check out include the Canadian Museum of history, the Canadian War Museum, the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Aviation and Space Museum and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.
As previously noted, there are also several can’t-miss historically significant sites to check out in Toronto. The Hockey Hall of Fame is one of the city’s main tourist attractions, and any diehard sports fan will need to put that near the top of their list.
Canada’s biggest museum,the Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (the ROM), opened in 1912. It welcomed 1.34 million visitors in the year 2019 alone.
The museum has more than six million unique items and displays a variety of different exhibits/galleries — including ones for dinosaurs, animals, clothing and space.
Perhaps Toronto’s most well-known tourist attraction, the CN Tower, should also be high on your to-do list for a vacation to Onario. You can get a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario, the downtown part of the city while also enjoying a meal at the tower’s revolving restaurant.
Sporting Events In Toronto
Toronto is the only Canadian city that has a team in both Major League Baseball (the Blue Jays) and the NBA (the Raptors).
This month marked the one-year anniversary of sports betting launching in Ontario, and the Toronto Blue Jays of Major League Baseball even have a partnership with theScore Bet. The city not only features the Online Slots Ontario for Real Money but also provides an abundance of attractions that can be enjoyed by all.
The Blue Jays are in the early stages of their 2023 season, and their final regular season home game will take place against the Tampa Bay Rays on Oct. 1. As such, there’s a lengthy five-month window to see a Jays game if you want to prioritize that for your visit to Ontario.
The Raptors lost their play-in game to the Chicago Bulls las week, but the NHL’s Maple Leafs commenced the postseason against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. The CFL’s Argonauts and Toronto FC of Major League Soccer are two other teams that residents of The Six enjoy during the summer.
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