What to expect when visiting Ontario? Expect the utmost range of travel possibilities. Ontario is home to the country’s largest city, Toronto, and the capital city, Ottawa — with attractive natural areas, fascinating cities and towns, and vital cultural institutions.
Canada’s most internationally recognized attraction is Niagara Falls. Each year, the falls are visited by millions of tourists. The largest section is Horseshoe Falls, with a drop of 57 meters (approximately) that forms a great wall of water that extends between two countries: Niagara Falls, Canada and Niagara Falls, USA. There are actually three sets of falls. The falls are famed for the huge volume of water that flows over them, but it is truly an impressive sight when combined with the huge drop. To reach the area is easy as it is located right in the city of Niagara Falls. It is permitted to stroll down the main tourist strip in Niagara Falls, an eye-catching spectacle in itself, where there are ample views all along the passage overlooking the river and the falls up to the edge of the gorge.
Toronto’s CN Tower
Standing tall along the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is one of Canada’s most iconic structures. At night, the 553-meter tower is lit up which can be witnessed all around the city and surroundings at any time of day. To maximize the experience, visitors will likely want to take a trip up the tower. Located about three-quarters of the way to the top where there is an elevator that allows access to visitors to the observation deck and restaurants.
Ontario’s Provincial and National Parks
Ontario offer access to some of the most beautiful areas of the province for it has many interesting provincial and national parks. Canoeists and hikers take to the lakes and forests of Algonquin, French River, and Killarney Provincial Parks, as well as the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Southern Ontario. Off to Georgian Bay Islands National Park and the Fathom Five National Marine Park is what boaters and diving enthusiast adventure exploring preferred. Quetico Provincial Park in Northwestern Ontario is the best spot for those who are looking for an even more remote experience as they will find invitingly pristine lakes and forests.
A short drive northeast of Peterborough will lead you to the petroglyphs of Petroglyphs Provincial l Park. The park offers an uncomplicated and adjoining look at an outstanding number of 500 to 1,000-year-old Aboriginal rock carvings.
Royal Ontario Museum
One of the premier museums in the province is The Royal Ontario Museum in downtown Toronto that features a wide range of collections. From natural history and science to cultural exhibits from around the world, the collection is vast.