Home to Canada’s capital city, its largest metropolis, forested national parks, shimmering lakes and the most powerful waterfall in North America, Ontario is a gatehouse to the country. Whether you’re looking to hop between cities by train, or self-drive through the province’s forests and open countryside, our specialists can help you plan a trip that takes in Ontario’s main highlights, and lesser-known attractions.
Few people visit Ontario without experiencing the thunderous waters of Niagara Falls, either by boat, helicopter or on foot. The falls are within easy reach of Toronto, where skyscrapers and the CN Tower are reflected in the waters of Lake Ontario. And, just a three-hour drive north of the city, you can canoe on Algonquin Provincial Park’s glassy lakes, often sharing the water with moose, beavers and otters. Walking and cycling trails weave through woodland and wildflower meadows. At night, listen for wolf howls echoing across the park from your log cabin.
Our specialists can also arrange for you to explore Canada’s First Nations heritage with a visit to Manitoulin Island. Here, you can become versed on the beliefs and traditions of the Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi tribes, from attending a smudging (blessing) ceremony to witnessing Canada’s largest powwow, which takes place on the island every August.
Places to visit in Ontario
Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Ontario, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.
Suggested itineraries featuring Ontario
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Ontario, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Ontario
Places & hotels on the map
Places in and around Ontario
- Algonquin Provincial Park Ontario
- Bruce Peninsula & Fathom Five National Marine Park Ontario
- Goderich and Lake Huron Ontario
- Gravenhurst Ontario
- Haliburton Ontario
- Huntsville Ontario
- Killarney Provincial Park Ontario
- Manitoulin Island Ontario
- Niagara Falls Ontario
- Niagara-on-the-Lake Ontario
- North & West Ontario Ontario
- Ottawa Ontario
- Pelee Island Ontario
- Port Severn Ontario
- Prince Edward County Ontario
- Tobermory Ontario
- Toronto Ontario
Our expert guides to exploring Ontario
Written by our specialists from their own experiences of visiting Ontario, these guides will help you make the most of your time there. We share both our practical recommendations and the best ways to appreciate Ontario at its best.
Accommodation choices for Ontario
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Ontario. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.