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Top 24 things to see and do in Ontario

  • 8.7 /10
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    A view at the top of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara.

    Niagara Falls is a gigantic waterfall straddling the US-Canadian border between the Ontario Province and New York State. While they are neither the steepest nor the largest waterfalls in the world, Niagara Falls may arguably be the most famous, attracting nearly 20 million visitors each year. They have been variously described as enchanting and awe-inspiring, and since the 1850s, have been among the most visited tourist attractions in the world.

    Niagara Falls consists of three waterfalls – Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Falls, the American Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls on the U ...

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  • 7.8 /10
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    Looking up at the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

    The CN Tower is the tallest free-standing infrastructure in all of Canada. Resembling the Space Needle in Seattle, the CN Tower is considered one of the world's most recognizable landmarks. Visited by millions of locals and tourists from all parts of the world, the CN Tower is situated right in the heart of Toronto's beautiful and multi-cultural cities in the province of Ontario, Canada. The CN holds the Guinness Book of World Record title of being the most visited landmark in Canada today ...

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  • 7.6 /10
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    A canon within Fort Henri.

    Fort Henry is a 19th century fortress that was meant to protect and defend the city of Kingston, Ontario, as well as to dissuade the usage of the Rideau Canal by enemy forces.

    The fortress is strategically located at the junction of the St. Laurence and Rideau Rivers. It's defensive walls and canons are built and positioned to make it nearly impossible to attack, by ground or naval bombardment, without suffering a high level of casualties.

    Fort Henry also offer visitors a re-creation of historical military life, drills and musical plays by costumed military interpreters, also called the Fort Henry Guard ...

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  • 7.5 /10
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    The Rideau Canal becomes the longest skating rink in the world during winter.

    The Rideau Canal is an engineering masterpiece that permits boats to navigate the Rideau River against Ottawa's downward elevation. It was originally built in order to offer an alternate route and access to the St. Laurence River from Kingston in case of an American naval embargo.

    The Rideau Canal is about 125 miles (200 kilometers) long, and its historical locks are still in operation today. The canal connects through many lakes along its path, and about 12 miles (19 km) of its waterway are human-built ...

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  • The Royal Military College of Canada Museum collects and protect historical artifacts related to military life in Kingston, Ontario. It is also the ground of real-life military cadets training. Visitors are welcomed to visit and experience a blend of the past and present military life at the college. ...

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  • The Penitentiary Museum located in Kingston, Ontario, displays many historical tools and items that were often used in penitentiaries over time. It also showcases many inventive weapons and escape aids that prisoners were secretly able to create out of their allowed daily objects. ...

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  • The City Hall, with it's upper clock and dome, is Kingston's, Ontario recognized visual landmark. It was built to become Canada's parliament in the 1840's but the capital was moved to Ottawa because of Kingston's potential war vulnerabilities. Like many other historical buildings in Kingston's area, it's structural foundation is made of limestone.

    Today, the building mixes historical tours, rooms and artifacts with current administrative activities for the city ...

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  • The Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is the ultimate "temple" for hockey fans. It is a museum dedicated to some of the most prolific teams and players in the NHL and international hockey history.

    You can contemplate the careers of great hockey players that marked their generation like Maurice Richard, Gordie Howe, Jean Beliveau, Bobby Orr, Guy Lafleur, Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and many more.

    There are also many exhibits and artefacts related to the evolution of hockey equipments and special dedications to some of the great hockey dynasties ...

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  • Harbourfront is a neighbourhood by downtown Toronto, Ontario, on the shores of Lake Ontario. On top of docks and Canada Malting Silos, it also hosts park areas like the HTO Park, an urban beach space, and the Harbourfront Centre that is dedicated to culture.

    Ferry rides to the Toronto islands are also available at the Harbourfront. ...

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  • 7 /10
    Marineland is the most popular amusement park in Niagara Falls, Ontario. It offer an interesting blend of rides and aquatic animals (dolphins, sea lions, beluga and killer whales) shows. In the park's centre there is also a castle-like fortification that encloses deers to visit. Other animals that can be seen at Marineland include bears and fishes.

    On a small note, you can get to have a view of the nearby Niagara waterfalls from the top of the Sky Screamer tower ride ...

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  • The Butterfly Conservatory is inside a building on the land of Niagara Falls' Botanical Gardens. Visitors can walk inside a small tropical recreation of nature that encloses thousands of butterflies from many species that fly and rest around. ...

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  • Wasaga Beach is a very popular summer destination by the Georgian Bay in middle Ontario, Canada. It offers one of the longest fresh water beach in North America. ...

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  • 7 /10
    Sand Banks near Picton, Ontario, offer visitors and campers a paradise of beach sand dunes by Lake Ontario. Sand Banks is about 50 miles (70km) southwest of Kingston and the entrance is controlled by Ontario Parks. ...

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  • Lying on its back in Thunder Bay, Ontario, is the Sleeping Giant Rock Formation. When viewed from the west the mass of hills and mesas looks like a large man sleeping on his back. Even a closer look reveals a distinctive Adam's apple near Squaw Bay. If you want to visit this natural wonder of Canada is it best to do so through the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

    The Provincial Park combines waterfront walks on Lake Superior with rugged hiking trails through the boreal forest, up the cliffs, and into the heart of the Sleeping Giant ...

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  • The St. Laurence Market is an historic market that is still in operation since 1803. It is located in the heart of Old Toronto's district and is a very popular landmark.

    The market is comprise of three different sections: The South Market, the North Market (which also includes the traditional Farmer's Market on Saturdays) and the Market Gallery. ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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