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Top 24 Attractions in Ontario

Popular Ontario landmarks and tourist spots

  • 1 Niagara Falls

    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. This spectaclar natural wonder has been variously described as enchanting and awe-inspiring, and since the 1850s, has been among the most visited tourist attractions in the world ...

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  • 2 CN Tower

    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 ...

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  • 3 Fort Henry

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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 ...

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  • 4 Rideau Canal

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  • The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes showcases a large number of items and docking structures from the past centuries. It displays the historical steam engines and pumping station that was built at the end of the 19th century.

    There is also the historical Alexander Henry icebreaker ship that is open for visit and even available as a bed & breakfast.

    The museum is located on the shores of the St ...

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  • The Thousand Islands is an impressive archipelagos of small islands that can be visited by boat tours. Most of these islands are private properties with adapted luxury houses, cottages and even castles built on them.

    The 1000 Islands are mostly located between Kingston and Cornwall, Ontario, on the St. Laurence River. The islands are about evenly distributed on Canada's and the United States' (New York State) territory ...

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  • The Bellevue House, located in Kingston, Ontario, is mostly known for being the property of Canada's first prime minister to become, Sir. John A. McDonald, in the 1800's.

    The house showcases it's rooms with the same historical setup and items that was used in the 19th century. This gives a clear idea of what life looked liked in Sir. John A. McDonald's time. Adding to the charm of the property are old-fashioned costumed tour guides ...

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  • Re-live what was life in Canada in the 19th century by visiting the Upper Canada Village. Located by the St. Laurence River in eastern Ontario, the sixty acres village hosts forty historical buildings. People role playing in historical costumes enhances the enchantment of the site.

    The Upper Canada Village also has been the set of many historical movie and TV productions ...

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  • The Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, is the main national museum of Canadian war history. It displays artefacts and exposes the history of conflicts that happened on Canadian land and in other regions of the world.

    The history spans from wars with the indigenous people many centuries ago, through conflicts between British & New France, world wars of the 20th century and up to this day ...

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  • The Parliament Hill in Ottawa is the large property that contains Canada's parliament. The parliament is where Canadian politicians meet for the federal governance of the country.

    Guided tours are available for tourists at the parliament. The building and it's large interior chambers & rooms make together an impressive architectural work of art tinted with history ...

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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 ...

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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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  • The Canadian Museum of Civilization that is usually thought to be in Ottawa is actually located in Gatineau and overlooking the Parliament Hill on the other side of Ottawa River.

    The Museum is one of Canada's most visited museum and showcases a nice blend of permanent and temporary exhibits. The permanent ones are usually have the country's first people (or Aboriginal peoples) as a theme like the Grand Hall which displays historical totem poles ...

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  • 18 Marineland

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    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 ...

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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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  • 22 Sand Banks

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    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 ...

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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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You can also rate and vote for your favorite Ontario sightseeing places, famous historical landmarks, and best things to do in Ontario by visiting the individual Ontario attraction pages.


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