19 Places to Visit in Ontario this Summer

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara-Falls

Who don’t know about Niagara Falls? Niagara Falls is the most wonderful waterfall in the world. This waterfall is the combination between 3 waterfalls, Horseshoe , the American , and the Bridal Veil Falls. The location of Niagara Waterfall at the international border between the Canadian province and the U.S. state of New York. Near about 28 million tourist come at Niagara Falls. You can enjoy the beauty of Niagara all the day, from morning till night, at the night you will see a lot of lighting colors, which make this waterfalls so stunning. Well not just beautiful waterfall you will see in there, few interesting place also available there, such as Underground Railroad Roots Deep in Niagara, The Skylon Tower, and many other things.

Address: Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, L2E 6W7

Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory

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This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.

Address: Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, ON L0S 1J0

Stratford Festival

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The Stratford Festival, formerly known as the Stratford Shakespearean and then Shakespeare Festival, is an internationally recognized annual celebration of theatre running from April to October in the Canadian city of Stratford, Ontario. It is North America’s largest classical repertory theatre, presenting the works of William Shakespeare and other great writers.

Address: 55 Queen Street, Stratford, Ontario

Shaw Festival Theatre

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The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America. The Shaw Festival is a theatre company inspired by the work of Bernard Shaw. They produce plays from and about his era and contemporary plays that share Shaw’s provocative exploration of society and celebration of humanity.

Address: 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Elora, Ontario

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Elora is a community in the township of Centre Wellington, Wellington County, Ontario, Canada. It is well known for its 19th-century limestone architecture, its artistic community and the geographically significant Elora Gorge.

Address: 9 East Mill Street Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0

Elora Quarry

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The centre of attraction at this Conservation Area is the “old swimming hole”, a 0.8 hectare (two acre) former limestone quarry encircled by sheer cliffs up to 12 metres (40 feet) high. Elora Quarry did not become a conservation area until 1976, but it was a popular swimming area long before that. This 79 acre (32 hectare) day-use conservation area is tree covered.

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd 18, Elora, Ontario

Lagoon City (Ontario)

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Lagoon City is primarily a retirement / recreational community with about half of the residents living here year round. There are restaurants, variety stores, several marinas, tenis courts and a busy community centre.

Address: Lagoon City, Ontario, Canada L0K 1B0

Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario

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Sandbanks Provincial Park is a provincial park located on Lake Ontario in Prince Edward County near Picton, Ontario, Canada. It is noted for its picturesque sand dunes and beaches.

Address: 3004 County Rd. 12, picton, ON K0K 2T0 (200 kms from Toronto)

Webster’s Falls

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Webster’s Falls, noted for its panoramas, is a 22 metre high classical curtain/ plunge waterfall found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The water flows down Spencer Creek.

Address: Fallsview RoadDundas, Hamilton, OntarioL9H 4W2Canada

Point Pelee National Park

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This is a place that must be visited. Located about 4 hours southwest of Toronto, Point Pelee’s big draw is the fact that it’s the southernmost tip of mainland Canada (map). A compact little park that gives you the chance to canoe, hike the easy trails or lay down a towel and soak in the sun on the beach. If you’re a bird lover, Point Pelee is one of the main go-to places anywhere in North America for bird watching. There’s even an annual bird festival that takes place here. 

Address: 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington, ON N8H 3V4

Flowerpot Island, Tobermory Ontario

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Just 6.5 kilometers off the coast of Tobermory lies Flowerpot Island, one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. Flowerpot Island is famous for its natural sea stacks, the “flowerpots”, as well as its caves, historic lightstation and variety of rare plants. Accessible only by boat, Flowerpot Island is the only island in Fathom Five National Marine Park with campsites and hiking trails. It is a great place to spend half or a full day exploring the island, viewing the scenery, picnicking or swimming.

Tobermory, Ontario

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Tobermory is a small community located at the northern tip of the Bruce Peninsula in the municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada. It is 300 km northwest of Toronto.

Lake on the Mountain Resort, Picton

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Lake on the Mountain Resort is a family run business located on the shore of the beautiful and mysterious Lake on the Mountain, one of Ontario’s natural wonders.  The resort is perched over 62 metres above Lake Ontario and has spectacular views of the Bay of Quinte below.

Lake on the Mountain Resort offers visitors charming accommodation, fine restaurants, a craft brewery and a special events pavilion.  It is open from late April until the end of October.

Beamsville and Jordan

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Wine lovers, this quaint little community on the southern side of Lake Ontario is your Cloud 9 of day trips. It’s only an hour drive from downtown, making it the closest piece of wine country to the city. Spend your day exploring the vineyards, farmers’ markets, and take in spectacular views of the city. Three wineries not to miss: Thirty BenchHidden Bench and 13th Street.

Glen Major Forest

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Take a day to adventure through this 1,548-hectare forest on the Oak Ridges Moraine in Uxbridge. The trails that run through it are perfect for hiking, jogging, mountain biking and even horseback riding — so pack a backpack and your bike (or steed) and spend a day in this lush forest just under an hour from Toronto.

Port Credit

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If you’re craving a fresh view of the lake, Port Credit is the watery jewel of Mississauga. Along with a spectacular waterfront (marked by a kitschy lighthouse), it’s known for its music and arts scene, so you can fill your afternoon with culture and then stop by one of the pretty lakeside restaurants.

Kleinburg Village

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Hidden in the heart of industrialized Vaughan is the historic village of Kleinburg. The main street is dotted with restaurants and shops you’ll never want to leave: snack on some handmade sweets at Bonbons and Brittle, stock up on cute decor finds at Terracotta Home and Garden, and do the fine dining thing at XXI Chophouse.

Halton County Radial Railway

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Perhaps one of the most interesting day trip opportunities is the streetcar museum in Halton. Check out a collection of historic TTC cars from over the years and even take unlimited rides on the two-kilometre track, which makes a stop at the museum ice cream shop. The old Peter Witt and PCC streetcars are truly a sight to behold.

Port Hope

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Just 100 km from Toronto lies this historic little gem. For those staycationers who just want a serene place to unwind for a weekend, Port Hope provides a scenic spot to do just that. The Carlyle Inn & Bistro is just one place worth a visit in this quaint town with a nice waterfront. The Scottish-inspired building and its in-house spa and eatery are basically an incubator of calm.

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