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What to see in Ontario

Attractions


Ontario is crammed full of tourist attractions, with the urban hubs of Toronto and Ottawa dominating the cultural scene, and the six national parks and about 330 other protected nature parks providing endless outdoor recreation and wilderness splendour.

Ontario's celebrated national parks, including both land and sea, are the UNESCO-listed Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Georgian Bay Islands National Park, the Point Pelee National Park, the Pukaskwa National Park and the St Lawrence Islands National Park. The most popular natural attractions in the province include the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls; the Thousand Islands, stretching for miles downstream of Kingston in the St Lawrence River; and the rugged coastlines of the enormous Lake Superior.

Ontario also boasts fun theme parks, numerous world-class museums, living history attractions and as much shopping and nightlife as anybody could want in the big cities. Toronto is the main urban drawcard and top sightseeing attractions in the city include the lofty CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Zoo and Paramount Canada's Wonderland.


CN Tower

Standing 1,815ft (553m) high, Toronoto's landmark CN Tower was the world's tallest building until 2007, and remains a…

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Royal Ontario Museum

The pride of this large and varied museum is the golden mosaic ceiling inside the main entrance to the building in Queen's…

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Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo covers 710 acres (287 hectares) and is divided into 'zoogeographic' regions. It features four major tropical…

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Canadian Museum of Civilisation

One of dozens of museums in Canada's capital city, the Museum of Civilisation is one of the most fascinating, with artefacts…

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

This 24,400-hectare provincial park is set on a rugged peninsula near Thunder Bay resembling a sleeping giant. Known…

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Distillery Historic District

The brick-paved streets of the pedestrianised village have been designated a National Heritage Site and are said to contain…

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Hockey Hall of Fame

Any avid hockey fan must take a turn at Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame, an ode to hockey's greatest players and most prized…

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Paramount Canada's Wonderland

Boasting more than 200 attractions including 65 exhilarating rides, Splash Works and a huge variety of roller coasters,…

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