What to see in Ontario


Ontario is crammed full of tourist attractions. The urban hubs of Toronto and Ottawa dominate the cultural scene, while seven national parks and 300 plus provincial parks provide scenic outdoor recreation.

Ontario's celebrated national parks are the UNESCO-listed Bruce Peninsula National Park, the Fathom Five National Marine Park, the Thousand Islands National 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, which stretch for miles in the St Lawrence River, and the rugged coastlines of 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 its top sightseeing attractions include the lofty CN Tower, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Toronto Zoo and Paramount Canada's Wonderland.

CN Tower

Standing 1,815ft (553m) high, Toronto's CN Tower was the world's tallest building until 2007. Today, it remains a renowned architectural masterpiece, and is perhaps Canada's most celebrated icon.

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Royal Ontario Museum

The Royale Ontario Museum treats visitors to displays of art, culture and nature from around the globe and across the ages. It ranks as one of North America's premier cultural institutions, and is…

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Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the world, with more than six miles (10km) of walking trails spread over 700 acres. Over 5000 animals representing over 450 species call it home.


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Canadian Museum of History

The Canadian Museum of History welcomes over 1.2 million visitors every year. Created to enhance Canada's understanding of its own past and to strengthen the country's awareness of world history, the…

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is set on a rugged peninsula near Thunder Bay. Known as the 'park of legends', it was once home to the region's natives, who fished and hunted the rolling, forested terrain…

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Distillery Historic District

The Distillery Historic District is a much-loved centre for arts, culture, food and entertainment in Toronto. Said to contain the finest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North…

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Hockey Hall of Fame

Avid hockey fans should visit Toronto's Hockey Hall of Fame. Within this shrine to Canada's national sport, visitors can learn about the history of the game through memorabilia from every era, hockey…

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Paramount Canada's Wonderland

Boasting more than 200 attractions, Splash Works and a huge variety of roller coasters, Paramount Canada's Wonderland is deservedly the country's favourite theme park. Its menu of rides includes carousels,…

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