A feast for the senses awaits you in Ontario. From lush wilderness to urban adventures, Ontario offers a variety of year-round travel experiences.
Skating on Ottawa’s Rideau Canal and splashing through Niagara’s water park are just two of the many ways to keep the family entertained. Indulge in a spa day. Relax at a world-class resort. Share gastronomic delights and find the perfect gift for your special someone in a charming shop. The discerning critic will be wowed by Ottawa’s cultural delights. The shopaholic will delight in Toronto’s west Village and don’t forget Niagara’s Icewine Festival or Kingston’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Only in Ontario do you get this much variety and an everlasting vacation experience.
Family entertainment rules across Ontario, where there’s something fun (and even educational) at every stop along the way. Dazzle them speechless with a trip to the Simcoe Christmas Panorama. Let their eyes gaze at the stunning lights, their mouths delight at the tasty treats, and their noses inhale the crisp outdoor air. Festivals and Events Ontario has voted Norfolk Country’s popular Panorama one of Ontario’s 50 best festivals of 2007, and is sure to enchant the whole family.
For those burgeoning intellectuals (and perpetual fun-seekers too), check out the London’s Children Museum - there is an exhibit for all kinds here. The Much More Munsch exhibit unleashes that inner creativity, letting kids go wild in the zany world of Robert Munsch. The Magic of Insects display lets them see the surprisingly creepy faces of insects up close and personal while playing in a microscopic world of fun. No matter what your child's interest you will definitely find it here. Discover all that Ontario has to offer. Plan your family vacation here today.
Toronto, which is the capital of Ontario, offers many amenities. There is nothing quite like Toronto when it comes to shopping. From brand name boutiques to off-beat originals, you can always find something worthwhile. Wander through downtown Toronto and shop till you drop! Take a stroll through the Eaton Centre, one of Toronto’s grandest shopping complexes, for every great store imaginable. After the Eaton Centre, head West on Queen Street for many of the funkiest boutiques in the city. You will see it all here, so have some fun and unleash your inner flair for fashion!
Toronto’s many museum gift shops also offer a unique shopping alternative for the holiday season. Pick up some unique ceramics in the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, find educational fun for kids at the Royal Ontario Museum, or grab a thoughtful gift for that shoe-a-holic friend at the Bata Shoe Museum.
If you haven’t yet discovered Toronto for its shopping or museums, then you must for its theatre. Toronto’s theatre entertainment is outstanding. Toronto’s musical arts is invigorating and absolutely amazing.
The national capital, Ottawa, is overflowing with culture to discover. Begin with a visit to the National Gallery of Canada on the banks of the Ottawa River. This installation examines books and authors of many ages through photography. Learn about the history of Canadian currency and how it’s produced at the Bank of Canada’s Currency Museum. Let the whimsical notes of dozens of instruments permeate mind and soul at the National Arts Centre. Music, theatre and dance are alive year-round in this magnificent arts complex. From symphonies to Shakespeare; from ballet to Bach; there is always a cultural delight on hand at this national treasure.
Ottawa is not just a city of culture - it offers great shopping too. Downtown’s ByWard Market has dozens of stores offering eclectic selections of Canada’s finest wares. Here at the birthplace of Ottawa, you’ll find fresh Ontario produce and local art, as well as award-winning restaurants.
Getaways in Ontario’s fine accommodations are highly sought after. There are rooms to suit families and couples, on-site spas, fine dining and long lists of outdoor activities including hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. Take advantage of the programs and activities offered at Ontario’s provincial parks - the perfect place to take a closer look at nature, go for a scenic stroll or challenge yourself to a wilderness adventure. From bird watching to whitewater rafting, there is sure to be an outdoor experience in a provincial park that you will enjoy. Whatever your style, need or budget, you’re sure to find the perfect resort in Ontario!