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Ontario is undeniably a melting pot of history, culture, natural beauty, and modernity. Add to this the fact it’s Canada’s most populated province and it’s no wonder that Ontario has become a top destination for travellers from around the world.

From the roaring magnificence of Niagara Falls, the country’s #1 tourist attraction, to the bustling metropolis of Toronto, Ontario boasts a myriad of destinations that promise memories that last a lifetime. A mosaic of picturesque lakes, sprawling forests, world-class hotels and resorts, and culinary delights, this beautiful province is more than just a destination: it’s an experience.

Whether you’re drawn to the serenity of Algonquin Provincial Park‘s expansive wilderness or the lively streets of the nation’s capital of Ottawa, here are a few of the best places to visit in Ontario, whatever your interests.


The Best Places to Visit in Ontario


Toronto: Big City Experiences
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Toronto’s CN Tower: Standing tall in Canada’s largest city (Photo: Scott Webb / Unsplash)

As Canada’s largest city, Toronto is a bustling metropolis with an eclectic mix of cultures. The iconic CN Tower, the historic Distillery District, and the bustling St. Lawrence Market are just a few of this world-class city’s many attractions. Don’t miss out on the Royal Ontario Museum and vibrant Kensington Market. For a green escape in the city, the park-like Toronto Island Park offers a peaceful retreat with beautiful views of the city skyline.

Looking to do some luxury shopping? Head to Toronto’s ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood. Here you’ll find leading luxury brands like Versace and Hermés, as well as some of the classiest dining in the city in places like Café Boulud at the 5-star Four Seasons Hotel, one of the best luxury hotels in Yorkville


Toronto Ideas & Inspiration


Visit LuxuryToronto to learn more before you visit Canada’s biggest city. And check out these great stories, too, for even more ideas and inspiration:


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Niagara Falls: Canada’s Top Attraction
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What ever time of day or night you visit, Niagara Falls is deservedly Cnada’s top natural wonder (Photo: Kosuke Noma / Unsplash)

For decades Canada’s most famous tourist attraction, Niagara Falls has been a must-visit. You’ll marvel at the thundering waters from various viewpoints, or better still, take a boat tour on the Maid of the Mist to get up close and personal to the world’s most magnificent waterfalls.

Nearby, the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) offers historic charm, with its well-preserved 19th-century buildings and renowned summer theatre festival. NOTL is also known as one of the world’s leading grape-growing regions, too, so be sure to visit one or two of its wonderful wineries.


Niagara Falls Ideas & Inspiration


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The Best Luxury Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake


Ottawa: The Nation’s capital
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Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada’s government, is a great place to visit in Ottawa (Photo: Bryan Dearsley / Riley)

As the capital city of Canada, Ottawa is unique a blend of English and French cultures. Attractions like majestic Parliament Hill, the Canadian Museum of History, and the National Gallery of Canada, are all worthwhile visiting at any time of year.

Visiting in winter? At this magical time of year, the Rideau Canal becomes the world’s largest skating rink, drawing locals and tourists alike.


Ottawa Ideas & Inspiration



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Algonquin Provincial Park: Lost in The Wild
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Algonquin Provincial Park is another of Ontario’s most visited attractions (Photo: Christopher Dew / Killarney Lodge)

A paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, Algonquin is Ontario’s oldest provincial park. Here, you can hike through vast forests, canoe across its many lakes, and spot wildlife like moose, bears, and wolves. The park’s changing colours in the fall are a spectacular sight.


Algonquin Park Ideas & Inspiration



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Stratford: Ontario’s Tribute to the Bard

Known for its spectacular Shakespearean festival, Stratford is a cultural gem in Ontario. In addition to its world-class theatre productions, this charming Central Ontario town offers Victorian architecture, lovely gardens, and its very own Avon River where swans gracefully glide by.


Stratford Ideas & Inspiration



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Bryan Dearsley is a luxury lifestyle and travel writer. He’s also a Co-Founder of Riley International Media.


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