Planning to travel to Ontario? With Tourlane, it’s easy to book your flights, accommodations, guides, and transfers, all in one place. Ontario is home to some of Canada’s most popular travel destinations like Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Ottawa. But it’s so much more than that — it has some of the world’s most extraordinary outdoor landscapes and over 250,000 lakes, which contain around a fifth of the world’s freshwater. Whether you’re looking to explore vibrant, bustling cities or lose yourself in the expansive wilderness of the Great White North, you’ve come to the right place. Get in touch with a Travel Expert today!
Discover the most exciting and must-see places our Travel Experts recommend visiting when you travel to Ontario.
For many visitors, Toronto is often the first stop on the itinerary. Famous for its diverse city landscape, you’ll hear more than 180 languages and dialects as you walk the busy streets — but that’s just the start. Toronto has established itself as a multicultural hotbed bursting with flavors, fashion, and arts from around the world. Wander the cobblestones of the industrial Distillery District, spend a wonderfully bohemian afternoon soaking up the tantalizing flavors and scents of Kensington Market, or enjoy the lively hustle and flavors of Chinatown. No matter what you choose to do, Toronto is a place where visitors will connect with new people, places, and ideas at every turn.
The powerful, thundering falls are an experience like no other. Straddling the border between Ontario and the United States, over 3,000 tons of freshwater flows over Niagara Falls every second. The moment you see (and hear) the mighty Niagara River as it tumbles down over 160 feet, you’ll understand why the falls are considered one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world.
Started as a timber reserve in 1893, the Algonquin Provincial Park is not only Canada’s oldest national park — it’s one of the most beloved. Covering an impressive 7,653 square kilometers of thick pine forests, thousands of lakes, and frequent wildlife sightings, Algonquin Park is nature at its absolute best. The park also offers outdoor activities for every season, such as horse-back riding, cross-country skiing, and hiking. There are both official camping grounds and more remote sites if you want to camp, which can be accessed on foot, by canoe, or even snow-shoe in the winter months.
If you’re up for a water adventure, catch a boat from the coast of Tobermory and head to one of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions. Flowerpot Island is located in the Georgian Bay in Fathom Five National Marine Park. Named for its ancient “flowerpot” dolomite rock formations, this beautiful island is a perfect spot to explore caves, shipwrecks, hiking trails, and ancient cedars.
Once you visit Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve, you’ll never look up at the night sky the same way again. The Barrens is the world’s first permanent dark sky preserve and offers stargazers incredible 360-degree views of the night sky, uninterrupted by any artificial light pollution. As you stand in total darkness on the rugged rocky landscape, you can enjoy thousands of magnificent stars in their natural glory. Against the natural dark visits, you can see the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way, and occasionally the Northern Lights. Less
During March and April, attend one of the countless festivals dedicated to Canada’s sweetest commodity: maple syrup. Welcome springtime the Canadian way. Head to a maple syrup festival, where you can learn about sugaring and taste delicious products from maple taffy to cookies, and of course, syrup.