Ontario is, in a word, big. A road trip along the U.S. border would take you from Minnesota to New York state, some 1,600 miles, while heading north will take you up to the fringes of the Arctic and the Northwest Territories. Besides big, Ontario Canada is diverse. Today's residents and communities have inherited rich cultures from their British, French, and First Nations ancestors, while Toronto has grown into one of the most diverse cities on earth. The province also encompasses Niagara Falls, Canada's capital city, and small towns worth exploring. Then there's the collection of 25,000 lakes and the wilderness that attracts outdoor enthusiasts in all four seasons, the cultural resources, and so much more. The list goes on and on, meaning you can enjoy the perfect vacation no matter what you think is ideal.

Toronto, the biggest city in Ontario and all of Canada, moves and groves along the shores of Lake Ontario. Clean, comfortable, and friendly, the city is a favorite of anyone looking for a getaway without hassles. The city is perhaps best known for its theater scene, which is the biggest in the world outside of London and Broadway. Everything from the hottest musicals and world debuts and small, heart-felt dramas take to these Toronto stages. Within walking distance, you'll find a bevy of places to experience, including the Hockey Hall of Fame and the observation tower at the top of the CN Tower. You'll also have the chance to catch a laugh at Second City and dine on about any cuisine your heart desires. And that's just a few of the things you can do in Toronto. World-class museums and designer boutiques are also found throughout the city. Visitors also enjoy the city's versatile neighborhoods and fun along the lake.

If you're looking for watery fun, consider making your way to the eastern edge of Ontario Canada. Niagara Falls has grown into an all-inclusive vacation spot on the edge of one of the world's natural wonders. You can see the falls with a visit to Niagara Parks, a collection of tourism sites that you could spend a few hours or a few days exploring. Vacation packages and combination tickets allow you to see the falls and the surrounding attractions for a great price. Maid of the Mist boat tours and the butterfly conservatory are consistent favorites. You can round out the package with overnight stays, trips to the local casinos, and visits to local wineries.

If you head to the north and east of Ontario, towards Quebec, you'll arrive at Canada's capital city. Ottawa, a city that would not look out of place in Europe, offers four seasons of fun things to do. The stately parliament building is open for tours, while a short walk will get you to Rideau Hall, home to the Queen's representative in Canada and simply fantastic gardens, and other places to explore like the ByWard Market and the National Gallery of Canada. With a visit Canadian Museum of Civilization, you will encounter the rich and diverse heritage that has shaped the country, from the Inuit people of Nunavut to the French influence in Quebec and the British who shaped the history of Canada.

You could spend weeks and weeks exploring all of the communities found throughout Ontario Canada beyond the ones listed above. London, in Southern Ontario, is known for its Labatt Brewery tours and thriving indoor market. Several waterfront communities, like Kingston alongside Lake Ontario and Cornwall on the Saint Lawrence Seaway, offer boat tours and so much more.

Thunder Bay, which is closer to Manitoba than Quebec, seems miles away from the ordinary. Its outdoor adventure opportunities will please even the most adventurous souls. It's easy to wander off the beaten path up in Northern Ontario, where Thunder Bay is located. Miles and miles of wide-open spaces, pristine lakes, and lush forests provide a back-country vacation that helps you to get away from the ordinary.



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