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Ontario: Yours to Discover

Niagara Falls

Guestpost by Michal Kniec

Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world. Whether you like exploring the outdoors or prefer large cities, it caters to all tastes, allowing you to select whatever you wish from its vast resources. With each province offering something unique, Ontario, in particular, has a great deal to explore, containing some of the most exciting activities in the world. With so much out there to do, this list will guide you along your journey to discover Ontario for yourself, pointing out the biggest attractions for the eager tourist.

Niagara Falls

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Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls

Possibly the most famous Canadian landmark, the Great Niagara Falls, is found on the border of Canada and the United States in South Eastern Ontario. While many prefer simply to walk around the walls and let the cool watery breeze wash over them, those that are brave enough can venture down into the Maid of the Mist, a boat that takes you up close to the waterfall. An experience that will soak you to your bone is an activity that cannot be missed.

CN Tower

CN Tower
CN Tower

The structure is one of the landmarks that best represents Toronto. The CN Tower is the tallest tower in Toronto and one of the tallest buildings in the world. Located in downtown Toronto, for a cost of £15, you can venture up to the observation deck far up in the sky, allowing you to see the entire city. Thrilling and certainly eye-opening, you can even see as far as Niagara Falls on a clear day.

Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey runs deep in every Canadian’s blood. Being the national sport, visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto is a must for anyone who wishes to understand the culture. It is the home of the Stanley Cup, a trophy for the most victorious of teams, a vast collection of NHL memorability and hockey records. Costing around £10, the museum represents the country’s favorite pastime in an entertaining and educational way.

Parliament Hill

Parliament Hill Ontario
Parliament Hill Ontario

A trip to Ontario would not be complete without visiting the center of the Canadian government. The parliament, located in Ottawa, combines English and Canadian traditions. Built on top of a great hill overlooking the Ottawa River, it is one of the country’s most elaborate and beautiful buildings. With beautiful statues and ornate buttresses, it’s a great free experience for the whole family to enjoy.

In the Wilderness

While Ontario has many beautiful cities, it truly begins to shine when you enter the wilderness. Ontario has everything, whether you like to hike or simply relax in a natural setting. However, when moving farther north, finding a safe place to stay is important as the Canadian wild can be dangerous. There is a variety of great located up north, with the Quality Inn and Suites in Petawawa being at the apex of value and comfort. Once settled in, go out and explore the real Ontario; it will certainly surprise you.

Michal Kniec is a travel blogger and automotive news writer who I still somehow finds the time to study law. Apart from his love of anything historic, he enjoys writing, creating music, and traveling as much as possible on this pale blue dot.

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Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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