5 reasons to visit Ontario this Spring

Ontario is Canada’s busiest province – home to the country’s capital, the largest city, and some of its most popular attractions. One of the best ways to experience this fantastic province is by car, so you explore the area at your own pace. Enjoy an incredible mix of city breaks, beaches, mountains, natural wonders and more. Here are five reasons why you should visit Ontario this Spring:

Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of Canada’s most amazing natural wonders. This awe-inspiring waterfall straddles the border of the USA and Canada, and it’s the Horseshoe Falls that make up the majority of the Canadian side. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most romantic destinations in the world, often chosen for engagements and honeymoons, and it’s easy to see why. The sheer force of the tumbling water is an unforgettable experience, and you can get up close and personal with the Falls on the Hornblower or Maid of the Mist boat tours. This is a quintessential Canadian experience not to be missed in Spring!

Experience the wonder of Niagara Falls

Book a bank holiday city break

Toronto is Canada’s answer to Manhattan, with opportunities for world class shopping, dining and nightlife. Buzzing with life, Canada’s most populous city makes for a brilliant city break – on your own, as a couple, or with a group of friends. Toronto offers some of the best shopping in the world at the Eaton centre, Yorkville and trendy Queen Street, as well as cultural activities such as the St. Lawrence Market, where you can try some of the province’s local food. Visit the famous CN Tower, and if you’re feeling brave try the Edge Walk and walk hands-free around the world’s highest full circle!

Toronto Towers

Visit Canada’s capital

From Toronto, hire a car and drive to Canada’s great capital city, Ottawa, which is the historical hub of Ontario. This is a great destination for culture buffs, with a huge number of museums, historical sites, architectural wonders and events to enjoy while on holiday here. Relax on a cruise down the Rideau Canal, and visit Byward Market – one of Canada’s oldest and most iconic public markets, where you can eat, shop and socialise with the friendly locals. In the evening, especially as the weather gets warmer, the market comes alive, so it’s perfect for a springtime holiday!

Visit Canada's capital

Try local delicacies in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Foodies and wine lovers should visit Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario’s charming wine region. Here you can tour one of the local vineyards and try the local wines, including the country’s famous ice wine, which is made from grapes that are frozen while still on the vine to give the wine a distinctively sweet flavour. While you’re there, you can also wander around the Victorian style town and explore the local cafes and boutiques – it’s the ideal place to find a unique souvenir to take home with you.

Try local delicacies in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Explore Canada’s Eastern coast

One of the best ways to experience Canada’s Eastern coast is by hiring a car and discovering the amazing variety of things to do and see along the way, including iconic destinations such as the Scarborough Bluffs and Algonquin Provincial Park. By driving you can explore the province at your own pace, and spend a few days here and there – it’s a great way to have both a city break holiday, in Toronto or Ottawa, and also experience the breath-taking beauty of Canada’s natural landscape.

Explore Canada's Eastern coast

Kathryn Munro is Managing Director at Canadian Affair.

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Comments (2)

  1. Ontario, the busiest province of Canada has a lot to offer this spring and you have mentioned the top reasons to visit this vibrant place… I think experiencing different views of the Niagara Falls would always top this list….

  2. Manoranajan says:

    Truly visit of Niagara fall is once in life time experience every traveller should have.It’s wonderful experience as one sees cascade of water playing magic.

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