Travel To Ontario

Travel to Ontario

Travel to Ontario, Canada's most populated province and home to Canada's capital city, making it a prime tourist destination. Ottawa features Parliament Hill among a wealth of cultural activities while Toronto is home to arts venues, the Toronto Stock Exchange, multicultural neighbourhoods and the CN Tower. Two other popular tourist destinations, Wasaga Beach and Barrie, are both less than two hours away by car. Also a short distance from Toronto is the breathtaking Niagara Falls and the theatre festival town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The cities of Windsor, London, Stratford and Kitchener in southwestern Ontario offer an abundance of activities, from the cultural Stratford Festival to Kitchener's renowned Oktoberfest. Northwestern Ontario offers many attractions, both in cities such as Thunder Bay and in nature reserves such as Quetico Provincial Park. The pristine waters and forests of Northeastern Ontario surround the popular getaway destinations of Muskoka and Parry Sound and Algonquin Park is perfect for lovers of the outdoors. Trips to Ontario can be as varied as you'd like!

Ontario contains a variety of geographical regions, including the Canadian Shield, the Hudson Bay Lowlands, the Saint Lawrence Valley and the area known as Southern Ontario. Despite the absence of any mountainous terrain, Ontario does have its share of highlands, particularly within the Canadian Shield region in the north and above the Niagara Escarpment in the south. Those considering trips to Ontario should look into visiting its highest point in Temagami, with an altitude of 693 metres above sea level.

Ontario has three main climatic regions ranging from severe to moderate humid continental climate in the south, central and east to a sub-arctic climate in the north. As a result, Ontario experiences wide variations in winter and summer conditions, with temperatures moderating steadily from the far north to the south. The southeast and west are the warmest areas in the summer, while the far north has the coolest temperatures year-round. The southeast experiences the heaviest precipitation, while the northeast is the driest section of the province, with average yearly precipitation levels of less than 61 centimetres. Travel to Ontario today!