10 Of The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Ontario

Ontario is home to more than 13,5 million people making it the most populated province in Canada. Ontario is also the second largest province in size in Canada and many beautiful sights can be found on its territory. Here is 10 of the most beautiful places in Ontario:

Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay

Located near Thunder Bay, the Sleeping Giant is part of the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. The views of Lake Superior from the Top of the Giant Trail are breathtaking and you can also enjoy other hiking trails since the park has more than 80 km of it. You might stumble upon a moose, wolf, lynx, fox and 200 bird species within the beautiful boreal forest. 

 

Agawa Rock, Lake Superior

Agawa Rock is located on a short trail within the Lake Superior Provincial Park and is home to the famous pictographs. You can also reach the rock by paddling by kayak or canoe 15 minutes from the Sinclair Cove. When you get there, you’ll be able to enjoy 35 red pictographs and the beautiful views of Lake Superior. 

 

Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park was the first established park in Ontario and has an area of 7,630 square km. Visitors will be able to enjoy many camping sites, canoeing, whitewater canoeing, swimming, wildlife sightseeing, dog sledding, many hiking trails and much more. 

 

Niagara Falls

The Niagara Falls are divided between Ontario and the state of New York and are one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the world. More than 168,000 cubic meters of water fall every minute and is 57 meters high, making it one of the most majestic and powerful waterfalls in the world. Many activities can be experienced when there like the Journey Behind the Falls, cruises, White Water Walk, etc. 

 

 

Point Pelee National Park

The Point Pelee National Park is located 50 km from Windsor and offers many activities like camping, swimming, canoeing, hiking, bird watching, etc. This tiny national park attracts more than 300,000 visitors per year. Beaches, marshes and lakes are there to be enjoyed by the many visitors. 

 

Ottawa Valley

Ottawa is Canada’s national capital and home to many festivals throughout the year and to the longest natural outdoor ice skating rink in the world. Visitors can enjoy the many historic sights such as the National Parliament, the Rideau Locks, the Rideau Canal and many more. Ottawa is small and charming and you can enjoy many magnificent views from many parts of the city. The Gatineau Park located on the other side of the Ottawa river (on the Quebec side) offers a natural hideaway from the busy city. 

 

Georgian Bay

Voted the #1 Hidden Travel Gem in Canada by Canadians, this National Park offers visitors more than 30,000 islands and 2,000 km of shoreline. Activities include swimming, sunbathing on one of the many beautiful beaches, visiting lighthouses, hiking and much more. Crystal blue waters are waiting for you.

 

Toronto

Home to almost 6 million people, Toronto is the biggest city in Canada. Located on the shore of Lake Ontario, you can do anything and everything while visiting this city. Whether it’s enjoying some sunbathing on one of the beaches near the city or visit one of the many museums and sights within the city limits, there’s something for everyone. It’s also home to the CN Tower and the view from up there is amazing. 

 

Lake Ontario

One of the five Great Lakes, Lake Ontario has a surface of 18,960 square km. From Kingston to Hamilton, this lake can be enjoyed in so many ways and the activities on or near the lake are endless. Lake Ontario is the 14th biggest lake in the world and is the last of the Great Lakes chain. 

 

Webster’s Falls, Hamilton

22 meters high, this magnificent waterfall located near Hamilton. Many waterfalls can be found around Hamilton, but the Webster’s Falls are the most beautiful and popular. The waterfall is accessible via a short car ride or a walking trail. 

We hope you got as inspired as we did when creating this post, Ontario is a truly beautiful place to explore and live in. Got a place to suggest? Leave us a comment below!

Source: CAANational Geographic