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A family at Niagara Gorge
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Where diversity shines

Ontario has many sides to it — from the energetic urban life of Toronto and Ottawa, to the wilds of the Great Lakes and Northern Ontario. Here, you’ll discover an abundance of restaurants reflective of the region’s diverse cultures, captivating galleries and museums, and countless hiking trails that offer a respite from everyday life.

Ontario comes from the Iroquois word, kanadario, which translates into sparkling water — fitting for a province with over 250,000 glistening lakes. Indigenous Peoples have called the land home for generations beyond measure, and it is home to the largest Indigenous population in Canada, including 133 First Nations communities. 

Follow in the footsteps of the Anishinaabe First Nations on ancient hiking trials in Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island. Attend a pow wow celebrating Indigenous cultures through dance, food and music, like the Akwesasne International Pow Wow on Cornwall Island. Be sure to make a visit to Petroglyphs Provincial Park, home to the largest concentration of Indigenous rock art in Canada. There’s no better way to experience the province than through the lens of those who inhabited it first.

Toronto skyline


Trendsetter. The heartbeat of Canadian urban life. The 6ix is everything you would expect from a world class city. Get dinner at a one of a kind restaurant in Queen Street West, shop at the posh Yorkville district, lose yourself in the variety of the Kensington Market, then catch an MLB, NBA or NHL game. Toronto has it all and all of it is in style.


A view of the Fairmont Chateau Laurier from the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
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Canada’s capital. National sites, famous landmarks like the Rideau Canal, and museums housing stunning national collections. But Ottawa is also vibrant and walkable, with an incredible food scene created by local culinary schools and top chefs. This is Ottawa, come experience it for yourself.


Don’t miss the iconic spots and hidden gems. No matter where you go in Ontario, there are amazing itineraries for you to explore.

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Travel packages

Great regional escapes

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Inspiring Vacations

Incredible sightseeing including Toronto's famous landmarks, witness the beauty and power of the Niagara Falls, discover Quebec's French-speaking cities, and explore Canada's capital city of Ottawa
7 nights accommodation in comfortable 3-star accommodation
Breakfast daily

Cycling on the paths near Parliament Hill in Ottawa
Great Canadian Trails

Ottawa to Kingston by Bike  External Link Title

From CAD $1,620 per person

6 days / 5 nights

Experience the hospitality and liveliness of historic towns and cities along the Rideau Heritage Route on this self-guided cycling trip.

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A self-drive tour between Ontario and Quebec that leaves room for the charms of nature and the discovery of large cities.