Your comprehensive directory of fun, exciting and interesting things to do and places to stay in Ontario. Whether you live here or are travelling to the province, you'll find new regions to explore and adventures/activities to experience in the Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, and Niagara Regions, as well as in Eastern, Central, Northern, and Southwestern Ontario. Families, friends, individuals, and couples, young or old...if you looking for something great to do or somewhere perfect to stay in Ontario, you'll find it here! read more…
With thousands of places to see and stay, countless events, activities and attractions, Summer Fun Guide's comprehensive guide has thousands of listings to help tourists (and residents) make the most of their Ontario vacation. For easy reference, the guide is divided into 7 Ontario regions, with up to 18 categories in each, such as Accommodations, Amusement Centres, Attractions, Festivals, Outdoor Adventures, Museums, Galleries & Historic Sites, Sightseeing Tours, and so much more. To make planning even easier, many of the listings online are hot-linked so visitors can get further information fast. Use the convenient itinerary feature to save your favourites!
Whether searching for things to do in Ontario on a specific date or looking for information about special events or festivals in a particular town, city or region, www.summerfunguide.ca is the place to get all you need to know. Along with helpful Ontario travel information, the Summer Fun Guide is also the place to get valuable coupons that will save you money at many Ontario attractions, businesses, and services.
From Attractions and Amusement Centres to Farms, Outdoor Adventures and Festivals, Summer Fun Guide has options in every region, category, age and price range. Because all companies list for free (unless they want to upgrade), we don't leave anything out!SFG's handy, easy-to-navigate, companion print guide, updated annually, is available free at all ONroute Service Centres & other locations throughout the province, while supplies last.
The Summer Fun Guide is the most complete Ontario tourism directory online. It's the only guide you need to plan a fabulous vacation in Ontario or find up-to-the-minute information on all the latest happenings and best things to do in Ontario in the summer, spring, winter, and fall. Here you have access to extensive listings of attractions, events, entertainment, tours, and accommodations. You will discover all the must-see attractions and places to visit, must-do experiences, not-to-be-missed events, and where to stay in Ontario.
Looking for something fun to do in Ontario? With the Summer Fun Guide, you can find just what you are looking for fast. No need to wade through hundreds of listings to find the ideal family activity. Just choose a region in Ontario, select the Things to Do category that appeals to your personal interests, like Arts & Culture, Activities & Attractions, Sightseeing, Culinary & Wine, or Outdoors, and then select a subcategory to refine your search further. The Summer Fun Guide will reveal dozens of Ontario attractions and interesting things to do that you will enjoy. Want to know what's going on in Ottawa this weekend? Click on the Events calendar and refine your search by selecting the Ottawa Region. Looking for a nice place to stay in Niagara Falls? Select the Niagara Region, then the Accommodations, Resorts and Spas category, and the Summer Fun Guide will show you dozens of great Niagara area hotels, motels, inns and spas from which to choose.
Discover Ontario with the Summer Fun Guide. Our Ontario tourist directory lists thousands of special things to do and places to visit. Find out about museums, galleries, historical sites, amusement parks, water parks, provincial parks, public gardens, conservation areas, exhibitions, mini-golf, zoos, boat cruises, train excursions, casinos, race tracks, outlet shopping malls, culinary experiences, festivals, fairs, fishing and fishing tournaments, hunting, fun farms, mountain biking, whitewater rafting and kayaking, scenic caves, u-pick farms, farmers markets, outdoor adventure parks, hiking trails, bike trails, beaches, sightseeing tours, spectator sports, live theatre, music concerts, hot air balloon excursions, wineries & microbreweries, scenic airplane tours, rafting, eco-adventures, zip lines, tree-top canopy tours, paintball, ATV trails, and more.
Ontario is the second largest province in Canada, covering an area of more than one million square kilometres; it's bigger than the countries of Spain and France combined! Ontario extends north to Hudson's Bay, south to the Great Lakes, west to the Manitoba border, and east to Quebec. It should come as no surprise that so vast a province would have great diversity in its landscape and terrain. From the wild and craggy beauty of the northern Canadian Shield to the lakes and forests of cottage country; from the rolling hills of the Ontario farm belt to the scenic wonders of the Niagara Escarpment - Ontario rivals any place on earth for diversity and natural wonders.
Here are some interesting facts about Ontario.
» The province boasts over 250, 000 lakes which account for approximately one-fifth of the world's fresh water.
» The temperature in Ontario can go to extremes. In the dead of winter, temperatures can plummet to as low as -40C, while in the summer, they can rise to over 30C.
» Ontario has a diverse economy and multiple industries including manufacturing, technology, agriculture, mining, and forestry.
» Ontario is home to the longest freshwater beach in the world. Wasaga Beach on Georgian Bay, a popular summer tourist destination located just over 1.5 hours northwest of the GTA, is 14 kilometres in length.
» The longest street in the world is in Ontario. Yonge Street/ Highway 11 is 1,896 kilometres long, stretching from the shores of Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto, north to Rainy River in northern Ontario.
» The world's third largest tower is in Toronto, Ontario. The CN Tower, at 1,815 feet high, is a familiar landmark, and a must see tourist attraction, with its glass-paneled elevators and observation deck that offers breath-taking views of the city.
There is great diversity in Ontario's population as well. Home to more than 13.5 million people, the province is a multicultural mosaic whose citizens hail from all corners of the globe. The ethnic diversity of the many cultures found here enriches the province in so many ways. Although English and French are Ontario's official languages, there are over 100 other different dialects and languages also spoken. Ontario's food scene is just one of the major beneficiaries of multiculturalism, offering residents and visitors to the province an almost unlimited choice of international cuisines served at restaurants. Another bonus to the province is the countless festivals, fairs, parades, and exhibitions taking place throughout the year that celebrate many of the different cultures represented here, such as the Toronto Caribbean Carnival, Jambana One World Festival in Brampton, Italfest and MuslimFest in Mississauga, Oktoberfest in Kitchener-Waterloo, and the Orillia Highland Games, to name just a few.
The most populated area in Ontario, known as the Golden Horseshoe, extends along the north shore of Lake Ontario and contains the cities of Toronto, Mississauga, Hamilton, St Catharines, and Niagara Falls. The Greater Golden Horseshoe area extends north to include Barrie, Newmarket, Bradford, Oshawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, and Peterborough. Altogether, approximately nine million people live in this area of southern Ontario, which is now the fastest growing area in North America.
Population centers in other regions of Ontario include London, Kincardine, Windsor and Sarnia in southwestern Ontario, and Ottawa, Kingston, Belleville, Prince Edward County, Gananoque, Brockville in southeastern Ontario. In central Ontario, population hubs include the Muskoka Lakes region, Huntsville, Bracebridge, and the Kawartha Lakes, and in northern Ontario, major centres include Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Timmins, Thunder Bay, Dryden, and Kenora.
For quick and easy reference to everything you need to know about a particular area of Ontario, the Summer Fun Guide has divided the province into seven regions; Greater Toronto Area, Ottawa, Niagara Region, Eastern Ontario, Central Ontario, Northern Ontario, and Southwestern Ontario. Each region offers a wealth of sights to see and place to visit.
No matter what time of year you plan to visit Ontario, the number of activities and things to do here is truly amazing. During the summer months, there is baseball, soccer, tennis, swimming, boating, camping, hiking, waterskiing, bicycling, whitewater rafting, and more. In winter, popular pastimes include skating, downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, snowboarding, hockey, curling, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice fishing, and tobogganing. There is also geo-caching, ATVing, boat cruises, fall colour tours, thoroughbred racing, basketball, hunting, kayaking, eco-tours, and the list goes on! As they say on the licence plate, Ontario is "Yours to Discover".
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