Ontario Tourism Blog

Ontario’s 8 Favorite Small Towns

By Shari & Elisa Sunday, November 25, 2018

Expedia.ca polled Canadians to get an idea of Canada’s fave small towns with a maximum population of 20,000 and when they sorted through all the written survey results to find the most frequently mentioned places, Ontario did really well! Below is the list of the towns identified by the survey, but we’re sure you have…

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Santa Claus Parades & Holiday Light Shows

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, November 15, 2018
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Santa Claus Parades & Holiday Light Shows

Light up your holiday season! One of the things to look forward to in November and December, regardless of your religion, is how festive the season feels with all the lights and holiday events. Make the rounds and enjoy as many twinkling lights, Santa Claus parades and holiday markets as you can. We all need…

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Taste Your Way Around Ontario’s Micro & Craft Breweries

By Shari & Elisa Monday, October 29, 2018
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Taste Your Way Around Ontario’s Micro & Craft Breweries

Ontario is in the midst of an explosion of craft beer and micro breweries. In the past 18 years, Ontario has grown from 12 breweries to >260 with 100 more in development. While ‘microbrewery’ and ‘craft brewery’ are often used interchangeably, they differ according to size: a microbrewery’s maximum worldwide annual production can’t exceed 50,000 hectolitres, while…

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BOO! … celebrate Halloween and pick a pumpkin in Ontario

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, October 4, 2018
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BOO! ... celebrate Halloween and pick a pumpkin in Ontario

When October rolls around, 2 things start to appear…freshly picked pumpkins (and apples) and Halloween stuff. It is a fun month, that usually offers pretty good stretches of weather, lots of harvest foods and some scary goblins thrown in for good measure. Below are some places to enjoy October. Pumpkins & Mazes Two fun things…

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10 Ontario Fall Fairs worth visiting this month

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, September 20, 2018
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10 Ontario Fall Fairs worth visiting this month

There are many fall fairs taking place around the province; they were started to discuss various concepts of agricultural improvement and would often share new seeds or techniques only with members of the Agricultural Society. The fall fair was a chance for the farmers to show off the fruits of their labour with competitions. With…

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Must see & do in Toronto this summer!

By Shari & Elisa Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Must see & do in Toronto this summer!

Ever wonder why Toronto is called the 6ix? It seems to be because Toronto rapper, Drake, named his album Views from the 6, referring to his hometown of Toronto (see his explanation: https://youtu.be/pjMLvHQJU40). Toronto has had many other names since a French priest first put it on the map in the 1600s with the name…

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Attention Foodies: Ontario markets, food fests, food trails & more!

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Attention Foodies:  Ontario markets, food fests, food trails & more!

By the time August rolls around, everything is growing and lush and farms and markets are offering the most delicious fruits and veggies. Everything tastes better with a little dash of August sunshine. There are food festivals too or you can even take a food tour. While there are some markets below, you can see…

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Some of the best outdoor activities & adventures in Ontario!

By Shari & Elisa Thursday, August 2, 2018
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Some of the best outdoor activities & adventures in Ontario!

Summer Fun Guide has a category called Outdoor Adventures which is filled with all kinds of outdoorsy things to do. And while we call it “adventures”, note that not everything listed there would be considered adventurous, so don’t let the name scare you off. Many of the activities are just outdoors, and others can be…

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Fun things to do in Ottawa

By Shari & Elisa Monday, July 23, 2018
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Fun things to do in Ottawa

Explore Ottawa this summer The nice thing about our nation’s capital is that it is big enough to have loads of things to do, and small enough that you can do A LOT, even in a short visit! It also has a great mix of outdoor fun, outstanding national museums and amazing festivals and events…

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Family Fun WATER PARKS & BEACHES in Ontario!

By Shari & Elisa Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Family Fun WATER PARKS & BEACHES in Ontario!

When the sun is out and the weather is warm, there is nothing better than cooling off in the water. And Ontario has a LOT of water! Whether you are into the natural kind, found at Ontario’s beautiful beaches, or the man-made kind at an Ontario water park, wet is wet! So throw on a…

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