Explore Ontarios Activities and Adventures

Whether visiting Ontario in the Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, Ontario is a year round playground for young and old alike and you will find many activities and adventures to keep you busy exploring for days.  Join me as I explore some of the activities and adventures that Ontario has to offer.

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Ontario
  • Population of Ontario:                                   14.32 Million
  • Capital City of Ontario:                                   Toronto
  • Population of Toronto:                                  2.93 Million

Spring and Summer Ontario Activities

  1. Admire one of Ontario’s many beautiful sunsets
  2. Board a fairy and sale across the lake to Pelee Island
  3. Board the Chi-Cheemaun (Big Canoe) to Manitoulin Island
  4. Brave some treetop trekking the along longest canopy boardwalk in the world with Haliburton Forest
  5. Canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard on one of the many lakes and rivers
  6. Cast your rod and catch some fish
  7. Chase some waterfalls in Hamilton
  8. Cheer at a Blue Jays baseball game
  9. Climb the CN Tower in Toronto
  10. Do some rock climbing in Tobermory and Lions Head
  11. Enjoy a scenic boat cruise through the Thousand Islands from Gananoque
  12. Enjoy some live theatre in Toronto, Stratford, St. Jacobs or Niagara-on-the-Lake
  13. Explore Algonquin Park
  14. Hop on board Grand River Dinner Cruises and enjoy a leisurely 2 hour cruise while filling up on a fantastic roast beef dinner
  15. Explore Beach Towns Ontario
  16. Explore Manitoulin Island
  17. Explore Small Towns Ontario
  18. Explore the parliament buildings of Ottawa, Canada’s capital city
  19. Explore Tourist Towns Ontario
  20. Follow the Scottish Pipe Band on Saturday nights in Kincardine
  21. For hockey fans, a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto can’t be missed.
  22. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls
  23. Go wild at African Lion Safari
  24. Grab a designated driver and do some beer tasting
  25. Have some fun at Canada’s Wonderland in Vaughn
  26. Hike one of the many trails
  27. Hike the Bruce Peninsula
  28. Hit the skies in a hot Air Balloon
  29. Hit one of Ontario’s Great Lakes on a seadoo
  30. Hop on a Segway in Toronto or Ottawa
  31. Picnic and swim at one of the many beaches
  32. Portage into Algonquin Park
  33. Snorkel and dive in Tobermory
  34. Spend the entire day at the Toronto Zoo
  35. Smell the flowers at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington
  36. Surf or kite the waves of Lake Huron in Kincardine
  37. Take a journey behind the falls in Niagara Falls
  38. Take a road trip through Ontario and explore the vast countryside
  39. Tee up at one of Ontario’s many golf courses
  40. Tour the caves at Scenic Caves, Bruces Caves Conservation Area, Greigs Caves and Grotto Caves

  41. Trek across Ontario’s longest suspension bridge in Blue Mountains

  42. Try your hand at camping and sleeping in the great outdoors at one of Ontario’s many Provincial Parks and Conservation Areas
  43. Try your luck at one of Ontario’s Casinos
  44. Visit Point Pelee, Canada’s most southern point
  45. Visit the Cheltenham Badlands, the only badlands in Ontario, located in Caledon
  46. White water rafting in Ottawa
  47. Wonder the vineyards in Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy a tasting and tour, or two
  48. Zipline over the trees at the Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains

Fall Activities in Ontario

  1. Enjoy the rides and some cotton candy at one of Ontario’s Fall Fairs
  2. Experience German culture at the Kitchener-Waterloo Octoberfest
  3. Hike or bike one of the many trails and enjoy the autumn foliage
  4. Hop on board the Algoma Canyon Train in Sault Ste. Marie
  5. Spend the day apple picking at one of Ontario’s many apple orchards
  6. Take a roadtrip to Muskoka and/or the Haliburton region to admire the autumn foliage
  7. Visit an Ontario farm that offers, pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn mazes, etc.

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    Fall in Ontario

Winter Wonderland in Ontario

  1. Attend a live theatre performance in Toronto, Stratford, St. Jacobs or Niagara-on-the-Lake
  2. Check an item off your bucketlist and do some dog sledding in Muskoka, Haliburton or Northern Ontario
  3. Cheer on the Ottawa Senators
  4. Climb the ice at Elora Gorge in Elora
  5. Cross country ski or snowshoe one of Ontario’s many trails
  6. Eat like a King or Queen at Medieval Times in Toronto
  7. Enjoy Ontario’s winter wonderland by ice skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa
  8. Enjoy the various species of butterflies at the Butterfly Conservatory in Niagara Falls

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    Niagara Falls, Ontario
  9. Explore the frozen waterfalls in Hamilton
  10. Get the sticks and puck out and play some road hockey
  11. Have some fun at the Ice Wine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake
  12. Hit the courts for a Toronto Raptors basketball game
  13. Hit the hills for some downhill skiing in Blue Mountain
  14. Hit the ice and skate on one of the many outdoor rinks and trails
  15. Hop on a ski-doo and hit the trails
  16. Join in the action and take in a Toronto Maple Leaf game
  17. Journey behind the falls in Niagara Falls

     

  18. Let the child come out of you and build a snowman, make snow angels or have a snowball fight
  19. See the magical Christmas lights in Niagara Falls
  20. See the winter beauty of Niagara Falls
  21. Slide down the hills on a toboggan
  22. Spend the day at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto
  23. Try your hand at ice fishing
  24. Try your luck at one of Ontario’s Casino’s in Orillia or Niagara Falls
  25. Yes we do still camp in the winter
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Toronto, Ontario (Ontario’s Capital City)

I hope that you enjoyed exploring some of the many adventures that Ontario has to offer.  I have experienced most of these activities and adventures, so if you have any questions, I would be more than happy to share my knowledge. Or you can visit Ontario Tourism to plan your visit to Ontario.

Let me know what adventures you would love to try!

“We were meant to explore this earth like children do, unhindered by fear, propelled by curiosity and a sense of discovery.  Allow yourself to see the world through new eyes and know there are amazing adventures for you” 

– Laurel Bleadon Maffei

SAFE & HAPPY ADVENTURES!

Kelly xoxo

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38 thoughts on “Explore Ontarios Activities and Adventures

  1. Gina Race

    So many fun activities! I’ve been to Niagra Falls, but not during winter. Looks like an amazing thing to see at that time when everything is frozen. Going behind the falls looks really cool too.

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  2. MY RIG Adventures

    That is the most comprehensive list of things to see and do in Ontario that I’ve come across. Thank you! It looks like a wonderland in winter for sure.

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  3. Eden Fite

    You had me at Ice Wine Festival, I can’t see how that wouldn’t be a fantastic time. I haven’t had the chance to visit Niagara Falls yet either, so I’d love the chance to check that out too.

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  4. pinkcaddytraveloguegmailcom

    I don’t live too far away, but I still haven’t made it to Ontario! Not really, anyway. I’ve been to Niagara but that’s it haha. This is an awesome list! I’ll have to try and check some of these off whenever I get to explore the area more!

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  5. Susanne Jungbluth

    Since you have really collected a great collection of ideas. If I was going to put it all on holiday (of course, depending on the season), then I would spend my time in Ontario for the next few years. Thank you for this inspiration.

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  6. Karie

    I would love to visit Ontario especially during Spring and Summer coz I love sunsets and flowers. This list of activities is really great. There is so much to see and do. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Astrid Vinje

    I’d love to go to Ontario someday. I have relatives in Toronto. These are some great ideas for things to do in Ontario, even in the fall and winter. I think some of the caves would be fun to explore.

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  8. shreyasaha1987

    I would love to stay in Ontario for a week or two and experience the best of it. I would love to explore Manitoulin Island on a big canoe, also the Beach Towns, Small Towns and Tourist Towns as well.

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