Ontario Real Estate

Relocating to Ontario?

Angela Papassotiriou

Designated Broker

angela.papassotiriou@exprealty.net

Provincial Office
4711 Yonge St
10TH FLR
Toronto, ON M2N 6K8

The east-central province of Ontario is Canada’s second-largest province, housing around 14 million people. Ontario is home to Canada’s most populous city, Toronto, which provides endless restaurants, theatres, concerts, and sporting events for everyone to enjoy. Ontario also offers many national parks with the province’s most popular attraction, Niagara Falls. From urban condos to lakefront properties, Ontario’s real estate is as versatile as its culture and provides a beautiful place to call home.   Read More

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Just Listed Ontario Homes For Sale

New Listing – 44 minutes on Site
$1,200,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
3
baths
1,525
sqft
58 Summerside Crescent
Cambridge, ON N1R5S2
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
New Listing – an hour on Site
$548,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
1
bed
1
bath
620
sqft
4889 Kimbermount Avenue
Mississauga, ON L7M7K8
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Realty Plus Oakville, Brokerage
New Listing – an hour on Site
$624,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
850
sqft
35 Maurice Street
Kitchener, ON N2G2Y9
Listing courtesy of: RED AND WHITE REALTY INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$549,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
907 PARADISE CRESCENT
Ottawa, ON K4A3S5
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY GROUP
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$749,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,168
sqft
3 3212 NEW Street
Burlington, ON L7N1M8
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage Burloak Real Estate Services
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$299,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
260 BRITTANY DRIVE UNIT#315
Ottawa, ON K1K4M2
Listing courtesy of: OTTAWA PROPERTY SHOP REALTY INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$724,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
1,205
sqft
439 Ferndale Drive
Barrie, ON L4N0M1
Listing courtesy of: Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$399,000
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
225 ALVIN ROAD
Ottawa, ON K1K4H6
Listing courtesy of: SUTTON GROUP – OTTAWA REALTY
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$299,999
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
794
sqft
857 Lakeshore Road
Rainham, ON N0A1P0
Listing courtesy of: EXP Realty
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$749,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
2,475
sqft
74 Singleton Street
Brighton, ON K0K1H0
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$749,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
110 LINDA LOOP LANE
Marathon, ON K0A2H0
Listing courtesy of: TRACY ARNETT REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$699,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
2
baths
1041 WISEMAN CRESCENT
Ottawa, ON K1V8J3
Listing courtesy of: CREPPIN REALTY GROUP INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$89,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
1
bed
1
bath
480
sqft
8 Riverside West 174366 County Road 25 North Road
Grand Valley, ON L9W0L9
Listing courtesy of: Ambitious Realty Advisors Inc.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$519,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
1,490
sqft
119 Second Street
Walkerton, ON N0G2V0
Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS INNOVATION REALTY, Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$700,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
1,189
sqft
15 Blue Spruce Court
Kitchener, ON N2N1L2
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC. BROKERAGE-2
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$750,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
2,444
sqft
15 Macklin Street
Brantford, ON N3V0B1
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY OF CANADA INC
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$549,500
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
4
baths
1,510
sqft
214 Taylor Road
Bracebridge, ON P1L1J9
Listing courtesy of: Century 21 B.J. Roth Realty Ltd. Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$599,900
Active Listing
Multi-Family For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,440
sqft
999 Lorne Avenue
London, ON N5W3X7
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TRILAND REALTY
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
1,412
sqft
323 Esther Drive
Barrie, ON L4N0G2
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage First Contact Realty Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$779,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
2,192
sqft
855014 Gobles Road
Princeton, ON N0J1V0
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$1,599,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
7
beds
4
baths
4017 CARP ROAD
Carp, ON K0A1L0
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY GROUP
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$650,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
936
sqft
641 Dunbar Road
Cambridge, ON N3H2T4
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC. BROKERAGE-2
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$895,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
7
beds
3
baths
84-86 STEWART STREET
Ottawa, ON K1N6J1
Listing courtesy of: EXP REALTY
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$1,275,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
2,544
sqft
1915 Fountain Grass Drive
London, ON N6K0K6
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 FIRST CANADIAN CORP., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$399,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
936
sqft
351 Cannifton Road
Belleville, ON K8N4Z6
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$849,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
1,709
sqft
119 Barnicke Drive
Cambridge, ON N3C3M2
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE CROWN REALTY SERVICES, BROKERAGE
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$797,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
1,760
sqft
449 Harbour View Crescent
Waterloo, ON N2K4A3
Listing courtesy of: LEAP REAL ESTATE SERVICES INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
7
beds
3
baths
1,815
sqft
52 Westmount Road
Waterloo, ON N2L2K6
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX TWIN CITY REALTY INC.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$799,999
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,098
sqft
28 Courtney Crescent
Orillia, ON L3V7Y2
Listing courtesy of: Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$239,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
1,072
sqft
21 Powley Garden Drive
Kingston, ON K7K6A2
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX RISE EXECUTIVES, BROKERAGE
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$1,299,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
6
beds
3
baths
1,986
sqft
156 Sundew Drive
Barrie, ON L4N9N1
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX Hallmark BWG Realty Inc. Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$475,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,057
sqft
12 Wood Street
Brighton, ON K0K1H0
Listing courtesy of: Re/Max Quinte Ltd., Brokerage
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$999,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
21 Woodglen Way
Markham, ON L3R3A8
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$785,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
10 Pridham Crescent
Essa, ON L0M1B2
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 B.J. ROTH REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$1,588,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
6
beds
4
baths
7 Cartmel Drive
Markham, ON L3S1T9
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE TERREQUITY REALTY
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$1,629,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
4
baths
119 Spring Town Road
Vaughan, ON L4L8E6
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX WEST EXPERTS
New Listing – 2 hours on Site
$999,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
2,284
sqft
505 Jarvis Street
London, ON N6K1X3
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 FIRST CANADIAN CORP., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$599,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
1
bath
1,050
sqft
118 Seventh Avenue
Brantford, ON N3S1B8
Listing courtesy of: Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$828,800
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
4
baths
1,940
sqft
844 Crestview Crescent
London, ON N6K4W3
Listing courtesy of: SUTTON GROUP – SELECT REALTY INC., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$379,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
856 NOTRE DAME STREET UNIT#204
Embrun, ON K0A1W0
Listing courtesy of: KELLER WILLIAMS INTEGRITY REALTY
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,299,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
115 Bonny Meadows Drive
Aurora, ON L4G6N1
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX WEST REALTY INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,398,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
19 Mark Street
Aurora, ON L4G1L4
Listing courtesy of: FOREST HILL REAL ESTATE INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$2,595,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
6
beds
4
baths
4,250
sqft
452 Governors Road
Brantford, ON N3L3E1
Listing courtesy of: Century 21 Heritage House LTD
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$980,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
3
baths
1,559
sqft
2-35 Poplar Bay
Kenora, ON P0X1C0
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 NORTHERN CHOICE REALTY LTD.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$429,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
800
sqft
1919 Trafalgar Street
London, ON N5V1A1
Listing courtesy of: ELITE CHOICE REALTY, THE REALTY FIRM INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Condo For Sale
2
beds
2
baths
2221 Yonge Street #1202
Toronto, ON M4S0B8
Listing courtesy of: ROYAL LEPAGE SIGNATURE REALTY
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$899,000
Active Listing
Multi-Family For Sale
10
beds
5
baths
3,214
sqft
312 Hilton Avenue
London, ON N5W2R6
Listing courtesy of: Sutton Group – Summit Realty Inc., Brokerage
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$799,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
51 Butler Cove Road
Stratford, ON N5A0C8
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX REALTY SERVICES INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,099,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
4
baths
2,124
sqft
1176 Birchwood Drive
London, ON N6K5C1
Listing courtesy of: PEAK PROFESSIONALS REALTY INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,349,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
5
beds
3
baths
52 Queen Mary Boulevard
Hamilton, ON
Listing courtesy of: BRIDGECAN REALTY CORP.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$999,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
632 MOONFLOWER CRESCENT
Ottawa, ON K1T0E6
Listing courtesy of: AVENUE NORTH REALTY INC.
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$499,999
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
106 BRUNET STREET
Limoges, ON K0A2M0
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX DELTA REALTY
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$585,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
2
beds
1
bath
706
sqft
3178 LAKESHORE Road
Dunnville, ON N1A2W8
Listing courtesy of: Royal LePage State Realty
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$979,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
2
baths
171 SPRINGFIELD ROAD
Ottawa, ON K1M1C4
Listing courtesy of: RE/MAX HALLMARK REALTY GROUP
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$399,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
2
baths
1,508
sqft
1956 Ocean Line
Wheatley, ON N0P2P0
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 FIRST CANADIAN CORP., BROKERAGE
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$819,900
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
3
beds
3
baths
1,345
sqft
92 575 Woodward Avenue N
Hamilton, ON L8H6P2
Listing courtesy of: Right At Home Realty
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$1,799,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
4
beds
3
baths
1,878
sqft
5 Jaylin Crescent
Port Dover, ON N0A1N7
Listing courtesy of: Re/Max Twin City Realty Inc
New Listing – 3 hours on Site
$580,000
Active Listing
Single Family Home For Sale
6
beds
2
baths
1663 Redwood Drive
Peterborough, ON K9K1M2
Listing courtesy of: CENTURY 21 KENNECT REALTY

About Ontario

Ontario is a stunning province with a lot to offer to both visitors and potential residents. Located in the east-central part of the country, it is the second-largest province in Canada and has a diverse population of over 14.7 million people. With its beautiful panoramic views and breathtaking landscapes to explore, Ontario’s natural beauty is a huge asset for those looking for a new place to call home in the region. If you are considering investing in Ontario real estate, keep reading below to learn more about all this part of Canada has to offer.

Ontario is Canada’s economic engine and a world-famous cultural hub with an abundance of things to do and events to attend all year round. The province is frequently divided into two areas: the South and the North. The majority of the population is living in Toronto and the southernmost region of the province. The Northern area is thinly populated, mainly due to its harsh winters and heavily forested territories.

Ontario is the ultimate destination for nature lovers in Canada. The province is one of the most biodiverse areas in the country with over 70 million hectares of forest, 250,000 lakes (including four of the five Great Lakes), five national parks, including Georgian Bay Islands National Park and Bruce Peninsula National Park, around 340 provincial parks, and 295 conservation reserves. Not to mention the province offers one of the world’s most impressive natural wonders: Niagara Falls.

With a land area of 908,607.67 square kilometres, the province is filled with lush forests, majestic waterfalls, scenic trails, and dramatic cliffs. Its rich biodiversity is one thing that makes Ontario a top adventure destination. If you are looking for outdoor activities in Ontario, there is no shortage here. The most popular options include hiking, ziplining, bungee jumping, All Terrain Vehicle experiences, skydiving, boating, fishing, canoeing, rafting, and kayaking.

To complement the natural marvels, the province is home of two of the most cosmopolitan cities in Canada: Toronto and Ottawa. Toronto, the largest metropolitan city in the country, is also one of the World’s Safest Cities on the planet and one of The World’s Best Cities. 

Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, is another gem in Ontario. The city is a great place to live and explore. Clean, environmentally conscious, not overly crowded, and with a strong reputation of being a quiet and family-oriented place, Ottawa has countless big-city amenities, excellent historical sites, and a welcoming and diverse population.

Living In Ontario

Windsor, ON skyline in Ontario Canada

Life can look very different depending on which part of Ontario you decide to settle in. If you aim to call Toronto your home, you’d probably experience a vibrant, fast-paced, and exciting city life. But if you seek a more calm atmosphere or beautiful rural areas are more to your taste, you’ll find the most charming small-towns in Ontario, including North Bay, Sarnia, Cornwall or Peterborough.

Living costs in Ontario can be high compared to other Canadian provinces, mainly because tax rates can be pretty high there. However, Ontario’s median income is roughly $73,000, which is higher than the Canadian average. 

People from all over the world have come to settle in Ontario, turning the province into a melting pot of communities of different backgrounds, cultures, faiths, and ethnicities. Toronto has an undeniable international quality and a reputation of being a welcoming and friendly place with over 140 spoken languages and dialects! 

Ontario Schools

The school system in Ontario is among Canada’s well-respected ones. The provincial education is publicly funded, providing quality instruction for children from kindergarten through 12th grade. Ontario has 72 school boards, and all students may be enrolled in public, French, or Catholic schools. The province has more than 900 high schools and a post-secondary education built on a system of world-leading institutions. Most of Ontario’s universities are well-ranked and internationally recognized. Queens University, University of Western Ontario, and York University, are among the top colleges.

Ontario’s Climate

The climate in Ontario is considered to be humid continental. The province has warm to hot summers, especially in its Southern region. Winters are considered to be pretty cold, with below-zero temperatures and heavy snowfalls. Spring and Autumn tend to be milder, with stable temperatures and more precipitation, especially near the Great Lakes area.

Ontario’s History

Ontario has a rich history that started approximately 11,000 years ago. In those days, the region was inhabited by different Indigenous groups including the Algonquian and the Iroquoian. Everything changed in 1600 with the arrival of the Europeans.

The French explorer Étienne Brûlé was the first to travel around Ontario, followed by Henry Hudson, who claimed the Hudson’s Bay area for Great Britain. After the Seven Years War, from 1756 to 1763, most of Ontario’s territories belonged to the British.  The immigration, and the subsequent conflicts that arose with Quebec and the First Nations, caused a territorial division of the area in Upper Canada (Ontario) and Lower Canada (Québec) under the Constitutional Act of 1791.

In the 19th century, and after many rebellions and conflicts, the Canadas unified. However, until 1867, the parties agreed to a federal union with the other British colonies. New Brunswick and Nova Scotia join Quebec and Ontario, becoming the first provinces of the new Nation of Canada.

How Ontario Got It’s Name

There is no consensus about the origins of the province’s name, but what is known is that it comes from an Indigenous term. Some people believe the area took its name from Lake Ontario, which derives from Ontarí:io, the Huron word for “great lake”. It is also possible that the term Ontario comes from the word skanadario, or “beautiful water” in Iroquoian languages.

Economy In Ontario

Ontario has a strong, mature, and highly diversified economy that has been thriving for many years. It is considered one of Canada’s wealthiest provinces thanks to its contribution of around 38% to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Ontario leads in manufacturing, agriculture, forestry, and mining, but the service industry is considered the main economic activity in the province.

The manufacturing industries in Ontario are solid and include automotive, technology, pharmaceuticals, information, and communications. Additionally, the mining industry produces gold, nickel, platinum, and group metals. The province is also the second-largest producer of copper. The agriculture sector has corn, soy, tobacco, and fruits (including grapes for wine). Dairy and cattle farms are typical in the province as well.

The Ontario service industry makes up over 76% of its economy and is responsible for 79% of its healthy employment rates. Business and financial services are significant examples of the service sector in Ontario, along with professional, scientific, technical, and arts and culture services.

Real Estate In Ontario

The housing market in Ontario remains pretty dynamic and competitive despite the challenges the real estate landscape in the area has faced in recent years. This makes the province a great place to consider investing in a property right now. Home buying intentions across Ontario’s main cities are pretty stable, with most dwelling offerings being single-detached homes.

If you dream of being a homeowner in the province, many houses for sale in Ontario are worth checking out. Depending on the city, there are various property styles available to fit different tastes and budgets. That includes single and semi-detached homes, townhouses, condos, and duplexes. The average price for a property is around $600,000.

Ontario’s world-famous attractions and landmarks make the province a magnet for new residents. Families are more prone to investing in larger, more spacious houses in the suburbs of large cities or small towns due to the possibility of working remotely.

Transportation In Ontario

Ontario is a massive province, but its efficient and extensive transit system makes it incredibly easy to get around. Toronto has one of the largest public transit systems in North America and the third-biggest one in the world in terms of passenger usage. Buses, streetcars, and the subway are all great ways to move in the city. In Ottawa, the public transportation network is OC Transpo, operating the city’s bus network and the O-Train light rail system.

Traveling between smaller cities in Ontario is best done by bus, and some of the province’s inter-city bus leading companies are Greyhound and Ontario Northland. You can also travel throughout Ontario by train, with VIA Rail Canada, using water taxis, your car, a bicycle, or by air. The main airports in the province are the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport.

Things to do in Ontario

Ontario is home to so many exciting places that it is an almost never-ending source of exciting things to do any time of the year. Here are some landmarks and destinations in the province that are worth checking out:

  1. Toronto’s CN Tower:
    • The CN Tower has been a local staple in Ontario for over four decades. This engineering marvel of 553 meters offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view of Toronto, a glass elevator, and the possibility of dining in a 360° – rotating restaurant. The experience will please everyone in the family.
  2. Niagara Falls:
    • Located at the border of the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls is one of nature’s greatest wonders and a world-famous vacation spot you may enjoy at any time! Here you can have year-round adventures, including hiking, having a helicopter ride, ziplining to the falls or taking a Voyage To The Falls boat tour. When the sun settles, you may witness the splendid nightly falls illumination, which happens every night of the year.
  3. Parliament Hill & Buildings:
    • Parliament Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada located in Downtown Ottawa. The 22-acre area is the perfect spot for learning history and admiring the Gothic revival suite of constructions, an architectural jewel of national relevance. The site offers visitors and locals free guided tours of the premises and the possibility to capture unique photos and videos of its buildings and external areas.
  4. Bruce Peninsula National Park:
    • Known for its beautiful scenery and turquoise waters, Bruce Peninsula National Park is the core of UNESCO’s Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve and the ideal place to plan many adventures with friends and family. Hiking, bike-riding, caving, kayaking, camping, boating, scuba-diving, and snorkelling are part of the activities available for visitors. Make sure to visit The Grotto and Flowerpot Island at Fathom Five National Marine Park.
  5. Royal Ontario Museum:
    • The Royal Ontario Museum is one of Canada’s top cultural institutions. The place is an essential destination for anyone seeking to learn about arts, culture, and natural history. The museum offers tours, a variety of family-focused activities, performances, workshops, and seasonal events.
  6. Thousand Islands:
    • Thousand Islands is a top tourism destination in North America and a hub for anything outdoor. The 1,864 islands archipelago stretches for 80 kilometres on the Canada-US border, offering visitors an array of unforgettable experiences. You have access to over 30 golf courses and can take a scenic boat tour to majestic castles or paddle to discover tranquil shores and bays. Also, consider a helicopter tour and going hunting for some magnificent sunsets.
  7. Distillery Historic District:
    • This gem in Toronto is a set of Victorian industrial buildings reimagined and transformed into a unique entertainment destination where there’s always something new to do or see. The reclaimed space is home to eclectic shops, art galleries, artisan breweries, seasonal art exhibitions, and delightful culinary options. Visitors can take a historical tour to get an insight into the origins and rich past of this one-of-a-kind place.
  8. National Gallery Of Canada:
    • The National Gallery is a prominent art institution in Canada and a pilgrimage spot for art lovers in North America and worldwide. The museum houses an impressive collection that includes over 90,000 works from around the globe, including paintings by iconic artists such as Botticelli, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Klimt, Monet, El Greco, and many others. They also specialize in Indigenous and Canadian art.
  9. Fort William Historical Park:
    • Fort William Historical Park is a renowned heritage and cultural attraction in Canada, perfect for history enthusiasts of all ages. It offers visitors various outdoor activities, including cycling, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping. Looking for a stargazing experience? At the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory, both children and adults can have an out-of-this-world adventure. The park has guided tours available year-round, as well as festivals and special events.
  10. Canada’s Wonderland:
    • Located in Vaughan, Canada’s Wonderland is the country’s top amusement park. It is an excellent place to have a date or a family outing at any time of the year. Canada’s Wonderland occupies 330 acres and bears over 200 attractions, including 69 rides (one of them is Leviathan, the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in the country) and Splash Work, a 20-acre water park. They also host seasonal events and attractions throughout the year.

Ontario Day Trips

One of the absolute best things about Ontario is the massive internal travelling opportunities for residents and travellers. It doesn’t matter where you decide to settle; there will always be a fantastic place to explore for just a day without exhausting planning or high money spending.

  1. From Ottawa to Kingston
    • Kingston is located only 2 hours away from Ottawa by car, making it the best place for a day trip. The eclectic city is home to about 185,000 people, and offers a perfect balance between traditional and modern. Make sure to visit Canada’s Penitentiary Museum or Fort Henry National Historic Site if you seek a rich cultural experience. Lemoine Point Conservation Area and Lake Ontario Park for scenic trails, spectacular views and an array of family-friendly outdoor activities. 
  2. From London to Hamilton:
    • Hamilton, ON is known as the “Waterfall Capital of the World,” making it a day-trip-worthy destination. Located 1 hour and 20 minutes from London, the town has tons of fun things to do, including over 100 waterfalls you can visit. Make sure to explore the conservation areas and historical sites, such as the famous Dundurn Castle, and several options for nature and park lovers, including Gage Park and Bayfront Park.
  3. From Toronto to Kitchener:
    • One of Ontario’s most beautiful small towns is only 1 hour and 46 minutes away from Toronto. Kitchener is filled with a variety of indoor and outdoor attractions you may enjoy in just a day, so get ready. Looking for some fresh air? Explore nature and wildlife areas such as Huron Natural Area. For a cultural experience, discover the city’s best museums and historic sites or make arrangements to participate in its renowned Oktoberfest, celebrated each year between September and October. The festival is considered the biggest one outside of Germany.
  4. From Hamilton to Niagara Falls:
    • With a population of 88,000 people, the small and vibrant city of Niagara Falls makes a beautiful day trip from Hamilton and other nearby towns. The home of iconic Niagara Falls, one of the world’s most impressive natural destinations, is only 52 minutes away by car. Here you’ll have the possibility of enjoying the falls from many different perspectives. You can take the Maid of the Mist cruise, make the Journey Behind The Falls excursion, or climb to the Skylon Tower to catch incredible panoramic views of the three waterfalls. Other activities, including zipline and helicopter rides, are also available.