Discover the beauty that Ontario has to offer with this fun guide of places to visit this summer. From tourist attractions to provincial parks, here’s a listing of great places that you can visit with your family this year!
Top 15 Provincial parks to visit:
Whether you are just looking for a day trip or if you would like to stay overnight, here’s a list of 15 of Ontario’s best provincial parks.
- Lake Superior Provincial Park
- Bon Echo Provincial Park
- Algonquin Provincial Park (several locations in this region)
- Killarney Provincial Park
- Pinery Provincial Park
- Driftwood Provincial Park
- Suable Falls Provincial Park
- Charleston Lake Provincial Park
- Balsam Lake Provincial Park
- Awenda Provincial Park
- Pigeon Lake Provincial Park
- Woodland Caribou Provincial Park
- Sandbanks Provincial Park
- Rondeau Provincial Park
- French River Provincial Park
Visit www.ontarioparks.com for more details and to plan your visit to an Ontario Provincial Park.
- Science North/Dynamic Earth (Sudbury)
Science North is Northern Ontario’s most popular tourist attraction and an educational resource for children and adults. Science North, features an IMAX theatre, digital Planetarium, butterfly gallery and Special Exhibits Hall and Dynamic Earth – Home of the Big Nickel, an earth sciences centre.
- Ripley’s Aquarium (Toronto)
Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is the newest and most anticipated attraction in the heart of downtown Toronto. As Canada’s largest indoor aquarium, it is home to over 16,000 animals and its water tanks hold a total of 5.7 million litres (1.5 million gallons)!
- Parliament Hill (Ottawa) and Bonnechere Caves (Eganville)
Visit the nation’s capital city: Ottawa! While you are in Ottawa, you should visit Parliament Hill, the seat of Canada’s federal government and the setting for national celebrations year round including amazing Canada Day celebrations.
Plus, less than two hours away from Ottawa, you can visit the Bonnechere Caves in Eganville. Dubbed Ontario’s natural underground wonder, the caves are a great attraction for all ages. The guided tour takes you through a cave system that is about 10,000 years old.
- School on Wheels Railcar Museum ( Clinton)/Grand Bend Motorplex (Grand Bend)
The CN “School on Wheels” program travelled along CN tracks in remote northern Ontario for almost 40 years. The School Car would stay for a week at a time, before being moved to the next siding where some students would travel many miles for classes. If you want to live in the fast lane, you can also visit the Grand Bend Motorplex for racing events.