Fun Things To Do in Ontario – Must See Attractions

If you ever decide to make Ontario your home, I can’t tell you how lucky you are.

Besides being a beautiful nature-oriented place, abundant with parks and forests, and home to the famous Niagara Falls, Ontario is full of interesting activities.

With that in mind, let’s glance over all the fun things to do in Ontario!

Fun Things To Do in Ontario

Breathe in nature

If you are a nature lover like me, you will find Ontario mesmerizing. Get ready for the real adventure! Your eyes and spirit are in for a treat! Don’t just read about adventures and amazing places, here is what you can discover on your own:

  • Parks
  • Forests
  • Natural sites
  • Waterfalls
  • Hiking trails

Still, I won’t leave you guessing where to go! Buckle up, our ride through some of the most beautiful places in Ontario is about to begin!

A true hidden paradise

Where else to start but in a true hidden paradise – The Bruce Peninsula Grotto. This natural sea cave carved in stone over thousands of years due to erosion has become one of the most popular natural sites in Ontario. Its crystal-clear water will leave an ever-lasting memory.

You should arrive at the destination after a 45-minute hike from Cyprus Lake campground. Have in mind that there are plenty of bears in the woods, so be careful if you decide on this adventure. You can access “The Grotto” in 3 ways, each more exciting than the other.

The Bruce Peninsula Grotto - A Sea Cave

First, if you are a diver or an avid swimmer, you can choose to swim in the ice-cold water directly into the cave. Second, you can climb down the rocky wall like a true mountaineer.

And finally, your third option is to slide down through a hole, which is not for those who suffer from claustrophobia.

The city of waterfalls

Welcome to Hamilton, the City of Waterfalls! Another destination that breathes nature in Ontario is this must-see place, with over 130 breathtaking waterfalls.

They are all a part of the Niagara Escarpment, a 625-mile long ridge stretching from Rochester NYC, all the way to Lake Michigan and into northern Illinois.

What you can expect is:
  • Waterfall themed hikes
  • Adventures
  • Viewpoints
  • Climbing
  • Kayaking

Soar the Niagara Gorge

While we are on the subject of waterfalls, do not miss an opportunity to ride the Aero Car over the Niagara Gorge. This antique cable car is in function since 1916, and it rides at a height of 250 feet.

A cable car over the Niagara Gorge
Riding above the Niagara Gorge – a unique experience and one of the best things to do in Ontario.

Are you into some “classy” fun?

While spending a day in nature may be fun and exciting, it is time to step out of the dirt and see what other fun things you can do in Ontario. The next category is dedicated to all the amazing museums and interesting shops and places you can see.

Still, have in mind that these fun activities may cost you some money. If you have just relocated, spending more money is not something you want. Nevertheless, if you learn how to cut your moving costs with ease, you will save a few bucks to have some fun!

A long time ago, in a faraway land…

Who doesn’t like a good story, correct? Well, if you are into books, one of the best places you can visit is The Monkey’s Paw. It is a truly unique antique bookstore, owned by Stephen Fowler.

It earned its name after a horror story by W.W. Jacobs. Stephen invested a huge amount of effort to collect rare and fascinating books on many diverse topics. They are all sorted into these categories:

  • The Beautiful
  • The Macabre
  • The Arcane
  • The Absurd

However, one of the main features of this bookstore is the custom made Biblio-Mat, a vending machine that spits out vintage volumes for tokens.

The worlds’ only!

Have you ever wondered what it is like to soar the sky by flying one of those small airplanes?

While you will not get a chance to actually fly one, you can at least visit the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and learn more about the history of Canada.

Know that this is the only bush plane museum in the world, and as such it presents a true wonder.

Stairway to heaven

How often do you have the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World? If you visit Ontario, you will have your chance. It is home to the tallest metal staircase in the world, found in the famous CN Tower.

CN Tower
CN Tower is home to the tallest metal staircase in the world.

While it is not the tallest building in the world, it is the symbol of Toronto. If you don’t know how to find it, just look at the sky.

Interested in Ontario?

I have hopefully sparked your interest in Ontario. However, if that wasn’t enough, let me make your Ontario relocation simple by giving you a few more reasons to come:

  • See a giant spider sculpture
  • Visit an abandoned subway
  • Stroll through the subterranean cold war museum
  • Pay a visit to an abandoned amusement park
  • Escape the POW camp

Ontario has over 100 interesting locations for you to discover. It only takes a bit of time and money, a little effort, and a wish to have fun. This is your chance to experience the true nature of Ontario and find out why it is called “A Place to Grow”!

Jaspreet Kaur

An engineer by profession, blogger by choice and traveler by passion defines me best.

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