Ontario is one of those generally underrated holiday destinations, often overlooked by clueless travelers unaware of the many jewels Canada has to offer. However, anything that has Niagara Falls as one of its attractions deserves our attention as a potentially great holiday destination. Since there is much more to Ontario than Niagara Falls, it’s fair to say that the province ranks alongside the world’s best. Here are some of the best things to do in and places to stay in Ontario.

Niagara Falls

Since it is the most popular attraction in Ontario, the world famous Niagara Falls must come first in our list of things to do and see in the Canadian province. It is simply such a must-see that visitors ought to pay the Horseshoe Falls a visit even if they’re only in Ontario there on air transat for the holidays.

American Falls & Bridal Veil Falls
Niagara Falls***Bud*** / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Niagara Falls is made up of three combined waterfalls – two of which lie in the United States. The Canadian waterfall is the Horseshoe Falls, which is the largest of the three and amongst the most powerful waterfalls in the world.

The Horseshoe Falls is undoubtedly the most spectacular of the three falls, making the view from Ontario, better than those from the United States.

The Victorian Villa Boutique Suites by Niagara-on-the-lake is near the waterfalls and is rated as one of the best hotels in the whole of Ontario.

If you’re staying in Niagara in fact, you should also take the time out to visit the Niagara Parks Garden Trail, which is situated in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Here is a perfect bike riding location, with cyclists bound to enjoy riding through the vineyards and trails here. With a range of beautiful gardens and natural beauties, the Niagara Parks Garden Trail is another Ontarian jewel and a testimony to Ontario’s fantastic abundance of parks.

Stratford Festival

Of Ontario’s many selling points is the strong theatre tradition that seeps throughout the province. There are a number of fantastic theatres operating throughout Ontario – from the Shaw Festival Theatre to the Avon Theatre and Famous People and Players Dinner Theatre. There is simply an abundance of different fabulous places to catch a play in Ontario.

Stratford Festival

Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival celebrates this rich theatre tradition, through producing the best works of classical and contemporary theatre, throughout the year.

With a special emphasis on the king of theatre, William Shakespeare, here is a playhouse in which to appreciate the greats.

Toronto Island Park

Of all Ontario’s cities, none are more esteemed and popular than Toronto – and rightly so. A world-class holiday city destination with a variety of natural environments that are truly impressive for a city, Toronto has it all.

relaxed in green
Toronto Island ParkReza Vaziri / Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Toronto Island Park is amongst the best places to visit in Ontario.

The park consists of four main islands, whilst also boasting several children’s amusement rides, beaches and trails. This is an ideal place for families to enjoy together, with adults being just as engaged as children here.

Those staying in Toronto would do well to find anywhere better than the Trump International Hotel for accommodation. An absolutely outstanding hotel, it is ranked online as one of Toronto’s finest.