Ontario Vacation Ideas
Ontario Vacations Idea #1:
Take a cruise on the St. Lawrence River at Brockville, Ontario. The world famous Thousand Island Cruise takes you past the mansions on Millionaires Row, quiet island cottages and Boldt or Singer Castle, then up into the narrow shallow channels for a close look at the local scenery.
Ontario Vacations Idea #2:
Hamilton, Ontario has the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum which chronicles the 120 years of Canadian football. The Children's Museum is an interactive learning center for ages 2-13. Lots of hands-on exhibits to excite and stimulate a child's sense of exploration and discovery. Learn how to tend a garden at the monthly City Farmer's Garden Workshops.
Vacation Ideas in Ontario #3:
Storyland is a 33-acre fantasy world for children of all ages. All the staff are dressed in character costumes like Cinderella, Robin Hood, Huck Finn, or the Mad Hatter.
Some of the attractions include Splish-Splash water-spray park, the Gingerbread House, Windmill Pond, Jump N' Bounce, and the Petting Zoo. There is also an 18 hole miniature golf course, pedal boats, and a "Jungle Gym" fun & fitness trail. This is truly a place for families to relax and have fun.
Vacation Ideas in Ontario #4:
Upper Canada Village Heritage Park is a wonderful recreation of a 19th century village. Relive history as you tour the 40 historic buildings and meet the artisans, trades people, farmers and villagers who make it all come to life. As one of the top ten North American historic sites there is plenty to see and do.
Ontario Vacations Idea #5:
The annual Canadian Tulip Festival is a mid-may celebration hosted by Ottawa. This is the largest tulip festival in the world so you flower lovers, this is your chance to surround yourself with over 100,000 beautiful tulips. The festival is city-wide and lasts for five days. On the final day a parade of tulip covered boats entertain visitors as they make their way through the streets of the city.
Ontario Vacations Idea #6:
Inn-to-Inn snowmobile touring is popular in the Ottawa Valley. You spend the day snowmobiling on established trails across the spectacular winter wilderness. You arrive at the next inn where you have a warm dinner and spend the night. Snotours in Renfro is one operator that offers these touring packages.
Vacation Ideas in Ontario #7:
With over five million objects and another 67,000 items added each year, The Royal Ontario Museum has something for everyone. Their exhibitions and educational activities cover the full spectrum of science, art and archaeology. It's a place of discovery and learning about the past and the future. This should not be missed.
Vacation Ideas in Ontario #8:
For a great fishing vacation Rice Lake can't be beat. The high nutrient content and natural protective cover in this shallow lake make a perfect home for fish. So much so that it's been referred to as the "Fish Factory" and is one of the most productive fishing lakes in Ontario. Indian River Lodge rents cottages right on the lake and can provide you with a boat and everything else you need for a relaxing fishing holiday.
Ontario Vacations Idea #9:
If you enjoy waterfalls than you need to plan a trip to Hamilton, Ontario. There are at least 100 waterfalls in the Hamilton area which is the self-proclaimed "Waterfall Capital of the World".
Touring the waterfalls is known locally as "waterfalling." Sounds like fun. Besides all the waterfalls, Hamilton is home to Royal Botanical Gardens, the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Lakefront camping is available at Confederation Park/Wild Waterworks. Here you will also find lots of family activities for the kids like water rides, a wave pool, go-karts and miniature golfing.
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