Canada is said to be one of the best places to live in the world so it’s certainly one of the best places to visit. The province of Ontario happens to be one of the most attractive destinations among travelers and it’s not hard to see why.
Located along the border between Canada and the United States of America, half of the former’s population lives there. For visitors, there’s no shortage of things to do and it would be pretty difficult to get bored there. If anything, you’d probably encounter most of the difficulty, if any, in deciding what it is you should do.
As such, here’s a quick guide with a few of the best places to check out during a trip to Ontario.
1. Royal Ontario Museum
The Royal Ontario Museum, located in central Toronto, is one of the biggest attractions in Canada and is also the country’s biggest museum. Standing since 1914, it is one of 10 major cultural institutions in North America and is home to a collection of 13 million natural history specimens, art, and various cultural items.
The Museum also houses famous displays such as the Samuel Curelly Gallery, Roloff Beny Gallery, and Thorsell Spirit House.
The ROM, as it’s also known, is Canada’s main research institution and is both a cultural destination and a national landmark.
2. The CN Tower
The CN Tower rises from the heart of Toronto and is one of the tallest buildings in the world. It’s visible from anywhere in the city and visitors are invited to take a tour, which is one of the most breathtaking you’ll probably ever come across.
The tower boasts the popular LookOut level, 1,136 feet off the ground, with floor-to-ceiling window walls and a glass door. Visitors could look down through the floor to see the streets below, as long as they aren’t afraid of heights.
The SkyPod, one of the world’s highest platforms, is also part of the tower and is a further 33 stories up.
The EdgeWalk is part of the attractions on offer at said CN Tower but it deserves a section of its own.
Guests, especially thrill-seekers, are offered the opportunity to walk around the tower, externally, as part of a tour that lasts for an hour and a half. Thirty minutes of the tour is done outside of the building, around the circumference of the main pods.
Participants are harnessed to a safety rail and are taken around the tower by a tour guide in what has to be one of the most thrilling feats of height a traveler can imagine. The tour ends with an offer of complimentary access to the SkyPod and Glass Floor mentioned above.
The Wonderland amusement park in Ontario is another top attraction in the province and has something to offer anyone who visits.
The Behemoth, Leviathan, Lumberjack, and the newer Yukon Striker, which boasts a record-breaking dive, are more popular among adventurous entrants but there’s also plenty to do if you’re visiting with your kids/family. There are several kiddie rides, including those at KidZville and Planet Snoopy.
Splash Works is another one of the more popular attractions. The water park, which is made up of wave pools, a lazy river float, slides, water playgrounds, and the Lakeside Lagoon children’s pool, spans 20 acres and offers endless fun.
5. Online Casinos
If you enjoy gambling and casino gaming, Ontario is pretty great when it comes to that. There are around 29 casinos in the province, offering all sorts of attractions and games.
Of course, given the age we’re in, you don’t even need to set foot inside of a physical casino as there are Ontario online casino apps from which you can make just as much cash. So you could essentially visit a casino and reap winnings while on your way to another attraction.
Among such apps are BetMGM Casino, Party Casino, Leo Vegas, DraftKings Casino, Caesar’s Sportsbook & Casino, and Royal Panda.
6. Hockey Hall of Fame
If you’re a fan of hockey and the NHL, the Hockey Hall of Fame is certainly somewhere you should visit. The HOF is filled with exhibits pertaining to teams, players, and other folks who have made notable contributions to the sport, including coaches, officials, and commentators.
The NHL Zone therein has the current teams and players on display while there’s the World of Hockey Zone, which pays homage to worldwide hockey, and an interactive exhibit in the NHLPA Be a Player Zone. A 3D animation of Stanley’s Game Seven, a short film from 2012, is available for viewing at the Hall of Fame.
The Great Hall, where people are inducted, contains the most popular exhibit: the Stanley Cup.