Ontario is the heartland of Canada, as much home to that most iconic attraction, thundering Niagara Falls as it is to the picturesque and serene Thousand Islands of the St Laurence River. It is home to so much more as well!
The two largest cities in Ontario also typify the contrasts found in this province. On the one hand you have Toronto: at 2.5 million inhabitants, it is Canada’s largest city, the provincial capital, and the economic nerve center of the whole country. Ascend to the deck of the CN Tower, one of the world’s tallest structures, and view this bustling, culturally diverse metropolis. To the east you find Ottawa, Canada’s capital, a city of parks and green space, an easy pace to life and a cultural centre, home to the national parliament, and a wide variety of museums, including the Canadian Museum of Civilization and its magnificent collection of native totems.
Ontario is home to that very first tourist attraction in North America to be known around the world, Niagara Falls. Whether on foot, aboard the cruise to the base of the Falls or on a helicopter fly-over, there’s nothing about Niagara Falls that is less than spectacular- a place that must be seen to be truly appreciated!
The Niagara region is also home to some of Canada’s finest vineyards, and particularly a notable regional specialty, ice wine, made from grapes harvested in winter!A picture is worth a thousand words