The Ultimate Ontario Bucketlist

There are so many incredible experiences and activities to do around Ontario. Over the years, I’ve dedicated a ton of time curating the perfect list of must-see attractions and essential things to do throughout the province.

  • Climb to the top of Temagami Lookout Tower or Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower
    Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower
  • Go stargazing at Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve or North Frontenac Dark Sky Preserve
  • Take the ferry to Flower Pot Island
    Flower Pot Island
  • Visit Ouimet Canyon
  • Check adorable towns like Perth, Bayfield, Creemore, Port Stanley, and Sauble Beach
  • Visit Lake Superior’s rugged coastline and Hike Picnic Table Lookout
  • See the natural whirlpool on the Niagara River
    Niagara River
  • Hike The Crack in Killarney Provincial Park when the leaves are changing
  • Watch the sunset on the beaches of Lake Erie
    Lake Erie
  • Explore Tyendinaga Caves, Bonnechere Caves or Greig’s Caves
  • Go glamping in a bubble tent at Four Corners Algonquin
    Four Corners Algonquin
  • Go mining at Amethyst Mine Panorama or Princess Sodalite Mine
  • See one of the meromictic lakes like McGinnis Lake or Crawford Lake
    McGinnis Lake
  • Float down the Grand River or Muskrat River
  • Witness the breathtaking Niagara Falls (the largest waterfall in Ontario) and Kakabeka Falls (the second-largest waterfall)
    Niagara Falls
  • Take the scenic Agawa Canyon Train Tour
  • Visit the “Painted Ladies of Grimsby”
    Painted Ladies of Grimsby
  • Fly over the 1000 Islands
  • Stay at a farm-to-table hotel or property like Revolve Farms
    Revolve Farms
  • Skate on the Rideau Canal
  • Swim in Elora Quarry or St. Mary’s Quarry
  • Take the Cup and Saucer Trail on Manitoulin Island
  • Go wine tasting in Niagara on the Lake or Prince Edward County
    Wine Tasting
  • Go antiquing at the Aberfoyle Antique Market
  • Search for frozen waterfalls in the winter
    Frozen Waterfalls
  • Visit Lake Superior’s rugged coastline, specifically Agawa Bay


Disclaimer: All information and prices are accurate as of the time of the posting. All opinions expressed are completely my own. This post is not sponsored. 

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