Is bigger always better? You can experience it for yourself at some truly massive Ontario attractions. These places and events in Ontario claim to be the most important in Canada or even in the whole world.
These seven great stops could make for a fun road trip from your hometown, whether you prefer to visit the world’s largest beer spa, North America’s largest distillery, or a massive food festival. It’s time to make your summer a great one.
The largest beer spa in the world
Price: $40+ for day access
When: Opens from May 13, 2022
Address: Brewery check-in at 4651 Southwood Rd., Torrance, Muskoka, ON
Why you need to go: This new resort in Ontario mixes craft beer with cabin stays and a soothing thermal spa. You can enjoy a beer in a poolside cabana or relax in a forest hammock at the Muskoka Beer Spa (aka the largest beer spa in the world).
The largest distillery in North America
Price: $15 tastings, $20 distillery tour
Address: 2072 Riverside Drive E., Building 20, Windsor, ON
Why you need to go: The largest distillery in all of North America is in the city of Windsor, Ontario. Hiram Walker & Sons Limited is well known for making JP Wiser whiskey and other spirits like rum and vodka. You can delve into the history of Canadian whiskey on a tour that ends with a flight to their tasting room overlooking the river.
Canada’s Biggest Butter Pie Festival
When: June 11, 2022
Address: David Onley Park, Harborside Park and 333 King St., Midland, ON
Why you need to go: Ontario’s Best Butter Pie Festival is back near Toronto this year and it’s bigger than ever. You can eat many different kinds of this beloved Canadian treat, judge your favorites, and enjoy shows and activities.
The longest freshwater beach in the world
Address: Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Why you need to go: Ontario has a number of beautiful sandy beaches and, according to the Canadian Encyclopedia, the province is home to the longest freshwater beach in the world, Wasaga Beach. At 14 kilometers long, it is a picturesque place to spend an afternoon. We also have Sauble Beach, which takes silver as the second longest in the world.
The world’s largest escape room
Price: $34 per person
Address: 3929 Carp Road, Carp, ON
Why you need to go: The Canadian Cold War Museum has created a thrilling escape room for those brave enough to go deep underground. There are two different missions where you can try to escape from the depths of the bunker in the biggest escape room in the world.
The largest dahlia farm in Canada
Price: $42 starter & picked bouquet
When: Early August to late September
Address: 2221 Front Road, Lasalle, ON
Why you need to go: This magical Ontario flower farm claims to have the largest field of dahlias in the country. Color Pop Florals has over 30,000 blooms this year, which is more than ever before.
The largest rib festival in Canada
Price: Self-guided tour
When: September 2-5, 2022
Address: 1400 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, ON
Why you need to go: There are tons of rib festivals all over Ontario, but Burlington’s has dubbed itself Canada’s largest rib festival. According to the festival, it was also the province’s first-ever planned Ribfest when it premiered in 1996.