You’re not a true Ontarian unless you’ve done at least 8 of these 14 iconic activities

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Ontario is full of amazing experiences, and if you live in the province, there’s a good chance you’ve done at least eight of these 14 popular activities.

Have you ever eaten a beaver tail? Or skate along the Rideau Canal? See how many activities you can tick off the list, and maybe get some ideas for future adventures!

Skate on the Rideau Canal

Price: Free

When: Opening date to come

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why you need to go: The Rideau Canal is the world’s largest skating rink, and you can glide 7.8 kilometers of winter magic. The attraction draws thousands of visitors and is definitely something every Ontarians should experience.

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Stand on the glass floor of the CN Tower

Price: $ 40 per adult

Address: 290 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why you need to go: You can gaze down at a belly that’s 1,122 feet tall as you stand on the iconic glass floor of the CN Tower.

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Take a boat to Niagara Falls

Price: $ 32 per adult

When: Opening date to come

Address: 5920 Niagara Pkwy., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Must Go: Niagara City Cruises will take you to the famous falls so you can experience them in a whole new way.

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See a show at the Stratford Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: Beginning of April to end of October 2022

Address: Several locations

Why you must go: Besides being Justin Bieber’s hometown, Stratford is also known for its incredible theatrical scene, and you can enjoy Shakespearean performances and other productions every year.

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Skiing at Blue Mountain

Price: Prices vary

Address: 190 Gord Canning Drive, Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Must Go: Hitting the snowy slopes of Blue Mountain Resort is the ultimate winter adventure in Ontario, and whether you’re a beginner or a pro, there are slopes for everyone.

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Ride a roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland

Price: $ 39.99 + per day pass

When: Opening date to come

Address: 1 Canada’s Wonderland Dr., Vaughan, ON

Why you must go: Canada’s Wonderland is an extremely popular attraction in Ontario, and you’ll want to experience the thrill of its massive roller coaster at least once. Don’t forget to try the famous funnel cake too!

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Spend a day at Wasaga Beach

Price: Prices vary

Address: Wasaga Beach, ON

Why You Must Go: Wasaga Beach, which happens to be the longest freshwater beach in the world, is like a tropical getaway right here in Ontario, and you can lounge on white sandy shores.

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Sip wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Price: Prices vary

Address: Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why you must go: You can find some of Canada’s oldest wineries in this beautiful region, and you can spend the day sipping a variety of wines.

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See the fall colors in Muskoka

Price: Free

Address: Muskoka, ON

Why you need to go: Every fall Muskoka turns into a red and gold wonderland, and you can take breathtaking hikes, walks, and tours to see the foliage.

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Visit Winterlude

Price: Free

When: February 4 to 21, 2022

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why you must go: With its ice sculptures and winter cocktail bars, Winterlude is a must-see winter tradition in Ontario.

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Eat a beaver tail

Price: Prices vary

Address: Various locations

Why You Must Try Go: These staple Canadian pastries were invented in Ottawa in the 1970s, and it’s something every Ontarians must try. From sugar coated flavors to apple flavors, these treats will make your mouth water.

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Picking apples at Chudleigh

Price: $ 54.99 per season pass

When: Opening date to come

Address: 9528, regional road. 25, Halton Hills (Ontario)

Why You Must Go: Since 1967, Chudleigh’s has been the ultimate harvest destination for apple picking, fall treats and more.

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Hike the Bruce Trail

Price: Free

Address: Several locations

Why you need to go: The Bruce Trail winds through beautiful Ontario scenery, and while hiking all sections of the province is quite a challenge, you’ll want to experience the beauty of at least some of the regions.

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Take a ferry to the Toronto Islands

Price: $ 8.50 per adult

Address: 9 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Must Go: Drifting across Lake Ontario and taking in the views of the Toronto skyline is the perfect summer adventure, and there are plenty of fun things to do once on the island, like biking or to swim.

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Before you go, check out our Responsible Travel Guide to be informed, be safe, be smart and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

In Ontario, a vaccination passport is required to access certain events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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