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Ontario Travel Guide

  • Discover Ontario, from Niagara Falls to the Thousand Islands

    The top tourist attraction in Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most dramatic natural phenomena in North America. Visitors can feel its power from the viewing area or charter a boat to get up close. Niagara Falls is just 90 minutes from Toronto, the most multicultural city in the world. Over 100 languages are spoken regularly in Toronto, and the city is made up of ethnic enclaves that all come together in downtown’s Kensington Market. East of Toronto is Ontario’s farming area, which has the distinction of providing Canada with half its food. Visitors can go to towns like Perth, and areas like Prince Edward County and the 1000 Islands for a fresh farm-to-table experience.

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  • Niagara-on-the Lake and Stratford

    Ontario is Canada’s theatre capital thanks to two annual summer festivals: the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the Lake (right near Niagara Falls) that pays homage to George Bernard Shaw, and the Shakespeare Festival two hours west of Toronto in Stratford. Many of Britain’s most celebrated thespians have taken the stage in Stratford, including Sir Alec Guinness, John Neville, and Dame Maggie Smith.

    For drama of a different kind, political buffs can make their way northeast to Ottawa, Canada’s national capital, to watch the Canadian parliament in session. It’s similar in style to the British parliament, complete with lively debate and occasional name-calling. In the winter, the Rideau Canal just outside Ottawa’s parliament buildings turns into a 7.8-kilometre skating rink. Every Ottawa tourism guide recommends it, and for good reason.

  • Great lakes beyond the Great Lakes

    Ontario borders four of the five Great Lakes (Lake Ontario, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Superior). But Ontario’s best bodies of water are actually in Muskoka cottage country, roughly three hours north. Lake Muskoka, Lake Rosseau, and Lake Joseph are home to some of the most magnificent summer estates in the world. East of the Muskoka region is Algonquin Provincial Park, home of over 2,400 small and medium size lakes that offer the exact opposite experience to the millionaire Muskokas.

    Book a flight to Toronto with Air Transat, plan a day in Niagara Falls then explore the rest of Canada’s most diverse province.

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Important Information

  • Airport in Ontario serviced by Air Transat


    The Canadian dollar is used in Ontario, and should be easy to find at most UK banks. Alternatively, you can withdraw Canadian dollars with your debit card at any bank machine.

    Official Language

    English and French are the official languages of Canada, but English is the primary language in Ontario.

  • Entry/exit requirements

    To get information regarding passports and all necessary visas, please visit the Gouvernement of Canada website.

    Travellers looking to visit Canada will be required to fill out an application form (eTA). This document will be required when boarding a flight to Canada. For more details, please visit

    Tourist Office

    To get information regarding Ontario, please visit the Tourist Office Website.

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  • A Week in Toronto… With the Kids!

    A winter vacation in Toronto evokes images of fine dining, romantic evenings, nightlife at dance clubs or live music venues, and long leisurely trips to the museum or art gallery. There is everything imaginable for singles, couples or groups of friends to enjoy… but what about a week of winter holidays with the kids? Ontario’s capital has more to do than meets the eye when it comes to keeping the little ones out of trouble, without sacrificing the pleasure of the larger ones.

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