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The Weather in Ontario
This is the climate diagram in Ontario. July is the warmest month in Ontario with average maximum temperatures of 24°. However, temperatures can go lower than -12° in Ontario in February. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is January.
Enjoy Canada's culture and waterfront scenery from an Ontario cottage rental
Find your perfect vacation by staying in one of Ontario's vacation rentals and discover all that this beautiful part of Canada has to offer. Choose between an apartment rental in major cities like Ottawa, Toronto, and Hamilton, or find a lakefront cottage rental in areas like Tobermory or Huntsville. Cottage rentals in Ontario tend to be large and are the ideal way for families and friends to go on vacation together.
The Best Food to Eat on Your Ontario Vacation
BeaverTails are the signature treat of Ottawa and many spots around Ontario. Sweet dough is flattened and fried with butter before being covered in a variety of toppings. Popular topping options include cinnamon with sugar, chocolate sauce, sprinkles, and fruit. The best place to eat a beavertail is at the booth on Rideau Canal in winter when the canal is frozen.
For fishing enthusiasts,Pickerel is a carnivorous species of fish found in the Great Lakes region. They are most common in the lakes of Northern Ontario. You can catch your own and take it back to your vacation rental to cook or you can order it in most bars and restaurants in Ontario. The pickerel is a thriving species of fish, making it a sustainable option to enjoy on a regular basis during your vacation.
Must-See Ontario Museums and Attractions
The National Gallery of Canada can be found in Ottawa and is one of the largest art galleries in North America. The permanent exhibit displays works by Canadian, American, Asian, International, and local native artists. They continuously host visiting exhibits and display additional parts of their collection, so you will always find something new to experience at the Gallery.
The Royal Ontario in Toronto houses collections and exhibits from around the world. Check their website before your visit to see if any visiting exhibits from another museum or event will be on display during your time in Toronto. A number of the exhibits are interactive making this an interesting museum for the whole family and everyone will certainly learn something.
The Best Family Activities to Experience on Your Ontario Vacation
Toronto Zoo is the largest Zoo in Canada. The zoo is home to over 460 different species of animals from around the world including lions, tigers, giraffes, and elephants. Find out about the different conservation and research programs run by the zoo on one of the many guided tours. There is a special children's zone with a splash park, playground, and selection of interactive exhibits and demonstrations.
Rideau Canal is fun for the family in any season. Hire a paddle boat or kayak and go exploring this historic urban waterway in the summer months. If you prefer to stay dry, hire a bike and cycle down the tree-lined path next to the canal. In winter, the canal freezes over and becomes the worlds longest skating rink. The canal was built in 1812 and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Grab a hot chocolate and sweet treat from one of the food booths on the ice to help keep the whole family warm.
Ontario Nightlife: Dance the Night Away
The Orpheus Theatre in Ottawa brings Broadway musicals to the city. A number of popular Broadway shows have toured to the theatre including Dear Evan Hansen, Sister Act, and The Lion King. If you are going to be in Toronto, try some of the fantastic theatres in the city such as the Prince of Wales Theatre, the CAA Theatre, and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for a night out filled with culture.
Head to the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa for a night listening to some of the top Blues musicians in Canada at this legendary venue. The club has been running since 1984 and hosts mostly Blues sessions but you can also catch pop, reggae, and rock acts here.
Book an Ontario Cottage Rental Near Niagara Falls or the Thousand Islands
See the Canadian side of Niagara and marvel at the sheer size of the Canadian section and largest part of Niagara, known as Horseshoe Falls. About 90% of the Niagara River flows over the 50m drop of Horseshoe Falls. Marvel at the site from the many viewpoints or take a boat trip to get closer to the waterfall.
Just downstream from Kingston, the St. Lawrence River widens and the area is filled with over a 1000 small islands. Spend a day or two exploring this area by swimming, paddling, scuba diving or fishing in the crystal clear water. Remember to keep your passport handy as some sections of this area cross over into the United States. Rent a vacation cottage in the Thousand Islands to truly discover this unique part of Canada.
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Looking for a quiet, outdoor getaway this summer? Just in time for peak season at Ontario Parks - HomeToGo has trekked through a forest data and blazed a trail to help travellers find the best Ontario parks with the fewest crowds and most available accommodations.
From loon calls in the early morning to crackling campfires at night, July and August are the times to beat the heat and enjoy the sounds of Ontario’s wilderness. Competition for accommodations is fierce, but with over 300 Ontario Parks to choose from, there’s no reason to give up if you haven’t booked yet!
So pack in, pack out, and get ready to enjoy some time in the great outdoors!
S'more Facts About Ontario Parks
Killarney’s La Cloche Mountains are 1.88 billion years old and thought to have once been higher than the Rocky Mountains.
Lake Superior is famous for its pictographs. Painted by indigenous spiritual leaders, these stories are centuries old.
Ontario Parks manages over 78,000 km² of land, roughly the same size as Belgium & Switzerland, combined!
Rondeau Provincial Park is Canada’s 2nd oldest provincial park - established in 1894 the park is 125 years old.
19 Best Ontario Parks to Escape the Crowds
Mapped: 19 Parks to Escape the Crowds
How We Created This Guide
Score(i) = 5 * [ ( x(i) - x(min) ) / ( x(max) - x(min) ) ] + 5
We examined hundreds of Ontario Provincial Parks and created a shortlist of the top 19 parks based on the five factors included below. To calculate the total score for each park, we used the equation above to get a representative numerical value between 5 and 10 for each category. We then added all of the scores to get the total experience score for each park. The hypothetical "perfect score" would be 50 out of 50.
Solitude Score: We used 2018 Ontario Provincial Parks Statistics to compare the size of each park and the number of annual visitors in 2018. The park with the lowest number of visitors per hectare was given a solitude score of 10, and the remaining parks were awarded a score of 5 or higher.
Wildlife Score: We used data provided by iNaturalist.ca for the number of observed species in each park. Provincial parks with the highest biodiversity were given a score of 10, and the remaining parks were awarded a score of 5 or higher.
Activities Score: We examined the number of sports and activities permitted in the park, as reported on the Ontario Provincial Parks website. Provincial parks with the most activities permitted were given a score of 10, and the remaining parks were awarded a score of 5 or higher.
Facilities Score: We examined the number of different services and amenities offered within the park, as reported on the Ontario Provincial Parks website. Provincial parks with the most facilities permitted were given a score of 10, and the remaining parks were awarded a score of 5 or higher.
Accommodation Score: We used HomeToGo’s own metasearch data to find the average number of available accommodations for 2+ people in locations within 30km of the park. The examined booking dates were weekends (Fri-Sun) between July 15 and September 1st, 2019. Provincial parks with the highest number of accommodations available on average were given a score of 10, and the remaining parks were awarded a score of 5 or higher.
The data for each of these categories was collected in early July 2019.
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