The Fall Colour season in Ontario is spectacular this year. The leaves are starting to turn colour. Ontario is one of the few places in the world that can offer so many colours to see.
Smartphone update on the iPhone 6 and 6 plus
Best Smartphone for the Active Ontario Tourist.
Lots of availability left for Ontario resorts and summer cottages for the Summer of 2014 due to a long cold winter. People are just starting to book their holidays now.
New ATV trails are open in Muskoka near Baysville and Dorset.
Have you reserved your family cottage vacation in Ontario for this summer?
Moose sightings are numerous in Algonquin Park along HWY in May and June
Spring Fishing - A bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work!
Outdoor Winter Weddings in March offered at the Sir Sam's Inn and Waterspa in the Haliburton Highlands.
There's just two more weeks of Winter Fun in Central Ontario. Last chance to build a snowman, do ice fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing or dog sledding.
A Full range of March Break Winter Fun activities will be available in Ontario due to the great snow conditions we have had this year. Snowmobiling, Ice fishing, skiing, dog sledding for family fun.
2014 Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships is in Haliburton, Ontario Jan 24- 26 and Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2014
Winter Carnivals happening all over Ontario.
Sea Monster sightings on Lake of Bays, Muskoka, two hours north of Toronto, Ontario
For the people that wish to get outside to enjoy winter in Ontario and have some fun - skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, ice skating, dog sledding. There are a lot of tools you can use to make the most of your time away.
Ontario Ski Hills are open for another winter season of skiing and snowboarding.
In Travel Technology - Travel Lighter with the new Super Smartphone from Nokia Lumia 1020. It has a 41 MP camera.
Mobile apps to watch your Favourite Television shows when you are travelling
Ontario Tourist will focus on the "experiences" offered to tourists who visit Ontario Canada.
Pets are now welcome at Deerhurst Resort, Sherwood Inn and Rocky Crest Golf Resort
What is there to do for tourists in Ontario's Off Season
Where and When to see the Best Fall Colours in Ontario
Walking with the Dead
The Ghost Walk in Huntsville’s own Muskoka Heritage Place provides a delightful opportunity to dive into both history and creepy stories of times past.
Airplane Sightseeing Tours and Adventures
Take a trip back in history. Cruise Lake of Bays, Muskoka on a restored 100 year old ship - the S. S. Bigwin from Dorset, Ontario
Unique Wedding Venues in Ontario - resorts, ships or a turn of the century
Perseids Meteor Shower is best seen outside of the city on Sunday August 11 and Monday August 12, 2013 in Ontario.
Tall Ships 1812 Tour is coming to Georgian Bay in August. The ships will sail into Owen Sound, Collingwood August 16 -18, Midland and Penetanguishine August 24, 25.
Unique one of a kind Event held each year in Muskoka, Ontario - A Clam Race at Bondi Village Cottage Resort, Dwight
The Collingwood Blue Mountain Elvis Festival takes place July 25 - 28, 2013 Elvis Tribute Artists performances take place throughout the Town of Collingwood and the Blue Mountains.
Niagara Falls Ontario is a must see for tourists from all over the world. It is one of the 7 seven wonders of the world. People usually visit for the day and stay there overnight or in Niagara on the Lake. It's not far from Toronto. About an hour and half drive down the QEW highway.
TreeTop Trekking has locations in Barrie, Ganaraska and Huntsville, Ontario. Many activities in the trees, bridges, zip lines and tarzan swings. For the beginner, intermediate and advanced courses.
Ontario Farmers' Markets are a "must see" when touring around Ontario.
Each one is unique, with a blend of fresh produce, preserves, honey, baking, crafts and more.
Enjoy visiting a Farmers' Market in the area that you are staying. Muskoka, Peterborough/ Kawarthas, Haliburton, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Baysville, Lakefield, Lindsay or Bobcaygeon
July 8 -
Golf Courses will offer FREE golf to children under the age of 16, who are accompanied by a paying adult. A great way to introduce the game of golf to your children.
Ontario Free Fishing Week starts July 6, 2013. Adults living in Ontario, don't need a license to fish. Up to 18 years old, children don't need a license anytime of the year.
Ontario Tourist News: SS Bigwin Steamship has been restored and put back in operation on Lake of Bays Muskoka
June 2013 The water has warmed up so that it is suitable for canoe and kayak trips. Hiking on the many Ontario trails is popular at this time of year for bird watching. Many birds are returning to their summer home. One thing that concerns people travelling in the Spring are the "bugs". There are mosquitoes and blackflies but there is also a variety of repellents and clothing that will make your trek outdoors enjoyable. Please see our tips page for details. At any time of year, there are resorts that offer spas, music, wine tasting, new menus. In shorts, there's lots to do in the Spring.
Moose can be seen from the safety of your car at the side of HWY 60 in Algonquin
Park. Here's a video of a May 2013
male moose wildlife sighting.
Get your Boat on! Boating season has begun in Southern Ontario. The Trent Severn waterway opens for the season on Friday May 17, 2013
Opening weekend in the Magnetawan area for Walleye / Pickerel Fishing is on May 17, 2013
There is lots of timely information on our What's New page? New services like the Zamboni prepared ice skating trail at Arrowhead Provincial Park , Macgregor Provincial Park or the new spa services available at the Briars or Elmhirst's Resort Spas. In addition we will feature new products to take with you like the GoPro video camera or information about SUPs - Stand Up Paddleboards. Kayak and Canoe Insights into mobile technology for the traveller - what you need to bring, is another topic of interest.
Our Travellers Tips page can answer your questions like ... what do we do on a rainy weekend? How to pick the right snowshoes. Where can I get cell phone coverage or free internet Wi-Fi in a specific region.The latest in cameras for still and video. Unique places to stay ... like at a Ontario farm where you can milk some cows or stay in a railway car, or perhaps a getaway in a historic lighthouse?
The Experiences has topics like - where to see wildlife ... moose, deer, wolves. Best places to go bird watching. Tree top treking or zip lines and aerial tramways. Hiking in the treetops. Catching fish from a boat or a dock or in an ice hut through the ice. Where you can have a fish shore lunch of fresh caught pickerel. Get pampered at a spa, the best fine dining experiences. Where to find local Winter Carnivals. snow skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, and where to get lessons for beginners. Want to attend a wolf howl or take a four day snowmobile trip around Algonquin Park? We know of a place where you can enjoy a moonlight horse drawn sleigh ride or cook smores over a campfire. Getaways where the skies are so clear you can see thousands of stars or a satellite passing overhead. Observing a meteor shower or seeing the Northern lights is a great way to spend an evening. Want to learn to canoe or kayak for the first time? How about a guided ATV tour through the deep woods forest trails? Or a bike tour - motorcycle or bike during the Fall colour season. We'll talk about resorts that offer weddings right by the lake.
Visit our Places to Stay page for tourist accommodations outside of the city. Where you can go for a romantic getaway, women's weekend, Super Bowl party, Stanley Cup party. Great locations to have your wedding or honeymoon. Resorts that cater to family reunions, multiple families or just your family. Places that are full service, all inclusive, or self catering rustic, luxurious, homey, in the wilderness, or close to civilization.
Our Tourist Visits page where we do in depth reporting on vacation experiences or events
Ontario Tourism has something for everybody that likes to travel, vacation or getaway for some relaxation and rejuvenation.
Welcome to Ontario-Tourist.com, whether you live in Ontario or reside outside the province - in the USA or overseas, you will find all the information you need to know to plan your vacation in Ontario. For those who live in Canada, you will know that Ontario is vast, with a diverse landscape where each region offers something unique to visitors. For those who wish to visit from Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa or the United States, it is important to realize just how big the province of Ontario is, when planning an Ontario vacation.The province of Ontario covers an area of more than 1 million sq. km. (415,598 sq. miles). Canada's second largest province, Ontario is bigger than the countries of Spain and Italy combined. It is 3 times larger than Germany, 3.5 times larger than Italy and 4 times bigger than the UK. It is about the same size as the US states of Texas and Montana combined. If you are planning a lakeside vacation, Ontario is the place to go. One-third of the world's fresh water is in Ontario and, with more than 250,000 lakes to choose from, it's little wonder that Ontario attracts millions of tourists each year.