Ontario experiences hot summers and bitterly cold winters with heavy snowfall. For cities that are close to the Great Lakes, spring and autumn tend to be relatively mild but generally experience more rainfall then the cities further away from the lakes. The cities located further away from the Great Lakes in the southern province will have much hotter weather which can range around 30 degrees Celsius.
Spring and summer are considered to be the best times to visit Ontario and when most traveller’s book flights to Ontario. Toronto hosts many festivals and this is also a great time to visit the Niagara Falls area.
Winter is cold and can become frigid and windy, but if you're willing to brave the cold this is also a great time to find cheap flights to Ontario. Plan smart - many of the top tourist attractions reduce hours or close outside of the peak travel season, but the ones that remain open are likely to feature reduced rates. Fortunately the major cities are prepared for the cold weather and offer lots of central heating, indoor shopping arcades, underground walkways and indoor sports venues.
Flanked by four of the five Great Lakes and home to one of the largest film festivals in the world, Ontario has much to offer any traveller. Bordered by Manitoba, Quebec and the United States, Ontario is easily accessible and flights to Ontario are commonly found. Ontario is home to some of the most travelled to cities in Canada and Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. This southeast Canadian province has happening towns, tranquil scenery and the yearly Toronto Film Festival, but if you’re looking for some aquatic adventures look no further than Ontario’s famous water fall, Niagara Falls. Located in the far south region of Ontario, Niagara Falls is one of the most famous destination spots in the world and one of the more romantic reasons to visit Ontario.
Getting around Ontario
Renting a car is often the best way to really explore Ontario. Reserve a rental car when you book your flight to Ontario, especially if you're travelling during the peak season.
Bike paths and hiking trails are flanked throughout the province and many tourism offices have trail maps or guided tours for your convenience.
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Don't miss a trip to Niagara Falls. One of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, Niagara Falls also includes plenty of parkland and wilderness attractions.
Sault Ste. Marie is located on Lake Superior on the US border with Michigan and hosts endless scenery of natural beauty. Take a train trip through the Agawa Canyon or a cruise through the Soo Locks.
If you're visiting Toronto, save yourself some money and purchase a Toronto CityPass, which allows you to enter the top attractions at discounted prices. Each booklet of tickets is valid for nine days from when the first one is used. You can buy the package at the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Ontario Science Center, the CN Tower, Casa Loma, and the Toronto Zooany or online at www.citypass.com.
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