Six national parks and 280 provincial parks. A quarter of a million lakes. The Niagara Falls. Cities like Toronto and Ottawa. Endless vineyards. Georgian Bay. The towns of Gravenhurst, Bracebridge and Huntsville…you may need a longer holiday.
Ontario is Canada’s second largest province, but its attractions go far beyond a long list of impressive statistics. It is, for example, a true year-round destination. Spring is for outdoor lovers with unrivalled trout fishing and moose watching. Summer is for hiking in leafy valleys or touring the vineyards that produce some of North America’s most palatable wines. (Surprisingly perhaps, Ontario is on the same latitude as Bordeaux.) Autumn is when the national and provincial parks put on their golden cloaks in an gorgeous display of natural glory. And winter, of course, belongs to skiers and skaters, snow boarders and tobogganists.
But whenever you time your luxury, tailor-made holiday to Canada, you can be sure to be thrilled. Especially if you decide to watch a drop of water. Beyond the chic boutiques, elegant restaurants and sight-seeing of Toronto is the Niagara Falls. The sight and sound of millions of gallons of water thundering over a vast chasm is absolutely mesmerising.
Almost as impressive, in a different kind of way, is historic Ottawa, and the scenery of the Muskokas. Journeying from Algonquin Park westwards through towns like Gravenhurst, Bracebridge, Huntsville and Georgian Bay presents you with a procession of breath-taking vistas.