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Road Trip Ontario | Visit the Most Beautiful Places in the Province

Ontario is a wonderland of scenic outdoor places, quaint towns, and vibrant cities. There are plenty of activities for every day tripper, weekend warrior, and adventure seeker to enjoy. If you live in Ontario and want to explore your home province, you’ll be surprised at the plethora of exciting options on your doorstep. Road Trip Ontario is your number-one guide to discovering the most scenic places in Ontario, all of the best-hidden spots, and the top things to do in the region, county, city and town. 

On the other hand, if you’re visiting Ontario, we’ll be your favourite travel companion and resource. You’ll find all the top places to see in Ontario with local tips and suggestions. Begrudgingly, we’re excited to share Ontario’s spoils with you! Dive into our helpful and inspiring travel guides and enjoy the wonders of this destination with us.

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things to do in mont tremblant
Weekend Getaways | Quebec | Winter

18 Things To Do In Mont Tremblant & The Laurentians On Your Next Getaway

Well-known for its epic ski hills, Mont Tremblant is a popular tourist destination for many adventurous travellers. But the magic of this area extends beyond the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned skier, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a cozy escape with breathtaking scenery—there is no shortage of things to do in Mont Tremblant and…

things to do in laval
Quebec | Weekend Getaways | Winter

18 Fun Things To Do In Laval, Quebec | Outstanding Food, Nature & Family Fun

Every time we return to Quebec, we get exposed to something exciting, historical, delicious, and, sometimes, out of our comfort zone! We flew over the Mauricie Region via helicopter in Trois-Rivieres and Shawinigan. Out in the Lanaudiere Region, we stayed in this incredible dome with all the amenities out in the woods. In the Laurentians,…

things to do in kenora
Road Trips | Northern Ontario

Fun Things To Do In Kenora, Ontario, On Your Next Road Trip

Located near the Ontario/Manitoba border, Kenora is often seen as a quick stopover on a longer road trip to visit Winnipeg, Manitoba. But we quickly learned that it had so much more to offer than that! With a beautiful lakefront view, beaches, hiking trails, and boating, Kenora is an ideal getaway for anyone who enjoys…

Things To Do In Elora Ontario On A Day Trip: 34 Attractions, Inns & Restaurants
Day Trips | Wellington County

Things To Do In Elora Ontario On A Day Trip: 34 Attractions, Inns & Restaurants

One of the many small villages in rural Ontario is Elora, located along the gorgeous Grand River in Southern Ontario. It’s a charming destination for a day trip from Toronto. There are so many things to do in Elora Ontario, for every type of traveller. One of the famous Group of Seven painters, A.J. Casson,…

things to do in Winnipeg Canada
Manitoba | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

20+ Things To Do In Winnipeg Canada On A Weekend Getaway

Referred to by many as the “Heart of Canada,” Winnipeg, Manitoba, played a vital role in the country’s development. Today, that heart can be felt from the moment you step foot on the city streets, surrounded by a unique mix of history and modern flair. From creative urban murals to guided historical tours, you can…

Things To Do In Sudbury Ontario
Weekend Getaways | Northern Ontario

Discover Things To Do In Sudbury Ontario | A Fun-Filled Weekend Destination

When you walk down the streets of Sudbury Ontario, the outside of most establishments are plain. The diner looks like a typical diner, and the bakery looks like a bakery – nothing fancy, nothing chic, simply unassuming. So, what about this destination keeps us coming back time and time again? It’s the history! You see…

haliburton ontario
Weekend Getaways | Haliburton County | Outdoors Ontario

Explore Haliburton Ontario: A Nature Lover’s Dream

Haliburton Ontario, is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of cottage country with vast forests, pristine lakes, and a unique small-town spirit. Here, you will be able to truly experience the outdoors in a way you simply can’t in the city. From camping at a rustic campsite on one of Haliburton Forest’s many…

places to visit in montreal
Weekend Getaways | Quebec

Best Places to Visit in Montréal | A Weekend Getaway Guide

Are you planning a weekend trip to visit Montréal? If so, we have you covered! After enjoying a trip to the city for the first time in over ten years, we wanted to make it possible for every travel lover to experience all this beautiful city has to offer. From world-class museums and stunning architecture…

Lanaudière Québec
Quebec | Outdoors Ontario | Weekend Getaways

6 Things To Do In Lanaudière Québec

During a recent getaway to Trois-Rivières, Quebec, we had the opportunity to visit the Lanaudiere area. Located between the Laurentian Mountains and the Saint Lawrence River, many refer to Lanaudière as “the green region,” and for good reason! With outdoor activities available in all four seasons, it’s the perfect location for any outdoor lover or…

Explore Beautiful Places in Ontario One Road Trip At a Time

Getting in your car and hitting the open road is the best way to experience the splendour of Ontario. We especially love road-tripping as you can throw your camping, fishing, and outdoor gear into your car and head out to the most beautiful places in Ontario. 

Our site has a selection of Ontario road trips ranging from fun day trips from Toronto to multi-day adventures to the Blind River. Of course, these resources are great for everyone looking for travel inspiration and ideas — you don’t need to get behind a steering wheel to enjoy them. 

Check out our day trip content for the foodies, culture vultures, and historians looking for picturesque streets lined with galleries, eateries, and other gems. You can dive into the ins and outs of Elora or the activities that await you in Port Perry, among other nice places in Ontario.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking for road trip ideas in Ontario or the best places to visit in Ontario to cast a line, hit the hiking trails, and camp under the stars, then we have plenty of weekend getaway ideas for you. How about a road trip to Northern Ontario? You can find the best fishing spots in the Muskoka region or the top Huntsville camping grounds. Get your gear ready and head to the best natural areas near you. 

Looking for the Next Great Place to Visit in Ontario? 

If you’re in Ontario and always searching for ‘places to visit near me,’ we’ve got you covered. Start making your way through the awesome destinations on our site, and keep your eyes peeled for new content and insider tips. Get your car ready or your bus tickets booked, and start exploring places to road trip in Ontario with Road Trip Ontario. 

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things to do in perth ontario
Weekend Getaways | Lanark County

Things To Do In Perth Ontario | Embrace The Small Town Charm

Are you tired of the same old weekend destinations and touristy spots? If so, look no further than Perth, Ontario, and boy, do we have some things to do in Perth Ontario! This small town is just a few hours drive from Toronto, yet it often flies under the radar. We’re honestly not sure why!…

things to do in mont tremblant
Weekend Getaways | Quebec | Winter

18 Things To Do In Mont Tremblant & The Laurentians On Your Next Getaway

Well-known for its epic ski hills, Mont Tremblant is a popular tourist destination for many adventurous travellers. But the magic of this area extends beyond the slopes. Whether you’re a seasoned skier, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply seeking a cozy escape with breathtaking scenery—there is no shortage of things to do in Mont Tremblant and…

things to do in laval
Quebec | Weekend Getaways | Winter

18 Fun Things To Do In Laval, Quebec | Outstanding Food, Nature & Family Fun

Every time we return to Quebec, we get exposed to something exciting, historical, delicious, and, sometimes, out of our comfort zone! We flew over the Mauricie Region via helicopter in Trois-Rivieres and Shawinigan. Out in the Lanaudiere Region, we stayed in this incredible dome with all the amenities out in the woods. In the Laurentians,…

Preparing for a Road Trip
Resources

Preparing for a Road Trip | A Car Checklist for Safe Travelling

Travelling is one of the most enjoyable things to do, but in the same breath, it can be frustrating. This is why preparing for a road trip can be a real game changer between a stunning vacation and one you’d rather forget sooner than later. With this in mind, we’ve come up with all the…

things to do in kenora
Road Trips | Northern Ontario

Fun Things To Do In Kenora, Ontario, On Your Next Road Trip

Located near the Ontario/Manitoba border, Kenora is often seen as a quick stopover on a longer road trip to visit Winnipeg, Manitoba. But we quickly learned that it had so much more to offer than that! With a beautiful lakefront view, beaches, hiking trails, and boating, Kenora is an ideal getaway for anyone who enjoys…

Things To Do In Elora Ontario On A Day Trip: 34 Attractions, Inns & Restaurants
Day Trips | Wellington County

Things To Do In Elora Ontario On A Day Trip: 34 Attractions, Inns & Restaurants

One of the many small villages in rural Ontario is Elora, located along the gorgeous Grand River in Southern Ontario. It’s a charming destination for a day trip from Toronto. There are so many things to do in Elora Ontario, for every type of traveller. One of the famous Group of Seven painters, A.J. Casson,…

things to do in Winnipeg Canada
Manitoba | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

20+ Things To Do In Winnipeg Canada On A Weekend Getaway

Referred to by many as the “Heart of Canada,” Winnipeg, Manitoba, played a vital role in the country’s development. Today, that heart can be felt from the moment you step foot on the city streets, surrounded by a unique mix of history and modern flair. From creative urban murals to guided historical tours, you can…

Things To Do In Sudbury Ontario
Weekend Getaways | Northern Ontario

Discover Things To Do In Sudbury Ontario | A Fun-Filled Weekend Destination

When you walk down the streets of Sudbury Ontario, the outside of most establishments are plain. The diner looks like a typical diner, and the bakery looks like a bakery – nothing fancy, nothing chic, simply unassuming. So, what about this destination keeps us coming back time and time again? It’s the history! You see…

haliburton ontario
Weekend Getaways | Haliburton County | Outdoors Ontario

Explore Haliburton Ontario: A Nature Lover’s Dream

Haliburton Ontario, is a hidden gem tucked away in the heart of cottage country with vast forests, pristine lakes, and a unique small-town spirit. Here, you will be able to truly experience the outdoors in a way you simply can’t in the city. From camping at a rustic campsite on one of Haliburton Forest’s many…

places to visit in montreal
Weekend Getaways | Quebec

Best Places to Visit in Montréal | A Weekend Getaway Guide

Are you planning a weekend trip to visit Montréal? If so, we have you covered! After enjoying a trip to the city for the first time in over ten years, we wanted to make it possible for every travel lover to experience all this beautiful city has to offer. From world-class museums and stunning architecture…

Lanaudière Québec
Quebec | Outdoors Ontario | Weekend Getaways

6 Things To Do In Lanaudière Québec

During a recent getaway to Trois-Rivières, Quebec, we had the opportunity to visit the Lanaudiere area. Located between the Laurentian Mountains and the Saint Lawrence River, many refer to Lanaudière as “the green region,” and for good reason! With outdoor activities available in all four seasons, it’s the perfect location for any outdoor lover or…

Things to Do in Trois-Rivières
Quebec | Weekend Getaways

Things To Do In Trois-Rivières, Quebec | A Weekend Guide To The Mauricie Region

Often driven past en route from Montréal to Quebec City, the city of Trois-Rivières is a must-see destination and the perfect place to base yourself for a weekend getaway or road trip. It is the second oldest city in North America after Quebec City. There is a wealth of history to explore, including learning about…

Things To Do In Buffalo
Day Trips | New York | Weekend Getaways

Explore Buffalo: Fun Things To Do In Buffalo For An Unforgettable Experience 

Buffalo is the type of place where you can walk into a local bar along Elmwood in Elmwood Village or Allen St. in Allentown, and the regulars will start giving you a list of their favourite places, restaurants, and things to do. The conversation may include feelings about the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Bisons or the…

things to do in rochester ny
Weekend Getaways | New York | Road Trips

Fun Things To Do In Rochester NY | Road Trip Guide For First-Timer Visitors

Less than three hours from Toronto (2 hours and 59 minutes, to be exact, not including traffic, construction and crossing the border) is this beautiful hidden gem of a city called Rochester. Once known as the Flour City due to its Mill history, it is now known as Flower City due to its beautiful horticulture…

thunder bay to winnipeg road trip
Road Trips | Manitoba | Northern Ontario

2-Day Thunder Bay to Winnipeg Road Trip: All You Need to Know

Ontario is a big majestic province full of spectacular natural vistas, outdoor activities, and fun things to do. This should be no surprise if you’ve read our posts and followed along on our journeys. Although our day trips and weekend getaways are quite popular, nothing beats a good old-fashioned multi-day road trip –– especially when…

things to do in thunder bay
Weekend Getaways | Northern Ontario

Fun Things To Do In Thunder Bay Ontario | A Weekend Of Culture, Nature & Indigenous Experiences

Along the northwestern shore of Gitchi Gumee or Lake Superior, the largest Great Lake in North America is the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. There are so many fun things to do in Thunder Bay, whether exploring one of the nearby provincial parks, shopping the market, or visiting an art gallery in its downtown area. …

things to do in port hope | Port Hope Town Hall
Day Trips | Northumberland

Things To Do In Port Hope | A Day Trip To The Cozy Side Of Southern Ontario

Are you looking for things to do in Port Hope? From some pretty cool architecture, landscapes, and activities paired with a slow-living feel. Port Hope is an urban southern Ontario setting dipped in character and charm. While Port Hope can be considered a small settlement, this enchanting location packs a punch by offering a variety of…

road trip with dogs
Day Trips | Resources | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

5 Tips For A Successful Road Trip With Dogs Or Cats

Heading out on a road trip to check out the beautiful destinations here in Ontario is an exciting experience, but that becomes even more memorable when you can share that journey with your best furry friend.   Over the last 20+ years, we have had the opportunity to take countless road trips and adventures with our…

electric vehicles ontario
Day Trips | Resources

Epic Day Trips With Electric Vehicles Ontario | Canada by EV

Seeing the electric vehicles Ontario has on the road nowadays is increasingly common. After all, it’s a zero-emissions method to get around the country, and who doesn’t want that positive tick on their moral compass?   In 2022, 5.5% of all new vehicle sales in Ontario were fully electric, and the cumulative number continues to rise….

road trips from toronto
Road Trips | Day Trips | Weekend Getaways

Best Road Trips From Toronto | Weekend Getaways & Scenic Drives

Looking to get out of the city for a day or two? Here are some of the best road trips from Toronto, perfect for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. Last Updated: June 27, 2023 While Road Trip Ontario is based in Toronto, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love that bright…

things to do in huntsville ontario
Weekend Getaways | Muskoka Region

Things To Do In Huntsville Ontario | Ultimate Weekend Itinerary

When it gets dark in the forest, it gets dark. No street lights, porch lights, or car lights, just the light flickering from the stars, the moon, and their reflections in the ripples of the black lake. This, and the spotty internet in the wilderness, is the true definition of unplugging. Unplugging is one of the…

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Day Trips | Durham Region | Outdoors Ontario

Fun Things To Do In Durham Region | Activities & Cool Places to Explore

There’s an endless list of fun things to do in Durham Region. Explore the region during its fall season, bursting in reds, oranges and golden hues or get your winter warmers on and head out to discover Durham’s snowy period –– if you dare. Located east of bustling Toronto lies the Durham Region, the economic centre…

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Weekend Getaways | Quebec

The Ultimate Weekend In Quebec City | Travel Guide & Itinerary

Do you believe in love at first sight? Because that’s precisely what you can expect when you first set foot in Quebec City, and a weekend in Quebec City is a full-on love affair. This city has old colonial charms like cobblestone streets, narrow buildings, and a vibrant modern lifestyle. It may be a predominantly…

things to do in collingwood
Weekend Getaways | Seasonal

Fun Things To Do In Collingwood Ontario | Blue Mountain & Collingwood Attractions

If you’re planning a weekend ski trip to Blue Mountain and looking for fun things to do in Collingwood, Ontario, there are plenty of activities to choose from. Whether you want to go hiking or enjoy some live music, they have you covered. You’ll also appreciate the nearby trails and lakes if you love outdoor…

things to do in kingston
Weekend Getaways | Frontenac County

40 Fun Things To Do In Kingston, Ontario (Weekend Guide)

If you’re looking to travel locally, Canada has some fantastic places that often go undiscovered by locals. If you’re looking for fun things to do in Kingston, Ontario, you’ve come to the right place! Kingston was featured on The Amazing Race Canada. It was home to the lead singer for the iconic Canadian band The Tragically…

Things To Do In Milton
Day Trips | Halton Region

Fun Things To Do In Milton, Ontario | A Day Trip For Nature Lovers

Are you looking for some fun things to do in Milton, Ontario? Well, look no further! There are plenty of activities to choose from. However, Milton isn’t typically the first destination that comes to mind when planning a day trip from Toronto, but it is worth exploring, especially if you love nature! Whether you want to go…

spring in ontario
Road Trips | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Spring

Spring In Ontario | 16 Activities to Have a Blooming Time

Spring in Ontario brings the beginning of nature’s wake from its hibernation and becomes alive with activity, much different from the snow-capped fun of Ontario winter activities. With the busy bees and brooks babbling surrounded by bouquets of bolstering buds, the spring season in Canada is a fantastic festival of natural wonders.  From the fun-filled festivals…

Things To Do In Kleinburg
Day Trips | York Region

Things To Do In Kleinburg, Ontario, In A Day

Looking for things to do in Kleinburg? Kleinburg, Ontario, is a small community in the northwestern part of the Greater Toronto Area.  The town has become known for its picturesque rural setting and quaint village atmosphere. The downtown area features several boutique shops, restaurants, and cafes, while the surrounding countryside offers plenty of opportunities for…

things to do in oakville
Weekend Getaways | Halton Region

Fun Things To Do In Oakville Ontario On A Weekend Getaway

Oakville is a great place to visit for a weekend getaway. There are plenty of fun things to do in Oakville, which is located close to Toronto, making it easy to get to. It’s also a short drive from Burlington and Milton (all three towns are in the Halton Region). With Black History Month and…

Things to Do in Guelph
Day Trips | Wellington County

28 Fun Things To Do In Guelph | Top Sights And Activities For A Day Trip

Noted as one of Canada’s first planned towns, Guelph is a charming city with surprises. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a longtime resident, there’s always something new to discover in Guelph, which is probably why you’re here. To help make the most of your time in the city, here’s a list of eight fun…

Cherry Blossom Ontario Guide | Best Locations & Insider Tips
Road Trips | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Spring

Cherry Blossom Ontario Guide | Best Locations & Insider Tips

When you think of cherry blossom trees, what countries do you think of? Probably Japan, China, or South Korea. However, there’s no need to fly thousands of miles anymore. You can find them in Canada, too, with the help of our cherry blossom Ontario guide. That’s right. Come cherry blossom season in Ontario; you’re in…

Things To Do In Unionville
Day Trips | York Region

16 Things To Do In Unionville, ON: A Complete Day Trip Travel Guide

Unionville is a charming historic village in Markham, York Region, and what was once a hidden gem is now a popular destination for a quick day trip. Markham’s former village was established in the 1790s and is now a thriving community honouring its history while embracing modernity. Unionville is about 40 kilometres (25 miles) northeast…

uxbridge ontario
Day Trips | Durham Region

Uxbridge Ontario, Travel Guide | Things To Do & Places To See

Nestled amidst the rolling hills and picturesque countryside of Ontario’s Durham Region and a 20-minute drive from one of our other favourite spots, Port Perry, lies Uxbridge, Ontario. With its rich history, vibrant arts scene, and breathtaking natural beauty, Uxbridge is a hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a…

Things to Do in Burlington
Day Trips | Halton Region

16 Fun Things to Do In Burlington Ontario (A Sweet Day Trip from Toronto)

Looking for fun things to do in Burlington Ontario? No worries, we got you covered!We have family in Burlington, which you’d think gives us an advantage from a local perspective, but the truth is, we’d visit our family, then head back to Toronto! It wasn’t until we started exploring Burlington as a local we realized…

Maple Festivals Ontario
Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal | Spring

Maple Syrup Festivals Ontario | Seeking Out The Syrup Scene 2024

As winter turns to spring, a sweet aroma fills the air here in Ontario. It’s the unmistakable smell of maple syrup, a beloved culinary tradition that has been a part of Ontario’s and Canada’s cultural heritage for centuries.  And what better way to celebrate this delicious syrup than visiting one of the many sugar shacks…

fun things to do in oakville
Day Trips | Halton Region

What To Do In Oakville This Weekend | The Perfect Day Trip From Toronto

Wondering what to do in Oakville this weekend? Don’t worry we got you covered! The town of Oakville is located in the beautiful natural surrounding of Halton Region and is a whopping 30-minute (30 Kilometre) drive from downtown Toronto. Full disclosure: The 30-minute drive time is largely dependent on there being no other cars on…

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Weekend Getaways

Best Weekend Getaways Ontario Has To Offer | Resorts, Romantic Places & More

Who wouldn’t love to experience the greatest weekend getaways Ontario has to offer? Whether you’re travelling solo, with family, or with a loved one, there are plenty of unique options close to cities like Toronto.  It doesn’t matter what time of the year it is or what you want to do. Ontario offers some of…

places to see in toronto
Day Trips | Weekend Getaways

Places To Visit In Toronto – Top 35+ Toronto Attractions

If you are looking for places to visit in Toronto, we got your back!Toronto is all about art, culture, multicultural experiences, food, green urban spaces, museums, sports, and friendly locals (like us, eh). So what’s not to love? As you know, Road Trip Ontario is based in Toronto and locals (one of us born and…

Romantic Getaways Ontario
Weekend Getaways | Festivals | Seasonal

Romantic Getaways Ontario | Weekend Trips for Couples

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, love and all things romantic, here at Road Trip Ontario, one of us is thoroughly excited, and the other is already dreading all the cheesiness. We’ll let you guess who’s who! Despite this, Ontario is such a beautiful province that some places scream romance; outdoor campfire cuddles, indoor fireplace…

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Day Trips

23 Day Trips from Toronto: Best Places to Visit in Southern Ontario

Toronto, the largest city in Canada, is bustling and full of activities to keep you busy. As a born and bred Torontonian, it can get hectic as much as we love our place as the official/unofficial centre of Canada’s universe. We sometimes must escape from high tourism and construction (our unofficial 5th season). Located in…

things to do in kitchener
Day Trips | Waterloo Region

Fun Things to Do in Kitchener, Ontario

Located in the Region of Waterloo, Kitchener is a wonderful and vibrant place. The town’s mixture of activities and its small-town vibe makes it the ideal place to explore. It’s also only a 75-minute drive from Toronto, making it a great place for a day trip from Toronto.  Whether you enjoy spending an exciting day…

almonte ontario
Weekend Getaways

Almonte, Ontario: Best Things To Do On A Weekend Getaway

Almonte, Ontario is a charming town filled with history, delicious food, interesting shops, and picturesque streets. It is so beautiful that it is the backdrop to many cheesy holidays and Christmas movies. We call them cheesy to sound cool, knowing we always watch a few when Christmas rolls around.  The 19th-century mill town is surrounded…

things to do in st jacobs
Day Trips | Waterloo Region

10 Fun Things To Do In St Jacobs | Historical Tours, Markets & Hidden Gems

While it is quite small, there are many things to do in St Jacobs, Ontario. This quaint village is in the township of Woolwich, just outside the city of Waterloo. You might know other places in the Waterloo region, like Cambridge and Kitchener, but those hardly compare to St. Jacobs’ small-town charm. The village is…

things to do in fergus ontario
Day Trips | Wellington County

The Best Things to Do in Fergus Ontario

Fergus is a scenic heritage community that is home to beautiful parks and tons of greenery. The scenic town is brimming with fun and leisurely things to do in Fergus.  Stone buildings, quaint eateries, pretty boutiques, and unique galleries make up the residential community of Fergus. Many people visit the town to attend the Fergus…

places to visit in ontario during winter
Day Trips | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways | Winter

13 Best Places To Visit In Ontario During Winter

Ontario is a large province with many activities and attractions for all kinds of people. Whether you love spending your time in the confines of a city or being out and about in nature, you won’t go wrong with these places to visit in Ontario during winter. The province turns into a winter wonderland packed…

facts about ontario
Resources

64 Fun Facts About Ontario | Fun Ontario Facts & Trivia For The Next Road Trip

Is your voice starting to hurt from belting out all those classic road trip tunes? Maybe those repeating dashed white lines are starting to blur? Are you looking for a way to pass the time on your next road trip? How about some fun Ontario trivia that will have you loving the province even more?…

things to do cambridge ontario
Day Trips | Waterloo Region

Fun Things To Do In Cambridge Ontario | 27 Of The Top Activities & Attractions

Searching for the best things to do in Cambridge Ontario? This charming city in Southwestern Ontario is a suitable day trip from Toronto and offers historical sights, outdoor activities, and breathtaking natural spaces.  The city falls within the Municipality of Waterloo and can be divided into three areas: Galt, Hespeler, and Preston. It is located…

ontario winter getaways
Weekend Getaways | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Winter

Ontario Winter Getaways | 14 Of The Best Snowy Vacation Spots

As the first snowflakes of winter fall, it’s then that you quickly realize that the cold season is approaching. And looking for new adventures or Ontario winter getaways can be discouraging with the cold front. But this guide delves deeper than just a few winter hotel deals. This guide has some unique Ontario getaways all…

2 days in ottawa
Weekend Getaways

25 Fun Things To Do In Ottawa This Weekend | The Ultimate Ottawa Trip

Road Trip Ontario wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t curate the ultimate list of fun things to do in Ottawa. It is the country’s capital (despite what most Torontonians think, feel or choose to accept), and it’s definitely one of the best places to spend a weekend getaway. Despite the hockey rivalry between the Toronto…

ski resorts in ontario
Weekend Getaways | Outdoors Ontario | Winter

15 Best Ski Resorts in Ontario | Top Ski Hills Around the Province

When it comes to Ontario ski resorts, the province has over 50 of them. So, you’ll have no problem finding a place to catch freshies down the hills. But what are the best ski resorts in Ontario for your ideal winter break? Knowing which resort best suits you can be challenging if you’re a beginner…

things to do in port perry ontario
Day Trips | Durham Region

20 Fun Things To Do In Port Perry, Ontario | An Amazing Toronto Day Trip

Where else can you go from being in downtown Toronto, Canada, amongst the hustle and bustle surrounded by the concrete jungle one minute? Then an hour later, you’re sitting in the middle of a frozen lake with friends, ice fishing, drinking beer and eating apple fritters the size of your head. Port Perry, Ontario, is…

christmas markets in ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways | Winter

Christmas Markets In Ontario | 15 Festive Fairs to Visit This Season

‘Tis the season to be jolly and spend your days strolling through the many holiday markets Ontario offers. Whether you’re looking for gifts, festive food, or just a place to soak in all the Christmas spirit, there’s a market waiting for you, and we have the top Christmas markets in Ontario waiting for you to…

winter activities in ontario
Road Trips | Day Trips | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways | Winter

Winter Activities in Ontario | 15 Fun Things to Do in the Snow

Are you searching for the best winter activities in Ontario? The season can be a beautiful and exciting time in our province. The landscape is covered in snow, and this white wonderland just begs to be explored.  Whether you’re staying at home, visiting the attractions in your own backyard or enjoying one of the many…

things to do in barrie
Day Trips | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

Things To Do In Barrie, Ontario | Ultimate Travel Guide

Barrie is in an exciting spot. It sits on a snow belt, making it a fantastic ski and snowboarding destination. Snow Valley Ski Resort, Horseshoe Valley, Hockey Valley Resort, Mount St. Louis Moonstone and Blue Mountain, a bit further north. It’s in the same county as Collingwood and Wasaga Beach. This makes Barrie great for…

Haunted Places in Ontario
Road Trips | Day Trips | Fall | Seasonal

Haunted Places in Ontario | Eerie Mansions, Forts & More

One of the best things to do in the fall and Halloween seasons is to visit a few spooky places. Real ghost hauntings are exciting, so seeing the most haunted places in Ontario might be the perfect road trip. While we at Road Trip Ontario are deathly scared of artificial haunted houses, we can appreciate…

Indigenous Tourism Ontario
Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

Indigenous Tourism Ontario – 7 Incredible Cultural Experiences

When exploring Ontario, it’s easy to get completely lost in the majestic beauty of the lakes, mountains, and forests around you. And it’s even easier to immerse yourself in quaint towns and busy cities. But another essential and enjoyable part of travelling through this part of Canada is discovering the deep and impressive aboriginal culture…

pumpkin picking ontario
Day Trips | Fall | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal

Pumpkin Picking Ontario | 16 Best Pumpkin Patches to Visit

The whisper of fallen leaves, the crisp air, and cozy nights in – fall in Ontario is for family, friends, festivities and thankful spirits. Sorry if we went a little wax-poetic on you, but it’s pumpkin picking Ontario time! From delectable pies to spiced lattes (love it or hate it), pumpkins are the symbol and…

apple picking ontario
Day Trips | Fall | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal

Apple Picking Ontario | 25+ Pick-Your-Own Orchards to Visit this Fall

When you hear apple-picking Ontario, who doesn’t get excited? There is something quite magical about strolling through apple orchards in Ontario and selecting your very own fruit to take home with you. Couple that with a full day of farm fun, like corn mazes and wagon rides, and you have the ideal day out with…

things to do in napanee
Road Trips | Lennox and Addington County | Weekend Getaways

Things To Do In Napanee Ontario + 5 Days In Lennox & Addington County

If you’re looking for things to do in Napanee on an Ontario road trip –– we got you! This post will guide you through the best Napanee tourism and attractions in Lennox & Addington County (aka L&A).  On the whole, Napanee and Lennox & Addington County have always been a place that We’d drive past or…

Places To Visit in Fall in Ontario
Road Trips | Fall | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways

15 Places To Visit in Fall in Ontario | Best Autumn Activities

Ontario provides a charming setting for a relaxing getaway as the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to turn. Ontario is nestled in east-central Canada for those unfamiliar with our beautiful province. It is home to breathtaking lakes, lush forests, extensive national parks, and the renowned Niagara Falls. With these 15 places to visit…

things to do in stratford ontario
Weekend Getaways | Festivals | Perth County

30+ Things To Do In Stratford Ontario | Festivals, Trails, Food, Stores & More

Every time we visit a new city or town in Ontario, two things always happen. One, the destination becomes our new favourite destination and two, we start telling ourselves that we’d be able to live there. Once it’s time to leave, that destination is forever imprinted in our hearts. Of those cities, Stratford stands out….

things to do in woodstock ontario
Oxford County | Day Trips

Fun Things To Do In Woodstock Ontario | A Day Trip From Toronto or Stratford

Welcome to Oxford County and Woodstock. If you’re thinking of Woodstock, the Woodstock Music and Art Fair held August 15–18, 1969, featured loads of amazing musicians performing for 3 Days of Peace & Music. No, it’s not that Woodstock. The only similarity besides the name is that the Woodstock Music festival took place on a…

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GPSmyCity: Lose Your Self, Without Getting Lost

At Road Trip Ontario, we are committed to showing you what Ontario has to offer. Whether it’s our inspiring Day Trips & Weekend Getaway itineraries, enabling our readers to share stories and photos in our Facebook Group or partnering with Tourism Boards, local entrepreneurs or companies like Firefly Books to giveaway some excellent books (Waterfalls…

what to do in stratford ontario
Festivals | Day Trips

What To Do In Stratford Ontario: The World in a Weekend Festival

If you’re looking for what to do in Stratford Ontario, this weekend, you’re in luck! The town is about to come alive with the sound of music — and puppets and theatrical shows. For one weekend in August, locals and visitors are promised a weekend of delight with the World in a Weekend Festival.  Being…

bath ontario
Weekend Getaways | Day Trips | Lennox and Addington County | Road Trips

Things to Do In Bath Ontario & Amherst Island | What To Do On A Day Trip From Napanee & Prince Edward County

A true treasure found in Ontario’s Lennox & Addington County, the village of Bath makes for a history-rich day trip from its neighbouring towns, and naturally, we’ve put together a great list of things to do in Bath Ontario. If you search for a town named “Bath” you may also come across the city in…

Sandbanks Beach
Weekend Getaways | Outdoors Ontario | Prince Edward County | Seasonal | Summer

Sandbanks Beach | Camping, Dunes & Beach in South Eastern Ontario

Sandbanks beach offers camping and activities along a scenic stretch of Lake Ontario. We love visiting the beaches and wineries in Prince Edward County during spring and summer for a much-needed vacation in nature. Are you looking for things to do in South Eastern Ontario? From swimming, cycling, hiking, paddling, and camping, to fishing, boating,…

best beaches in ontario
Day Trips | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Summer | Weekend Getaways

Best Beaches in Ontario | 40 Sandy Shores to Visit This Summer

The best beaches in Ontario can be beautiful year-round, but it’s a complete shame not to enjoy them in the summer. With soft, sandy shores and clean, shallow waters, these Ontario beaches are ideal for anyone.  Whether your goal is to get the kids (and maybe pets) out of the house for a day in…

Things To Do Waterloo Region
Weekend Getaways | Waterloo Region

Weekend Things To Do | Waterloo Region Edition

With gorgeous green landscapes and charming cities in its midst, the Waterloo region offers the perfect swirl of man-made and natural wonders to discover. Whether you’re a city mouse or an eager beaver for nature, this region has something for every type of adventurer. A blissful getaway to the Waterloo region in Ontario will provide…

Glamping Ontario
Weekend Getaways | Fall | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Spring | Summer | Winter

Glamping Ontario | Luxury Yurt, Dome & Cabin Camping

If you’ve been itching to enjoy Ontario’s wilderness but can’t bring yourself to sleep in a tent, on the floor, without amenities like a hot shower and flushing toilets, we have good news for you – glamping Ontario. Glamping is taking the world by storm, and it’s easy to see why.  This type of camping…

places to go in waterloo
Day Trips | Waterloo Region | Weekend Getaways

Things To Do In Waterloo Ontario | Top Activities & Attractions

Waterloo is a charming Canadian city located in the southern part of Ontario. The city may be small, but that does not reflect what it can offer. From shopping, eating and drinking to outdoor activities and festivals – this little city has a lot going on. Given its tiny size, it is sometimes joined with…

Winter Camping Ontario
Day Trips | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Seasonal | Weekend Getaways | Winter

Winter Camping in Ontario | Best Parks, Tents & More Tips

Ontario’s winters are icy, with cold temperatures and frequent snowfall. There is no escaping it during the colder months, so you might as well embrace it. Rather than hiding inside until the season passes, why not try winter camping in Ontario? The snow might stop the fun for some, but this time of the year…

Christmas Getaways in Ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Outdoors Ontario | Road Trips | Weekend Getaways

Christmas Getaways in Ontario | 6 Top Spots for a Happy Holiday

The soft glitter of snow, hot chocolate brewing, and a sense of embedded excitement in the air — Planning Christmas getaways in Ontario is a magical time. Peppered with candy canes and winter activities, holiday destinations in this Canadian province are a tough act to beat. Are you looking to amp up your annual Christmas…

Christmas Tree Farm Ontario
Day Trips | Festivals | Road Trips | Seasonal | Winter

Christmas Tree Farm Ontario | 6 Top Jolly Tree Lots to Explore

Christmas time in Ontario is the season of gift-giving, joyful spirits, and magical moments. Whether you prefer to spend this holiday at home or on a winter getaway, you’re in for a dazzling time filled with frosty memories. The traditional green and red decorations and trimmings are a holiday staple, but nothing shines brighter than a…

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Festivals | Waterloo Region

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest | Best Bavarian Event in Ontario

Known as the biggest Oktoberfest in North America, the Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest is a beer-filled Bavarian festival that is a Wunderbar wonderland of cultural and exciting activities. While November brings Thanksgiving and December is reserved for Christmas tree picking, October is the month of pumpkin picking and celebrating German-Canadian history.  Don’t know your dirndl from your…

best wineries in prince edward county
Weekend Getaways | Prince Edward County | Road Trips

Best Wineries in Prince Edward County (1 Weekend, 11 Exquisite Vineyards)

Renowned for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, it’s no surprise the residents of “The County” are live amongst the best wineries in Prince Edward County. Prince Edward County has solidified itself as one of the best wine regions in Canada. With superb weather and ideal soil, together with the winds gusting off Lake Ontario, creates…

lake rosseau fishing
Weekend Getaways | Muskoka Region | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Summer | Winter

Lake Rosseau Fishing: Best Fishing Spots Near Gravenhurst + Ice Fishing

The Muskoka Lakeland region in southern Ontario is a Canadian paradise filled with enchanting natural beauty. Whether you’re exploring fishing spots in Huntsville, boating in Muskoka Lakes, or hiking in Georgian Bay, Muskoka is the ideal getaway destination for those looking to reconnect with nature. If you’re lucky enough to be travelling around Muskoka on…

pickering museum village
Day Trips | Durham Region

Pickering Museum Village, Ontario | Visitor’s Guide

The Pickering Museum Village sits comfortably on the banks of Duffins Creek and is the largest living history pioneer village in Durham Region. It comprises 19 heritage buildings dating back from 1810 to 1920.  Among these historic buildings is a chapel, inn, blacksmith, and a store. On-site you’ll also find beautiful heritage gardens, orchards, two…

andrews scenic acres
Day Trips | Halton Region | Outdoors Ontario

Andrews Scenic Acres Farm in Milton, Ontario | Visitor’s Guide For A Day Trip

Have you been to visit Andrews Scenic Acres Farm in Milton? If not, consider this your sign to head there as soon as you are able. What began as a dream in 1980 has become the Andrews family’s pride and joy.  The farm was meant to be a pick-your-own berry farm but has become so…

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Road Trips

Blind River Ontario, Roadtrip from Toronto | 6-Day Itinerary

A quaint Canadian town tucked away in northern Ontario, Blind River is a charming fishing town. The town gets its name from the Blind River, which flows south from Pathfinder Lake in the Great Lakes Basin into the North Channel of Lake Huron. This body of water is called the “Blind River” because it’s difficult…

Huntsville Hikes,
Weekend Getaways | Muskoka Region | Outdoors Ontario

Huntsville Hikes, ON | 10 Best Muskoka Hiking Trails

Huntsville, Ontario, is the largest town in the Muskoka area. The Muskoka forest and river give Canada a lush, green utopia waiting to be explored. And the many hiking trails near Huntsville showcase the beauty of the land and make for a great active activity.  Whether you’re into challenging hikes or easier walking trails, Ontario,…

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Free Events This Weekend

Road Trip Ontario is currently the top Canadian resource for planning a weekend getaway in Ontario. Our newsletter subscribers and Facebook Group members have informed us they enjoy weekend road trips the most. But if you’re looking to attend free local events this weekend and want to get out of the house for a few…

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Things To Do This Weekend In Ontario — Events, Festivals And More!

Bored? Tired of looking at the four walls? Looking for things to do this weekend in Ontario? We got you! We scoured the province and curated a list of amazing and fun local events and activities, whether riding solo, with your friends or loved ones, or having the little one in tow. You’ll find everything…

Huntsville Camping
Weekend Getaways | Muskoka Region | Outdoors Ontario

Huntsville Camping | Best Huntsville Campgrounds for an Epic Weekend Getaway

Huntsville, Ontario, draws travellers from far and wide. With tree-covered hills and sparkling lakes dotting the landscape, this is a beautiful part of Canada and should be added to any Ontario Itinerary.  There is no better way for those looking to get into the Canadian wilderness than camping, Huntsville camping. Spend your days exploring your…

huntsville fishing spots
Weekend Getaways | Muskoka Region | Outdoors Ontario | Seasonal | Summer

Huntsville Fishing Spots: The Top 5 In The Muskoka, Region

With plenty of freshwater lakes, the Muskoka region is a paradise for keen fishers, both beginners and experts alike. Do you love the serenity of fly fishing or the excitement of reeling in fighting fish? Or maybe you’re just like me, who loves peace, wants the fighting fish but gets nothing, nada, not even a…

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Share Your Event On Our Calendar Are you planning to host or promote an event or festival in Ontario? You have landed on the perfect platform! Our events calendar is the most preferred destination for local event hosts like you. We offer both free and paid listing options to make your event more accessible to…


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While Road Trip Ontario will take us through numerous traditional territories throughout the province, we are based in Toronto, aka Tkaronto (meaning “the place in the water where the trees are standing”)

As such, we acknowledge that we are on the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13, signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties, signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

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