Where to go in Ontario
List of regions
Ottawa harmoniously mixes the old with the new, the British with the French and remains the political centre after being named capital of Canada in 1855. Its secret charms lie in its Gothic buildings and verdant parks, explored with winter festivals, canalside bike rides and forest trail hikes.
Niagara on the Lake used to be called Newark and was capital of Upper Canada for a short period of time. Being close to the border it was overtaken by America in the War of 1812. The British regained it and rebuilt the town after the peace treaty of 1814.
Horseshoe Falls is separated from American Falls by Goat Island. Admire the rainbows breaking through the mist from the green viewing areas in Niagara. Or cross the border on Rainbow Bridge to explore the island.