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Christopher Mitchell

Christopher Mitchell is the Cofounder of Ultimate Ontario. He's visited over 80 countries, and has lived on 4 continents, but now has his eyes set squarely on exploring this incredible province, and helping others do the same.

Visiting the Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory: One of the Largest Glass-enclosed Butterfly Conservatories in North America

The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, located a short drive from the Falls, is a recreated tropical paradise that is home to over 2000 different butterflies. This ever popular Niagara attraction is its own little world that you’re invited to step on into and enjoy. We’ve spent a lot of time in the Niagara Falls area …

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The Dufferin Islands in Niagara Falls: Secluded Greenspace in the Heart of the Action

The Dufferin Islands, located only a few kilometres from the Falls, offer a 10 acre quiet oasis for locals, tourists, families, and friends to take a moment and catch their breath. There are no shortage of footpaths and bridges to traverse and enjoy! When people are thinking about the Niagara Falls’ attractions that they want …

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The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s Largest Light Festival, is Always Worth the Trip!

The Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights recently wrapped up their 41st year. They had 51 nights of twinkling lights and 26 nights of spectacular fireworks. It’s the perfect excuse to head to Niagara Falls in the colder months, and to take in a show like no other. This iconic festival has become a beloved …

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Vankleek Hill Vineyard in Vankleek Hill, Ontario: Where Great Wine Meets Community

Vankleek Hill Vineyard, located in Vankleek Hill, Ontario, is a place where both great wine and great memories are made. It’s an inviting vineyard where all feel welcome, and you get the sense that once you come the first time, you’ll be coming back again…and again. I was excited to be heading to Vankleek Hill …

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Things to Do in Cornwall, Ontario: Welcome to Ontario’s Easternmost City!

Cornwall, Ontario is a city with a unique history that’s worth understanding and appreciating, a vibrant main strip with cafes, shops, and restaurants, a striking waterfront, and access to the great outdoors in all directions. If you haven’t visited Cornwall with the intention to meaningfully explore in the past, well perhaps now is the time, …

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Vortex Wellness Studio: A Beacon for Self-Care in Collingwood, Ontario

Vortex Wellness Studio, based in Collingwood, is a place where people can feel comfortable embarking on their own wellness journey under the guidance of a capable staff. They have all the latest technology and gadgets to get you where you want to go, yet it’s all underlined with a simple ethos of care for other …

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15 Unique Things to do in London, Ontario: Dive Deeper Into These London Attractions

Highlighting the top London, Ontario attractions to provide a complete list of fun things to do in London, Ontario. Hint – there’s certainly no shortage of them in Ontario’s 5th largest city! For one reason or another, when it comes to tourism in this province, London is a city that’s too often overlooked. Yet, when …

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The Oxford County Cheese Trail: Come for the Dairy, Stay for the Stories

The Cheese Trail in Oxford County is the stuff of that dreams are made of for lovers of truly quality Canadian dairy. It’s a chance to set your taste buds alight, but also a chance to understand a region that’s filled with warm people, unique stories, and beautiful scenery. Before you truly dig into the …

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The 25 Restaurants in Toronto That Now Have Michelin Stars

We’ve always known that Toronto has some incredible restaurants, and now that the Michelin Guide to the city has officially arrived, we can take a moment to celebrate that (and perhaps book a few reservations!) If you’re a longtime reader of Ultimate Ontario you’ll know that try to cover all angles of this province and …

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Where to See the Best Fall Colours in Ontario: The Ontario Parks Edition

Ontario Parks are ideal to see the colour change of leaves in the province. Below, we focus on which Ontario Parks would be ideal for you to visit in order to see the best fall colours in Ontario, and look closely at Algonquin Park, and the parks nearby. Though autumn does signal that winter is …

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