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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.

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 13 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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Visiting Hy-Hope Farm and Golf Course in Ashburn, Ontario

Hy-Hope is a family farm that has changed a lot in its nearly 50 years of operation, and is now known as a Durham Region hotspot for a fun golf experience, incredible baked goods, and a healthy supply of fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll find Hy-Hope Farm and Golf Course in Ashburn, Ontario, and not …

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THEMUSEUM in Kitchener, Ontario: An Experiential Art & Technology Museum Perfect for Families

THEMUSEUM, at its core, aims to be a place where a million different ideas can co-exist, and each visitor, young or old, can establish a personal connection to them in their own way. It’s a place where families can go to experience a very different kind of kid-friendly museum. In our most recent visit to …

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The Farmers’ Market Trail: The Exciting New Connection Between Waterloo and the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market Trail in Waterloo is a game-changer in terms of both access to the St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market and for active Ontarians looking to make the most of their time in the region. Recently we had the chance to head back to Waterloo, an opportunity we always cherish here at Ultimate Ontario. We …

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How to Visit Niagara Parks’ Newest Attraction – The Niagara Parks Power Station

The newly opened Niagara Parks Power Station is an attestation to what can be accomplished in Ontario tourism with the right combination of ambition, creativity, and ingenuity. Whenever a new attraction in Ontario opens its doors, we want to be there to cover it for readers just like you. Thankfully, Niagara Parks invited us down …

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The Woodland Cultural Centre: A Southern Ontario Stronghold for Indigenous Language, Art, Culture & History

The Woodland Cultural Centre operates a museum, curates exhibitions, runs workshops and presentations, and so much more – all in the service of protecting, promoting, interpreting and presenting the Hodinohsho:ni worldview. We recently had the chance to visit Brantford once again, and at the top of our list was a visit to the Woodland Cultural …

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The Top Breweries in Waterloo Region: Your Guide to Waterloo Breweries!

If you’re looking to head to Waterloo and to sip on a beer or two, then this list of Waterloo breweries should serve you well in your quest! One of our favourite things to do as a publication is to head to a region and visit its respective breweries in what can only be described …

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Stratford Welcomes World-class Puppet Artists and Musicians for the World in a Weekend Festival This Summer

If you want to experience a joyous, upbeat celebration of puppetry and music, then look no further than the World in a Weekend Festival happening this summer in Stratford, Ontario There always seems to be something going on in Stratford, and this August is no different. Stratford will be welcoming the World in a Weekend …

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Manns Distillery: The Brantford Micro-distillery That’s Making Incredible Botanical Spirits

Manns Distillery, in Brantford, Ontario, is part tasting room, part cocktail lounge, and part remarkably creative laboratory. They source their ingredients for their food and their botanicals for their spirits locally, and you can taste the difference that makes. When you walk into Manns Distillery, the first thing that you realize is that this place …

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