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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.

Discover the Picturesque Village of St. Jacobs Through a Walking Tour!

Especially historic places sometimes call for a walking tour to get the full story! We took the brand new St. Jacobs Walking Tour from Stroll Walking Tours, and write below about both the village of St. Jacobs, and key details about the tour. When I first discovered St. Jacobs, Ontario, I was immediately struck by …

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West Avenue Cider House in Freelton, Ontario: Award-Winning Cider in a Sublime Setting

West Avenue Cider House was in the Ontario cider game before it was cool to be in the cider game. They’ve firmly solidified themselves as one of the top cideries in Ontario, and all signs point to them continuing to blaze forward and pad their award chest. One thing is for sure, it’s an awfully …

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Exploring the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario: How to Visit the Largest Botanical Garden in Canada!

The Royal Botanical Gardens, in the Hamilton Halton Brant Region of Ontario, have been around for over 80 years. They’ve firmly established themselves as one of Ontario’s top attractions, and it’s the sort of place that we think all Ontarians should take efforts to set eyes upon. The Royal Botanical Gardens, with over 2400 acres …

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The OPG Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s Largest Light Festival, Kicks Off in Niagara Falls!

The 39th OPG Winter Festival of Lights is kicking off this weekend and is aptly called “101 Nights of Twinkling Lights.” We’re sharing the announcement from Niagara Falls Tourism below, so that you can make the most of your time in Niagara Falls if you visit! The 39th OPG Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls …

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Table Rock House Restaurant in Niagara Falls: A Locally Sourced Menu and a View Like No Other

Niagara Falls’ Table Rock House Restaurant sits on historic ground but, with their creative menu and unstoppable view, they’ve got their eyes set on making waves in the present and future. Here at Ultimate Ontario, we like to focus on Ontario restaurants that do things a little differently and have a unique sort of flare. …

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Muddy’s Pit BBQ in Keene, Ontario: Your New Favourite Ontario BBQ Joint

Muddy’s Pit BBQ offers authentic barbecue that you’d expect to find in the American south, right in Keene, Ontario, a community that’s part of Peterborough & the Kawarthas. From hot links to cold beer, they’ve got Ontario BBQ enthusiasts covered. However you slice it, it’s not easy to survive in the Ontario food and drink …

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The Top Things to Do in Kanata, Ontario: Explore One of Ontario’s Fastest Growing Communities

Kanata, Ontario is another example of an Ontario city that doesn’t get the love it deserves, largely because it’s overshadowed other cities nearby (namely, Ottawa). We run through the best things to do in Kanata so you can be sure to make the most of your next Kanata visit. Kanata, many people will already know, …

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The Queen’s Gambit Filming Locations in Ontario: How to Follow in Beth’s Footsteps

The Queen’s Gambit is one of the most popular shows in Netflix history, and part of that history took place right here in Ontario! Check out these five Queen’s Gambit filming locations in Ontario! Whether people know it or not, Ontario has long been a hotspot for the film and television industry. At first, our …

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The O’de Piitaanemaan Pledge Puts Sustainability and Respect at the Forefront of Ontario Travel

A new pledge launched this summer encourages visitors and residents of Peterborough & the Kawarthas to recognize the importance of respecting the places and land they’re visiting, to ultimately ensure that future generations will have the same privilege to experience what makes this region special. This summer, Peterborough & the Kawarthas launched the O’de Piitaanemaan …

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Explore Peterborough & the Kawarthas This Autumn By Planning a Fall for PTBO Picnic!

Taking part in the Fall for PTBO Picnic will allow Ontarians to explore Peterborough & the Kawarthas through a new lens, and one that is sure to have a meaningful impact on your appreciation of the region and its local shops, wineries, sites, and bakeries. After a while, you begin to realize that it’s not …

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