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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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Where to Go Swimming in Toronto: The Best Beaches and Pools to Take a Dip

There are no shortage of options when it comes to swimming in Toronto, and in this article Ultimate Ontario contributor Liisa Ladouceur makes sure you know exactly where and when to swim in Ontario’s capital. Let’s be honest, swimming season in Toronto is short. So as soon as that first heat wave hits, it’s time …

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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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The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse: An Intimate Ontario Theatre Venue Worth Visiting

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a distinctive theatre venue in Ontario where you’re going to have a great view no matter where you’re sitting, and you’ll leave feeling like you were part of something special. It’s no secret that we love the arts over here at Ultimate Ontario, but our bias aside, the St. …

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The Smith Hotel in Kingston, Ontario: Modern Loft Suites in a Historic Limestone Church

The arrival of The Smith Hotel has changed the Kingston accommodation landscape, and very much for the better. It’s a first class experience and a top-notch location in Canada’s first capital. Here at Ultimate Ontario, we’ve tried to make it our job to stay on the lookout for places that make a statement. We have …

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Everything You Need to Know About Hamilton’s Barton Village Festival

The Barton Village Festival is a showcase for local talent and eats, and a fun, casual atmosphere to appreciate the power of community. Recently, we were in Hamilton to attend a performance at the Theatre Aquarius, and to get better acquainted with FrancoFEST, the largest celebration of Francophone art and culture on the Niagara Peninsula. …

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Theatre Aquarius: Hamilton’s Innovative Professional Theatre Since 1973

Over nearly 50 seasons, the Theatre Aquarius has become synonymous with the rise of Hamilton’s theatre scene, and the work they do continues to reflect, showcase, and uplift the surrounding community. Recently, we had the pleasure of heading back to Hamilton, a city which never seems to have a shortage of things to do and, …

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The Best Breweries in Stratford, Ontario (and the Surrounding Area)

There are some great breweries in Stratford that you should have on your radar when you’re visiting the historic Ontario city. There’s also a few you’ll want to take note of that are only a short drive away in Shakespeare, St. Mary’s and Mitchell, respectively. It’s no secret how much we love Stratford. Quite frankly, …

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