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Dynamic Earth in Sudbury: Go Underground to Learn the Earth’s Story (& Visit the Big Nickel)

Dynamic Earth is the home of the Big Nickel, but it’s also home to a lot of other attractions and programming that not only shed light on billions of years of the earth’s history, but also tell the story of Sudbury’s mining history, and all with a very hands on approach. Sudbury has done a …

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illumi Mississauga: Come Witness the Largest Light Show on the Planet

illumi Mississauga is a dazzling light show that aims to provide a little something for everyone. Explore their “universes” at your own pace, and leave with no shortage of fantastic photos and great memories. Cavalia, the largest Canadian-owned cultural enterprise, certainly shoots for the stars with illumi Mississauga. When we pulled into the parking lot …

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The A.Y. Jackson Lookout Trail in Greater Sudbury: Take in the Wonder of High Falls & the Onaping River

The A.Y. Jackson Lookout Trail, located about 35 kilometres from Downtown Sudbury, is a gorgeous hiking loop that will appeal to lovers of the outdoors, Canadian art aficionados, and visitors with a fascination for geology. As you might guess, if the scenery was deemed good enough for one of Canada’s most famous painters to put …

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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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A Haunted Walk of Toronto’s Distillery District: Exploring the Dark Side of This Historic Area

Toronto’s Distillery District has gained a reputation for being one of the most haunted places in the city. UO contributor Liisa Ladouceur went on a haunted walk to see what this area was like once the sun was down, and the lantern was lit. Is Toronto’s Distillery District haunted? The popular tourist district, with its …

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Kivi Park in Sudbury, Ontario: Almost 500 Acres of Northern Forest and Waterways to Explore

Kivi Park can aptly be described as an outdoor adventure playground aiming to showcase (and preserve) what makes Northern Ontario so special. It’s open year-round, and it aims to remind folks that the fun certainly does not stop after the first snowfall. In fact, quite the opposite. Kivi Park, located just south of the core …

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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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10 Haunted Hotels in Ontario Where You Can Spend The Night With Ghosts

Spend your nights in creepy comfort at the most haunted hotels in Ontario. You won’t get much sleep at these ghoulishly spooky inns. Ontario has its fair share of spooks and haunts. Between haunted roads, screaming heads, and ghostly lighthouses, this province is packed with ghoulish delights. But of all the haunted places in Ontario, …

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The Screaming Heads of Burk’s Falls: An Ontario Roadside Attraction Like No Other

The Screaming Heads of Burk’s Falls (or Screaming Heads of Midlothian, as they’re also called) are the life’s work of Canadian artist Peter Camani, and they’re like nothing else you’ll see in this province. UO Contributor Liisa Ladouceur shares everything you need to know to have your own memorable visit there! There’s something strange and …

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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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