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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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A First Timer’s Guide to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)

The Toronto International Film Festival, often called simply “TIFF,” is one of the largest and most important film festivals on the planet, often attracting over half a million people annually. For those who haven’t had a chance to see what TIFF is all about, Ultimate Ontario contributor Liisa Ladouceur put together this remarkably helpful first …

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Annina’s Bakeshop and Cafe in Goodwood, Ontario: A Local Gem Brimming with Delectable Delights

Tucked behind the charming little intersection of historic Goodwood, Ontario, there lies a family-owned bakery and cafe that is the perfect place to stop during a trip around Durham Region, or to visit as a destination in itself. Here at Ultimate Ontario, we are big fans of local cafes, and we know you’ll be a …

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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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