Category Archives: Ontario Outdoors

Quetico Provincial Park: Introducing Ontario’s Newest Dark Sky Preserve

Quetico Provincial Park Dark Sky Designation

When it comes to the night sky here in Ontario, we’re absolutely blessed. Sure, it may be tough to see the full wonder of it all from downtown Toronto, but if you venture out to some of the best places for stargazing in Ontario, the views are unforgettable. And you can officially add Quetico Provincial […]

Snowshoeing Ontario: 10 Great Places To Hit The Trails This Winter

Ontario Snowshoeing

There is no better place to be during the winter than exploring the great outdoors. And while many of the best Ontario hiking trails are snowed-over, that doesn’t mean the adventures have to come to a stop. Ontario snowshoeing and cross-country-skiing take over when the weather turns frosty. This opens the door to all sorts […]

Discover The Salmon Run In Toronto At These Exciting Spots

Salmon Run in Toronto

Each year during late summer to mid-fall, salmon make their way upstream from Ontario’s Great Lakes. They wind their way up narrow rivers to lay their eggs in shallow, freshwater prior to the onset of winter. Watching the salmon run in Toronto has become a yearly-tradition for outdoor-lovers. And those looking to experience one of […]

Best Places To See The Northern Lights In Ontario

Where To See The Northern Lights in Ontario

One of the best aspects of life in Ontario is the weather. As the southernmost of all the provinces and territories in Canada, Ontario gets some spectacular summers and winters that don’t reach the frigid temperatures of many of our northern neighbours. It also, however, means that people in Ontario often miss out on one […]

Apple Picking in Ottawa: How to Visit Apple Orchards in Ottawa (and Nearby)

As cool nights come around and the fall slowly creeps its way closer and closer, ideas of hot apple cider and warm apple pie might come to mind. If you’re searching for where to go apple picking in Ottawa, or at least near Ottawa, then you’ve come to the right place. There are many apple […]

Thrill Seekers Will Love These 4 Treetop Trekking Spots Near Toronto

treetop trekking near Toronto

We here at Ultimate Ontario know that adventure activities are never far away in this province. But sometimes we feel like stepping up our game and getting a little craaaaazy! One of our favourite ways to shake off the every-day is by experiencing one of the great destinations for treetop trekking in Toronto. After all, […]

Your Guide to Finding Giant Sunflower Fields in Ontario During Sunflower Season

The end of July can bring mixed emotions. “Where has July gone?!”, “The days are getting shorter!”, “I think I need a sweater tonight!”; “SUMMER IS ALMOST OVER!” Fear not. Just as the days are beginning to get a little shorter, the happiest and sunniest of flowers comes out to shine bright. That’s right, I’m […]

The Best Places for Stargazing in Ontario This Summer

Few things capture the imagination more than staring up at the night sky. The view of the stars glimmering endlessly into the distance is awe-inspiring. Luckily for those in this province, stargazing in Ontario is booming. New Ontario dark sky preserves are popping up around the province a couple of times per decade. With the […]