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Things to do in Ontario

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in Ontario. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite Ontario attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in Ontario to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in Ontario.

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  • :10 Minute Manicure

    Even the weariest luggage schleppers can recharge at :10 Minute Manicure, a chain offering breezy mini-spa treatments at dozens of airports around ... More
  • A Pressing Engagement: The Art of Origami

    Looking to inspire on-flight creativity? Breeze by the glass display cases here to see the fruits of the Origami Society of Toronto’s labor: airpla... More
  • Arctic Kingdom

    Most trips take expert planning, and even more so in the challenging Arctic Circle environment. Trusted by Disney, IMAX, and National Geographic, A... More
  • Arctic Nunavut

    The airport’s jostling crowds make it easy to forget that Toronto’s landscapes were once completely inhabited by Inuit peoples, like the indigenous... More
  • Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

    One of the largest art museums in North America, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) showcases more than 80,000 works dating from A.D. 100 to present ... More
  • Art Stage (YYZ)

    This three-year public outdoor art installation—on the airport grounds and easily visible on the drive to and from the terminals—includes large-sca... More
  • Brookstone

    Everything you could want for a cozy, tech-supported flight is here—including noise-canceling headphones, hard-sided carry-ons, and cushy neck pill... More
  • Butterfield & Robinson

    Since leading its first tour in 1966, Butterfield has built a reputation for its active-luxury travel. With the belief that the best way to travel ... More
  • Camera

    Located inside Stephen Bulger Gallery in the Queen Street West arts district, Camera is a small rentable theater with a six-by-eight-foot screen an... More
  • CN Tower

    At 1,815-feet and 5-inches, the CN Tower is the world's tallest free-standing tower (defined as a building where less than 50% of the construction ... More
  • Communist’s Daughter

    Hidden behind a narrow storefront in Little Portugal, this unassuming bar is marked by a large sign that reads Nazare Snack Bar (the building’s pre... More
  • Commute Home

    Founded by Sara Parisotto and Hamid Samad, Commute Home sells original furniture and home accessories. Located in The Annex neighborhood, the shop ... More
  • Delphic

  • Dinosaur Fossils (YYZ)

    Travelers kill stopover time with a trip back to the late-Jurassic period (150 million years ago). Pearson's Terminal 1 is home to a diorama showca... More
  • Duff Trimble

    Excited about: The rise of Japanese single-malt whiskeys. Trimble will put together a tour of the country’s best producers, including Yamazaki, out... More

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