Ontario Travel Guide

When to go to Ontario

Ontario has four diverse seasons, and its large size and central location provide many different climates and geographies. The most popular time to visit is during the summer months when the weather is ideal for outdoor activities, and there are many opportunities for wildlife viewing from the Hudson Bay to Pelee Island. Summer is also when the province hosts an array of popular festivals. The least popular time is during the spring, when the weather can be wet and overcast. The fall is a colorful and less expensive alternative to summer, making it one of the best times to visit the Niagara Region. Winters are typically cold, but the weather can be great for skiing and outdoor activities. read more

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