Best Ways to Spend a Long Weekend in Ontario Elena Elisseeva /

Best Ways to Spend a Long Weekend in Ontario

The many different options for spending a long weekend in Ontario can be dizzying. Throughout the mammoth province there are vibrant capitals, white sand beaches, back country adventures, charming small towns, and over 250,000 lakes creating an ideal backdrop for cottage getaways, camping trips, scenic road trips, and so much more. Arts and entertainment, cultural attractions, world class shopping and some of the country’s best festivals and fairs are all found throughout Ontario. When a long weekend finally arrives, scores of choices are available for almost any mood and lifestyle. Here are six ways to spend a long weekend in Ontario:

6. Niagara Region

The Niagara region of Ontario is a scenic summer destination that doesn’t disappoint. There are scores of attractions for families with kids of all ages and a ton of things to do for adults both day and night. During official Canadian holidays and long weekends, Clifton Hill entertainment district is ripe with deals, offering up deep discounts on attractions like the Niagara Skywheel, indoor water park, Wild West Coaster, and countless other kid-friendly and adult-focused stops. The many popular Niagara restaurants and bars also contribute to the overall savings with some great bargains on dining and cocktails, wine tours and tastings, and exciting helicopter rides over the falls. Pair the attractions with some great hotel and B&B deals (and an incredible fireworks show above the falls) and you’ve got one fantastic long weekend adventure. Journey beyond the falls to hot spots like the escarpment, Queenston Heights historic park, and Crystal Beach.

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