Days 2 to 7
Pick up your rental RV and start discovering Ontario!
From Toronto, head south towards Niagara Falls! Here, the Niagara River represents the border between the United States and Canada, plunging down a 50-metre high cliff to create a powerful waterfall. World-renown, Niagara Falls welcomes a million visitors every year; they come to gawk at the majestic strength of the 800 metres-wide waterfalls. These are the most photographed and visited waterfalls in the world. You can hop aboard a boat to reach the foot of the falls, fly in a helicopter to take in all its scenic beauty from above, or admire them from the different points of view. It’s up to you to find the best angle for a picture!
Less than 30 minutes from the waterfalls, Niagara-on-the-Lake is not to be missed. Ontario’s first capital and one of the prettiest cities in Canada, the village has preserved its old-time charm with its colourful 19th-century houses. Explore it on foot or hop on a bike! Niagara-on-the-Lake is located along Lake Ontario and at the centre of a wine-growing region that will surprise you.
To veer off the beaten path, head north-east, towards Georgian Bay and its 30,000 islands and islets, designated a biosphere by UNESCO. This region is defined by the Great Lakes and sumptuous, breathtaking scenery. With its pink granite coast, Killarney Provincial Park is known as an ideal spot to see moose, bears and beavers. Manitoulin Island is the largest fresh-water island in the world.
Still driving north, Algonquin Provincial Park is a natural wonder. You can discover the park on foot or by canoeing across countless waterways bordered by thick, wild forests.
To the east, Ottawa awaits. Canada’s national capital, the city proudly stirs up the two Canadian cultures. Victorian Ottawa dominates Upper Town, while French-speaking Ottawa prefers Lower Town. Historic buildings like the Canadian Parliament, bring Gothic Revival to the city. More than a hotspot for history and culture, Ottawa is also home to the Rideau Canal, a UNESCO-listed site and the longest skating rink in the world spanning about 8km. Discover the city by strolling from superb museums to exciting neighbourhoods and let Ottawa help you better understand Canadian history.
By following route 401, you’ll arrive in Kingston, your gateway to the Thousand Islands and the former capital of Canada. Charming city located at the junction of Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, it bursts with gorgeous Victorian buildings and numerous parks perfect for promenades.
The Thousand Islands region is known for its incomparable natural beauty. At the lower end of Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence is dotted with over a thousand islands within a distance of 80km. The scenery is defined by clear waters, pink granite islets, and endless woodland. Numerous cruises let you enjoy the views of this stunning region, a protected national park since 1904. Nearby, don’t miss a stop in Rockport, a departure port for cruises, or Gananoque along the famous waterway, where you can enjoy countless outdoor activities.
To the west of Kingston, Prince Edward County awaits with its Arts Trail showcasing local artists or its beautiful sand dunes. Sandbanks Provincial Park is paradise for those looking to take a dip.