Outdoor Adventures


Outdoor Adventures

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TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival

Discover new sights and sounds right next door in Ontario. With a unique natural and urban landscape, there’s

plenty of opportunity for adventures inside and out. Whether enjoying the soundtrack to blue skies at the TD Ottawa

International Jazz Festival, cycling along the shores of Lake Ontario or discovering one-of-a-kind treasures in the urban

outdoor bazaar that is Toronto’s Kensington Market, you’ll find a fresh perspective and lots more in Ontario. Visit us

online for getaway ideas and packages.


Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto

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Toronto International Film Festival

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Toronto Skyline

There’s always something big happening in Toronto. Whether it’s a world premiere at the Toronto International Film

Festival ® , drinks at the Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard or an all-night art festival like Nuit Blanche, the country’s biggest urban

playground awaits. And after taking in all the city has to offer, the awe-inspiring Niagara Falls are just a short day trip

away. For more information and to book your urban getaway, visit

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Parliament Buildings

TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival

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Rideau Canal

Get out and explore the Ottawa River or take a cruise on the Rideau Canal, Ontario’s first UNESCO World Heritage

Site. From the sights of Parliament Hill to the shops and cafés of the ByWard Market District to outdoor events like

the TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival, it’s easy to enjoy the city’s unique cosmopolitan vibe. Call or visit online to

book a weekend getaway like our Taste of Canada package. Visit ottawatourism.ca or call 1-888-OTTAWA-8.

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Worlds Away, and Yet So Close

SAY “EXOTIC,” and most think of tropical climes or desert

heat. But must the word exotic pertain exclusively to palm

trees and pyramids If anything that is noteworthy and notof-home

can wear the descriptor, Ontario, Canada, fits the

definition to a tee.

Ontario is by far the most populous of Canada’s ten provinces

and three territories, and plays home to virtually every nationality

on earth. The country’s capital, Ottawa, is located in Ontario, as

is its largest city, Toronto. The province is a cultural mosaic

of ethnicities and beliefs,

adding interest, color,

and international flavor

to its towns and cities.

Nowhere is the electric

diversity of Canada more

on display than in the

shop windows, specialty

boutiques, and restaurant

menus of Toronto’s burgeoning

ethnic enclaves.

LG Fashion Week

Caribbean, Korean, Middle Eastern, and Thai food merchants

vie for space on city sidewalks with high-end restaurateurs

whose style reflects a fluent fusion of global influences.

With New York only an hour away by air, Toronto combines

an easy mastery of American style with the assured Canadian

fondness for quirky local charm. The city’s inclusive embrace

makes it a natural home for artists, designers and free thinkers

who have helped propel the city’s cultural attractions onto the

world stage. The Toronto International Film Festival, held

ByWard Market at sunset

every September, is the largest and most prestigious public

film festival in the world. And the twice-yearly LG Fashion

Week transforms Toronto into the premier capital of global

fashion every spring and fall.

Canada’s true capital, Ottawa, received the royal nod to

become the center of government from none other than

Queen Victoria in1857. Since then the city has sprawled into a

vibrant urban center while retaining the charm and character

its residents enjoyed more than a century ago. The ByWard

Toronto International Film Festival

Market, known simply as “the market” by locals, is one of

Canada’s oldest and largest public markets, rewarding visitors

with an imaginative mix of treasures and curiosities. Many of

the city’s most notable restaurants and bars are also located in

the area, making it the nexus of much of Ottawa’s celebrated

nightlife. The downtown district, easily explored by foot, also

boasts some of the finest museums in the country, including

the Aviation and Space Museum, the Canadian War

Museum, and the National Gallery of Canada.

Discover the joys of an exotic vacation destination,

coupled with the convenience of a short flight or drive.

Visit ontariotravel.net.

Photos courtesy of www.torontowide.com. Photo courtesy of Ottawa Tourism.

Photos courtesy of Ottawa Tourism.

National Gallery of Canada

ByWard Market shops

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