Summer Fun Guide's 9 Cool Things That Are ONLY in Ontario

Summer Fun Guide, Ontario's Complete Guide to Year-Round Fun, Highlights 9 Cool and Unique Places to Visit That Can Only Be Found in Ontario

TORONTO, June 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summer Fun Guide (, Ontario's online tourism directory, lists thousands of things to do and places to stay in Ontario. Some of them are ONLY found in Ontario, with distinct qualities and characteristics that aren’t duplicated anywhere else in the world. Nine are highlighted below.

Ontario is currently a hot tourist destination, appearing on “best of” lists around the world. The province offers something for every taste and interest, ranging from big, cosmopolitan cities like Toronto and Ottawa, to small, quaint towns like St Jacobs, with its Mennonite farms and buggies, and the Muskoka Lakes Region, recognized by National Geographic Traveler as one of the best places to visit in the world. Whether you are visiting the province, or living in it, you will not believe how much Ontario has to offer. That’s why Summer Fun Guide’s easy-to-use online guide is set up to help people find great attractions, festivals, resorts and things to do in Ontario. Sometimes, it is cool to see things that are “only in” the place you are visiting, so Summer Fun Guide has created a list of 9 “must-sees” that can only be found in Ontario.

"Until we started Summer Fun Guide, we had no idea how much there was to see and do in Ontario, some of it right in our back yard! You don’t need to travel the world to find special things - there are several attractions that are entirely unique to Ontario," says Shari Wert, one of the publishers of Summer Fun Guide, "This list is for people who want to have fun, in a place unlike anywhere else in the world," says co-publisher Elisa Morton Palter.

Below you can find the list of 9 Cool Things that are only in Ontario:

  1. Casa Loma - North America’s only real, full size castle (Toronto)
  2. Fort William Historical Park - World’s largest fur trade post. (Thunder Bay – Northern Ontario)
  3. Goderich - Named the ‘prettiest town in the world’ by Communities in Bloom and ‘prettiest town in Canada’ by Queen Elizabeth II respectively. (SW Ontario)
  4. Haliburton Forest & Wild Life Reserve-- "Walk in the Clouds" through the treetops on the world's longest canopy walkway. (Haliburton – Central Ontario)
  5. Owen Sound Emancipation Festival- The oldest Emancipation Festival on the continent, (long weekend in August) based in Owen Sound, the last stop of the Underground Railway (SW Ontario)
  6. Royal Botanical Gardens –The largest collection of lilacs in the world, RBG is also the largest botanical garden in Canada with 2700 acres of stunning gardens & beautiful sanctuaries.
  7. Rideau Canal - UNESCO World Heritage Site - The oldest continuously operated canal in North America; the locks work today much as they did when first opened in 1832. (Ottawa)
  8. Cornwall  - One of the world's best fresh-water diving destinations with shipwrecks, ruins, and spectacular underwater activity. (Eastern Ontario)
  9. Ontario’s Greenbelt - World’s largest permanently protected greenbelt (almost 2 million acres)—larger than Prince Edward Island! (Extends north to Tobermory and stretches 325 km from Rice Lake in Northumberland County to the Niagara River.)

About Summer Fun Guide: Looking for things to do or places to stay in Ontario? Summer Fun Guide has thousands of Attractions, Events, Activities and Accommodations in Ontario, online and published annually in print. For easy reference, the guide is divided into 7 Ontario regions, with up to 16 categories in each, such as Accommodations, Museums, Sightseeing Tours, Attractions, Outdoor Adventures, and more. The online directory has a festival & event calendar searchable by date and by town/city. It also has helpful travel information, dozens of valuable coupons and a personal Summer Fun Itinerary feature. The print edition is available May long weekend at ONroute Service Centres, Longo’s Stores, Tourism Info Centres and other locations, free, while supplies last. From beaches to boat cruises, to rafting and more, the Summer Fun Guide has everything you need to plan a week-long holiday, day trip or fun getaway in Ontario. Visit and start planning your next Ontario adventure.

Contact Information

Summer Fun Guide
Elisa Palter or Shari Wert, Publishers
Phone: 416.385.1551
Toll-Free: 1-866-385-1550