Make the most of this summer, by visiting some of the phenomenal events and sights in Ontario. There is plenty to do and experience, so it is time to start planning what you want to do this summer to have the best time ever.
Pack up your car and head out with your friends for an epic road trip across Ontario to visit waterparks, flower fields, pop-up events and a cute pink themed picnic. To help you start planning, here are 15 things to do in Ontario that you have to add to your summer bucket list.
Heartmelt Motel Pop-up
Location: Various locations including Burlington and Oshawa
Get some amazing photos for Instagram at this retro California pop-up that is travelling across Canada. The colourful settings make for beautiful photo ops in a giant ball pit or next to palm trees. The Heartmelt Motel pop-up will be at the Oshawa Centre from May 6 to 19 and Mapleview Shopping Centre in Burlington from May 24 to June 6.
Water Lantern Festival
Location: Hamilton, Mississauga and Ottawa
You won't want to miss this magical event where there will be hundreds of floating lanterns on the water. It will be taking place in Hamilton on August 3, in Mississauga on August 10 and Ottawa on August 17, 2019.
Pirate Ship Cove
Location: 2793 North Service Road, Niagara
Invite your friends to have fun this summer at this giant floating waterpark. Located in Niagara, Pirate Ship Cove is the perfect spot to enjoy a hot summer day.
Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge
Location: 260 Scenic Caves Road, Blue Mountains
Are you brave enough to cross the longest suspension footbridge in southern Ontario? It is 420 feet long and 82 feet high and gives you a fantastic view of Georgian Bay.
Sandbanks Provincial Park
Location: 3004 County Rd 12, Picton
Enjoy a relaxing day swimming at one of the 3 sandy beaches at Sandbanks. If you want to go for a weekend, you can also camp at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Calypso Theme Waterpark
Location: 2015 Calypso St, Limoges
Are you a thrill seeker? If so you'll want to try the 35 water slides, 100 water games and 2 lazy rivers at Calypso Theme Waterpark. At the waterpark, you'll also find the largest wave pool in Canada!
Prince Edward County Lavender
Location: 732 Closson Road, Prince Edward County
Stroll the sweet smelling flower fields at Prince Edward County Lavender. While here you can pick up some lavender items to bring home with you.
Location: Lower Valley Rd, Flesherton
You can go on a short 1.4 km hike in Flesherton, Ontario to find a stunning hidden waterfall. At the base of the waterfall, there is also a swimming pool, which is the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summers day.
York-Durham Heritage Railway Escape Train
Location: 19 Railway Street, Uxbridge
If you are a fan of escape rooms, you need to try the terrifying escape train experience offered by the York-Durham Heritage Railway. The escape room will take place on June 6, 13, and 20.
Fathom Five National Marine Park
Location: 121 Chi Sin Tib Dek Rd, Tobermory
This summer you need to go for a swim in the crystal clear waters at Fathom Five National Marine Park. One of the most beautiful spots in the park is Flowerpot Island.
Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Face your fears and head to Canada's Wonderland to try the new Yukon Striker roller coaster. The new roller coaster is the longest and fastest coaster of its kind and has a top speed of 130 km/h and a 75-metre drop!
Northern Lights Sound And Lights Show
Location: 111 Wellington St, Ottawa
Throughout the summer you can enjoy a free light show that will be projected onto the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa. The show will take place daily with the show time at 10:00 pm in July, at 9:30 pm in August, and at 9:00 pm in September.
Location: 1574 9 Line, Innisfil
In Barrie Ontario, you can find a huge field filled with yellow sunflowers. The flowers at Edwards Farm will begin to bloom late in the summer.
Elora Skyrider Zip Line
Location: 24 Henderson St, Elora
Enjoy a bird's eye view as you soar over the trees and Elora Gorge 100 feet in the air! The zip line is open July and August on weekends only.
The Rose Picnic
Location: 111 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto
For the ultimate summer picnic, you need to go with your friends to The Rose Picnic. The picnic has an adorable pink theme and will take place on July 27 at Hotel X Toronto. Make sure to buy your tickets early for this event as it is sure to sell out.