After spending more time curled up inside binging TV this winter than we’d like to admit, thoughts of springtime adventures have never been more exciting. If you’re ready to peel yourself off the couch and start planning your bucket list for the season, then listen up. We’ve rounded up 21 can’t-miss things to do in Ontario to make your spring 2020 the best one yet.

From rollercoasters that soar through the mountains to 553-metre buildings you can scale, the province is full of thrill-seeking activities to wake your inner daredevil. 

But, if heights aren’t you’re thing, don’t sweat it.

Spring is a time for floral everything, and with multiple flower festivals set for this season, you can stop and smell all the roses your heart desires. 

Oh, and who could forget the eats?

From coffee festivals to butter tart festivals and the world’s largest maple syrup festival, you’re going to be spoiled with treats this season as well. 

Many of Ontario’s best outdoor adventures re-open in springtime and you won’t want to miss out.

So take a look at our list below, pick out your favourite activities, and get your besties on board with the spring plans ASAP.

World's Largest Maple Syrup Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, April 4

Address: Elmira, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can savour delicious pancakes with maple syrup, wander the food mall to find other tasty treats, enjoy live entertainment, and more at the largest one-day maple syrup festival in the world.


Canada's Largest Tulip Festival

Price: Free and paid events

When: Friday, May 8-18

Address: Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through rows of dazzling tulips in all different colours. You don't even have to tiptoe through them.


White Water Walk

Price: $16.50

When: Opening April 17

Address: 4330 River Rd., Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can soak up some of the best views in Niagara falls from this gorgeous boardwalk. 


Coffee Fest

Price: $18

When: Saturday, May 2-3

Address: Toronto or Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can get your caffeine fix with unlimited free coffee samples at this amazing festival. Can't make it? Why not check out Ottawa's Coffee Fest instead?


Zipline Across The Province

Price: TBD

When: Summer 2020

Address: 50 Rue Jos-Montferrand, Gatineau, QC

Why You Need To Go: Now this one won't be ready until summer (and technically starts in Quebec), but you're definitely going to want to jump on those spring pre-sale tickets. You can take a breathtaking zipline ride across the Ottawa-Gatineau border.  


Peony Festival 

Price: Free

When: Saturday, June 13-14

Address: 155 Arena St., Oshawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander through the Oshawa Valley Botanical Gardens, stopping to admire the flowers and sip wine in the wine garden.


Niagara Speedway

Price: $12

When: Opening March Break, weather permitting 

Address: 4960 Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can zoom around the track like a real-life game of Mario Kart. Honestly, why would you not want to do this?


Treehouse Retreat 

Price: Prices vary by date

When: May to October

Address: Durham, ON

Why You Need To Go: What better way to celebrate May 24 weekend then renting a gorgeous treehouse with all of your besties?


Dapper Doughnuts 

Price: Prices vary

When: Opening this spring

Address: Mississauga & Brampton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This delicious doughnut spot is finally headed to Ontario with two locations in Mississauga and Brampton. You will definitely want to try these mini treats when they arrive.


Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster

Price: Starting at $17

Address: 150 Jozo Weider Blvd. Unit AY2, The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a thrilling coaster ride through the beautiful forest at Blue Mountain. You've never seen the woods like this before, trust us.


Lilac Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: Opening Saturday, May 30

Address: Warkworth, ON

Why You Need To Go: These breathtaking purple flowers smell so delightful and you can enjoy lilac everything at this annual festival. 


Canada's Longest Suspension Bridge

Price: $20

When: May to October

Address: 275 Valley Rd., Dorion, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can soak up mind-blowing views from the longest foot suspension bridge in the country.


Spencer Smith Park

Price: Free

When: Typically in May

Address: 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Springtime is cherry blossom season, a.k.a our favourite season. You can avoid the Toronto High Park crowds by heading to this magical Burlington spot. 


Dorset Lookout Tower

Price: Starting at $5.50

When: Opening May 

Address: 1191 Dorset Scenic Tower Rd., Dwight, ON

Why You Need To Go: After being stuck inside all winter, a hike up to this iconic lookout tower is just what the doctor ordered. 


Tiffany Falls

Price: $5 parking

Address: Parking lot on Wilson St., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can easily walk to this waterfall from the parking lot, making it the perfect spring adventure for you and your friend who hates hiking. Plus, there are so many other gorgeous falls nearby!


Ontario Butter Tart Festival

Price: Free admission 

When: Saturday, June 13

Address: 160 King St., Midland, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can taste a wide variety of sweet butter tarts and all sorts of other yummy festival treats. 


CN Tower Edgewalk

Price: $195*

When: Opening April 6, 2020

Address: 290 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Time for a thrill? If you're an adventure-seeker, then walking on the edge of this tower is the perfect bucket list item. 


The Watering Can Flower Market

Price: Prices vary

Address: 3711 King St., Vineland, ON

Why You Need To Go: Calling all plant lovers! If you need to grow your plant family this spring, then a stop at this magical flower market is a must. 


The Boathouse Seafood & Waterfront Patio

Price: Prices vary

Address: 32 S. Front St., Belleville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This charming seafood spot sits in the middle of a marina and has a gorgeous patio on the water to give you all of the best spring and summer views. 


The Downtowne Ice Cream Shoppe

Price: Prices vary

When: Opening spring

Address: 165 St Lawrence St., Merrickville, ON

Why You Need To Go: The list of reasons to visit Merrickville seems to be constantly growing, and you can add this adorable ice cream shop to that list. With flavours like chocolate cayenne cinnamon spice and honey tarragon mustard, there are lots of cones to try here. 


The June Motel

Price: Prices vary

Address: 12351 Loyalist Pky., Picton, ON

Why You Need To Go: With a new beach location in the works, nothing beats a stay at the June Motel. With perfectly pink interiors and all of the rosé you can handle, you're sure to have a great time here.


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