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You're Not A True Ontarian Unless You've Seen At Least 9 Of These 14 Iconic Landmarks

How many places have you seen?
Ontario Associate Editor

The province is full of spectacular sights, including some that everyone has to see at least once.

These popular Ontario landmarks draw tons of visitors every year.

From renowned attractions like the CN Tower and Niagara Falls to natural wonders like Flowerpot Island and The Cheltenham Badlands, there are so many amazing places to explore.

You can certainly call yourself a true Ontarian if you've seen at least 9 places on the list.

Add the spots you haven't seen to your bucket list so you can visit once travel is advised again.

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Flowerpot Island

Price: $7.90 per adult

Address: Fathom Five National Marine Park, ON

Why You Need To Go: These iconic rock formations are known for their flowerpot-like shape, and you can view them from a distance or book a boat tour for a close-up look.

Niagara Falls

Price: Free

Address: Niagara Falls, ON

Why You Need To Go: One of the most famous landmarks in the province, this powerful waterfall is an absolute must-see for locals and tourists alike.


Price: $4.50 + per burger

Address: 8825 ON-11, Orillia, ON

Why You Need To Go: A road trip up North is never complete without a stop at Webers, a famed hamburger joint that's been around since 1963.

CN Tower

Price: TBA

Address: 290 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Once the World's Tallest Building, the CN Tower is one of the province's major icons, and it's impossible to miss when visiting Toronto.

Casa Loma

Price: $30 per adult

Address: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: This majestic castle in Toronto is straight out of a fairytale, and it's one of the city's top tourist attractions.

The Big Apple

Price: Prices vary

Address: 262 Orchard Rd., Colborne, ON

Why You Need To Go: It's hard to miss this giant red apple which is situated along the 401 in Colborne. The attraction boasts food, baked goods and more.

The Grotto

Price: $7.90 per adult

Address: 469 Cyprus Lake Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: A popular attraction, The Grotto is a cave with a bright blue pool of water inside. It will make you feel as if you've hopped on a plane and taken a vacation by the sea.

Parliament Hill

Price: Free

Address: Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Of course, you can't call yourself a true Ontarian until you've visited the nation's capital and Parliament Buildings.

Cheltenham Badlands

Price: TBA

Address: 1739 Olde Base Line Rd., Caledon, ON

Why You Need To Go: These rolling red clay hills will make you feel like you've taken a trip to Mars.

Scarborough Bluffs

Price: Free

Address: Scarborough Bluffs, ON

Why You Need To Go: These towering white cliffs stretch along Lake Ontario and offer spectacular views.

Brockville Railway Tunnel

Price: Free, donations accepted

Address: 1 Block House Island Rd., Brockville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic railway tunnel stretches for half a kilometre and is often lit up with vibrant, colourful lights.

Elora Quarry

Price: $9.29 per adult

Address: 319 Wellington County Rd. 18, Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: Featuring stunning limestone cliffs, this quarry is a beautiful spot to swim and enjoy some fresh air.

The Great Lakes

Price: Free

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Ontario's Great Lakes make up one of the world's largest freshwater systems. Each of the 5 lakes offers its own unique beauty.

Rideau Canal

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This renowned body of water transforms into the world's largest skating rink each winter.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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