While Ontario has a variety of museums and amazing locations,  many of them can often be too far away to explore. However, you don't actually need to leave your house to be able to wander through the halls of some of Canada's most famous locations. Ontario's virtual tours let you explore buildings and exhibits from the comfort of your home.

Put on your pyjama pants, grab your coziest blanket and take a trip to historic buildings and fascinating installations without going outdoors.

Ontario has so many buildings and exhibits to tour, and many of them offer online experiences. 

You can look at renowned art collections and wander through castles with these virtual adventures.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre lets you walk through the building without a ticket, and you can go behind-the-scenes of your favourite shows with the National Ballet's online exhibit.

See the inside of a high-security cell, and venture through three majestic floors of Casa Loma.

Other places you can check out include the ROM and the AGO.

You can even get snacks delivered to your door while you're touring with these online Toronto grocery stores. Get cozy, grab a plate of your favourite meal, and check out these virtual spots.

Canadian Penitentiary Tour

Price: Free

Address: Various locations

Why You Need To Go: Get a glimpse inside of a Canadian federal institution. You'll be able to see maximum security cells and locations around Kingston, Ontario.


Royal Ontario Museum

Price: Free

Address: 100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Royal Ontario Museum has an abundance of online exhibitions that you can explore for days. From Greek art to butterflies, you can learn about a variety of items and objects.


Canadian War Museum

Price: Free

Address: 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Adventure through all sorts of war exhibitions, like the Battle of Vimy Ridge and the War of 1812.


Art Gallery Of Ontario

Price: Free

Address: 317 Dundas St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can view the AGO's collection on their website, and visit this interactive photo gallery of Henryk Ross's Holocaust series.


National Ballet Of Canada

Price: Free

Address: 470 Queens Quay W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The National Ballet has a virtual museum so you can go behind-the-scenes in shows such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker, and more.


Dundurn Castle

Price: Free

Address: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander through the castle and grounds from the comfort of your couch with this online tour. 


National Gallery Of Canada

Price: Free

Address: 380 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can look through the National Gallery's collection online, and view artwork from paintings to photographs. 


Casa Loma

Price: Free

Address: 1 Austin Terr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Live out your inner royalty by adventuring through three floors of the majestic Casa Loma.


Legislative Assembly 

Price: Free

Address: 111 Wellesley St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a 360-degree tour of Ontario's Legislative Assembly with the click of a mouse.


Hamilton Military Museum 

Price: Free

Address: 610 York Blvd., Hamilton, ON

Why You Need To Go: This historic building reveals stories of people who lived in the area during the War of 1812.


Toronto Public Library

Price: Free

Address: 789 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: The library hosts lots of online exhibits, such as Toronto's Sporting Past and The Changing Face of Toronto.


Bytown Museum

Price: Free

Address: 1 Canal Ln., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: This tour will take you through three floors of Ottawa's oldest stone building, and let you explore artefacts and exhibitions. 


Bata Shoe Museum

Price: Free

Address: 327 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can view 3D collections of shoes at this museum's two online exhibits.


Fort William

Price: Free

Address: 1350 King Rd., Thunder Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be transported back to the 1800s with the 360-degree tours of Fort William's most popular buildings. 


Hockey Hall Of Fame

Price: Free

Address: 30 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: In true Canadian fashion you can take a virtual tour of the Great Hall in this Hockey emporium.


Rideau Hall

Price: Free

Address: 1 Sussex Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a trip through the rooms at Rideau Hall, including the renowned 'tent room'.


Petawawa Heritage Village

Price: Free

Address: 176 Civic Centre Rd., Petawawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore Canada's settlement era through this online tour of Petawawa Heritage Village.


Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre

Price: Free

Address: 189 Yonge St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Journey through Toronto's most stunning theatre, no tickets needed!


 

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