11 Fall Places In Ontario That Are Like Spending A Magical Autumn Day At Hogwarts

These spots have some "Sirius" wizard vibes.

Toronto Senior Staff Writer
11 Fall Places In Ontario That Are Like Spending A Magical Autumn Day At Hogwarts

Just because you didn't get your Hogwarts letter (it definitely got lost in the mail), it doesn't mean that you can't enjoy some truly magical places.

These fall spots around Ontario have major Harry Potter vibes, and you'll feel like you're studying at the castle as you explore historic buildings and enchanting landscapes.

Knox College

Price: Free

Address: 59 St George St., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can find a little piece of Hogwarts in the heart of Toronto with a trip to Knox College. The gothic-style hallways are straight out of the Wizarding World.

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Waterloo Central Railway

Price: $24.99+ per adult

Address: Multiple stations

Why You Need To Go: Grab your trolley and hop aboard this historic train with major Hogwarts Express vibes. The rolling countryside and towering bridges will make you feel like you're on your way to the castle.

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Guelph Covered Bridge

Price: Free

Address: The Covered Bridge, Guelph, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze over the water and surrounding autumn landscape from this charming covered bridge, which is straight off the set of a Harry Potter film.

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Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: One of the most spectacular things about Hogwarts is its rustic landscape. Sleeping Giant boasts towering cliffs that look over an icy lake, and you can easily imagine the castle perched amidst the trees.

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Pumpkinferno

Price: $20 per person

When: Until October 31, 2021

Address: 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be whisked away to the Great Hall at Halloween when visiting this pumpkin-filled attraction.

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Templin Gardens

Price: Free

Address: Fergus, ON

Why You Need To Go: This secret stairway is carved into the limestone along a gorge, and you can climb your way down to the rushing water for a truly enchanting experience.

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AGORA: Path Of Light

Price: $29+ per adult

When: Until October 31, 2021

Address: 150 Jozo Weider Blvd., Unit AS8, The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: This twinkling night walk will take you through a forest full of light. You'll pass wolves, toadstools, and glowing installations that will make you believe in magic.

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Waterloo Pioneer Memorial Tower

Price: Free

Address: 300 Lookout Ln., Kitchener ON

Why You Need To Go: You can take a trip to the Owlery by visiting this whimsical tower near Toronto.

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Pine Grove Forest

Price: Free

Address: Pine Grove Trail, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Get lost in the Forbidden Forest as you wander through this woodland of towering pine. Luckily, no giant spiders have been seen here.

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St. Raphael's Ruins

Price: Free, donations accepted

Address: 19998 County Rd. 18, Williamstown, ON

Why You Need To Go: These historic ruins belong on the Hogwarts grounds, and you can get your Wizarding World fill by visiting this spot.

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Parliament Hill

Price: Free

Address: Wellington St., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Perched atop a hill and surrounded by shining waters, the Parliament buildings come with all those magical Hogwarts vibes.

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Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

In Ontario, a vaccine passport is required to access some events, services and businesses, including restaurants and bars.

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