21 Things To Do In Ontario That You Have To Add To Your Spring Bucket List
Grab your sunglasses and floral tees because SPRING is coming. It's been quite a rough winter considering some Ontario cities SHATTERED cold records this year, and for Torontonians like me, experienced delays due to the weather on the TTC almost every day.
However, out with the cold and in the warmth! There are so many exciting things coming to Ontario this spring that you have to add to your bucket list. Almost all of these activities will provide you with FIRE Insta content and offer you breathtaking experiences.
I've narrowed it down to the top 21 that you must take advantage of this Spring. From high tea at a castle to glamping in a tent that's probably nicer than your apartment, you'll have tons to do!
Attend Canada's Largest Tulip Festival
The Canadian Tulip Festival is coming to Ottawa this Spring from May 10th to 20th and it's DEFINITELY worth checking out. To start, there are over 1,000,000 tulips that will be in bloom at the festival, which means you'll be able to prance through the fields to get that super cute shot for your Instagram. On top of this, there will also be TONS of art vendors and performers.
Rent a Private Island on the Georgian Bay with Your Besties
Looking to impress your boo this Spring? Rent out a GORGEOUS island on the Georgian Bay for a weekend! You can enjoy complete privacy and just take in all of the beautiful sites Ontario has to offer. Also, it's super nice once in a while to escape the big city and unwind. Check out all the offerings here!
Go Ziplining Across Cliffs in Elora
I am deathly afraid of heights so I will NOT be participating in this excursion this year. However, you can choose to go ziplining through the beautiful cliffs in Elora, Ontario and I will gladly live vicariously through you. Prices are pretty reasonable at $40 so you really can't go wrong!
Visit This Adorable Little Winery in Beamsville
The Good Earth Wine Co. in Beamsville, Ontario is the PERFECT getaway for couples, besties, or bachelorettes who are looking to test out some gorgeous wine and food with a stunning backdrop. I love how cute this little winery is and it's always great to support a small family-owned business.
Go Glamping with Your Girls 4 Hours From Toronto
This is the only way you'd ever catch me in the woods. Yes, in a 'tent' fully equipped with white goose duvets and cute rugs! This gorgeous glamping site, Elements Luxury Tented Camp, is located in the heart of Ottawa Valley and features tons of great activities onsite. For instance, you can enjoy a yoga class in the woods, go paddleboarding on the lake, and wifi available at all times for guests who want to keep up with their social feeds.
Treat Yourself To The Most Glam Milkshakes EVER in Toronto
Hollywood Cone in Toronto, Ontario offers some of the best treats in Canada! From milkshakes that are decked out with doughnuts, amongst other things, you really can't go wrong. Also, they have a variety of different ice cream sandwiches that will leave you salivating!
Have High Tea at This Castle in Toronto
Casa Loma in Toronto is one of the most famous castles in the country. The castle's long and interesting history has led it to become an extremely popular place for TV shows and movies to film. However, it has become best-known for its amazing tours and high-tea events that are EXTREMELY popular. One recently passed, however tons more will be making its return sometime in the Spring so stay tuned!
Hike Maple Mountain
Maple Mountain, located in Lady Evelyn-Smoothwater Provincial Park, is one of the best-kept hiking secrets in Ontario. Not only is this beautiful trail more than 2,000 ft. above sea level, but it also delivers a beautiful landscape of the province. It's definitely worth exploring!
Check Out This Stunning Peony Festival in Oshawa
A Peony Festival is making its way to Oshawa this June and it's definitely a must-see! The beautiful festival will feature tons of gorgeous fields full of peonies, tons of great music to enjoy from local artists, as well as tons of great food from vendors. Also, this event is completely FREE so you literally have no excuse not to attend.
Take The Cutest Selfies with the CN Tower via Helicopter
Want to explore the entire city of Toronto but don't want to sit in traffic all day? Do it from the SKY thanks to Helitours! I've done this before and it's actually really fun. What you do is make your way to Billy Bishop Airport and from there you board the helicopter and get a full tour of all Toronto has to offer. Plus, there's no cuter selfie than you and the CN Tower.
Dine At This Haunted Restaurant in Toronto
Before the Keg Mansion in Downtown Toronto was one of the city's top steakhouses it was an actual mansion in which a very rich family resided in. There were many deaths before the Keg's opening at this location and there's even been a death there since. You can read up on what makes this place so spooky here.
Visit This Gorgeous Marine Park in Tobermory
Spring is all about nature (and us) coming back to life after a very cold winter season. There's no better way to get outside again and enjoy nature then by checking out the gorgeous Fathom Five National Marine Park in Tobermory. There are tons of great places to scuba dive, camp, and explore!
Live Your Best Life at This Street Food Festival in Brockville
A MASSIVE Street Festival is coming to Brockville, Ontario this Spring and it's definitely an event that is going to leave you in a food coma. There will be done of food vendors serving up greasy treats, art vendors selling their work, and local performers singing their hearts out!
Go Horseback Riding in Oakville
Looking for something new to do? Try riding a horse this Spring in Oakville, Ontario with some of your besties! The Ranch in Oakville offers lessons that will leave you feeling like you should've been cast in the movie, Flicka.
Check out the Cherry Blossoms in High Park
As a Torontonian, I am so ready for the cherry blossoms to start appearing in High Park. Not only is it a beautiful sight, but it's also so nice to just go for walks through High Park on the weekends in the Spring. Also, as a dog owner, I can assure that any of you with a fur baby will love High Park. There are tons of great trails and also an enclosed dog park that you and your four-legged friends can enjoy.
Experience Canada's Butter Tart Festival
Ontario is on the hunt for the province's best butter tart and you can choose to either enter or eat to your heart's desire and vote for who you think is best. The festival will take place on June 8th in Midland, Ontario and is sure to be a *sweet* treat!
Stargaze in Algonquin Park with Your Hubby
Algonquin Park is one of Ontario's most popular tourist destinations and for good reason. Not only is the park stunning with its massive landscape full of lush trees, lakes, and camping sites, but it also offers breathtaking views of the stars in the sky. A trip to Algonquin Park with a significant other would be the perfect getaway.
Brunch at This Gorg Rooftop in Toronto
Oh my gosh. If you have not been to Köst in Downtown Toronto you are missing out. Not only is the entire menu FIRE, but they also offer some of the most stunning views of the city. This restaurant is located on the 44th floor of the Bisha hotel and features a west coast themed menu with a rooftop pool. My personal recommendation is the breakfast wrap for brunch with a glass of mimosa, obvs.
Have a Picnic at Sugar Beach
Sugar Beach located in Toronto's East Bayfront is the perfect thing to do on the weekend with friends or your boo this Spring. It offers a front row seat to Lake Ontario and the pink umbrellas really give it a cute aesthetic. My favourite thing to do is bring a blanket, some sandwiches, and iced coffee! There you go, the perfect Sunday.
Host a Party in This Treehouse in The Woods
Escape this Spring and host a party in the woods at this gorgeous treehouse rental in Durham, Ontario. This escape features a bbq, pool, board games and a hammock for lounging! It's a perfect getaway for a group of friends looking to escape the city and find zen.
Spend Happy Hour at this Beer Garden on Toronto Island
Toronto Island BBQ & Beer Co. located on Toronto Island is a great place to unwind, have a few drinks with friends and get great views of the city from across the Lake! They offer great beer, burgers and wine, while still being close to the beaches!