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11 Things You Can See In Ontario That Are Actually The Largest In The World

Ontario has some BIG bragging rights!

Toronto Senior Staff Writer

These giant Ontario attractions and places are so huge, they're actually the largest of their kind in the world.

From endless sandy shores to mammoth-sized fruit, you don't need to look closely to see these enormous spots.

Wasaga Beach

Price: Free

Address: Wasaga Beach, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can wander along the world's longest freshwater beach by visiting this spot, which has gorgeous white sand shores and blue waters.


Canopy Tours Walkway

Price: $95 per adult

When: Opens May 22, 2021

Address: 1095 Redkenn Rd., Dysart et al, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Haliburton Forest, this elevated canopy stretches over half a kilometre, making it the longest of its kind in the world.


Niagara Floral Clock

Price: Free

Address: 14004 Niagara Pkwy., Queenston, ON

Why You Need To Go: Stretching 40 feet in diameter, this magnificent floral clock is the largest of its kind in the world. The design contains over 24,000 carpet bedding plants.


Beardmore Snowman

Price: Free

Address: Beardmore, ON

Why You Need To Go: No matter how many snowballs you roll, it's tough to compete with the height of this towering snowman, which is actually the largest in the world. It may not be made out of real snow, but it is certainly a sight to see.


Escape The Diefenbunker

Price: $17.50 per adult

Address: 3929 Carp Rd., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can try and solve the world's largest escape room by visiting this spot. The experience takes place on a 25,000 square-foot floor of the underground bunker.


The Big Apple

Price: Free

Address: 262 Orchard Rd., Colborne, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can't miss this massive apple, which is the largest of its kind in the world. The enormous fruit features an observation deck, petting zoo, and delicious bakery that makes, you guessed it, all sorts of apple goodies.


The Rideau Canal Skateway

Price: Free

When: January to early March, weather dependant

Address: Various access points

Why You Need To Go: Each winter, this stretching canal freezes over and transforms into the world's largest skating rink. The canal is a popular attraction and boasts 7.8 kilometres of icy splendour.


Manitoulin Island

Price: Free

Address: Manitoulin Island, ON

Why You Need To Go: Ontario is home to the world's largest freshwater island, and it's full of beautiful trails, beaches, and a dreamy waterfall.


Goderich Salt Mine

Address: 300 North Harbour Rd. W., Goderich, ON

Why You Need To Go: Buried 1,800 feet below Lake Huron, the Compass Minerals' salt mine is the largest underground salt mine in the world. It's actually as deep as the length of the CN Tower.


Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: Month of April

Address: Elmira, ON

Why You Need To Go: This event has gone down in the Guinness World Book Of Records for possibly one of the most Canadian things ever - the world's largest single-day maple syrup festival. It draws thousands of visitors every year and features all sorts of maple goodness.


The Big Nickel

Price: Free

Address: Greater Sudbury, ON

Why You Need To Go: The largest coin in the world towers over Sudbury and is nearly 64,607,747 times larger than a normal Canadian nickel.


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.

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