Canada is a beautiful country, and there are lots of sights to see! With over 38 million residents and over 13 million in Ontario, this destination ticks all of the boxes.
Let’s have a look at some fun facts about Ontario, Canada:
- Ontario is the second largest province in Canada
- The word Ontario means ‘sparkling water’
- The CN Tower is 553.33 metres high
- The longest skating rink in the world is in Ontario
- There are around 700 museums in Ontario
In this blog post we share with you a list of our ‘must-do’ trips and experiences, during your Canada working holiday.
Toronto – the birth place of popular rapper Drake – is a city you will want to explore.
A huge attraction we recommend is Niagara falls. Niagara falls is one of the most popular waterfalls in the world, and due to the scenic sights this is not surprising. If you get close to the waterfall, don’t forget your poncho as you are likely to get wet!
In addition, Toronto has an incredible skyline, which can be seen and appreciated from tall buildings and looks superb during the night time. An even better way to experience is the skyline is from birds-eye view. Why not take a helicopter ride over the city to experience breath-taking views and take great pictures.
Speaking of skyline, you may have heard of the CN tower in Canada. In summary, the CN tower is a communications and observation tower that was built in 1976. Standing at 553.3m, the tower was once the tallest free-standing building in the world!
Visit the Royal Ontario Museum
As previously mentioned, Ontario in home to approximately 700 museums! Combining historic sites and related institutions, this is an invaluable and essential aspect to the province.
In particular, the Royal Ontario Museum is a museum of art, world culture and natural history in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is said to be one of the largest museums in North America and the largest in Canada, too!
With this vast amount of museums, there are so many places to explore where you can learn about culture and the history of Canada.
Your working holiday to Canada can be a fun, yet educational time, too.
Picnic in the park
Across the city, there are many beautiful green parks that make the perfect setting for a bite to eat! Namely Gairloch Gardens, Lakeside Park and South Shell Park.
South Shell park makes for a great choice, because it consists of beach and grassland. Best of both worlds!
The parks are a perfect way to get out and relax in nature.
Eat maple syrup
With an abundance of maple trees, the island produces 18% of Ontario’s total maple syrup. Besides being one of the largest syrup producers in Ontario.
If you have a sweet tooth, you absolutely have to try some of the authentic maple syrup! Why not visit a pancake house and dose your breakfast pancakes in some of the sweet and sticky stuff?
The syrup also works really well on savoury items. Bacon, sausage, eggs and chicken taste divine covered in maple syrup. Be sure to try maple syrup on your roasted veggies as a way to spruce up your dinner!