Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, has obviously travelled extensively in the province and has a unique perspective on the diverse regions and attractions found here.
Here are her thoughts on Ontario travel and some of her favourite spots to visit.
My colleagues and I recognize that tourism is one of the key industries supporting Ontario’s economy. Our province’s unique local festivals and events celebrate our diversity, heritage and culture, and make Ontario a more attractive place to visit. Each year, we warmly welcome millions of visitors from far and wide who come to enjoy the stunning natural beauty and outstanding attractions our province has to offer.
Here is a list of some of my favourite spots in Ontario:
Lake of the Woods in Kenora — one of the most beautiful places in the entire province
Rideau Canal in Ottawa — great for running, biking, skating, taking in the scenes of the capital
Kincardine, Goderich and other towns along the shores of Lake Huron
— some of the best beaches in the province and vibrant downtowns
— the surprising farmland found in this part of the North
— fantastic for cycling
Point Pelee and Pelee Island
— lovely to ferry over to the island; particularly spectacular during migration season for bird watching; also a lovely spot to cycle; overall, very unique for bird watching and a unique part of the province
Flying into Moosonee during the winter when it is dark
— flying in across the vast North and seeing a tiny light coming from Moosonee is when I truly appreciate the vastness of the North and the entire province along with the remoteness of the area; Moose Factory Island is also a great spot to visit
Greenwood Conservation Area in Ajax
— great hiking trails; beautiful lookouts over the gorge; also a great place to watch salmon spawn.