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2 THINGS TO DO IN ONTARIO (JANUARY 04 - JANUARY 13)

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

January–February • nature

Although Ontario is one of Canada's more southerly provinces, you might be lucky to see the lights here in depth of winter

Rideau Canal Skating Season

Rideau Canal Skating Season

January–February • activity

Let yourself skate along the largest naturally frozen ice rink in the world

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Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

late April–early May • nature

The most beautiful time in Toronto's biggest park

Canadian Tulip Festival (Festival Canadien des Tulipes)

Canadian Tulip Festival (Festival Canadien des Tulipes)

May 08–18, 2020 • event

Possibly the largest tulip festival in the world

Winterlude

Winterlude

January 31–February 17, 2020 • event

Check out the ice on the largest skating rink in the world along with other fun winter activities

Thunder Bay Parade of Lights

Thunder Bay Parade of Lights

December 05, 2020 • event

The Christmas season starts after decorated trucks roll through the city

Canada Day

Canada Day

July 01 • event

This national holiday is a great occasion to see Torontians paint the town red, the city-wide firework party starts after dusk

Canadian National Exhibition

Canadian National Exhibition

August 21–September 07, 2020 • event

The fifth largest fair in North America provides lots of traditional entertainment

Nuit Blanche Toronto

Nuit Blanche Toronto

October 03, 2020 • event

Free all-night contemporary art festival

Toronto Christmas Market

Toronto Christmas Market

November 14–December 22, 2019 • event

Get in a festive mood and shop for gifts at a beautiful outdoor Christmas market in Toronto

Markham Fair

Markham Fair

October 01–04, 2020 • event

One of the oldest and largest fairs in Canada

Canada Day Fireworks

Canada Day Fireworks

July 01 • event

Canada Day in the capital city is marked by the greatest firework display of the year

Canadian International AutoShow

Canadian International AutoShow

February 14–23, 2020 • event

Canada's largest and most popular car event

Barrie Winterfest

Barrie Winterfest

February 01–02, 2020 • event

One of the most popular winter events in Ontario

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest

October 09–17, 2020 • event

The best and the largest Canadian Bavarian festival

Canada’s Wonderland

Canada’s Wonderland

late April/early May–October • activity

If your life needs a bit more thrill, the rollercoasters of Canada's Wonderland are perfect for you!

Toronto Light Festival

Toronto Light Festival

January 18–March 03, 2019 • event

The largest art festival in Toronto brightens up winter

Dreams Festival

Dreams Festival

June 27–28, 2020 • event

Dance to the beats of electronic music on the shores of the Lake Ontario

Taste of the Danforth

Taste of the Danforth

August 07–09, 2020 • event

Enjoy the flavour of Greece at Canada's largest street festival

Christmas Lights in London, Ontario

Christmas Lights in London, Ontario

late November–December • event

Some impressive light installations to get into the holiday spirit

Art Toronto

Art Toronto

October 28–November 01, 2020 • event

The only international fair for modern and contemporary art in Canada

Beaches Jazz Festival

Beaches Jazz Festival

July 03–26, 2020 • event

One of Canada's largest free festivals featuring diverse music genres

NXNE Festival

NXNE Festival

June 12–21, 2020 • event

One of the largest summer festivals in Toronto showcases emerging artists and major-label headliners

Summer Solstice Indigenous  Festival

Summer Solstice Indigenous Festival

June 19–21, 2020 • event

Celebration of Inuit, First Nations and Métis heritage

ImportFest

ImportFest

July 25–26, 2020 • event

The largest car show in Canada and a must-see for all automotive enthusiasts

Easter

Easter

April 04–12, 2020 • event

To mark the feast, Toronto hosts a huge Passion Play, the world's largest Easter parade, and countless egg hunts

Niagara Icewine Festival

Niagara Icewine Festival

January 10–26, 2020 • event

Celebrate winter in wine country showcasing the best drinks and culinary delights

The Big Nickel

The Big Nickel

early March–late September • activity

An Ontario landmark–a huge coin–draws crowds of tourists

The Grotto, Bruce Peninsula National Park

The Grotto, Bruce Peninsula National Park

May 10–October 31, 2019 • nature

A Turquoise pool and intricate cave structures attract hundreds of thousands every year

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

Toronto After Dark Film Festival

October 15–23, 2020 • event

A showcase of horror, sci-fi, thriller, action and cult cinema

Winter Light Exhibition

Winter Light Exhibition

February 08–March 29, 2020 • event

A free festival celebrating illuminated exhibits at the West Island of Ontario Place

Toronto Fringe

Toronto Fringe

July 01–12, 2020 • event

The largest theatre and performance festival in Ontario

Toronto's Festival of Beer

Toronto's Festival of Beer

July 24–26, 2020 • event

Take three days off to discover your favorite beer

Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week

May 19–23, 2020 • event

A seven-day experience for industry professionals, artists, and music fans

Rugged Maniac Kitchener

Rugged Maniac Kitchener

May 30, 2020 • event

A wild obstacle race not far from Toronto

Reebok Ragnar Niagara

Reebok Ragnar Niagara

May 29–30, 2020 • event

This 300-kilometer relay will take you through the most beautiful places along the Lake Ontario shoreline

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

August 02–09, 2020 • event

The most prestigious rowing race in Ontario

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