Ontario interesting places. Our journey takes us around the Georgian Bay in Ontario, the eastern bay of the Lake Huron. In doing so, we get to know Ontario as it is in the clichés of Canada often shows up. There are countless lakes, large and small to pools and ponds that do not deserve the name "lake".
Surrounded by these wild waters, with their overgrown and overgrown by wild plant growth water surfaces not so reminiscent of what we understand in Europe under lakes, dense and impenetrable forests that also have nothing to do with our cultivated cultural landscapes on the European continent to have. And as if it were a cliché, on our tour through these pristine landscapes, wild animals appear again and again: bears that cross the road in front of our car and disappear quickly back into the undergrowth, red deer that does not disturb us when eating as we watch it on the roadside with its meal and flocks of Canada Geese flying south over our heads in perfect V formation.
A trip to the center of Ontario means a journey back in the evolution of our Western civilization. The places we meet on the road are either so small that they do not consist of much more than a main road and a few back roads. Or they are places that serve exclusively the supply of the surrounding areas. The distances to the next supermarket, the nearest gas station or the nearest doctor are often tens of kilometers - if not more. In general, the distances between the localities are often a hundred kilometers or more, something. This is unthinkable in Europe due to its high population density. Except perhaps the regions on the northern edge of our continent.
Interesting places in Ontario
If the locations are larger - like Parry Sound or Sudbury - the impressive shopping opportunities are first of all noticeable. You can find almost everything you need to live in these supply locations. Huge supermarkets with an incredible variety of foods. Hardware stores that make the heart of a craftsman beat faster and invite you to do it yourself. Furniture markets where buyers can find practical furniture of all kinds, but also decorative and not so important items for their apartments. And of course the fast food chains such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Burger King, Tim Hortons and others, which ensure that the cravings that inevitably occur during a shopping tour are quickly satisfied.
If these places are older, or if they are located in scenic spots that also attract tourists, then there are - maybe - some local attractions. This may be a museum that deals with the history of the place, which is just a hundred years old. Lovingly they try to preserve the development of the place for posterity. Although Canadians' sense of history is often touching on us Europeans, they often surpass us in their presentation of their development. Many of these local museums gather family pieces and thus document the settlement history of their region.
Destinations worth seeing in the province of Ontario
We have visited many regions in Ontario on our travels. We have met many places that are worth a visit. The following list is our very own collection of worth seeing destinations in the province of Ontario. Have a look. Maybe there is something below that interests you as well:
- The Killarney Provincial Park
- The Georgian Bay
- The Lake Huron
- The Muskoka region
- Niagara Region
- Upper Canada Village
- Parry Sound
- Thirty thousand islands
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Source: own research on site. We financed this trip ourselves
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Monika Fuchs has been working in tourism since 1990. She has been a tour guide on four continents for 17 years and has accompanied high-class trips through North and Central America, Australia, southern Africa and Europe. Since 2001 she has been a writer and photographer for TravelWorldOnline and writes as a freelance journalist for DIE ZEIT Online and travel magazines such as 360 ° Medien, TRIVAGO, Expedia, travador, etc. She also writes travel guides about destinations and enjoyment destinations all over the world. Your guide about Canada's east was released in 2020. Petar Fuchs produced the videos on this blog as well YouTube.
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