Ontario cruises have it all -- from rich and diverse culture to beautiful nature. Many cruises visit Ontario due to its vast amount of shoreline, more than any other Canadian province. From all over the world, several millions of people visit Ontario each year. It's one of the most popular cruise destinations for Canadian cruises and Great Lakes cruises, and for good reason.
Our favorite Ontario cruise ports
In Ontario, you'll have many different cruise ports to choose from. Here, we've listed our cruising experts' favorite Ontario cruise ports:
Explore nature with an Ontario cruise
At each of Ontario's ports, you'll have the chance to take guided tours or other excursions. Alternatively, you can disembark from the ship and explore on your own, deciding your own journey. Regardless, you'll have access to great nature at places like Horseshoe Falls -- known to some as Canadian Falls. The renowned Horseshoe Falls is one of Ontario's top attractions. Alternatively, you can explore the Algonquin Provincial Park, a natural park with hiking trails and kayaking, located between the Ottawa River and the Georgian Bay. For more nature and hiking, the Bruce Peninsula National Park is a must see near Niagara Falls. Bruce Peninsula National Park is occasionally included as a premium excursion with Ontario cruises, well-known for its large wildlife population. For those who prefer beaches to the woods, Scarborough Bluffs Park is the place to go.
Visit Ontario's best urban attractions on your cruise
While Ontario's nature can't be beat, the province also has a booming urban population, with large cities like Toronto, Ottawa, and Hamilton. In Toronto, CN Tower and the Skylon Tower are the two most prominent features on the skyline, great for spotting from our Ontario overnight cruises. They respectively feature very unique restaurants, with a revolving one at the top of CN Tower. The Distillery District in Toronto is one of our favorite locations in the city, full of places to eat and drink.
Regardless of where you go in Toronto, or any of Ontario's cities, you'll find a diverse population that's fun to explore. It seems like there's always something good to eat around every corner. Along with food, take in art, history, architecture, and more in Ontario's cities.