Published on June 29th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

Spotlight on Summer ’16: What’s On & Where to Go.

Why do they call them the lazy days of summer, when there’s just so much going on? Our team has scoured the province for where to go and what to do to make the most of the season.

We’ve compiled a shortlist of this summer’s essential attractions and activities from scenic day trips, hidden waterfalls, urban festivals and country fairs to swimming and camping.  Here is the inside scoop on the best that southern Ontario has to offer this summer.

Summer Attractions: Where to Go and What to See
Ontario is full of attractions and activities for the whole family, and as a CAA Member, you’re eligible for great deals and discounts. From theme parks and sporting events to museums, membership has its perks. Here’s a complete guide to the numerous options we offer for saving on your summer fun.



Five of the Best Scenic Day Trips in Ontario
You don’t need a week off work or to travel far to enjoy some first-hand experiences of Canadian geography and history. Southern Ontario is home to national parks, beaches, caves, waterfalls and more. Read on for details on some of Southern Ontario’s must-see road-trip destinations.


Ontario’s Breathtaking Waterfalls
Mention the word, ‘waterfall’ and we automatically think of Niagara Falls. While this natural wonder is a must-see, Niagara is not alone when it comes to stunning waterfalls found throughout Ontario. From Thunder Bay to Owen Sound, we sourced some of the provinces most-treasured rapids worthy of a visit. Do go chasing waterfalls.

Webster's falls in Hamilton. Ontario, Canada


The Best Places to Camp in Ontario
This province boasts some amazing spots for all sorts of camping – whether by car or backcountry hiking and canoeing. So, just in time for making your summer camping plans, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best spots for pitching your tent and enjoying your favourite outdoor activities in some of the most spectacular settings available anywhere. Here’s where to set up camp.

Camping at the mountain

Beaches and Pools
We look forward to those hot summer days all year long. Then once they’re here, we look forward to a crisp plunge into cold water to cool off from them. Fortunately, Southern Ontario offers swimming spots to suit every taste from popular boardwalks to secluded beaches and pools of all shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favourites.


Summer Festivals and Fairs
From June through September, Ontario’s cities and towns come alive with summer festivities celebrating the province’s diverse communities, thriving arts and cultural scenes, and great outdoor activities. Dance in the streets, enjoy the midway rides, and catch Elvis in action. Get the complete list of Ontario summer festivals from urban street parties to local home-town happenings.


Remember, the summer days are long, but the season is all too short. Let’s make the most of it this year!

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