Explore Ontario

Big cities, small towns and a ton of nature

Ontario is mostly forests and lakes but it's also home to the country's biggest city, Toronto, its capital city, Ottawa, and more than a third of Canada's population. There are HI hostels in some of the best parts—Toronto, Ottawa, Niagara Falls and Algonquin Provincial Park.

Ontario is known for

  • Nightlife
  • Waterfalls
  • Canoes
  • Museums
  • Street art

What People Love About This Province

  • Home to Canada's biggest and most diverse city, Toronto, and to Canada's capital, Ottawa 
  • Amazing tree colours in autumn 
  • Niagara Falls (Canada side!)
  • Endless lakes and forests just beyond the cities

Did You Know?

  • Ontario is more than three times the size of Germany
  • Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Toronto
  • According to Ontario law, saying “sorry” is not an admission of guilt
  • Ontario is named after Lake Ontario, not the other way around.

4 hostels in Ontario

HI Maynooth, The Arlington

Maynooth, ON

  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Patio
    Patio
  • Bike storage
    Bike storage
  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free parking
    Free parking

HI Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Bike rental
    Bike rental
  • BBQ
    BBQ
  • Patio
    Patio

HI Ottawa Jail

Ottawa, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Free breakfast
    Free breakfast
  • Bike rental
    Bike rental
  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
  • Parking nearby
    Parking nearby

HI Toronto

Toronto, ON

  • Free wifi
    Free wifi
  • Bar on site
    Bar on site
  • Urban walks
    Urban walks
  • Lounge
    Lounge
  • Live music
    Live music

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