Cross-Canada v 2.0 part 1: Ontario

Well, here we go. I find myself planning yet another trip across Canada. Having done it once before, and knowing the limits of a UHaul trailer, I have new plans for this trip. We’ll be a little less ambitious with mileage this time. We will also veer off the Trans-Canada when possible. Today I’ll profile some of the places we hope to hit up in the great province of Ontario.

Niagara Falls - one of the first stops on our upcoming trip

As I learned last trip, Ontario is huge, and daunting to get through. Luckily it is beautiful, or at least it was in the fall when the leaves were bright red, orange, and yellow, the skies were blue, and the temperatures were still on the warm side. I’m curious how things will look in the spring!

Here are some things I hope to check out:

  • Niagara Falls: I know people say it’s big and cheesy and surrounded by kitch, but it’s a bucket list thing, and one of the sites I really want to see while here.
  • York County is having a Maple Syrup Festival from March 3rd to April 9th – we’ll be just in time to catch the end! This would make a great lunch stop, as it’s just off the main highway.
  • Algonquin National Park – I would love to see this place, even if it’s just a stop-over for lunch.
  • Highway 11 – I found this great site (bear with the rough editing), with the most info anyone could want for a road trip!

Finding hotel accommodations will be interesting. The first two nights in Niagara and Huntsville is easy. Once we get past North Bay, things get very remote and very slow. Does anyone have any advice on places to stay in Northern Ontario between North Bay and Thunder Bay?

-W-

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One Comment to “Cross-Canada v 2.0 part 1: Ontario”

  1. Niagara Falls is surrounded by cheese and casinos, but how do you beat giant waterfalls for natural beauty?

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