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Ontario fly-drive

Mark's verdict:

This corner of Canada is crying out for a family adventure. It’s only a seven-hour flight to Toronto and this well-paced self-drive holiday combines excellent hotels with exciting activities. Top of most children’s wishlist will be the Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls, but no doubt the kayaking and mountain biking in Ontario’s backcountry will be just as memorable.

Recommended tour operator: Canadian Sky

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Canadian Sky says

Canada, the second biggest country in the world, is a king-size holiday playground for families.

  • Niagara Falls
  • stunning scenery
  • wildlife

Our popular 11 day Ontario self-drive adventure focuses on the magnificent mountains, lakes and, of course, Niagara Falls.

In the lively city of Toronto, just a seven hour flight from the UK, you’ll have the chance to climb to the top of the CN Tower, with its incredible views over Lake Ontario as well as discovering the cosmopolitan shopping, restaurants and galleries.

Next stop are the Blue Mountains – think crystal-clear air, mountain biking and zip-lining in beautiful surroundings – before heading to the shores of Huntsville’s vast network of lakes where you can enjoy a range of water sports, fishing, tennis and hiking.

Then it’s on to the awesome sight of Niagara Falls, best seen from the Canadian side, where there’s a chance to get up close, personal and a little damp on the Maid of the Mist boat trip. Take to the air in a helicopter for a stunning bird’s-eye view and don’t miss a walk through the tunnels to see the thundering falls right in front of your eyes – and ears.

You’ll also travel to the Algonquin National Park where wildlife enthusiasts can spot a menagerie of amazing animals in their natural habitat, including bears, moose and wolves.

We’ll provide your flights, an air-conditioned SUV, family-friendly hotel accommodation throughout and detailed route maps and notes.

Find out more about our fly-drive holiday in Ontario and other family adventures in Canada.

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