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Ontario Signature Experiences

The Ontario Signature Experiences program is a collection of incredible, world-class experiences and features exciting destinations and dynamic experiences that create unique memories for every traveller. Whether ‘must-do’, ‘must-see’ or ‘must-dine’, Ontario Signatures Experiences will enhance every traveller’s appreciation for outstanding urban and outdoor adventures throughout the province.


1_thousand Islands Heli Tour
2_Rockport Cruises
3_Lion Safari
1000 ISLANDS
Helicopter Tours

See the 1000 Islands like never before as you tour the region by helicopter – get a bird’s eye view of the grandeur and unspoiled beauty of the St. Lawrence River.
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1000 ISLANDS ROCKPORT BOAT LINE
Palaces & Palisades Cruise
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mbark on the Palaces & Palisades sightseeing cruise and enjoy panoramic views of the St. Lawrence River and the grand estates in the heart of the 1000 Islands.
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AFRICAN LION SAFARI
Wake Up The Wild
Go behind the scenes and witness the morning routines of Africa’s most majestic animals on African Lion Safari’s Wake Up The Wild privately guided tour.
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4_Agawa Canyon
5_Blue Heron Company
6_Apple Pie Trail
ALGOMA CENTRAL RAILWAY
Agawa Canyon Tour Train
Take the Agawa Canyon Tour Train and marvel at the beautiful scenery that inspired the renowned Group of Seven to create some of Canada’s most notable landscape masterpieces.
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BLUE HERON COMPANY
Flowerpot Island Glass Bottom Boat
Cruise through Georgian Bay aboard Blue Heron Company’s glass bottom boat – view two 19th century shipwrecks before you disembark for a scenic hike on Flowerpot Island.
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BLUE MOUNTAIN
Apple Pie Trail Pedal and Paddle Adventure
Take the Pedal and Paddle Adventure and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of The Blue Mountains via open air gondola, bicycle and kayak.
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7_Science Museum
8_Winterlude
9_Canadian War Museum
CANADA AVIATION AND SPACE MUSEUM
Flight Experience
Feel the rush of flying at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum – whether it’s in a full motion flight simulator or a real-life flight in an open cockpit biplane.
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CANADIAN HERITAGE
Winterlude: A Capital Celebration of Winter
Enjoy ice sculptures, snow slides, a 7.8 km outdoor ice rink and more at Ottawa’s Winterlude: A Capital Celebration of Winter, set on the Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage site.
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CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
Canadian Military Story
Experience Canadian history and culture through the discovery of its military past – the Canadian War Museum features exhibitions showcasing massive tanks, artillery, a jet fighter and more.
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10_War Plane Museum
11_CN Tower
12_Culinary adventure co
CANADIAN WARPLANE MUSEUM
Avro Lancaster Bomber
Fulfil your dreams of flying in a vintage warplane at the Canadian Warplane Museum in possibly the most famous allied bomber of World War II, the Avro Lancaster.
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CN TOWER
Unique Sky High Adrenaline Rush
Soar to new heights aboard CN Tower’s glass-fronted elevator to the highest point in Toronto – afterwards, let the restaurant take you on a 360-degree tour of the city.
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CULINARY ADVENTURE COMPANY
Escape the City: Canoe, Paddle & Beach Dining Adventure
Paddle across the waters to the Toronto Islands in a replica heritage canoe, followed by a gourmet picnic by the beach prepared by the Culinary Adventure Company.
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13_Diefenbunker
14_Distillary District
15_Elmhirst
DIEFENBUNKER: CANADA’S COLD WAR MUSEUM
Evacuation Distance: Paranoia & Preparedness
Explore a secret underground nuclear bunker and learn about radioactive fallout and how to take shelter on this guided tour of Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum.
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DISTILLERY HISTORIC DISTRICT
Victorian-Era Pedestrian Village
Stroll through the Distillery, a Victorian-era, pedestrian-only village – home to many of Toronto’s designer boutiques, cafés, artisan shops, art galleries, performance venues and award-winning restaurants.
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ELMHIRST RESORT
Free Spirit Air Adventures
Take to the air in a floatplane for a bird’s eye view of cottage country, followed by a savoury farm to table dining experience at Elmhirst Resort.
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16_Fort Henry
17_Fort William
18_Garanoque Boatlines
FORT HENRY
Enter Into the World of the 19th Century British Military
Discover the realm of a British fortress set in 1867 at Fort Henry – both a museum and a historic site that provides a marvellous reproduction of military life of yesteryear.
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FORT WILLIAM HISTORICAL PARK
Fur Trader’s Life
Immerse yourself in a grand-scale reproduction of 19th century fur trade society at Fort William Historical Park, one of the largest living history attractions in North America.
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GANANOQUE BOAT LINE
Lost Ships of the 1000 Islands Cruise
Cruise through the history and mystery of the 1000 Islands region on the Gananoque Boat Line – explore the remains of lost ships and marvel at the opulence of Millionaire’s Row.
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19_Georgian Bay Airlines
20_Grace Anne Yacht
21_Grand Experiences St Jacobs
GEORGIAN BAY AIRWAYS
Fly & Dine
Fly over the spectacular Archipelago to an island dining adventure you will not soon forget with Georgian Bay Airways – choose from shore lunch style meals to high-end dining.
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GRACE ANNE II YACHT & LODGE
Lake of the Woods Cruise
Glide across mystic Lake of the Woods in a luxurious 85-foot yacht before settling in at the Grace Anne II lodge – an isolated, opulent wilderness resort in a class of its own.
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GRAND EXPERIENCES
Path Less Travelled: St. Jacobs Mennonite Country Tour
Step back in time and enjoy guided bicycle and canoe tours as you journey through Mennonite Country – includes visits to a historic farmers’ market and a local brewery.
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22.Great Spirit Circle Trail
23_haliburton Forest
24_Niagara Cruises
GREAT SPIRIT CIRCLE TRAIL
Canoe Heritage Tours
Explore First Nations culture and connect with the spirit of the Anishinaabek people as you embark on a magical sunrise canoe tour through the heart of Manitoulin Island.
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HALIBURTON FOREST
Wolf Centre
See one of nature’s most mysterious and fascinating creatures in its natural habitat at Haliburton Forest’s Wolf Centre, which features numerous exhibits and an observatory.
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HORNBLOWER NIAGARA CRUISES
Niagara Falls Up Close & Personal
Go on a Niagara Cruise and navigate around one of the world’s greatest natural wonders – enjoy a 360-degree unobstructed view of Niagara Falls.
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25_Huff Estates
26_Inniskillen
27_Cranberry Marsh
HUFF ESTATES INN AND WINERY
The Culinary Bounty of the County
Prepare farm-fresh food with a talented chef and food writer in an 1830s farmhouse and sample award-winning vintages during a winery tour of Huff Estates.
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INNISKILLIN WINERY
Extreme Canadian Icewine Experience
Discover the extreme world of Canadian icewine – tour Inniskillin’s internationally acclaimed winery and enjoy a private, structured wine tasting.
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JOHNSTON’S CRANBERRY MARSH
Bog to Bottle: Muskoka’s Cranberry & Wine Discovery
Discover the secrets and flavours of cranberries and the award-winning wines produced at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh, a heritage farm set in the Muskoka wilderness.
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28_Le Cordon Bleu
29_Long Point Eco Adventures
30_Owl Rafting
LE CORDON BLEU
Exploring Canada’s Flavours
Indulge in incredible Canadian cuisine prepared with traditional French techniques by some of the world’s best-trained chefs at Le Cordon Bleu’s stunning historical downtown Ottawa location.
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LONG POINT ECO-ADVENTURES
The Wilderness Mushroom Foray Adventure
This guided culinary experience – the Wilderness Mushroom Foray Adventure – includes wine pairings, stargazing, and a zip line treetop trek by moonlight.
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MADAWASKA KANU CENTRE
Learn to Paddle
Immerse yourself in the exciting world of whitewater canoeing and kayaking at the world-renowned Madawaska Kanu Centre – a wilderness resort specialized in personal instruction.
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31_Muskoka Steamships
32_Niagara Helicopters
33_Niagara Parks
MUSKOKA STEAMSHIPS
Millionaire’s Row Cruise Aboard the R.M.S. Segwun
Step aboard the R.M.S. Segwun, the oldest operating coal-fired steamship in North America, and marvel at the summer homes of the elite as you cruise through Millionaire’s Row.
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NIAGARA HELICOPTERS
View To a Thrill
Experience the ride of a lifetime with Niagara Helicopters on a thrilling tour of Niagara Falls, followed up with a guided vineyard tour and tasting.
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NIAGARA PARKS COMMISSION
Journey Behind the Falls
Feel the adrenaline rush as you descend by elevator on a journey behind Niagara Falls – stand behind the roaring water and witness the raw power of the falls.
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34_National Gallery of Canada
35_Natually Superior
36_Northern Edge Algonquin
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
Canadian Art Collection
Explore the history and cultural nuances of every Canadian region by viewing the paintings, sculptures, drawings and artefacts of the Canadian collection at the National Gallery of Canada.
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NATURALLY SUPERIOR ADVENTURES
Pukaskwa Coastal Hike
Challenge yourself on the Pukaskwa Coastal Hike trail, a 60 km guided trek with plenty of bedrock, forests and Lake Superior views – keep your eye out for the elusive woodland caribou.
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NORTHERN EDGE ALGONQUIN
Algonquin Explorer’s Cabin Experience
Unplug and experience off-grid living in Algonquin Park as you paddle, hike and bike across the wilderness – ending each day by the fireplace in a cosy, 120-year-old cabin.
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37_Ontario Group Touring Co
38_Ont Parks CAlling of the wolves
39_Ottawa Rafting adventures
ONTARIO GROUP OF TOURING COMPANIES
The Ultimate Canadian Craft Beer Experience
Set out on The Ultimate Craft Beer Experience as you explore the flavours and history of three of Canada’s best craft breweries.
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ONTARIO PARKS
Calling the Wolves
Enter the world of the Canadian wolf at Algonquin Provincial Park – learn how the wolves hunt, play and roam and listen to their haunting calls through the darkness.
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OTTAWA RIVER RAFTING
Whitewater Adventures
Experience some of the best rafting in the world on the Ottawa River, just minutes from Canada’s capital – from gentle family rafting to high-adrenaline whitewater adventures.
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40_Ottawa Cycling
41_Sail Superior
42_Saint Marie Among the Hurons
OTTAWA CYCLING TOURS
Capital Adventure
Pedal your way through all the must-see sights of Ottawa – let Ottawa Cycling Tours take you to all the hidden gems and historic landmarks of the nation’s capital.
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SAIL SUPERIOR YACHT ADVENTURES
Sail to Thompson Island
Behold the clear waters and magnificent vistas of Lake Superior as you sail to Thompson Island, where you can cap your day off with a traditional Finnish sauna.
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SAINTE-MARIE AMONG THE HURONS
National Historical Park
Travel back in time to Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons, a reconstruction of Ontario’s first European Community – experience the life and times of early Canadian pioneers.
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43_Scenic Caves
44_Science North
45_Shaw Festival
SCENIC CAVES NATURE ADVENTURE
Out of the Ice Age
Go on a Scenic Caves Nature Adventure among The Blue Mountains that includes a tour of caves, treetop canopy walking, zip lining and a suspension bridge.
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SCIENCE NORTH
Dynamic Earth
Journey seven storeys underground to an actual mine tunnel, enjoy mining exhibits and even pan for gold at Science North’s Dynamic Earth, home of the famous Big Nickel.
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SHAW FESTIVAL
A look Behind the Curtain
Seize the rare opportunity to venture backstage at a world-renowned theatre and meet the people responsible for scores of acclaimed productions at the Shaw Festival Theatre.
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46_ S S Keetawin
47_Stratford Festival
48_Toronto Bicycle Tours
S.S. KEEWATIN
Edwardian Ship Tour
Step aboard the S.S. Keewatin, the last existing Edwardian passenger ship in the world and a true living artefact of Canadian history.
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THE FORUM
Stratford Shakespeare Festival
Take a backstage tour, participate in a musical number, and marvel as world-renowned actors bring to life some of Shakespeare’s most beloved works at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
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TORONTO BICYCLE TOURS
Island Twilight Bicycle Tour
Enjoy an evening bicycle ride by twilight across beautiful Toronto Islands – soak up the incredible views of the city’s skyline as it lights up the evening sky.
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49_Totem Resorts
50_Aborigional Experiences
51_Voyager Quest
TOTEM RESORTS
Lake of The Woods Eco Tour
Discover spectacular wildlife on the Lake of the Woods Eco Tour and stay at Totem Resorts, which specializes in providing five-star accommodations and dining in a natural setting.
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TURTLE ISLAND TOURISM
Aboriginal Voyageur
Take a journey through Aboriginal culture – paddle a canoe to Ottawa’s Turtle Island, walk on sacred ground as you tour the village and feast on traditional Aboriginal fare.
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VOYAGEUR QUEST
Algonquin Canoe and Log Cabin Adventures
Live the life of an Algonquin voyageur as you hike backcountry trails, island hop by canoe, enjoy a campfire-cooked meal and relax in a rustic Algonquin log cabin.
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52_Waring House
53_Watsons Algoma
54_Whirlpool jet boats
WARING HOUSE
Taste, Trails and Tales
Experience the charm and immerse yourself in the history of Waring House, an elegant country inn and cookery school featuring the culinary tradition of the county.
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WATSON’S ALGOMA
Pine Portage Fly-in Lodge
Fly on Watson’s floatplane to the Pine Portage Lodge, a world-class fishing destination set in unspoiled wilderness that also features canoeing and wildlife viewing.
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WHIRLPOOL JET BOATS
Niagara River Experience
Feel the thrill of the ultimate whitewater jet boat adventure – hold tight as you speed along Niagara River, commonly referred to as the Mount Everest of rapids.
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55_Wilderness North
56_Wild Exodus
57_Windsor Eats
WILDERNESS NORTH
Path of the Explorer
Let Path of the Explorer take you deep into the serene Wabakimi Park to experience the landscapes, wildlife and history of the Ontario wilderness by foot, canoe and floatplane.
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WILDEXODUS ADVENTURES
Glamping in The Canadian Boreal Forest
Experience a four-star “glamorous camping” adventure – dine on gourmet cuisine, soak in a hot tub under the stars and sleep in rustic decadence in a prospector’s tent.
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WINDSOREATS
Drinks of Walkerville
Take the Drinks of Walkerville walking tour and learn all about historic Windsor – from the home of Canadian Club whiskey to the famed local brewery.
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58_Winter Dance
59_Yours Outdoors
WINTERDANCE DOGSLED TOURS
Heli-Dogsledding for a Day
Fly in a helicopter from downtown Toronto to the Haliburton Highlands and explore the rugged terrain with Winterdance’s team of beautiful, well-trained Siberian huskies.
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YOURS OUTDOORS
Haliburton Rocks
Explore the rich geological heritage and rugged landscapes of the Haliburton Highlands on this guided tour of world-class undisturbed sites of minerals and crystals.
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