Ontario holidays are ideal for combining city and culture with pristine nature. Ottawa throws off the cloak of 'boring administrative centre' and provides culture and fun in bucketloads, with hidden pubs, farm-to-fork restaurants and rooftop bars alongside all of the excellent museums you'd expect in a capital, while Toronto is a real multicultural artistic hub with a super cool foodie scene and buzzing nightlife.
Head just a little outside either of these metropolises, though, and you're suddenly swapping skyscrapers for towering trees and cobbled streets for walking trails. There are vast spaces of pristine nature where you can spot Canadian wildlife such as reindeer and enjoy long hikes (or snowshoeing in winter) without another soul in sight. The open green spaces are complimented perfectly by the natural beauty of the Great Lakes that straddle the Canadian/US border, and in particular the iconic Niagara Falls, perhaps the most famous of Canada's natural wonders. These impressive falls are less than 90 minutes' drive from Toronto and are a highlight of any Ontario holiday.