Destination guide

Attractions for all in awe-inspiring Ontario

With its never-ending forests and gleaming blue lakes, Ontario beckons hikers and nature lovers with its awe-inspiring natural splendor. But there's far more to the popular Canadian province than the great outdoors alone. Ontario boasts vibrant cities, including Ottawa, the Canadian capital known for its monumental Parliament Hill, and Toronto, with its impressive CN Tower that pierces the skyline on the shores of Lake Ontario. Between them, Ottawa and Toronto boast a trove of world-class museums, cultural hubs and some of the best Ontario vacation rentals around, perfect for city slickers and outdoor types alike.

Activities

Fresh air and adventure in Ontario

If you're seeking fresh air and adventure, Ontario vacation rentals provide the perfect basecamp for an action-packed itinerary. You can hike the Sleeping Giant mesas near Thunder Bay, stroll among the wooded grandeur of Temagami's Old Growth Forest or explore the shores and forests of Bruce Peninsula National Park. If that sounds like too much effort, you could always kick back on Ontario's sandy freshwater beaches. Come winter, it's all about skiing on the slopes of Blue Mountain and other nearby resorts, while year-round fun always awaits in lively Ottawa and Toronto

Weather

From snow to sun in immense Ontario

Due to the province's immense scale, weather conditions can vary depending on the location of your Ontario vacation rental. Typically, there are 4 distinct seasons here, with January often the coldest month of the year and July the warmest and most humid. Winters tend to be snowy, which is great news for winter sports fans, though they're generally colder and longer in the northern part of the province than in the south. Check the weather before you travel and plan your packing appropriately.

Natural features

Postcard-perfect scenery in eye-catching Ontario

When visiting Ontario, you'll want to pack your camera. With its thick, fragrant forests, sandy lakeshores, rolling mountains and cascading waterfalls, the never-ending wilderness is one of Mother Nature's most-beautiful works of art. And that's before you take into account the grandeur of the roaring Niagara Falls. As you'd expect, the province flourishes with native flora and wildlife, with beavers, bears, deer and moose all calling it home. Ontario's scenery changes seamlessly with the seasons and looks particularly spectacular in fall, with its rich orange and red hues, and winter, when it glistens beneath a blanket of snow.

Where to stay around Ontario?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,759 vacation rentals near Ontario. From 2,510 Cottages to 2,510 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Ontario for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ontario?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ontario. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Niagara Falls: 740 vacation rentals
  • Muskoka Lakes: 574 vacation rentals
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 552 vacation rentals
  • Ottawa: 321 vacation rentals
  • Prince Edward County: 319 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ontario! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ontario?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ontario:

  • Niagara Falls: 740 rentals
  • Niagara-on-the-Lake: 552 rentals
  • Ottawa: 321 rentals
  • Blue Mountains: 631 rentals
  • Collingwood: 673 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Ontario?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Ontario are:

  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 1,624 vacation rentals
  • Niagara District Airport (YCM): 577 vacation rentals
  • Barrie, ON (YLK-Lake Simcoe Regional): 222 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Ontario?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Ontario. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort: 715 rentals
  • Canada's Wonderland: 1,653 rentals
  • Sandbanks Provincial Park: 324 rentals
  • Toronto Eaton Centre: 1,592 rentals
  • Canada One Factory Outlets: 745 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Ontario listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Ontario

Niagara Falls
740 vacation rentals
Niagara-on-the-Lake
552 vacation rentals
Ottawa
321 vacation rentals
Blue Mountains
631 vacation rentals
Collingwood
673 vacation rentals
Kingston
197 vacation rentals
Huntsville
358 vacation rentals
Tobermory
112 vacation rentals
Hamilton
112 vacation rentals
Mississauga
1,441 vacation rentals
Wasaga Beach
666 vacation rentals
London
38 vacation rentals
Sauble Beach
179 vacation rentals
Gatineau
285 vacation rentals
Peterborough
64 vacation rentals
Stratford
53 vacation rentals
Barrie
108 vacation rentals
Gravenhurst
478 vacation rentals
Goderich
32 vacation rentals
Kenora
41 vacation rentals