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Things to do in Ontario

Planning a visit to Ontario? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the province.

Southern Ontario & Niagara Falls Events

October 2015

October 31, 2015
2015 The Running Dead 5K

Run for your life in Sarnia, as the city is infested with zombies. This fun-filled 5K Zombie Fun Run is held at Canatara Park – start time is TBA.

October 24, 2015
2015 Harvest Festival

An autumn celebration featuring trick or treating, children's activities, a petting zoo, pony rides, and more held throughout downtown Orangeville. The festival start time is TBA.

November 2015

November 14, 2015
2015 VegFest London

Now in its second year, VegFest celebrates healthy living and healthy eating with vegan vendors, fitness gurus, cooking demonstrations, and a children's activity area. The festival is held at the Western Fair District.

November 2015

November 14, 2015
2015 Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

A fun-filled, holiday parade held in downtown Niagara Falls, featuring a visit from Santa Claus. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

November 26-28, 2015
2015 First Light at Sainte-Marie

A unique tradition held at the Sainte Marie among the Hurons National Historic Site of Canada in Midland, this festival features the lighting of 5,000 candles, live music, First Nationals drum performances, and more.

December 2015

December 4-31, 2015
2015 Annual Winter Wonderland

Visit Last Duel Park in Perth on select nights in December. There, you'll enjoy sleigh rides, bonfires, hot chocolate, Santa Claus, and plenty more holiday fun. Event time is TBA.

Toronto Metro Area Events

October 2015

October 24 - October 31, 2015
2015 Boo at the Zoo

Dress up the kids and head to the Toronto Zoo for some Halloween-themed fun, including a parade, Play-Doh Activity Tent, and the one-night-only Pinata's for Pandas event. The event takes place during regular zoo hours.

November 2015

November 6-15, 2015
2015 The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

A massive get together, featuring over 300 vendors, equine and livestock shows, dog shows, and so much more festivities. The event is held at Exhibition Place Toronto. Event times vary by day.

Northern Ontario Events

October 2015

October 25, 2015
2015 Spooktacular

A fun-filled afternoon held at Prince Arthurs Landing in Thunder Bay, featuring local merchants, costumed guests, and plenty of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. The fun begins at noon.

October 17, 2015
2015 Sioux Lookout Beer Tasting

Enjoy delicious brew samples provided by Woods Brewing Company at the Sioux Lookout Community Museum. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.

November 2015

November 6-9, 2015
2015 Big Nickel Hockey Tournament

A premier AAA hockey tournment is hosted at various venues throughout greater Sudbury. Game times and locations are TBA.

November 14, 2015
2015 Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade

Get into the holiday spirit with Sudbury residents during the Santa Watch Party, the festive parade, and a dazzling fireworks display. The event is held in downtown Sudbury, with a start time that is TBA.

November 2015

November 20 & 21, 2015
2015 Wabigoon's Winter Showcase

Get some holiday shopping done early at the Wabigoon Memorial Hall in Dryden, when local merchants and vendors offer up some unique handcrafted gifts. Food will be available as well. The market opens at 4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Saturday.

December 2015

December 31, 2015
2015 New Year's Eve Family Frolic

Help usher in the New Year at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay. The event will features tons of family-friendly games, activities, and entertainment. The countdown begins at 6 p.m.

December 9, 2015
29th Annual Hayleyfest

Get into the holiday spirit with an evening of holiday classics beautifully sung by local student choirs. The event is a North Bay tradition, held at the Capitol Centre. The evening begins at 7 p.m.

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Must See in Ontario

  • Ontario Festivals

    Ontario Festivals

    Across Ontario, from cities like Kenora to Toronto, you'll find a variety of exciting and unique festivals fit for all members of the family.

    Festivals Across Ontario ►
  • Outdoor Ontario

    Outdoor Ontario

    Possibilities are endless in outdoor Ontario. Visit wineries or play golf, take in a fishing trip, hike or bike the many trails, and hit the slopes.

    Adventure Awaits ►
  • Ontario Fall Colours

    Ontario Fall Colours

    Experience Ontario's stunning fall colours with drives to provincial parks, lakeshore escarpments, and rolling countrysides.

    ON Autumn Adventures ►
  • Ontario Universities

    Ontario Universities

    Travel across Ontario and visit these choice universities and colleges. From Toronto to Ottawa. 

    Back to School in ON ►
  • Ontario Agritourism

    Ontario Agritourism

    Attention agritourists! Explore Ontario cities and countryside for farmers' markets, wineries, and pick-your-own farms.

    Farm Fun in ON! ►
  • Ontario for Kids

    Ontario for Kids

    Check out Ontario's kid friendly activities like the Miller Museum of Geology and the Centreville Amusement Park in Toronto.

    Visit Kid-Friendly ON ►
  • Ontario Capital Cities

    Ontario Capital Cities

    Explore the many sports spots, historic sites, cultural centers, and kid-friendly activities of the Toronto and Ottawa areas.

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  • North Ontario Winter Fun

    North Ontario Winter Fun

    Experience northern Ontario winter activities like ice fishing, skiing, and ice skating from cities like Kenora to Thunder Bay and Cochrane.

    N. Ontario Winter Festivities ►
  • Pet-Friendly Ontario

    Pet-Friendly Ontario

    Browse pet-friendly hotels in Ontario – plus pet-friendly events, parks, and facilities in the Toronto and Ottawa metro areas.

    Find Pet-Friendly Hotels ►
  • Ontario Sports Teams

    Ontario Sports Teams

    Experience the wide world of exciting sports events around Ontario. MLS games, to NHL, and MLB. 

    Ontario Sports! ►
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