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Travel safely during this time and follow public health guidelines. It is important to practice physical distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a non-medical face covering when required or where physical distancing is a challenge.

Fort William Historical Park, Thunder Bay
Relive the days of the North West Company and the fur trade in one of the largest living reconstructed history sites. Experience a rich tapestry of fur trading life, from culture to crafts, medicine to business, domestic life to heritage farming through education programs, artisan workshops and more.

  • Payment by card is encouraged, but cash is accepted
  • Hand sanitizing stations are located throughout the site
  • Washrooms are available in the Visitor Centre and on the Historic Site

Discovery Harbour, Penetanguishene
This heritage attraction traces its roots and location back to the original Penetanguishene British naval and military base built as a result of the War of 1812 to safeguard access to Upper Canada.

  • Discover Harbour is closed for the season, check back for summer 2021 programs and tours
  • Captain Robert’s Table is still open and accepting reservations

Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, Midland
This was the 17th century headquarters for the French Jesuit mission to the Huron Wendat First Nation and Ontario's first European community. Visitors are welcome to take a self-guided tour of the 25 reconstructed buildings.

  • Open Wed - Sat, 11am - 4pm (last admission at 3pm), 5$ per person plus tax, kids 12 and under free
  • Payment by card is encouraged (cash still accepted), no AMEX
  • Hand sanitizing stations located throughout the site
  • Restaurant Sainte-Marie closed and the slideshow presentation in the theatre is not running this season
  • Washroom are available inside the Visitor Centre and outside the Museum

The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
One of the most notable art galleries in North America, the AGO is home to a collection of over 90,000 works of art, and offers innovative educational programs, exhibits and displays.

  • Open Thurs – Sun, 10:30am - 5pm
  • Guests must book a timed-entry ticket online in advance of visit

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Kleinburg
Located on a 100 acres forested property, this gorgeous gallery is dedicated to showcasing significant Indigenous and Canadian works of art, including the Group of Seven..  

  • Open Mon - Wed: grounds only, Thurs: members only 10am - 5pm, Fri - Sun and holidays: member and general public, 10am - 5pm
  • Book timed tickets in advance with full access to the grounds and trails (limited walk-ins)

The Niagara Parks Commission
A park system that maintains the Ontario shoreline along the Niagara River between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls and features natural heritage, cultural landmarks and key attractions, including the Niagara Falls.

Ontario Place Corporation, Toronto
Toronto's beloved waterfront family entertainment playground has been reinvented with new recreational attractions and events, without losing The Budweiser Stage or the Cinesphere.

  • Operates 6am – 11pm
  • Toronto Shines programming includes responsible social distancing drive-in entertainment, sports and music

Ontario Science Centre, Toronto
Through the lens of science, the OSC inspires and engages with interactive exhibitions from science centres around the world.

  • As it’s an interactive, high-touch experience, the Ontario Science Centre remains closed
  • Find engaging virtual, Facebook live and other online programs and resources

The Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton
Recognized worldwide for its unique contribution to the collection, research, exhibition and interpretation of the plant world, RBG features five distinct formal gardens contained within 1,100 hectares of nature reserve.

  • General admission times and rates vary – check online, timed ticketing for special events
  • Guided tours, hikes and other events are paused
  • Washrooms are accessible from the outdoors, at the Camilla and Peter Dalglish Atrium (RBG Centre) and the Rock Garden Visitor Centre
  • Distancing of tables at all restaurant facilities to ensure safe dining
  • Reduced class sizes for RBG Courses & Workshops

The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Canada’s largest museum showcases art, archaeology, world culture, natural history and science.

  • Open Wed – Sun, 10am – 5:30pm with limited, time-ticketed admission to be booked online in advance of visit

St. Lawrence Parks Commission 
This commission manages a series of recreational facilities, conservation areas and parks along 280 kilometres of the St. Lawrence River, including Upper Canada Village and Fort Henry.

Science North, Sudbury
Science North educates the public about the origins, development and progress of science and technology through fun exhibits, a model mine, museum and IMAX theatre.

  • Open Sat and Sun, 10am – 4pm
  • Limited capacity and admission tickets must be purchased online
  • Food available for pre-order and pick-up only
  • IMAX theatre, Planetarium, Dynamic Earth and Outdoor Science Park remain closed

Ontario Heritage Trust
This trustee protects and promotes Ontario’s unique cultural and natural heritage and provides public access through the popular annual Doors Open program.

  • Cultural sites remain closed
  • Some natural areas and trails have reopened, including Cheltenham Badlands
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