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Signature Experiences in Ontario

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.

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Grace Anne II Yacht and Lodge

Impeccable service & elegance are features of both the 85-foot yacht Grace Anne II and the new resort (on a private island)

Scenic Caves Nature Adventures

Tree trekking and ziplining through the forest.


One of the top repertory companies in the world featuring musicals, comedies and provocative dramas.

Madawaska Kanu Centre

Wide range of programs for beginners to experts yo improve their skills in this friendly and beautiful environment.

Huff Estates Winery

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.

Diefenbunker: Canada's Cold War Museum

Massive underground bunker, meant to house Canadian government officials in the event of a nuclear war. 

Waring House

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.


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.


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.

Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth demonstrates what cataclysmic events shaped the Sudbury Basin.

Sail Superior Yacht Adventures

Sailing day trips, multi day trips and charters; see the rugged beauty of Lake Superior.

Ontario Group of Touring Companies

A variety of unique brewery, wine, culinary, and Canadian tours.

Toronto Bicycle Tours

Year-round, daily guided cycling tours.

Distillery District

Pedestrian-only area featuring over 70 cultural and retail establishments in Victorian-era buildings of the Gooderham & Worts whiskey distillery


World's highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the CN Tower's main pod, 116 storeys above the ground! 

Celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday with a Voyageur Canoe Adventure

Travel in a replica 36-foot Voyageur canoe along the same rugged, unspoiled coastline that was paddled by Canada’s First Nations people and fur-trading voyageurs nearly two centuries ago. Voyageur canoes are 36-feet long, five feet wide and carry 12 to 14 paddlers, plus their supplies.

Naturally Superior Adventures

Guided day and multi day trips - canoeing, kayaking, stand up paddling and hiking.

Gananoque Boat Line

Family fun and entertainment on deck as you cruise the 1000 Islands. A Canadian Signature Experience.

1000 Islands Helicopter Tours

Experience the beauty and grandeur of the 1000 Islands from the sky!

Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve

Wilderness adventures through all four seasons, including the Wolf Centre, Walk in the Clouds forest canopy tour, fishing, hiking, astronomy, wildlife observation, wilderness camping, mountain biking, snowmobiling and dogsledding.

Haliburton Rocks!

Uncover minerals, fossils, and geological wonders that have been 1.5 billion years in the making.

African Lion Safari

Wildly popular attraction where 1,000 animals roam free in an expansive drive-through reserve.

Elmhirst Resort

Cottage resort included in the Canadian Signature Experiences Collection.

Sainte Marie among the Hurons

A 17th century French Jesuit Mission to the local Aborginal peoples.


Get the view from above on the classic 12 minute tour!


Iconic boat cruise takes you up close and personal to the Falls.


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.

Ottawa Cycling Tours

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the city on a guided tour or on your own. Over 300 km of recreational pathways link the site!

The National Gallery

Presents the country's national art collection and outstanding international exhibitions throughout the year.

Canada Aviation and Space Museum

Engages visitors with the wonder of aviation and aerospace through its spectacular collection.

Canadian War Museum

Canada’s rich military history from earliest times to the present, featuring the experiences of people on the battlefields and at home.

SS Keewatin

Step aboard the S.S. Keewatin, the last existing Edwardian passenger ship in the world and a true living artefact of Canadian histor

Agawa Canyon Tour Train

One day train tour through stunning wilderness. Fantastic for fall colour viewing!


This package offers the first day white-water rafting (12-person rafts) on the mighty Ottawa River and your second day relaxing at the OWL lakeside resort. It combines the longest river trip (five fun-filled hours of white-water thrills) on the Ottawa River with a gourmet BBQ meal aboard our Boat.


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.

Rockport Boat Lines

Experience the beauty of the St. Lawrence River as you cruise past the Palaces and Palisades, a Canadian Signature Experiences.


Zip Lining, Stargazing, Kayaking and luxury 'glamping' accommodation

Winterdance Dogsled Tours

A winter adventure and a Canadian Tourism Signature Experience

Discover the Legends of the Great Spirit Island

As interpreted by your Indigenous guide, learn of the different local plant life used by First Nations People for edible, practical and medicinal purposes, and take in local legends and historical facts of Manitoulin.

Great Spirit Circle Trail

Browse Indigenous galleries, sample authentic cuisine and learn traditions like beading or spirit rock painting. 

Fort Henry National Historic Site

This 19th century British fortification and UNESCO World Heritage Site is fun for all ages.

A view of the city of Toronto from the CN Tower


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Signature Experiences booklet

Summaries of all 59 Ontario Signature Experiences in one handy booklet!