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Travel to Ontario ~ Canada Pictures & Information

Niagara Falls, Mississauga, Streetsville, Hamilton, Elora, St Jacobs

travel to ontario canada trillium flower close up provincial flowerHave a look at my travel pictures of southern Ontario: Niagara Falls, Ontario -- possibly Canada's biggest natural attraction, not counting the Rocky Mountains.

Niagara Falls is about an hour's drive from Pearson International airport (YYZ), AKA Toronto International Airport but located in Mississauga, Ontario.

Hamilton, Ontario, located roughly between Mississauga and Niagara Falls, also has an international airport.

Hamilton is about a half-hour's drive west from Mississauga; and most of Mississauga is a 20-40 minute drive to Toronto (Pearson) airport.

Destinations within Ontario and  between some cities in Canada and the U.S.A. are also served by airlines (Porter Airlines is one, Air Canada is another) landing at Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto.

Streetsville Ontario is part of Mississauga, and retains much of its Village charm, with the hiking paths of the Culham Trail.

Rattlesnake Point, Elora, St Jacob's, Crawford Lake with its Iroquoian Village, Rock GlenArkona fossils and  Kettle Point Concretions (kettles), Maple syrup Festivals, and a Beer Route tour are good day trips from the Toronto area.

travel to Ontario Canada Niagara Falls Winter weather in much of Canada is snow and cold, making it the least favorite time for travel to Ontario, Canada unless you're an avid skier or snowboarder!

Winter weather can be sunny and fairly mild in Mississauga, and the next week, snowstorms can delay flights and make driving difficult (see Canada snow page for Mississauga snow pictures).

Coming to Canada in Winter? See tips on what to pack. Flying to Ontario? See tips on Allowable Carryons and toiletries and Medications.

Summer weather is hot and humid, especially in southern Ontario, thanks to the Great Lakes that set up their very own microclimate. The best time to travel to Ontario to get the best weather, I think, is late Spring (June) or early Fall (September to mid-October).

Some attractions open according to weather conditons, not according to calendar dates, so be prepared to change your plans as conditions dictate.

Have a look at the Ontario and Canada pages to get an idea of what it looks like in different parts of Canada at different times of the year. This way you will have a general idea of what to expect.

But before you leave for the airport, check for current weaather conditons and modify your travel clothes as needed. I like to check google for a fast update: Go to Google dot com, type in the ciry and the word  'weather' and up pops the current forecast. Usually accuweather link is just below that, and I find that site a fairly reliable source as well.