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Make a holiday rental home or property in Ontario, Canada your home away from home

Ontario is a stunning land of contrasts, from the bustling city of Toronto to the peaceful, still, nature rich lakes of the Ontario countryside. Words can hardly describe the beauty of Ontario, Canada, where ancient forests glide down to the edge of vast, still lakes or the banks of gushing rivers. Holidays to Ontario are always and adventure, but whether you have travelled to an Ontario holiday rental to enjoy the magnificent cuisine, awe-inspiring landscapes, play golf or go kayaking in Ontario’s stunning lake country, you will be counting down the days until you can return to your Ontario holiday home as soon as you leave.

Things to do in Ontario, Canada

There is simply too much to see and do in Ontario to fit into a single Ontario guide. The vast, diverse landscapes of Ontario offer endless outdoor activities, from climbing and walking in the rugged canyon landscapes to sailing, fishing and kayaking in Ontario’s many miles of gently flowing rivers, still lakes and gushing rapids. This is a land where moose, caribou and bears still roam free, and can regularly be seen, especially if you have strapped on your hiking boots and taken one of the many walking trails that adorn the countryside, or have taken to the water, silently paddling along the river. Kayaking in Ontario is one of the finest ways to see the extraordinary wildlife that calls Ontario home, as you can travel almost silently. Nothing could possibly be more relaxing either, especially if you have your fishing rod close to hand.

During the winter months, Ontario is blanketed by snow, turning the whole province into a winter wonderland. There are more than 46,000km of interconnected snowmobile trails to explore, whether on a snowmobile, a dog sled or on cross country skis. Ice fishing is a particularly special way to find your supper from an Ontario log cabin in the wilderness, and you would be hard pushed to find somewhere more peaceful to escape too.

Places to visit on holiday in Ontario, Canada

Toronto is the largest city in Canada, attracting millions of visitors a year due to its wonderfully friendly atmosphere, fantastic shopping, magnificent golf courses and huge number of attractions. The huge CN Tower is just one of the many Toronto attractions worth exploring, with the Toronto Zoo, St Lawrence Market, Royal Ontario Museum and the Casa Loma all rating highly.

Muskoka is a magnificent region of Ontario, Canada, just two hours north of Toronto and blissfully natural. The pristine mountain lakes, majestic forests and charming towns of Muskoka make it an outdoor activity haven, covered in natural parks, golf courses and spa centres. Fishing is especially popular in this part of Ontario, and there can be nothing more relaxing than gently paddling a canoe through the astonishing landscapes of Muskoka, viewing wildlife at almost every turn.

Niagara Falls need little introduction. The enormous waterfalls mark the boundary of Ontario, Canada and New York in America, and are so impressive that they really must be seen in person at least once during your lifetime.

Weather in Ontario, Canada

Summers in Ontario tend to be hot and humid, with average temperatures in July and August reaching around 27°C, perfect for kayaking in Ontario, swimming in the lakes, rivers and sea, or simply taking it easy in the Ontario countryside. Winters can be very harsh, with temperatures averaging -2°C in January most years, but this simply adds to the beauty of Ontario’s winter wonderland.

Travel to Ontario, Canada

Toronto’s Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) makes reaching a self catering Ontario holiday rental very easy, as it receives direct flights from the UK, leaving from British airports including Heathrow (LHR), Cardiff (CWL), Belfast (BFS), Manchester (MAN) and Birmingham (BHX). If you are staying in Ontario accommodation in Toronto, a hire car is unnecessary, but if you are heading into the beautiful wilds on Ontario, car hire is easily arranged at Toronto Airport.

    Good! 3.8/5
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    • 2 BA
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    Condo #3881104
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      Condo #697032vb
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        Condo #3923033
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          Condo #921061
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            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Condo #186496vb
            80
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Apartment #586390vb
              82
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                • 2 BA
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                Apartment #3952952
                37
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Apartment #432611vb
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                    Excellent! 4.3/5
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Condo #3945459
                    36
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (43 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Chalet #655425vb
                      43
                      Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (14 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Condo #792527vb
                        14
                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 2
                          Apartment #878827vb
                          21
                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (16 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Apartment #568564vb
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                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #4021326
                              3
                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (32 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #557047vb
                                32
                                Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (17 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 3
                                  Apartment #702032vb
                                  17
                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (40 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Condo #3584292
                                    40
                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 5 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 14
                                      House #4157860
                                      4
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                        (28 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Condo #834557vb
                                        28
                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 7
                                          House #3975763
                                          17
                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 5
                                            Condo #876547vb
                                            13
                                            Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (16 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #271249
                                              16
                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Condo #833737vb
                                                13
                                                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #299595vb
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (118 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Condo #381318
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                                                    Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (71 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cabin #269323vb
                                                      71
                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (37 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #500652vb
                                                        37
                                                        Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          House #956101
                                                          16
                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 6 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                            Cottage #88202vb
                                                            15
                                                            Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 12
                                                              Cottage #482784vb
                                                              20
                                                              Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                House #3796458
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Cottage #3534537
                                                                  15
                                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (22 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #403829vb
                                                                    22
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      House #722883vb
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (24 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Condo #448482vb
                                                                        24
                                                                        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (11 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          Apartment #3958048
                                                                          11
                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (36 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Condo #385722
                                                                            36
                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (28 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                              Condo #572988vb
                                                                              28
                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Condo #800755vb
                                                                                11
                                                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (29 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #438361vb
                                                                                  29
                                                                                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    House #4208248
                                                                                    10
                                                                                    Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (21 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      Cottage #560336vb
                                                                                      21
                                                                                      Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Condo #796412vb
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 115 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (10 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #890517vb
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (10 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Cottage #888563vb
                                                                                            10
                                                                                            Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (25 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Condo #565296vb
                                                                                              25
                                                                                              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                (26 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Apartment #3936756
                                                                                                26
                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                  House #3919038
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 13
                                                                                                    Cottage #4246535
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Cottage #899262
                                                                                                      5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      great location. comfortable

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Clean, comfortable. Easy to access. Helpful host.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017