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Toronto & The Ontario Experience

The Ontario journey starts in Niagara Falls, then on to Toronto.

In Niagara Falls, the Falls themselves are just one of many wonders.

View them from the heights of the Skylon Tower where, on a clear day, you can make out the skylines of Toronto and Buffalo. Down below, you can enjoy the spray and feel the power close up.

Evenings, clear or cloudy, the gaming action is intense at Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino, where top-ranked entertainment acts make everyone a winner.

The area is rich in bucolic pleasures as well. Don't miss the nearby Butterfly Conservatory in the heart of the world-renowned Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, minutes north of Horseshoe Falls. Plan to explore the fertile plateau running from St. Catherines to Grimsby. More than a dozen picturesque wineries are tucked into the rolling landscape, and restaurants and inns strive to complement the wines with inventive regional dishes.

See the original gold-plated Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

To work off those rich meals, there's plenty of fishing, golfing, white water kayaking, all in landscapes of unique beauty.

Then there's Toronto — the World Within a CityTM. Canada's largest and most diverse city brims with stunning architecture, galleries and world-class museums. You can browse among Old Masters and Inuit carvings at the Art Gallery of Ontario, visit the baby polar bears — and more than 5,000 other exotic creatures — cavorting at the Toronto Zoo, or pay homage to the original gold-plated Stanley Cup at the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Depending on the season, sports lovers can take in a contest featuring hockey's Toronto Maple Leafs, basketball's Raptors, or baseball's Blue Jays. Exercise is easy to come by, strolling in the many flower-filled parks that make Toronto one of the "greenest" cities in the world and a logical spot for the Canadian National Exhibition. The largest fair in North America delights visitors annually.

Toronto's ethnic neighborhoods provide a unique opportunity to savor international customs and cuisines. A more traditional shopper's paradise is Eaton Centre, Toronto's premiere tourist destination, with over 300 stores and restaurants under a spectacular glass galleria. As for dining, Toronto's 5,000(!) restaurants are the pride of Canada, and its nightlife second to none.