Right on the border of the United States, Ontario is perfectly situated for US travellers. Not only that, it’s surrounded by incredibly beautiful parts of the natural world and has Toronto as its capital city. This makes it ideal for people travelling in groups who might have varying ideas about what makes a great holiday. Whether you’re city breakers, avid hikers, or fanatical foodies, we’ve got an itinerary that promises something for everyone.
Visit Port Credit Harbour
First up, we’re going to explore one of Mississauga’s most historic districts, Port Credit. This district is built around a harbour, which is currently undergoing massive renovation to make way for a super marina. It’s hoped that this new complex will bring even more tourism to the area, but the renovations certainly aren’t making the existing harbour any less picturesque. A stroll around the harbour offers you beautiful lake views, as well as the perfect opportunity to get up close to the historic lighthouse. Once you’ve explored the waterside, head a little further inland to spend an afternoon wandering amongst the winding streets. This district boasts many of Mississauga’s most historic houses, including a beautiful Gothic Revival home that’s known locally as Delaney House. Around the corner from this, you’ll find Robert Cotton’s magnificent house. This was built for the merchant in 1856 and is a stunning example of Georgian architecture. Perhaps the feather in Mississauga’s cap though is the Adamson Estate. This sprawling estate often hosts huge outdoor events, with the backdrop of the striking red-roofed house behind.
Stay at Fallsview Resort
Fallsview Resort is the perfect place to make your base as even in the winter, Horseshoe Falls is well worth visiting. From some of the suites you can actually see the famous falls without even leaving your room, but whichever of the rooms you’re staying in you’ll benefit from just a short walk to one of the most spectacular sites in Canada. As well as this you can enjoy unparalleled on-site entertainment at a casino that is regularly voted as Canada’s most elegant. They have an enormous number of table games, far more than most land-based casinos offer, including all of the classics like Baccarat, roulette and poker, as well as some less commonly played games such as Pai Gow Poker and Spanish 21. If you’re a little wiped out from the day’s excursion then you can also make use of the resort’s free WIFI which is available to use throughout the hotel. Simply log in from the comfort of your room and you can emulate all of the fun of the casino downstairs at one of the best online casinos in Canada. The latest games from the top providers are available online at Vegas Slots Online, which has developed an exhaustive list of casinos where Canadian players can participate in games and benefit from bonuses.
Eat at Auberge du Pommier
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Whilst yesterday was all about getting out and exploring, today is about sampling the finest things Ontario has to offer. Winters in Canada are incredibly chilly, so getting tucked up inside a restaurant and forgetting about the weather outside is highly recommended. Although Ontario is one of the areas of Canada with the lowest rates of French speakers, for your visit to this restaurant it might pay to learn a few French phrases. Auberge du Pommier prides itself on offering guests modern dishes, created using traditional French methods and served with a distinctly French flair. All of the staff speak French to everyone they greet, but don’t be alarmed, the menu is in English. Treat yourself to a tasting menu of eight courses for around $150, or pair it with wine for $230. Each course is a true celebration of seasonal flavours, with seafood and rich meats featuring heavily. As the menu is so seasonal, it changes regularly but there are almost always scallops. On our visit we enjoyed them served in the traditional Saint Jacques style, with a modern twist of fragrant smoked parsnip and jewel-like beluga lentils. Earthy, sweet and smokey, this was one of the standout dishes. The desserts are to die for too, their cooked cream dish is unctuous, sweet and warm. Served alongside a tart fruit coulis and incredibly buttery biscuits.