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A province located in east-central Canada. Canada's most populous province which is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and most populous city, Toronto.

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In Waterloo, Ontario/Canada, what method to use to pay living expenses? [closed]

I am travelling three months from France to Waterloo. What is the optimum way to pay for: small amounts (groceries, Telecom, etc), large amounts (house rental, local trips, etc). Should I use a ...
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How to access Killarney Provincial park (Ontario) by public transportation

There is near Sudbury, Ontario a provincial park called Killarney Provincial park. According to this answer there is a bus that runs, sometimes, to access it. However this bus seems to only run a few ...
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Is Ontario Parks waiving admission fees for a day in 2019? [closed]

This website asseverates that July 19 2019 is "Ontario Parks Free Use Day", but has Ontario Parks officially blazoned this?
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On Algonquin Park's Walking Trails, how likely are you to encounter and be threatened by dangerous animals?

This question assumes avoidance and confinement of food away from animals. By 'established trails', I mean the settled, permanent paths/places for travellers, such as trails for: Backpacking, ...
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What do you need to rent a motorised boat in Ontario?

What does my uncle need to rent 'a small boat with an outboard motor', as suggested in this helpful answer? Even if not required legally, should my uncle seek any extra training or instruction in ...
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What are the chances to see the Northern Lights in East Canada in December?

I want to see the Northern Lights in Canada this Christmas break. I will be flying to Toronto and then drive north to find a good non-light polluted spot to see them. I have found this map but it ...
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How can you take public transport from Hamilton Airport to Toronto?

My grandpa lives near Finch TTC station in Toronto and fancies flying Swoop. He'd be landing on Friday night. But its only destination in Ontario is, and it only flies to, Hamilton (CYHM). It feels ...
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As of 2017, is there a more direct route for a car between Killarney and Manitoulin Island?

My grandparents plan to drive to Tobermory then Killarney Provincial Park. Is the blue route truly the fastest (it wastes fuel and time because the SLD is evidently much shorter)? No vehicle ferry? ...
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How to access Beausoleil Island for a day trip, without the DayTripper?

The problem with the DayTripper is its too early scheduled return trip (4 hours after the departure time) and allows too little time for me; I hope to spend the whole day until daylight's end. Is ...
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Where to rent electric/motorized bicycles for bicycling on Beausoleil Island? [closed]

My grandparents physically can't bicycle for hours, and walking is too slow for exploring the whole island in one day. The official website doesn't specifically answer the titled question: Bike ...
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Has O'Donnell Point Provincial Nature Reserve any safe trails or interior roads for cars?

My grandparents (of age 77 and 75) are interested in visiting O'Donnell Point Provincial Nature Reserve (a NON-operating park) by car, but their ill health limits them to safe, constructed trails and ...
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Can I get a local sim card at London Ontario International Airport (YXU)?

I'll be arriving at London Ontario International Airport at night about 9pm next week. I was wondering if I could get a local sim card with a data plan at the airport then? How much would it cost and ...
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Cheap but comfortable way to get from Kingston, ON, Canada to Toronto?

At end of August I have to go from Kingston, ON in Canada to Toronto. I'm looking for the cheapest way to get there, that has a least some comfort. So I don't want to hitchhike, but taking the train, ...
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Luggage storage in Sault Ste. Marie

I'm planning on stopping in to Sault Ste Marie on a bus trip. The Indian Trails (long distance) bus stop is an hour walk outside of the downtown on the Michigan side and there's a similar situation on ...
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Minimum drink age aboard a commercial flight in Canada

What is the drinking age on-board a flight commencing in Toronto (legal drinking age 19) and ending in Montreal (legal drinking age 18) and vice-versa? And for flights within Ontario?
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How to get quickly and cheaply to Waterloo ON from Toronto and back

I had the toughest time finding easy transportation when I was there. It turns out the only bus rides I could find were not direct lines and would have taken 2-3 hours each way. For my next trip, I'd ...
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Besides Portage and Opeongo Stores, where can a layperson rent watercraft in Algonquin Park?

On 2015 October 20, for three nights (and 4 days), my uncle will drive to see autumn foliage in Algonquin Park with my grandparents, but will lodge in Huntsville, Ontario. Important assumptions: ...
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Is there an automated way to find tolls on a given US/Canadian driving route? [duplicate]

To my knowledge the only way to estimate the toll for a route, i.e. from Baltimore, Maryland, USA to Guelph, Ontario, Canada, is as follows. Get the list of highways route info from Google maps. Go ...
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Which Operating Ontario Parks lack gatekeepers?

This question excludes NON-Operating Parks (because they obviously lack gatekeepers) that I deselected in the map. My overly anxious grandparents (of age 77 and 75) prefer visiting and camping at ...
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Contain the Georgian Triangle and Southwestern Ontario any 'drive-through' parks or wildlife areas?

'Southwestern Ontario' means Wikipedia`s definition, as depicted in the reddened area of Wikipedia's map below: it includes the Georgian Triangle, but excludes the Niagara isthmus and Golden ...
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Does Central Ontario contain any 'drive-through' national parks or wildlife areas?

Meaning of 'Central Ontario': Henceforth, Central Ontario refers to Wikipedia`s definition and the reddened area of Wikipedia's map (abridged by me) below, which excludes Manitoulin Island. Central ...
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Where can I find details on the level of difficulty of ATV/4x4 trails in Ontario, Canada?

Motivated by videos such as 1, 2, 3, my grandparents desire to rent a SUV with all-wheel-drive (ATVs appear too risky to them) to explore such trails situated in the wilderness. Ontario Trails ...
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How bad does traffic get between East Hamilton and Oakville, Ontario?

Traveling from East Hamilton, Ontario to 3001 Hospital Gate in Oakville at different times of the day for a new job. What is the worst case scenario for traveling time at any time of the day, in ...
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Besides Portage and Opeongo Stores, where can a layperson rent bicycles, in Algonquin Park?

Beware that this question asks about bicycle rentals, while this original watercraft. Important assumptions: Google revealed to them The Portage Store (on Canoe Lake) and Algonquin Outfitters' ...
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Where can you rent watercraft to explore the 30,000 islands in Georgian Bay?

Hereafter, I write '30,000 islands' to mean the many islands that compose the Georgian Bay shoreline: from Bayfield Inlet, to Killbear Provincial Park (west of Parry Sound), down to Midland, ON. ...
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Except Algonquin Park, which provincial parks in Ontario are penetrated by roads open to the public?

In Algonquin Park, my uncle discovered roads open to the public that penetrate the park for access to the innermost camping locations and access points (ie: Achray Road, which originates from Barron ...
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Does Kawartha Lakes/Peterborough County contain any high ground or lookouts?

Are there any high grounds or scenic lookouts or peaks from which foliage can be viewed?
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No later than which week in October should autumn foliage be seen, in Ontario?

In Central and Southwestern Ontario, which specific week in October is the rough deadline for seeing autumn foliage before it ceases changing colour? Unpredictability in rate of foliage change ...
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Can Algonquin Park (in Northeastern Ontario) be explored by vehicle?

My grandparents ask whether Algonquin Park (in Northeastern Ontario) satisfies the criteria in this broader post.
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Any free destinations for nature and flora in Western and Southwestern Ontario? [closed]

Please recommend free nature and wildlife areas, ideally with a body of water, located anywhere, but NO further west than Guelph and Brantford, Ontario. I welcome suggestions in the Niagara region, ...
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How do I buy tickets for Can-Ar coach?

I'm planning to take a Can-Ar coach bus from Toronto to Moore Falls, Ontario. According to rome2rio, this costs around 55 CA$. How do I buy a ticket? Must I buy it in advance, or can I buy it on ...
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In the high season in Ontario, is it possible to camp on campsites without early pre-reservations?

I've been warned that in the Ontario long weekends in summer and autumn, it is very popular to get out into the nature. During such long weekends, is there any chance of finding a camping spot on a ...
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Camping around Toronto, Ontario for the new year weekend

I live in Toronto by the lakeshore. I had a long yearning to spend new years eve by myself out in the middle of nowhere, under the stars, in a tent. Now I have 3 days off - 31st Dec, 1st Jan and 2nd ...
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Visit Northern Ontario from Toronto without a car?

If I wish to visit the towns of Northern Ontario starting from Toronto on a budget and I do not drive a car, what are my best options? Greyhound? Is there anything else? Like an organised car pool/...
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Are there alternatives to the ranger cabins in Algonquin Park?

Had stumbled upon the ranger cabins that Algonquin Park rents out during the season, but after doing some research, found that they're booked solid for the summer (and from what I'm told you have to ...