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Stay in vacation rentals and experience the best of Ontario

You'll never be short of somewhere to stay in Canada's second-largest province, whether you're in the market for towering city-center condos, spacious vacation homes, or secluded cottage rentals. Ontario offers a cornucopia of travel experiences for singles, couples, and bigger groups alike – from big-city shopping, dining, and museum-hopping in the Golden Horseshoe region, to tranquil weekend breaks in cottage country or canoeing in Killarney Provincial Park's 50-plus lakes. Still on the fence about visiting? Perhaps the world-famous Niagara Falls will give you that extra little incentive to book your Ontario vacation rental.


Sampling seafood dishes is always a must when you're in lake country; pickerel is a particular specialty in Northern Ontario. In Ottawa, why not tuck into a BeaverTail? Less sinister than it sounds, this cult snack is made of fried flattened dough with butter and a variety of toppings, and you can find them at Byward Market or in street stalls. Treat yourself to Mother Nature's bounty in the summer months by picking wild blueberries in northern Ontario, and don't miss the delectable cheddar cheese from Eastern Ontario. Top it all off with a drizzle of maple syrup and you're good to go!

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Learn about Ontario's history near your vacation rental

Long before French and British explorers said bonjour/tally-ho to Ontario in the 17th century, the region was home to aboriginal tribes. Today, Ontario's archaeological sites and heritage attractions cover everything from ancient settlements to the province's post-colonial past. In Toronto, Fort York National Historic Site boasts a large collection of original buildings from the War of 1812, and the Fort York Guard seasonally demonstrates battle tactics and artillery drills. You might also want to call into Brantford's Bell Homestead National Historic Site, where Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1874.

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Facts to remember when you're staying in Ontario vacation rentals

Ontario is home to more folk than any other part of Canada, and its capital, Toronto, is the country's most populous city; of Ontario's 14 million residents, nearly 3 million live in Toronto. Canada's capital, Ottawa, is also in Ontario. Tipping is standard in Canada; as a general rule, you should tip about 15% to 20% at restaurants and bars. The legal drinking age is 19 in Ontario, and if you find yourself in trouble, dial 911 for emergencies.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Ontario?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ontario. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Muskoka Lakes: 599 vacation rentals
  • Collingwood: 675 vacation rentals
  • Toronto: 1,699 vacation rentals
  • Kingston: 198 vacation rentals
  • Huntsville: 369 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Ontario! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Ontario?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Ontario:

  • Collingwood: 675 rentals
  • Toronto: 1,699 rentals
  • Kingston: 198 rentals
  • Huntsville: 369 rentals
  • London: 39 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Ontario?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Ontario are:

  • Ottawa, ON (YRO-Ottawa-Rockcliffe): 334 home rentals
  • Niagara District Airport (YCM): 607 home rentals
  • Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ): 1,698 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Ontario?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Ontario. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Sandbanks Provincial Park: 339 vacation homes
  • Canada One Factory Outlets: 769 vacation homes
  • Toronto Union Station: 1,649 vacation homes
  • Blue Mountain Ski Resort: 719 vacation homes
  • Point Pelee National Park: 44 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Ontario listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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