Top 5 Ontario Travel Trends For 2023

In-Person & Online/Mobile Casino Betting

Ontario became the first Canadian province to launch licensed sportsbooks in April of last year, and the industry has enjoyed rapid growth through nine and a half months.

Travelers planning a vacation to Canada’s most populated province should know that Ontario online casinos have become a travel magnet for bettors wanting to do a weekend getaway and play their favorite casino games like Bet365.

Sportsbooks like Bet365 offer customers a wide variety of different games, including slots (more than 300), roulette and your favorite casino games such as poker and blackjack. Bet365 even offers the “free dealer” feature which has become extremely popular in the online betting world over the years.

In-person casinos through Ontario include the Casino Rama Resort (in Orillia), the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls and the Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino in Windsor.

Sporting Events

The province of Ontario is one of the world’s greatest places for fans to enjoy sporting events.

Toronto is the only city in Canada with an MLB team and an NBA team. Both the Toronto Raptors and the Toronto Blue Jays have giant fan bases that stretch across Canada. The oronto FC squad of Major League Soccer has also grown into one of the league’s top clubs.

So if you’re coming to Toronto, your options for sporting events include the Maple Leafs, Raptors, Blue Jays, Argonauts and Toronto FC. Ottawa, the nation’s capital, has the NHL’s Senators and CFL’s Redblacks. And the city of Hamilton is home to the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats, another historic Canadian sports franchise.

Raptors and Maple Leafs fans always bring a playoff-like atmosphere to regular season games, so if either is playing a home game at Scotiabank Arena during your visit to Ontario, you may want to put that near the top of your travel wish list.

The NHL and NBA regular seasons commence in October and run through April. The Blue Jays open up their 2023 season on Mar. 30, and the regular season will conclude on Oct. 1 at home against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The 2023 CFL season will commence on June 8, with the Grey Cup championship game scheduled for Nov. 19. So there will be several Ontario pro sports teams in action at any given time, so you have the opportunity to check out several events during your visit here.


Throughout Ontario, there is a wide range of different breweries that offer a great deal of unique flavors and alcoholic beverages.

The rise of popularity in craft/local beer over the past half decade or so has been well-documented. Sour/fruit-flavored beers, pale ales, lagers, you name it. The breweries across Ontario have them.

Some of the top breweries in the Toronto area include the Mill Street Brewpub (in the popular and touristy Distillery District), the Amsterdam Brewhouse & Restaurant, the Kensington Brewing Company and the Radical Road Brewing Co.

Other widely critically-acclaimed breweries around Ontario include the Silversmith Brewing Company (in Niagara), the Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery in Barrie and Hamilton’s Clifford Brewing Company.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions each year, bringing in about 12 million visitors annually, according to the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Niagara Falls is located in southern Ontario and western New York (close to Buffalo. It consists of three different waterfalls in the Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.


Guided tours through boats and cruises are offered to visitors. Ziplining is another fun activity at Niagara Falls, and there are several casinos/hotel resorts nearby if you wish to spend several days there.


There is so much fascinating history to learn about during the province of Ontario.

You can learn aplenty about the history of Ontario by checking out some of its best museums. This includes the nation’s biggest museum in the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), which is home to over 10 million unique items.

For sports fans, there is also the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto which is home to many special hockey artifacts and memorabilia. The Hockey Hall of Fame also allows fans to take a picture with the Stanley Cup.

History buffs visiting Ottawa will have a great deal of museums to see as well. This includes the National Gallery of Canada, the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the Canadian War Museum and the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum.

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