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Lake Ontario, Ontario

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#8 of 145 in Nature in Ontario
Visit Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and the 14th-largest lake in the world. Ontario, Canada's most populous province, takes its name from the 18,960 sq km (7,340 sq mi) lake, with the province enveloping the north, west, and southwest shores. Venture through the wide range of habitats surrounding the lake, such as dunes, wetlands, and forests, or simply take a stroll in some of the many settlements that hug its banks. Arrange for a boat trip across the shining expanse of water, where you'll see the urban and natural areas back on dry land from another perspective. Put Lake Ontario at the forefront of your travel plans using our Toronto trip planner.
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  • Lake Ontario is so beautiful .If you love swans and ducks this is for you .Or just a nice romantic evening walk along the lake .A great place too view the sunset or sunrise . The reflection of the moo...  more »
  • I have grown up boating, fishing and relaxing at Lake Ontario. I worked downtown and would pass its pretty shore on a daily basis. After all these years I still find it a thrill when I get to go visit...  more »
  • Toronto's largest body of water, Lake Ontario has been filled with liquid since the glaciers retreated at the end of the last ice age. Nice to visit, but be warned - if you get too close, your shoes w...  more »

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Most visitors stay in the historic neighborhood of Old Toronto, as the central district offers unparalleled access to the best attractions in the city and several metro stations within walking distance. If you're looking for a different taste of Toronto, stay in the trendy neighborhoods of West Queen West or King West Village, popular for their nightlife, arts, and cafe scenes. You can embrace Toronto's multicultural charms by staying in Chinatown, perhaps the city's best location for foodies.
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