Jim Byers has spent a dozen years wandering around Ontario as a travel writer. He's found some amazing and very surprising places and people along the way.
His book, “Ontario Escapes: 19 Places To Visit Right Now!”, details a series of captivating destinations that are easy to explore.
Within a few hours of the province's biggest cities you can roll down giant sand banks as high an eight-storey building, swim in water that’s as blue as the Aegean Sea and enjoy towering waterfalls five minutes from one of Canada’s busiest highways.
You can experience some of the world’s best sunsets on Lake Huron, go boating among the beautiful islands of Muskoka, or dine on amazing meals in small, comfy towns.
You also can wander around a stunning garden filled with Zimbabwean Stone Art near Peterborough, learn about important Black history near Chatham, zigzag along pretty creeks in a national park in Toronto and explore a former silver mining community outside Thunder Bay.
Come along for the road trip of a lifetime. You will be happy that you did.