Ontario Government Encourages Ontarians to Stay and Explore the Province: Ontario is encouraging people to stay for the summer and discover the unique sights and experiences the province has to offer.
Home to world class attractions, exciting festivals and events, and activities that appeal to every taste – Ontario has something for everyone. This year, the Ontario government is helping support a number of new or improved attractions. Visitors and residents can:
- Explore galaxies, nebulas, star clusters and planets at the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory at Fort William Historical Park in Thunder Bay.
- Go back in time and enjoy the rich history of Eastern Ontario in the Discovery Centres at Fort Henry National Historic Site or Upper Canada Village.
- Branch out and try treetop trekking at many locations throughout the province.
- Pick up the pieces at the new Legoland Discovery Centre in Vaughan.
Supporting local businesses and jobs is part of the Ontario government’s efforts to build more vibrant communities and a prosperous economy.
- In June 2013, Ontario launched this year’s Fun Pass, which provides school-age children with free admission to 20 Ontario attractions when accompanied by a paying adult or senior
- Festivals and events generate more than 22,000 jobs in Ontario every year. Celebrate Ontario is providing support to over 203 festivals and events in 2013.
- In 2012, Ontario’s tourism sector generated over $23 billion in the economy, and supported over 300,000 direct and indirect jobs
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, July 23, 2013