Canada is a pretty big country. Although we know that Quebec is unlike any other place in the country, sometimes we forget how much there is to see and explore in the other provinces and territories. Just take our neighbour to the west for example. There are loads of places to see in Ontario that make for great escapes that are close to home.
Yes, yes, I know — Quebec and Ontario have a friendly rivalry about which is the better province, but the two are actually more similar than you may think.
Also in the Bruce Peninsula is Sauble Beach. The only thing more spectacular than the beach in the day is the beach at sunset, which boasts come of the most vivid and stunning colours against the calm waters.
Located just off of the Bruce Peninsula and part of the Fathom Five National Marine Park, this rock formation is incredibly unique and will make you feel as though you're surrounded by Australia's Twelve Apostles.
Less than an hour from Toronto, in Hamilton, is Dundurn Castle. Built in 1835, it is now a National Historic Site of Canada and found in Dundurn Park, which is a great place for a picnic and to explore.
If you're looking for more gorgeous architecture, head to Toronto for the breathtaking Casa Loma. This Gothic Revival style mansion in the middle of the city will give you absolute fairytale castle vibes.
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