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.\nYes, 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.\nEditor's Choice: 14 Small Towns In Quebec You've Probably Never Heard Of But Need To Explore This Summer\nWhen you think of a trip to Ontario, you probably think of a trip to Toronto and heading downtown to the CN Tower and maybe the aquarium.\nBut like Quebec, Ontario is incredibly diverse and offers a wide range of things to see and do.\nAnd there's nothing better than finding that spot that makes you feel like you're in some exotic destination but are lucky enough to get to say it's right here in Canada.\nTake a look at the list below for a trip across the border that'll make you feel like you're on the other side of the world.\nSandbanks Provincial Park\nAddress: 3004 County Road 12, Picton, ON\nView this post on Instagram Nice view, eh? A post shared by Simon Vutov (@simonvutov) on Jul 28, 2020 at 7:01pm PDT\nSandbanks Provincial Park is one of the most popular beaches in the whole country.\nKnown for its white sand dunes and incredible water, you'll forget you're sitting on the shores of Lake Ontario and not somewhere in the South Pacific.\nWebsite\nBAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir\nAddress: 61 Claireville Dr., Toronto, ON\nView this post on Instagram ✦𝐁𝐲𝐞 𝐛𝐲𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐲, 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐨 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞✦ ____________________________ 🔸Le mois de mai s’est bien terminé, juin est un nouveau challenge. ✈️ 🔸J’ai fini le mois en atteignant la position de director. Premier step vers qqch de plus grand 🔥💎. 🔸Merci à mes partenaires de m’avoir fait confiance, ensemble allons encore plus loin 🦅❤️ 🔸Appart ça l’été est là 😍!!! Et vous savez quoi? Je vais vous aider à pouvoir profiter des beaux jours comme il se doit ! 🔸En attendant que les frontières soient complètement ouvertes, vous pouvez toujours profiter de voyager localement! 😁✌🏾 🔸J’ai toujours la possibilité de vous faire voyager dans des endroits 5 étoiles pour des prix de 3 étoiles et pour avoir un aperçu de tout ça, rendez-vous dans mon highlight iGo x Neo ! 🚀🦅 🔸Demandez moi l’accès gratuit en privé ! 🏖⚓️🏔 ____________________________ . . . #hellojune #agencevoyage #neoentrepreneurs #toronto #voyagerenfrance #voyager #bapstoronto #vacancesdété #vacancesdete #voyagerseule #hindutemple #travelpreneurlife #travelpreneurs #travelpreneurlifestyle #travelforless #blacktravelista #blacktraveler #visittoronto #discovertoronto #voyagermoinscher #congolaise #traveltheworld #bestdestinations #lesfrancaisvoyagent #lesexploratrices #voyageuse A post shared by 𝓕 unissa ✈︎🇨🇬 (@funi_travels) on Jun 1, 2020 at 10:01am PDT\nThis sacred Hindu temple located in Toronto is hard to miss and you definitely won't want to.\nThe mandir is the largest of its kind in Canada and actually was built by following the guidelines outlined in ancient Hindu scriptures.\nThe inside is currently closed, but you can admire its beauty from afar!*\nWebsite\nSauble Beach\nAddress: Sauble Beach, ON\nView this post on Instagram Sauble Beach 🌅 🇨🇦 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #saublebeach #beach #ontario #lakehuron #southbrucepeninsula #tobermory #saublefalls #wiarton #waterisperfect #pretty #canada #funday #waves #allsand #roadtrip #goldenhour #sunset #photography #landscape #goldenhourphotography #naturephotography #landscapephotography #instagood #travel #sky #golden #sun #sunsetphotography #picoftheday #sunsets @canada @explorecanada @canadaparadise @canadasworld @imagesofcanada @best_canada_photos @parks.canada @parcs.canada @ontariotravel @explore.ontario @discoverontario @saublebeachlife A post shared by Warren Poole (@warrenpoole) on Jun 29, 2020 at 8:05am PDT\nAlso 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.\nWebsite\nParliament Hill\nAddress: Wellington St, Ottawa, ON\nView this post on Instagram 🎶The Bahamians emerge with the nation's capital 🇧🇸🇨🇦 And here's the pièce de résistance...🎶 A post shared by Gabe Hudson (@officialghudson) on Jul 26, 2020 at 2:36pm PDT\nOur nation's capital is found in Ontario and although it is one of the most iconic symbols of Canadian life, it has many influences of our European roots, including English, French and many more.\nWebsite\nFlower Pot Island\nAddress: Northern Bruce Peninsula, ON\nView this post on Instagram 🧜♀️ 🐬 A post shared by رغدة الناصر (@raghdosyy) on Sep 1, 2020 at 5:10pm PDT\nLocated 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.\nWebsite\nCambridge\nAddress: Cambridge, ON\nView this post on Instagram Pretending I’m in Cambridge, UK but it’s really Cambridge, ON. A post shared by 𝐊 𝐄 𝐋 𝐒 𝐄 𝐘 🥥 (@kelseyhellyer) on Jun 30, 2020 at 3:34am PDT\nMontrealers know what it means to have that European charm and Cambridge, Ontario definitely has it.\nYou can definitely see it in the historic limestone buildings built along the banks of the heritage Grand River.\nWebsite\nDundurn Castle\nAddress: 610 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by 🍊 (@yuchingwai) on Jun 8, 2020 at 1:12pm PDT\nLess 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.\nWebsite\nColaneri Estate Winery\nAddress: 348 Concession 6 Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON\n View this post on Instagram Having a blast !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A post shared by Jasmine (@sohalsista) on Jul 27, 2020 at 1:36pm PDT\n\nThis winery in the famous Niagara region has all of the rustic charms you'd look for in a winery in France or Europe. And the best part is, the wine is as delicious as the grounds are beautiful.\nWebsite\n\n\nCasa Loma\nAddress: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto, ON\n View this post on Instagram everything about this was pure magic ✨🏰 A post shared by Megan | thatgirlwithpinknails (@thatgirlwithpinknails) on Jul 30, 2020 at 7:00am PDT\n\nIf 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.\nWebsite\n\nEnjoy your adventures!\n\n\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment and obey any local laws.\n\n* This article has been updated.