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Best Activities To Do On Your First Days In Ontario & Nova Scotia

From Canada’s most populated province to the beautiful maritimes region, there is so much to do during your visits throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia.

With more than 14.75 million residents, Ontario is the most populated province in the nation. In comparison, the maritimes province of Nova Scotia only hit the one million population mark in late 2021. Nova Scotia is one of three Maritimes provinces, along with New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.

These three provinces and Newfoundland and Labrador — located on the nation’s east coast — are all along the nation’s Atlantic region. Whether you’re a sports fan, history fanatic or outdoor enthusiast, there is so much you can do during your visits in Ontario and Nova Scotia.

Sporting Events In Toronto

Toronto is a must-see destination for sports lovers, as it’s Canada’s only city that features teams in the NBA (Toronto Raptors) and Major League Baseball). Online/mobile Ontario sports betting launched back in April.

Ontario is the only province that has launched a form of legalized online and mobile sports betting. You can place wagers on Ontario-based sports teams like the Raptors, Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Toronto FC. You also have the option to play

games such as poker, blackjack and roulette through these online casinos.

The Raptors and Maple Leafs play at the Scotiabank Arena in downtown Toronto. During their rise in the mid-2010s decade, Toronto basketball fans famously began the beloved #WeTheNorth movement that has swept over Canada.

The crowd atmosphere at Scotiabank Arena is always rocking for Raptors and Maple Leafs home games. The fans bring the energy and passion levels of a playoff game during regular season contests, so this is absolutely a must-see place during your visit to Toronto.

Rogers Centre, home of the Blue Jays, is within walking distance of the Scotiabank Arena. It’s easy to plan your visit around seeing a Blue Jays and/or a Raptors and Maple Leafs game during your visit here during the months of April and October when all three major sports are in the midst of their seasons.

Spend A Day At Peggys Cove

One of Canada’s most famous and gorgeous locations sits on St. Margarets Bay, which is located on the Atlantic Coast.

Peggys Cove opened in 1811. The cove is greatly known for its booming fishing industry and for the historic Peggys Point Lighthouse, which was built in 1868.

This area offers a great taste of Canadian history, and it’s an ideal visiting location for somebody that prefers the small cities with peaceful vibes. You can easily spend an entire day on the waters of Peggys Cove without getting bored.

Peggys Cove is less than an hour’s drive away from Halifax, Nova Scotia’s capital city. If you’re visiting Halifax during your trip to Nova Scotia, you’ll absolutely want to make a trek out to Peggys Cove.

Check Out The Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is located in Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. It’s made up of three waterfalls: The Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

Over 13 million tourists come to visit Niagara Falls each year. There are several hotels/casino resort areas located around Niagara Falls, so you could easily spend multiple days at a time here if you wish.

Niagara Falls offers plenty of guided tours to help you get the very most out of your experience. Ziplining, the White Water Walk and cruises are among the many fun activities you can enjoy here.

Visit The Historic City Of Lunenburg

Founded in 1753, Lunenburg is among the nation’s oldest cities.

This little city is home to just over 2,200 residents, but few municipalities in Canada can match its rich and unique history. In 1991, Lunenburg was designated as a national historic site. In 1995, UNESCO designated Lunenburg as a World Heritage Site.

The Lunenburg Waterfront is a beautiful place to walk along during a nice and peaceful day. History lovers may also wish to check out the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, which opened its doors in 1967.

Simply put, Lunenburg offers plenty of history, gorgeous nature and smalltown vibes that make it such a beautiful place to visit at any given time.

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