15 Historic Places to Visit in Ontario This Summer

As a travel writer based in Southern Ontario, I often try to ensure I’m learning more about the places I’m visiting. Many people don’t realize just how much history has taken place over the years here in Ontario. I’ve partnered with the National Trust for Canada to create a list to help share these important destinations which you should check out this summer!

Who am I exactly? I’m a Canadian gal that’s been bit by the travel bug, and the one-woman show behind I’ve Been Bit! I look for local experiences as I travel so I can truly experience a destination. A big part of that is learning about the history of destination whether that’s here in my home province of Ontario or abroad!

With COVID-19, you might feel uncomfortable about exploring indoors. Luckily, these outdoor destinations are a great way to explore some of the historically significant sites in Ontario! With a wide range of places from historic forts to provincial parks, there’s something for everyone on this list.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario to Morpeth, Ontario

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