10 Instagram Photos that Wowed in 2016

We love seeing your photos from across Ontario. This year @OntarioTravel fans outdid themselves with stunning photos showing how they #DiscoverON. These shots of incredible spots that will make you say, “I had no idea that was in Ontario!” Here are just a few favourites from 2016.

Toronto, Ontario
Photo: @jayeffex

“Like a scene out of a fairy tale – or as we call it, fall” – @ExploreCanada


Ottawa, Ontario
Photo: @bust_it_away_photography

The perfect vantage point to admire Canada’s Parliament Buildings.


Niagara Falls, Ontario
Photo: @mindz.eye

Niagara Falls debuted a brand new falls illumination this year! No wonder this was the most Instagrammed spot in Canada in 2016.

Dundas Peak, Ontario
Photo: @jeffisy

A local favourite for getting a bird’s eye view of the fall colours.

Killarney, Ontario
Photo: @jaworskyj

A full moon over Killarney is a little piece of magic.


Algonquin Provincial Park
Photo: @alexvizeo

Made up of 7,630 km² of of lakes, trails, and forests to explore, it’s not hard to get views like this all to yourself in Algonquin.

Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Photo: elisaparkranger

The world’s largest freshwater island is full of beautiful spots waiting to be discovered.

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Where will the road take you this week end?! That one leads to outdoor happiness! 🍁 No better feeling that a new sunny day of fall in Canada with all this nature awaiting to be explored 🇨🇦 Don't believe me, check it out on Snapchat (Bestjobers): canoe, mirror lake, red leaves, awesome hike and sunset! 😱 @explorecanada #explorecanada #comptoirdesvoyages . Et toi la route t'emmène où ce week end? Celle ci cest tout droit direction le bonheur! Rien de mieux qu'une nouvelle journée d automne ensoleillée pour explorer toute cette belle nature! Si tu veux un exemple d'une journée parfaite au 🇨🇦: va sur Snapchat, Bestjobers: canoe, rando, arbres de toutes les couleurs, coucher de soleil, le pied!

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Muskoka, Ontario
Photo: @chasteron

Summer is the perfect time for some stargazing.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario
Photo: @emmanuelsmedbol

The view from the top of the Sleeping Giant is well worth the hike.

The Grotto, Ontario
Photo: @jiechxn

Travel tip: The Grotto is a hotspot in the summer. Pay a visit in the Spring or Fall for the chance to have this natural wonder to yourself.


Did you discover a new part of Ontario in 2016? We want to see your photos! Tag them #DiscoverON on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.