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Spring is in the air – Road trip!


Spring is the perfect time to unplug, get out of the house and do some exploring. But you don’t have to go far. Ontario is a big province with lots to offer—from beautiful nature scenes to bustling city centres. Plus, you may also be interested in knowing that Ontario residents planning a getaway in Ontario in 2022 could get back up to 20% on eligible accommodation expenses with the new, temporary Ontario Staycation Tax Credit. Another way OTIP is here to help you find ways to save money.
 
Check out these Ontario road trip ideas that guarantee fun for all ages.
 
Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a popular destination for Canadian and international tourists alike. Horseshoe Falls—also known as “the Canadian side” of the Falls—boasts a 57-metre drop into a part of Lake Ontario known as the Niagara Gorge. Enjoy this natural wonder from one of several lookout points, or join the Voyage to the Falls Boat Tour for an up-close look at the famous Falls on the waters of the Niagara Gorge.

Toronto
As Canada’s largest city, Toronto has a lot to offer when it comes to entertainment. From educational experiences like the Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre and Art Gallery of Ontario. If you are an Edvantage member you can purchase discounted tickets and expect an unforgettable knight out at Medieval Times. Don’t forget about the diverse shows and concerts offered in Toronto’s famous Entertainment District, it’s hard to know where to start! The city also offers a number of free events for all ages. Check out Toronto's Festivals & Events Calendar to find out what’s on so you can plan to make the most of your trip.
 
The Blue Mountains
Hitting the slopes in winter is always fun, but you can spend your day exploring the trails too. A wide range of terrain, difficulty levels, and vertical gains suit beginner to advanced alike at Blue Mountain. You can then unwind at the Scandinave Spa! 

Ottawa
It might be too late to skate along the capital city’s famous Rideau Canal Skateway but you can still grab a BeaverTail treat at the By-ward Market in the morning.  In the afternoon, visit
 one of Ottawa’s seven national museums, including the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Museum of History. For fans of Canadian politics, no trip to Ottawa would be complete without a visit to Parliament Hill or Rideau Hall. Check out the City of Ottawa’s website for more information on what’s open for you to see and do during your visit to the nation’s capital.
 
Maple Syrup Festivals
Spring brings warmers days and frosty nights, causing sap in sugar maple trees to flow up from the roots, and maple harvesting to kick into high gear. Check out the various maple syrup festivals near you.
 
Edvantage members save a minimum of 5% with Landsby. Whether you’re craving adventure, tranquility or the buzz of a vibrant city, Landsby is brimming with ideas to enrich, educate and inspire. From the stillness of our lakes to the majesty of our forests, to the colourful eclecticism of downtown Toronto, Landsby's team will guide you to the best that Canada has to offer.
 
Not all road trips can go as expected, so it’s important to review your insurance policy ahead of time and know what you’re covered for. You can then begin your next road trip adventure with the peace of mind that you and your loved ones are protected.
 
Road tripping’s all the better when you know you’ve saved with OTIP’s auto insurance discount that’s exclusive for Ontario educators! If you’re shopping for car insurance and would like to get a quote, contact us today at 1-888-892-4935.
 
If you have questions about your existing OTIP car insurance policy or want to know more about recommended coverage for long-distance driving, connect with your OTIP insurance broker at 1-888-494-0090.

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