Ontario, Canada, is home to the nation's capital, Ottawa. Ontario is also the most populous province in Canada. Ontario is located between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec.
In 1867 Ontario received its name. This came decades after the area had been divided into several new districts. On July 1st, 1867 Ontario joined the provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Quebec in joining the Dominion of Canada.
The province of Ontario is home to many cities. Some of the most popular cities include:
According to Statistics Canada's 2011 census, Ontario has an estimated population of 12,851,821. This makes Ontario the most populous province in Canada.
Ontario's climate varies greatly by location due to the mix of cold, dry, and arctic air that flows through the province. Most of Ontario's cities experience warm summers and cold winters.
There are plenty of attractions to visit in Ontario such as: