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SEASONS OF ONTARIO

Niagara Falls in the winter in Ontario, Canada.

Winter Waterfall 5 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100


As much we Canadians like to complain about our winters, deep down most of us enjoy the variety in seasons. This is especially true in parts of the country like Ontario, where the swing between snowy winters and blazing hot summers allows us to get four completely unique experiences throughout the year. Sure the odd freezing cold temperatures or unnecessarily hot days are cause for some discontent, but these become well worth the full-fledged four season experience not possible in most places, even within our own North American continent.

Autumn road through colourful foliage in Caledon, Ontario.

Fall Country Road

1/160 sec, f/5, ISO 500


Surely many of us have thought about living in a place like Spain or California before. But personally, after having spent several weeks straight in a hot climate, or even after a summer in my own city, I look forward to fall colours with cooler weather, and eventually even snow. In fact, most people I know living in a place with milder climates, especially those with no winters at all, somewhat envy the variety we get in Ontario.

Sunrise at Marie Louise Lake in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

Summer Sunrise 30 sec, f/8, ISO 100


Would it be nice for the winters to be a little shorter and less extreme? Absolutely. But I still appreciate the well-rounded year experience of snowy winters, green and mild springs, hot summers, and incredibly colourful falls.


The photos on this page in order of appearance are:

- Niagara Falls in early January

- A country road in October

- Sunrise at the Sleeping Giant Provincial Park in August

- A baby squirrel peeking out of its tree home in April


See more Ontario here.

Baby squirrel peeking out of its tree home in Toronto, Canada.

Spring Appearance 1/250 sec, f/5, ISO 400


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