The province of Ontario holds some of the most-popular attractions in all of Canada: the city of Toronto, Niagara Falls, prime skiing and delicious dining. Whether you want a big city experience or some time for rural tranquility, you can find it in Ontario. The province is also home to four international airports that are part of the Canadian National Airports System, which simply means they were formerly government-operated and are located in a Canadian capital city or handle more than 200,000 passengers annually.

Toronto Pearson International Airport

Toronto Pearson is one of the busiest airports in the world, and by far the busiest in Canada. It services more than 180 destinations around the globe via more than 65 airlines, and its website calls it "a destination in and of itself" – a high claim for an airport to make. That said, Toronto Pearson offers plenty of shopping, restaurants, art exhibits and services for passengers in transit.

The Toronto Pearson airport has direct access to the area's major highways and public transportation systems, as well as car rental services, van transportation services, express trains, and taxis and limousines. It's right up on the U.S. border, and just about a half-hour's drive from the heart of Toronto.

London International Airport

The London International Airport is located just about 6 miles northeast of the city of London in Ontario. It also ranks as one of Canada's busiest airports, serving hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. The London International Airport services five airlines – four Canadian, one American – with direct flights to 14 different destinations.

Ottawa International Airport

Ottawa's airport served nearly 4.5 million passengers in 2017, nearly 600,000 of whom were traveling to or from the United States and more than 340,000 who were traveling to or from outside of North America. Eleven airlines utilize Ottawa International Airport, and the airport offers dozens of eating and shopping options for travelers passing through.

The Ottawa airport is only about 20 minutes by car from the heart of the city of Ottawa, and approximately a two-hour drive from the city of Montreal in Quebec.

Thunder Bay International Airport

Ontario's fourth and final member of the Canadian National Airports System is Thunder Bay International Airport in the city of Thunder Bay. It features regularly scheduled flights from six different airlines, as well as charter, vacation charter and helicopter services. Thunder Bay sees about a 100,000 air movements each year, serving upwards of 700,000 passengers annually. It also offers its passengers all the basics as far as shopping, dining and tourism services go.

Other Ontario Airports

Toronto Pearson, London International, Ottawa International and Thunder Bay International are the four airports in Ontario that you'll find in the Canadian National Airports System. However, they're not the only airports in the province. Others include:

  • John C. Munro Hamilton International in Hamilton, ON
  • Kingston Airport in Kingston, ON
  • Jack Garland Airport in North Bay, ON
  • Sarnia Airport in Sarnia, ON
  • Sault Ste. Marie Airport in Sault Ste. Marie, ON
  • Greater Sudbury Airport in Sudbury, ON
  • Timmins Municipal Airport in Timmins, ON
  • Windsor International Airport in Windsor, ON