Alton is situated approximately 240 miles (386 kilometers) southwest of Ottawa, the national capital, and approximately 75 miles (121 kilometers) northwest of Niagara Falls.
Don't limit yourself to Alton, because Toronto - Central Ontario has numerous scenic and cultural attractions which await the savvy traveler. You may also wish to check out Fergus, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Bramalea 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northwest.
When it's time to spread your wings, visit the nearest regional city. Brampton is situated 19 miles (31 kilometers) away and is home to visitor attractions like Century Gardens Arena, Pearson Convention Centre and Sheridan College Davis Campus. Powerade Centre, Rose Theatre and Embassy Grand Convention Centre are also good places to visit.
If you're looking for indoor entertainment, make a beeline for Toronto - Central Ontario's excellent history museums, art museums and art galleries. These are great places to to learn a little about the region's culture and perhaps find a unique souvenir or two. Spirituality is a vital facet of every region's make-up, so set aside some time to visit the area's many cathedrals and other religious sites.
If you're not the kind of traveler to take a break just to shuffle between the pool and the buffet, Toronto - Central Ontario offers a number of outdoor-adventure activities such as mountain climbing and hiking. Experience a side of Alton many visitors will never see by accompanying a knowledgeable local on one of the city walking tours, cycling tours and culinary tours.
If you plan on traveling by plane, keep in mind that the closest major airport is Pearson International Airport, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the southeast of Alton.