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Ontario Travel Destinations
Ontario could be described as a summer beach destination with the myriad of Ontario lakes. Both Ontario public beaches and private beaches are plentiful. At the same time Ontario is also a four season destination with winter, spring and fall. Destinations . Many of the associations have special events that can be found in the events section. See more Ontario Destination options.
Algonquin Highlands Trails (http://www.algonquinhighlands.ca/)
Where Adventure Awaits!
~ Haliburton Highlands Water Trails – Frost Centre and Poker Lakes
~ Frost Centre Ski and Snowshoe Trails
~ Backcountry Camping, Canoeing and Kayaking
~ Canoe, Ski and Snowshoe Rentals
~ 38kms of Hiking Trails, Hundreds of kms of Snowmobile and ATV trails
~ Excellent fishing for Trout, Bass and Whitefish
~ Dorset Scenic Lookout Tower – Best view of Fall colors in the highlands!
~ Ontario’s only full size historic Log chute
~ Group of Seven Outdoor Murals
~ Dorset Snowball Winter Carnival
Just 2.5hrs from Toronto, in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands
Call 705-766-9033 for info
Blue Mountain Village (www.bluemountainvillage.ca)
There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE!
The Blue Mountain Village is located in the Town of the Blue Mountains, nestled between the charming communities of Collingwood and Thornbury, at the foot of Ontario’s largest mountain resort, Blue Mountain. The Village offers a vibrant social and cultural scene combining unique attractions, dining and shopping experiences. There is ALWAYS something to do at BLUE including five hotels, 38 retailers, 20 cafes & restaurants, year round award winning Festivals and Events plus Activity Central to book your hiking, biking, caving, climbing, spa, Apple Pie Trail adventures and more! Please visit www.bluemountainvillage.ca
Haliburton Highlands Tourism Region
The Haliburton Highlands is known as ‘A Natural Work of Art’ which not only describes the true artistry in the area, but also defines the topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands. Offering a true Canadian experience with the distinct advantage of being attached to Algonquin Provincial Park. Located just beyond the city lights a scenic 2 ½ drive, we invite you to discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands. Please visit our new, mobile friendly website at www.experiencehaliburton.com and call us at 1.800.461.7677 for a FREE Destination Guide.
Land O' Lakes (www.travellandolakes.com)
Imagine being able to fish or paddle a different lake every day for 13 years – that’s what makes the Land O’ Lakes unique! Our 5,000 lakes allow you to experience a different adventure around every corning. Sharing any of our 5,000 adventures with friends and family will create the best memories that will last a lifetime. You can enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, kayaking, boating, hiking, cycling, snowmobiling, skiing, ATVing, motorcycling, or just plain relaxing in some of the most beautiful scenery. Don’t forget to check out our events calendar on our website for upcoming festivals in our region. Your World Awaits in the Land O’ Lakes – Which Adventure Will You Choose?
Municipality of Magnetawan (http://www.magnetawan.com/)
The Municipality of Magnetawan is located in the District of Parry Sound between Parry Sound and Burk's Falls. With a population of approximately 1300, Magnetawan is a beautiful, natural area boasting the Magnetawan River and many scenic lakes. From its headwaters in Algonquin Park, the Magnetawan River flows through lakes, rapids and waterfalls as it winds its way to Georgian Bay. The historic lift locks, located in the Village of Magnetawan opened in 1886, making this one of the oldest colonized areas in the Parry Sound District. St. George the Martyr Anglican Church was painted in 1933 by A.J. Casson of the Group of Seven.
North Muskoka Region (Resorts of North Muskoka)
Muskoka is widely recognized as one of Canada's most popular vacation spots. Whether it is a romantic getaway with someone special, a summer family vacation or special group gathering, the many choices of cottage resorts, inns and lodges make North Muskoka an excellent place to spend a holiday. The resorts in North Muskoka have been greeting guests for generations and are a true reflection of the Muskoka vacation experience. The North Muskoka directory features private and family owned accommodations offering:
There’s so much to do in Ontario’s Highlands during summer that the only way to appreciate all we have to offer, is to experience it for yourself. You’ll discover an abundance of outdoor adventure, combined with our original offering of arts, culture and heritage experiences, all set against a picture perfect backdrop of unspoiled wilderness and the small town charm of our friendly communities. Our beautiful region is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto, a half hour west of Ottawa, and a world removed from it all.
The Ottawa Valley – Ontario’s Adventure Playground
Cradled between the Ottawa River and Algonquin Park, the Ottawa Valley is famous for its stunning outdoors and cultural and heritage riches. Known as Ontario’s Adventure Playground, the region beckons with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation!
Conquer the rapids of the mighty Ottawa, Madawaska or Petawawa Rivers in the Whitewater Capital of Canada. Hike our trails to reach breathtaking lookouts that inspire greatness. Cycle the Foymount Hill Climb Challenge and reach Ontario’s highest populated point. Celebrate at our festivals. Immerse yourself in our arts and culture.
Located only 3 hours northeast of Toronto and 45 minutes west of the Nation’s Capital, the Ottawa Valley consists of a unique blend of towns, villages and municipalities. There is plenty of variety, from the urban centres to the rural areas, where beautiful artistry and lush wilderness abound.
www.OttawaValley.travel / 1.800.757.6580
Tourism Midland (http://www.midland.ca/Tourism/index.htm)
The Town of Midland is situated at the gateway to Georgian Bay's picturesque 30,000 Islands.
A very safe, clean and hospitable community, Midland flourishes with a vibrant and bustling downtown, 4 community parks, 10 neighbourhood parks, 2 golf courses, the North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Complex housing a double pad arena and court facilities and community rooms, a Sports Hall of Fame, a curling rink, a lawn bowling club, cross country and downhill skiing, snowmobiling trails, a YMCA complete with an Olympic size pool and 10 km of waterfront trail for walking or biking. There are also 4 marinas offering over 2,800 wet slips on the Georgian Bay waterways.
The tourism information centre is located at the town dock (foot of King Street) during the summer months and at the North Simcoe Sport and Recreation Centre the rest of the year.
Township of Georgian Bay, Muskoka (http://www.gbtownship.ca/)
Discover Ontario's Gateway to the HistoricTrent-Severn Waterway and Georgian Bay's 30,000 Islands. Georgian Bay Townships is part of the new Biosphere Reserve, and has access to Georgian Bay Islands National Park. Parks Canada information centre is located at Lock 45 in Port Severn.The Muskoka Tourism Information Centre is located at Highway 400 and Muskoka Road 5.
Algoma Kiniwabi Travel Association
The Travel Association encompasses Sault St. Marie, Wawa, and White River, part of the Shores of Lake Superior and most of the shores of the North Channel.(Georgian Bay)
Bradford & District Chamber of Commerce
Bruce County Tourism
Bruce County Tourism includes the area bordered by Lake Huron, Georgian Bay and the Niagara Escarpment.
Bruce Peninsula Tourism
Bruce Peninsula Tourism covers the Bruce Peninsula and the towns and destinations of Tobermory, Wiarton, Sauble Beach and Lion’s Head.
Cochrane & Area Community Development Corporation
/ Cochrane Tourist Association
(705) 272-3481 or 1-800-354-9948
The Georgian Triangle represents the Beaver Valley and the historic shorelines of Georgian Bay including the towns of Meaford, The Blue Mountains, Collingwood and Wasaga Beach.
James Bay Travel Association
1-800-461-3766 or 705-360-1989
The James Bay Frontier may be considered the largest resort destination north of Toronto. Starting at New Liskeard, along the Quebec border up to James Bay, over to Hudson Bay and the Manitoba Border, the towns and cities of Timmins, Kirkland Lake, Cochrane, Kapuskasing, Moosonee, Attawapiskat and Peawanuck.
Muskoka tourism encompasses an area north of the Severn River, South of Parry Sound, West to Georgian Bay, and East to Lake of Bays and towns of Gravenhurst, Bala, Bracebridge Dwight, and Huntsville.
Northern Ontario Tourist Outfitters
Members of NOTO operate lodges, resorts, camps, camping/trailer parks, canoe outfitters, and fly-in services located in the heart of the Canadian wilderness. Accommodations range from luxurious resorts to log cabins.
ONTARIO'S NEAR NORTH
800-387-0516 or (705) 474-6634
With a coverage of more than 62,000 square kilometres, we have more opportunities to fish, paddle, snowmobile, snowshoe, dogsled, boat, backpack, bike, ski, hunt, and basically have a great time than just about anywhere around!
Orillia District Chamber of Commerce
(705) 326-4424 Fax: (705) 327-7841
800-363-4465 or 613-237-5150
Canada’s Capital region Ottawa Ontario, north east of Toronto, on the Quebec Border.
Ottawa Valley Tourism
800-757-6580 or 613-732-4364
The Ottawa Valley starts in Renfrew county in the north east part of the Province, and represents the towns and villages and resorts in this spectacular resort destination.
Resorts Of Ontario
This association represents individual properties in the the following categories, resort lodges, resort hotels, cottage resorts, country inns, fishing resorts, entertainment hotels, and also has a section on adventure recreation.
Simcoe County Huronia Tourism Association
From Orillia, Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching to Collingwood and the Georgian Triangle. From Barrie to Alliston, Cookstown, Tottenham, Bradford and the Holland Marsh. From Midland, Penetanguishene, Georgian Bay and the Trent Severn Waterway. Every city, town, and village has something for you to discover. We are only one hour north of Toronto via Hwy. 400.
York Region Tourism
(905) 830-4444 or 1-888-895-3482