Water fun in Ontario has deep roots dating back to the first Europeans “exploring Canada” with Samuel de Champlain and his desire to extend his summer on Georgian Bay. Aboriginal and First Nations summer places involved waterfront recreation, especially for families when traveling to summer fishing camp sites. Ontario has more than 250,000 lakes to choose from: See Ontario Lakes List, Ontario Fishing Links.
Today water sports involve canoes, kayaks, sailboards, SUP’s, sailboats, fishing boats, personal watercraft, power boats, cruisers and houseboats, windsurfers, kite boarding, water slides, water trampolines, and banana boat rides.
Ontario is Lake Country!
The Great Lakes receive most of their water from Ontario’s Northern Lakes rivers and streams Ontario is perhaps the largest fresh water resort destination in the world. It is reported there are more than 250,000 lakes in Ontario that offer great beaches, continuous watersports, and more swimming areas than any other place in the world
The closest to Toronto lakes in resort destinations areas are Lake Simcoe, Georgian Bay, the Muskoka Lakes Lake of Bays region. The Trent-Severn Historic Waterway links Ontario in the north east part of Lake Ontario to the Georgian Bay-Lake Huron waterways. A bit further north Lake Nipissing is easily accessible via Highway 400 and Highway 11 north via North Bay.
Ontario Fishing Links
Find fishing getaways, resorts and lodges and fishing tournaments please click on the following links:
Lakes and Rivers hosting Resort-hotels, Resorts, lodges, Inns, Cottages
Our 400ELEVEN member properties in most cases are located on a lake, river or stream or have quick and easy access to a beach for swimming or fishing in the summer. Ontario’s lakes offer year round recreation choices including ice fishing, skating or cross country skiing in winter. All seasons involve nearby water. Water is part of the Canadian psyche. Hikes or walks beside a running stream, or along a waterway trail with a lake vista are all possible.
See a list of all of our Ontario Lakes and waterways associated with our members:
Ahmic Lake – Almaquin Highlands
Balsam Lake – Coboconk
Balm Beach Georgian Bay – Balm Beach
Bass Lake – Torrance
Lake of Bays – Huntsville, Dwight
Lake Bernard – Sunridge
Big East River – Huntsville
Black Lake –Torrance
Blind River – Blind River
Boshkung Lake – Minden
Burleigh Falls – Peterborough
Cache Lake – Algonquin Area
Callander Bay – Callander
Carson Lake – Barry’s Bay
Chapleau Lake – Chapleau
Chebogan Lake – Crystal Falls
Clear Lake Algonquin Area , Torrance, Huntsville area (Emsdale)
Cooper Lake – Dwight
Lake Couchiching – Orillia
Eagle Lake – Huntsville
MacFarlane Lake – Sudbury
Madawaska River – Madawaska, Algonquin Region, Barry’s Bay
Magnetawan River – Magnetawan
Lake Manitouwabing – Parry Sound, McKellar
Marten River – Temagami
Lake Mattagami – Gogama, Timmins
Mattawa River – Redbridge
Mill Lake – Parry Sound
Mountain Lake – Minden
Muskoka Lakes – Muskoka
Bay of Quinte – Picton