Ontario Lakes, Rivers, Streams

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 ListOntario 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 SimcoeGeorgian 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:

Fishing Getaways
Fishing in Ontario
Fishing Lodges
Fishing Tournaments
Ice Fishing Getaways
Ice Fishing in Ontario
Family Fishing  Week in Ontario

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

Dark Lake – Wilberforce (Haliburton area)
Diamond Lake – Bancroft

Eagle Lake – Huntsville

Farquhar Lake – Harcourt
French River – Parry Sound

Georgian Bay
Gowganda Lake – Gowganda
Granary Lake – Blind River

Halls Lake – Minden
Hay Lake – Whitney
Horseshoe Lake – Parry Sound
Lake Huron Georgian Bay
Lake Ivanhoe – Foyelet (Timmins area)

Lake Joseph – Port Carling, Mactier

Kamaniskeg Lake – Barry’s Bay
Lake Kashagawigamog – Haliburton
Lake Kukagami – Wahnapitae

Little Hawk Lake – Haliburton Highlands, Minden
Little Lake – Midland
Long Lake – Sudbury
Lowell Lake – Temagami


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 LakesMuskoka

Net Lake – Temagami
Lake Nipissing – West Nipissing Region, North Bay, Callander, Monetville, Lavigne
Lake Nosbonsing – Powassan
Nottawasaga River – Alliston

Oxtongue Lake – Oxtongue, Algonquin Region

Paudash Lake – Algonquin Region
Peninsula Lake –Huntsville
Pointe au baril – Pointe au baril
Portage Lake – Port Loring
Purdy Lake – Purdy

Bay of Quinte – Picton

Lake Ramsey – Sudbury
Red Cedar Lake – Temagami
Lake Rosseau – Muskoka

Sand Lake – Kearney
Severn River – Severn Bridge
Lake Simcoe
South River – South River
Stoney Lake – Lakefield
Stoco Lake – Tweed

Twelve Mile Lake – Minden

Walker Lake – Huntsville
Wasaga Beach
Wasi Lake – Powassan
West Lake – Picton
Nipissing – West Nipissing
White River – Sault Ste. Marie


Calm Lake