Ontario travel destinations are often represented by tourism organizations and associations in local communities or municipalities. A brief description in alphabetical order of travel destination related associations and their related geographical location in the Province of Ontario.
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.
Ontario Member Resort Destinations
Haliburton Highlands | www.myhaliburtonhighlands.com
The Haliburton Highlands include a unique topography of rolling hills, rock cuts, crystal clear waterways and exceptional woodlands. You will not want to miss all of excitement between amazing outdoor adventures, arts & culture experiences and spectacular delights for foodies. Located a short 2 ½ drive north of the GTA, we invite you to discover the natural beauty of the Haliburton Highlands.
Ontario’s Lake Country | www.ontarioslakecountry.com
Orillia & Area’s four season outdoor playground!
Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round, located just one hour north of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching. Though Lake Country’s assets are plentiful, none are more perfect than its shimmering lakes, rivers, and streams. In fact, some of the best boating and water sports in Canada can be found here, as Lake Country is located on the Trent-Severn Waterway.
Lake Country encompasses five distinctive districts: Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara, and Severn. Each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure, every day of the year.
Muskoka Tourism | www.discovermuskoka.ca
Muskoka Tourism provides up-to-the-minute tourism information for travellers looking for cottage rentals, camping, B&Bs, resorts or other types of accommodation. Visitors have access to the latest information about recreational activities including golf, boating, fishing, canoeing and many other outdoor activities. The list of fun family things to do is endless: hiking and biking along Muskoka’s nature trails, snowmobiling and skiing or just taking in some shopping, a spa treatment or festival… in Muskoka, you have so much choice.
Tourism Midland | www.midland.ca
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.
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!
Ontario’s Highlands | ontarioshighlands.ca
Throw away the itinerary and let curiosity guide you in Ontario’s Highlands. Explore the diverse geology of the region and foster your sense of adventure by challenging the natural environment or climbing high above the trees. Follow your authentic sense of discovery through museums and natural heritage sites or feel your imagination come to life during quirky festivals and theatre shows. See smiles light your loved ones faces as you take in the breathtaking scenery or satisfy your search for indulgence at unique spas and lakeside retreats. Ontario’s Highlands is just 2.5 hours east of Toronto and a half hour west of Ottawa, but a world removed from it all. Step out of the city and into our world to reconnect, experience something new, and to wander.
The Ottawa Valley – Ontario’s Adventure Playground | www.OttawaValley.travel
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 and Whitewater Capital of Canada, the area is surrounded by woodlands, over 900 pristine lakes, four major river systems and dozens of other clean, warm and safe whitewater rivers.
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, seasonal agriculture and lush wilderness abound. For a romantic getaway, family holiday, a day’s shopping, the great outdoors, or whatever you choose, let your sense of adventure guide to the Ottawa Valley. Call us at 1.800.757.6580
Algonquin Highlands Trails | www.algonquinhighlands.ca
Where Adventure Awaits! Just 2.5hrs from Toronto, in the heart of the Haliburton Highlands
- 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
Lake Simcoe | www.400eleven.com/lakesimcoe.html
Lake Simcoe is Toronto’s close to home resort destination. It is the first major lake north of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), and has often been described as the “Sixth Great Lake”. Lake Simcoe is linked to the Great Lakes through the Trent-Severn Historic Waterway to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron. The two largest cities on Lake Simcoe are Barrie, and Orillia both with substantial public marinas, beaches and waterfront parks. Simcoe County, York Region, Durham, and Kawartha Lakes all touch on Lake Simcoe. Many say Lake
Simoce is the Ice Fishing Capital of North America. See Lake Simcoe Ontario
Additional Ontario Resort Destinations
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 Resort, Recreation and Agricultural Tourism Destination
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. Driving Time is less than one hour north of Toronto via Hwy. 400. Enjoy some of the best farmers’s markets in Midland, Orillia and Penetanguishene . More information on Simcoe County Resorts and Recreation.
York Region Tourism
(905) 830-4444 or 1-888-895-3482