Nestled between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, Orillia is easily accessible off of Highway 11 or Highway 12 north of Barrie and has a variety of year round events and festivals and a variety of hotel and resort accommodation.

Orillia is truly an Ontario getaway year round resort destination…..a beautiful waterfront haven with outstanding beaches and marina facilities during the summer. The Port of Orillia has excellent docking facilities for boaters travelling along the Historic Trent-Severn Waterway.  Also Orillia is winter destination near ski & snowboard resorts, trails for sledding & cross country skiing highlight winter.  Orillia personalities include Steven Leacock (Sunshine Sketches) and Canadian icon Gordon Lightfoot.

Accommodations in the Orillia Area

Attractions in the Orillia Area

Orillia Mariposa Market An Area Favourite

The Mariposa Market, a landmark in Orillia for the past 23 years, has been voted the favorite bakery and caterer as well as favorite dessert spot for six years in a row. The Mariposa Market is known for its old fashioned shopping and eating experience with its 5 historic shops that include Orillia’s most celebrated bakeshop & café, a fudge & candy shop, a home decorating store and a shop for handmade soaps and candles.  More on Mariposa Market


Outdoor Experiences

Orillia is easily accessible to many outdoor natural areas with excellent, hiking, biking, and boating opportunities. Flora and fauna attract naturalists and avid birders from around the world and is often described as the Perch Capital of Canada.



Culture and History

Orillia plays host to professional and community theatre productions, concerts, and meetings at the 106 year old Orillia Opera House. The Stephen Leacock National Historic Site is just minutes away and the Port of Orillia offers one of the finest docking facilities on the Trent Severn System.

Destinations close to Orillia are Sparrow Lake-Kilworthy and Coldwater, Oro.

The Highway 11 Way

Highway 11 dissects the Orillia area, along with Highway 12. Highway 11 continues north and west in Ontario. It is considered by many to be the longest street (Highway in the world). Visitors leaving Orillia will inevitably find themselves on Highway 11. There are a number of wonderful attractions and accommodation locations along the route from Barrie Ontario to Rainy River the driving distance runs close to 1600 km. See the quick links to the various towns, villages and cities and places with an Ontario road trip on the Highway 11 Way.


Lake Simcoe Regional Airport: Services the communities of Barrie, Orillia, and Oro-Medonte.

Orillia Area Tourism Information

Ontario’s Lake Country

Ontario's Lake Country

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