Belleville and Bay of Quinte

Its official name isn’t the Beautiful Bay of Quinte but it could be — given the undeniable charms of what locals just call the Bay.

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Cobalt and Temiskaming Shores

Rocky Canadian shield, vast lakes, majestic forests — welcome to Ontario’s north.

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Durham Region North

From lake to lake — Scugog to Simcoe — Durham Region North is known for rolling farmlands, charming towns, and one of the most important formations in Ontario’s greenbelt.

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Durham Region South

Durham Region South is conveniently located a stone’s throw from Toronto and offers day-tripping possibilities galore.

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Guelph

Guelph is famed for world-class arts festivals, its historic downtown and beautiful waterways, the Speed and Eramosa Rivers, as well as the birthplace of “In Flanders Fields” poet, John McCrae.

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Halton Hills Region

Halton Hills is a community of towns, hamlets and villages that occupy an area along the Niagara Escarpment, with the Credit River winding its way through the forests, plains, and marshes.

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Hamilton

Art is the new steel in Hamilton. The city best known for its industrial side has become a thriving arts destination for artists and visitors alike.

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Manitoulin Island

Welcome to the largest freshwater lake island on the planet. Odawa Mnis (a.k.a. Manitoulin Island) is known for the natural beauty found in its winding trails, views of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay and over one hundred inland lakes.

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Ottawa – Local

The nation’s capital is known for its impressive “big-ticket” possibilities: Parliament Hill, international festivals, and nationally significant museums. But Ottawa residents also love to just walk, shop, and enjoy their city — and so can you.

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Owen Sound, Path to Freedom

Owen Sound has been called “The Scenic City.” It’s also home to fascinating history as the northernmost “station” on the Underground Railroad — the path to escaping slavery once the British Empire abolished it in 1834.

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Peterborough

Peterborough is built on the shores of the Otonabee River, first known as Nogojiwanong, which is Ojibwa for “place at the end of rapids.” The Otonabee (or Odenabe, “river that beats like a heart,”) isn’t the only waterway to criss-cross the city.

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Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is a world-renowned destination for its stunning beaches, charming towns, and exceptional food and wine. At two hours from Toronto it’s no surprise it’s such a popular destination.

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Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie, a city forever linked to its river. The Ojibwe people named the river and its environs “Bawating,” or the “place of the rapids,” and as you’ll soon see why.

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Six Nations of the Grand River

Located south of Brantford and running alongside the Grand River, this southwestern territory in Ontario is brimming with history that spans thousands of years.

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Thunder Bay

Stunning landscape meets unique history in Thunder Bay. On the shores of Lake Superior, the city is an amalgamation of Fort William and Port Arthur.

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Toronto Public Art

Toronto is a famously diverse cultural hub for all of Canada. Perhaps less known is just how extensive and exciting the city’s public artwork is. But with a new initiative, all that is changing.

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Windsor, Border City

Stretched along the Detroit River, Windsor is speckled with galleries, concert venues, international foods, and – as Canada’s southernmost city and a historic entry point into our nation – rich in Black history.

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COMING SOON!

Our roster of destinations is constantly growing. We’re working hard to bring you stories and experiences from communities across Ontario.

FROM THE ARCHIVES

1000 Islands / Brockville Region

Does Ontario come to mind for your next island getaway? It should. The Thousand Islands region stretches east along the St. Lawrence River and includes a staggering 1,864 islands between Canada and the United States.

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Niagara Region

People like to think that they know Niagara, but there’s so much more to the region than its famous falls. The remains of British fortresses tell the tale of a war in 1812, artists immortalized the river rapids and worn rock faces beyond the falls, and wine cultivation thrives among the far-stretching fields.

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Ottawa – Gatineau

Whether you’re exploring Ottawa's many heritage sites, browsing its galleries, or taking scenic strolls along the river, you can do it all with a good pair of shoes or a trusty bicycle.

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Waterloo

Tech may be what comes to mind when you think of Waterloo. While home to start-ups and the Canadian offices of tech multinationals, ‘Canada’s Silicon Valley’ wouldn’t be where it is now without the history of the Neutral and Six Nations people who were first there, and the Mennonite immigrants who followed. The region pays homage to its roots while staying thoroughly modern with new companies and tech spaces growing in its historic buildings.

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