Ontario’s Lake Country is Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground! This region is nestled within some of Ontario’s most scenic, water-front landscapes along Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe connecting the Trent Severn Waterway. This provides for an array of activities for all to enjoy including some of the best paddling opportunities, recreational boating and water sports in Canada . We are located just one hour north of Toronto, comprising of the historic City of Orillia, the quaint villages of Coldwater, Washago, Craighurst and Brechin; each offers a unique experience with an abundance of activities, attractions, cultural experiences, events and recreational adventure every day of the year.
The best way to experience the beauty of the various waterways in Ontario’s Lake Country is to be on the water with your paddle, whether it be by canoe, kayak or SUP this is the best way to truly experience our region. We have developed various different routes that are geared for all levels of experience from beginner to intermediate and from 5-15km. Each route has a map, launch location details, a description of the area and points of interest. Ontario’s Lake Country has some fantastic paddling outfitters that will provide you with rentals, repairs, sales and some provide guiding opportunities and group lessons. Along with the online version of the routes found here we also have an informative paddling guide that is must-have resource for paddlers, this can be picked up at local outfitters, information centres or by contacting our office.
Come and visit Ontario’s Lake Country including a stop at our fine restaurants or learn about our fascinating culture and history, take a ride along one of our scenic cycling routes connecting to many of the paddling routes you will find throughout the region. Check in for an overnight stay at a resort, hotel or B&B and enjoy time with family or simply relax by one of our many breathtaking lakes. Take in a night of entertainment at Casino Rama Resort or immerse yourself in the local culture at a music festival or event. You need to visit Ontario’s Lake Country to truly understand the special attributes it has to offer. Come and visit us!