Northern Ontario is home to incredible urban and rural experiences.

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Welcome to Northern Ontario

Welcome to Ontario’s big, beautiful north country – a region rich in rugged beauty and full of opportunities to enjoy the magnificent outdoors. Discover great boreal forests and countless rivers and lakes. No matter where you are in this vast land, you’ll find lots to see and do.


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Getting Here

Northern Ontario’s major cities are easily accessible via short flights from Toronto of just 1-2 hours. Or choose to drive the scenic highways, which are well connected and easy to navigate. 12 days is the suggested tour length, but is flexible depending on timing and interests.

Toronto Sudbury 1 h
Toronto Timmins 1 h 30 min
Toronto Sault Ste. Marie 1 h
Toronto North Bay 1 h
Toronto Thunder Bay 2 h
Winnipeg Thunder Bay 1 h 30 min
From To Distance Duration
DetroitSault Ste. Marie600 km5 h
DetroitToronto380 km3 h 50 min
ChicagoSault Ste. Marie760 km7 h 15 min
WinnipegKenora209 km2 h 20 min

Ontario's Four Seasons

The North

Touring Routes

Epic is a word we hear that best describes the driving tours in our part of the great province of Ontario.

Products & Experiences

Northern Ontario is the perfect destination for international travellers and has a number of set products and experiences for visitors. 

Gateway Communities

Northern Ontario’s major cities are within close proximity to the great northern wilderness, and are easily accessible via short flights from Toronto of just 1-2 hours. These gateways offer a diverse array of cultural attractions and unique vacation packages.

Parks & Protected landscapes

Northern Ontario is home to hundreds of spectacular parks and protected landscapes formed and connected by lakes, flowing rivers and historic waterways.