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.


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 400 km 4 h 15 min
Toronto North Bay 350 km 3 h 40 min
North Bay Sudbury 125 km 1 h 30 min
Sudbury Timmins 290 km 3 h 25 min
North Bay Temiskaming Shores 150 km 1 h 40 min
Temiskaming Shores Timmins 210 km 2 h 20 min
Sudbury Sault Ste. Marie 315 km 3 h 30 min
Sault Ste. Marie Wawa 230 km 2 h 40 min
Wawa Thunder Bay 480 km 5 h 25 min
Thunder Bay Kenora 490 km 5 h 30 min






Sault Ste. Marie

600 km

5 h



380 km

4 h


Sault Ste. Marie

760 km

7 h 15 min



210 km

2 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.