Though Southern Ontario may be known more for its urban cities there is plenty of wilderness to explore. More...
Though Southern Ontario may be known more for its urban cities there is plenty of wilderness to explore. This region includes the cottage country area of Muskoka and Algonquin Provincial Park, a popular vacation spot for both locals and visitors alike. Algonquin was the first designated provincial park in Ontario and has long been a popular destination for hikers and canoeists. In the summer you can camp and canoe along the many lakes or enjoy one of the many wilderness lodges. In the winter the park offers dogsledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Algonquin has a healthy wildlife population including moose, wolves and a variety of birds.
The mighty Great Lakes are a paddler’s dream location. Kayaking tours on Lake Superior and Georgian Bay offer a chance to explore the coastline. Clear water, protective coves and granite islands make the Great Lakes one of the best kayaking locations in Canada.
Throughout southern Ontario there are resorts, cabins, campgrounds and bed & breakfasts offering accommodation in great locations. For a bit of excitement the Ottawa River offers some excellent whitewater rafting and resorts set up right on the river offer meals and accommodations for a complete rafting experience.