Ontario info

Ontario is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest, after Quebec, in total area.

The capital of Ontario is Toronto, the largest city in Canada. Ottawa, the capital of Canada, is located in Ontario as well.

The province takes its name from Lake Ontario, which is thought to be derived from ontarí:io, a Huron word meaning "great lake", or possibly skanadario which means "beautiful water" in Iroquoian.

Bays in Ontario, Canada

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Amherstburg located near the mouth of the Detroit River, is a town steeped in historic charm with many fascinating tourist attractions, including Fort Malden and the North American Black Historical Museum....


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Atikokan is a town in the Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, which promotes itself as the canoeing capital of Canada with many canoe outfitters, and incredible wilderness to explore in the Quetico provincial park....


Home to the Ontario Police College, Aylmer is a picturesque town of 6,275 people located in Elgin County. A rest stop for over 60,000 migrating swans each year, the town features a rich history with Mennonite Culture....


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Bala is a community located in Muskoka Lakes Township where Lake Muskoka drains into the Moon River. It is considered one of the hubs of cottage country located north of Toronto, Ontario. Thus, its year-round population of several hundred is swamped by thousands of seasonal residents and day-trippers. It is known as the Cranberry Capital of Ontario.  ...


Barrie is a city of 128,430 residents, the 35th largest municipality in Canada. It is located on Kempenfelt Bay, an arm of Lake Simcoe in the central portion of Southern Ontario, Canada. Although geographically a part of Simcoe County, the municipality is politically separate. The city's north and south ends are separated by a deep valley which contains the downtown area along Kempenfelt Bay. At the north-east end of Barrie is the Highway 11 and Highway 400 interchange. Many consider this the gateway to central Ontario's resort destinations (referred to as cottage country).  ...


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Baysville is a community in the Lake of Bays, a township within the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada....


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Belle River is a very small rural community nestled along the Northumberland Strait. It is 20 minutes from Montague and 40 minutes from Charlottetown....


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A quaint fishing village in Nova Scotia. Along Nova Scotia's ragged south coastline you'll discover an unforgettable landscape of seaside beauty and historic charm that will capture your heart....


Bracebridge is located in the heart of Muskoka with beautiful scenery, waterfalls, quaint shops, fine restaurants and art galleries. The area also offers boating, swimming, hiking, biking, golfing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing as well as the Lady Muskoka and Santa's Village....


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Callander is a small town on the shore of Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing. It is small and quaint but offers a variety of restaurants, shopping, golfing and local attractions. It is a short 15 minute lakeshore drive to the city of North Bay with its major shopping and entertainment centres....


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Cambridge is a city located in Southern Ontario at the confluence of the Grand and Speed rivers in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada....


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Chapleau is a township in Sudbury District, Ontario, Canada. It is home to one of the world's largest wildlife preserves....


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Collingwood is a town in Simcoe County, Ontario. Geographically, it is situated on Nottawasaga Bay at the southern point of Georgian Bay....


Dryden is the second-largest city in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada, located on Wabigoon Lake, with excellent hunting and fishing opportunities, a strong retail sector, wonderful accommodation choices and restaurants....


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Ear Falls is a small settlement and township located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada on the famous English river on Lac Seul, ideal for excellent fishing and hunting....


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Elliot Lake is a clean and modern city in the Algoma district of Ontario, Canada with thousands of lakes and pristine wilderness, wildlife, bird and fish species and is an excellent tourist destination and retirement community....


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Emo is a small rural township, located along the Rainy River in northwestern Ontario, Canada with lovely waterfront park area, stock car racing and home to the smallest church in the world, Norlund Chapel....


Erieau is a wonderful town and community in Ontario, Canada, known for its great sport fishing, water sports and fantastic beach....


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Fort Frances is a town in, and the seat of, Rainy River District in Northwestern Ontario, Canada famous for smallmouth bass fishing on Rainy Lake....


The mighty St. Lawrence river offers a wide selection of game fish for the angler. . Services in Gananoque and the 1000 Islands are available to ensure that your fishing experience, whether for a few hours, a day or for a week, is a pleasurable one. Boat launching ramps are located on St. Lawrence Street in Gananoque, and many of the marinas, lodges, tourist resorts and campgrounds in the area. Local marina also have slips available for those who wish to spend a night. Come enjoy the heart of downtown Gananoque. With unique shops and exquisite restaurants you’re sure to find what you’re looking for....


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Goderich is located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron at the mouth of the Maitland River, in Ontario, Canada, most notable for it's beautiful sunsets....


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Gore Bay is located on Manitoulin Island in Ontario, Canada on the North Channel of Lake Huron, and is one of the larger communities on the island....


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Grand Bend, often referred to as simply "The Bend" or "GB," is a community located on the shores of Lake Huron and a part of the municipality of Lambton Shores in the county of Lambton....


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The Haliburton Highlands, Muskoka’s neighbour, is in the heart of Ontario’s cottage country. Its rolling hardwood forests, pristine lakes, meandering rivers and extensive wetlands make it a nature lover’s dream. Its four-season climate means all year recreation. There’s water-skiing, wakeboarding, swimming, boating and canoeing for water enthusiasts. Hiking, mountain biking and cross-country skiing is at your doorstep with hundreds of kilometers of scenic trails (and some lookout towers too). ...


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Huntsville is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada....


Ignace on the shores of Agimak Lake is located in the Kenora District of Northwestern Ontario, Canada with excellent fishing and hunting opportunities....


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The Municipality of Kincardine is located on the shores of Lake Huron in the County of Bruce in the province of Ontario, Canada. It has a population of 12,000, and covers an area of 580 square kilometres....


Kingston, Ontario is a Canadian city located in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario, where Lake Ontario flows into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin....


Kingsville is town steeped in history with Victorian era architecture and is located in  Essex County, Ontario, Canada, ideal for divers, boaters, fisherman and visitors to come enjoy the specialty shops, antiques, beaches and natural areas....


The City of Kitchener is a city in southwestern Ontario, Canada. It was the Town of Berlin from 1854 until 1912 and the City of Berlin from 1912 until 1916....


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Lakeshore is a town in Southwestern Ontario, in Essex County, Canada, on the shores of Lake St Clair with the economy based primarily on agriculture and manufacturing....


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Leamington is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario and has a population of 31,113. It is located near Point Pelee. In 2006, Leamington was named Canada's best place to live by MoneySense magazine....


Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (Canada 2006 Census population 2,711) is a municipality with "town" status in Manitoulin District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, approximately 30 kilometres south of Espanola. Its main town is Little Current, located on the northeast side of Manitoulin Island. However, its territory also includes most of the small islands surrounding Manitoulin, even those at the far western end of Manitoulin....


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London is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada, situated along the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor....


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The Town of Marathon is located in Thunder Bay district, Ontario, Canada, on the north shore of Lake Superior north of Pukaskwa National Park, in the heart of the Canadian Shield....


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Midland is a town located on Georgian Bay in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada....


Minaki is located in the Kenora District in northwestern Ontario, Canada and is an excellent hunting and fishing destination....


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Mississauga, incorporated in 1974, is a city in Southern Ontario located in the Regional Municipality of Peel, and part of the Greater Toronto Area....


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Mitchell's Bay is located on the east Shore of Lake St. Clair in Ontario, Canada and is well known for the best sport fishing of smallmouth Bass and Pickerel in North America....


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The District Municipality of Muskoka, more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka or, simply, Muskoka is a Regional Municipality located in Central Ontario, Canada....


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Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, right on the shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods in the Kenora District...


Niagara Falls is a Canadian city on the Niagara River in the Golden Horseshoe region of Southern Ontario....


Niagara-on-the-Lake has been designated Canada's prettiest town, and has a very rich history, boasting a number of important attractions, like the popular Shaw Festival Theater, one of the world's premiere Theater Houses. The Niagara Region has an excellent reputation for its fine wines, and tours and tastings are always a delight. One of the finest drives you can experience is the Niagara Parkway, which starts in town, and passes through Niagara Falls to Fort Erie. Along the way, you can visit historic Fort George, The Botanical Gardens, Queenston Heights, and one of the natural wonders of the world, Niagara Falls....


Nipigon is a township in Thunder Bay District, Northwestern Ontario, Canada, located on the most northern point of Lake Superior and situated along the west side of the Nipigon River and south of the small Lake Helen running between Lake Nipigon and Lake Superior....


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North Bay and area is a splendour of scenery and attractions. North Bay welcomes everyone to come see the many attractions that are hosted by this area. For starters, how about a five star attraction? The Dionne Museum features the five biggest stars of the world from the 1930s, the Dionne Quintuplets, along with all kinds of other fascinating historical exhibits, displays and artifacts. Plus there's a Travel Information Centre right next door to fill you in on everything from room prices to pizza slices....


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Oakville is a town in Halton Region, on Lake Ontario in southern Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Greater Toronto Area....


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Orillia is a city located in Central Ontario, Canada, between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, with a history dating back several thousand years and large waterfront making it an ideal tourist destination and natural outdoor playground....


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Up front we tell you that Owen Sound is not known for tourism but for business and commerce. In the past 10 years the city has been making great strides to improve this image. The long weekends have lots of activities and other weekends usually have something going on at Kelso Beach or Harrison Park. The reason I would pick Owen Sound as a tourist spot, is its location at the bottom of the Bruce Penincila and it proximity to all the attractions....


Parry Sound lies on beautiful Georgian Bay, formed when glaciers receded over the mighty Canadian Shield.With a moderate climate, thanks to a relatively sheltered sound, the Big Bay can be easily reached and is, daily, by unobtrusive tour boats.A quick exploration of the town reveals full medical facilities and distinguished schools among other necessary business services, making this town an attractive place to live and work....


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Perrault Falls located in the Kenora district of Ontario, Canada is an adventure area with pristine wilderness, fishing and hunting opportunities, lakes and lodges...


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Port Burwell is a community on the north shore of Lake Erie, in the municipality of Bayham in Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. It is situated at the mouth of Big Otter Creek....


Port Carling is an unincorporated community in the Township of Muskoka Lakes in the Canadian province of Ontario....


Port Perry is a community located in Scugog Township, Durham Region, Ontario, Canada with picturesque downtown Victorian architecture, great shopping, cafes, galleries and restaurants....


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Red Lake is a municipality with town status  within the Unorganized Kenora District, in the Canadian province of Ontario ideal for fishing excursions, wildlife viewing, tranquil nature, retail and restaurants, and outfitters provide all the fishing and hunting fun you can handle. ...


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Sarnia is a city in Southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is the largest city on Lake Huron and is located where the three upper Great Lakes empty into the St. Clair River....


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Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls is a township in the Canadian province of Ontario, located in the Kenora District on the eastern shores of beautiful Lake of the Woods....


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Southampton is located on the shores of Lake Huron in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the Saugeen River, and is a great family vacation destination with unique attractions and natural sandy beach....


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Stratford is a city on the Avon River in Perth County in southwestern Ontario, Canada with a population of 30,461, according to the 2006 census....


Sudbury is a federal electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1949....


Tecumseh is a town in Essex County in Southwestern Ontario, Canada with many fine restaurants and shopping areas, exciting recreational opportunities and warm climate on the shores of Lake St. Clair....


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Thunder Bay, formerly the twin cities of Fort William and Port Arthur, is a city in and the seat of Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada. It is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario, and the second most populous in Northern Ontario after Greater Sudbury....


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Tobermory is located on the northern tip of Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada and is known as the diving capital of the world because of the many shipwrecks. People come for the diving, the beaches and unspoilt countryside, it's a great vacation destination....


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Vermilion Bay is located in the heart of Sunset country on Vermilion Bay of Eagle Lake in the Kenora district of northwestern, Ontario, Canada is the perfect fishing destination for trophy walleye, Muskie, Northern pike and smallmouth bass, as well as hunting opportunities....


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... the end of your search for a new home, a family vacation or a new business location. Situated on the world's longest freshwater beach on beautiful Georgian Bay, Ontario. Wasaga Beach has something for everyone....


Wawa, Ontario is a community in Northern Ontario, Canada, located in Michipicoten Township in the Algoma District. The community is known for its 28-foot-tall metal statue of a Canada goose, which was built in 1963. Wawa takes its name from the Ojibwe word for "wild goose", wewe. Wawa was defined as wild goose in the Songs of Hiawatha....


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Whitby is a town located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the Durham Region of Canada, offering excellent recreation, arts and culture, heritage and activities....


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Windsor, Ontario, is the southernmost city in Canada, located across the Detroit River with a small town feel, and is also known as the Automotive Capital of Canada...


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