Eastern Ontario | Travel & Tourism Information Guide
Feel the pride of a nation and the rich sense of history at the heart and soul of the country. Delve into the long-ago days of the Loyalists, faithfully preserved in towns and villages that dot the region. Cruise down wondrous waterways and past emerald islands numbering in the thousands. Pamper yourself at a Victorian country inn. Traverse rolling hills, rocky highlands and soaring sand dunes. Enjoy warm hospitality and "joie de vivre" in charmingly rural French communities. Wander through the valleys and highlands for a spectacular show of fall colours. No matter what time of year it is, Eastern Ontario provides a rewarding retreat.
Arch back and look skyward at the lush canopy of leaves stretching out at the eastern entrance to Algonquin Provincial Park. Ponder the mechanics of the swinging footbridge as you stroll across the Bonnechere River. Listen for the whispers of the past as you poke around Balaclava, a true ghost town.
Rideau Heritage Route
Set your watch and observe the strict precision of the Changing of the Guard on stately Parliament Hill, Canada's seat of government. Spend a relaxing day in the company of heritage homes, artisans and shops in Merrickville, considered one of Canada's prettiest villages.
St. Lawrence Seaway
Bear witness to authentic 19th-century military drills and cannon battles as they ignite the air and the spirit at Fort Henry in Kingston. Embrace the beckoning breeze and visual splendour as the St. Lawrence River weaves you on a relaxing cruise through the famous 1000 Islands.
Chill out in the unmistakable summer resort atmosphere of lakeside Picton. And if pike, bass and walleye have you hooked, Belleville will be your paradise. Visions of sky sparring and magnificent manoeuvres come to mind as you walk amongst the warplanes at the Royal Canadian Airforce Museum.