Invest in Ontario’s Lake Country
Orillia & Area’s Four Season Playground
Ontario’s Lake Country has outstanding tourism opportunities, ranging from access to world-class waterways, established and successful tourism operators, and close proximity to a market of over five million people in the Greater Toronto Area. The region comprises the City of Orillia, the townships of Oro-Medonte, Severn, and Ramara, and the Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
These communities are nestled within some of Ontario’s most scenic waterfront landscapes along Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Two separate and independent reviews of tourism investment in Ontario’s Lake Country have confirmed these six opportunities that hold unrealized potential.
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Ontario’s Lake Country is known as a mountain biking mecca. From the Hardwood Ski and Bike Pan-Am course to the locally maintained Simcoe County Mountain Bike Club trails to the wide network of road cycling and touring routes, there is something for every kind of cyclist.
Join investors in growing eco-adventure based operations such as Horseshoe Resort’s Slopeside adventures, Kayak-Ity-Yak guided tours, Hardwood Ski and Bike, and the several fishing outfitters across the region.
According to the International Spa Association, health and wellness resorts are expected to become a major vacation activity for traditional and corporate travelers. Explore the properties in Ontario’s Lake Country that are ideal for the development of health and wellness resorts.
Ontario’s Lake Country communities boast authentic small town arts and culture districts that provide visitors with well-rounded experiences including shopping, culinary, parks and trails, and festivals and events – opportunities abound.
Orillia’s waterfront is the envy of many communities because of its rich green space and range of amenities. Just steps away from Downtown Orillia and six blocks of shopping and dining, the waterfront features a popular boardwalk and waterfront trail which stretches along the lakefront.
The Trent–Severn Waterway is a 386 kilometre (240 mile) canal connecting Ontario’s Lake Country to Lake Ontario and Lake Huron. Its scenic, meandering route is well-known as one of the finest interconnected systems of navigation in the world, creating many possibilities for enhancing the tourism experience.