Ontario’s Lake Country is one of Ontario’s most picturesque regions with radiant lakes and rivers and an array of activities for all to enjoy year round. Located just 90 minutes north of Toronto in Simcoe County, on the shores of Lake Simcoe, Lake Couchiching and the Trent-Severn Waterway.  Some of the best boating, paddling, swimming, and water sports in Canada can be found here, along with many other fantastic outdoor recreational activities such as trail cycling, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and so much more!

Orillia, located in the Heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, is a must-see tourism destination. Visit historic Downtown Orillia with its unique restaurants, museums, shops and more! Just steps away from downtown is the picturesque waterfront located on Lake Couchiching that is perfect for recreational activities.  Come experience Orillia! Click HERE for a map of Orillia.

Oro-Medonte is the home to hundreds of kilometers of paved roads and amazing trails for hiking, cycling, driving and much more! Located within the area is Bass Lake and Lake Simcoe with their ample opportunities for fishing, swimming and boating. Also known as a great destination for golfing, skiing, culture, and special events! Experience nature and all that Oro-Medonte has to offer! Click HERE to see a map of Oro-Medonte.

Located just outside of Orillia, is Rama First Nation, the home to The Great Indoors, Casino Rama Resort and Chippewas of Rama First Nation! Enjoy the casino, luxury hotel, live performances and many authentic first nation shops! Visit Rama and learn more about their rich, vibrant culture and experience the region’s  shops, events and camping! Click HERE to see a map of Rama.

Severn Township is your four-season recreation destination! With its extensive forests and waterways, there are many opportunities for activities such as biking, hiking or snowmobiling on the excellent trails! Visit the quaint towns of Coldwater and Washago for dining and shopping and take a break at one of the region’s resorts. Click HERE to see a map of Severn Township.

Visit the Township of Ramara and experience its beautiful rural landscapes along the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching! Enjoy the Ramara walking and cycling trails and more!  Visit communities such as Lagoon City with its canals  for an unique experience in Ontario’s Lake Country! Click HERE for a map of Ramara Township.

FROM SOUTH & WEST TORONTO

From Toronto International Airport and west of Toronto, take 401 East to 400 North. Follow 400 North through Barrie then keep left onto highway 11 north towards Orillia. Once North of Barrie you are in Oro-Medonte Township.

FROM PARRY SOUND

Take Highway 400 South, to Port Severn, continue to Highway 12 East, you will be entering Lake Country through Severn Township in the West.

FROM EAST TORONTO

Take highway 401 West to 400 North. Follow 400 North through Barrie then keep left onto highway 11 north towards Orillia. Once North of Barrie you are in Oro-Medonte Township

FROM NORTH BAY

Take Highway 11 South towards Huntsville, follow through Muskoka you will come to Washago, Severn Township which is the North end of Lake Country.

ONTARIO TRAVEL CENTRE
Closest Travel Information Centre is in Barrie, ON
21 Mapleview Drive East L4N 9H5
Tel: 705-725-7280
Toll Free: 1-800-567-1140
http://www.ontariotravel.net

TOURISM SIMCOE COUNTY
1151 Highway 26 West, Minesing
T: 1-800-487-6642
http://www.experience.simcoe.ca

DOWNTOWN ORILLIA MANAGEMENT BOARD
33 Mississaga St. W., Orillia
T: 705-325-3261
http://www.downtownorillia.org

COLDWATER BIA
http://www.coldwatervillage.com

WASHAGO COMMUNITY CENTRE
http://www.washagocommunitycentre.com

ORILLIA DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Orillia Tourism Information Centre
In Person – Year Round
150 Front St S., Orillia
T: 705-326-4424 or 888-326-4424
http://www.orillia.com

Port of Orillia – Orillia Tourism Information
Seasonal (May-Oct)
50 Centennial Dr. Orillia
T: 705-326-6314

ORO-MEDONTE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
148 Line 7 S., Oro
T: 705-487-7337
http://www.oromedontecc.com

RAMARA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
2297 Highway 12, Brechin
T: 705-484-2141
http://www.ramarachamber.com

GEORGIAN COLLEGE ORILLIA

T: 705-325-2740
http://www.georgianc.on.ca

LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY, ORILLIA

T: 705-330-4008
http://www.orillia.lakeheadu.ca

SIMCOE COUNTY DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

T: 705-728-7570
http://www.scdsb.on.ca

INFORMATION ORILLIA
T: 705-326-7743
http://www.informationorillia.org

CITY OF ORILLIA
50 Andrew St. S., Orillia
T: 705-325-1311
http://www.orillia.ca

TOWNSHIP OF ORO-MEDONTE
148 Line 7 S., Oro
T: 705-487-2171
http://www.oro-medonte.ca

RAMA FIRST NATION
5884 Rama Rd., Rama
T: 705-325-3611
http://www.ramafirstnation.ca

TOWNSHIP OF RAMARA

2297 Highway 12, Brechin
T: 705-484-5374
http://www.ramara.ca

TOWNSHIP OF SEVERN

1024 Hurlwood Lane., Severn
T: 705-325-2315
http://www.townshipofsevern.com

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
705-325-2201
http://www.osmh.on.ca

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
705-326-3536
https://www.opp.ca/

POISON INFORMATION CENTRE
1-800-268-9017

SIMCOE MUSKOKA DISTRICT HEALTH UNIT
705-721-7520

TELEHEALTH ONTARIO
1-866-797-0000

HOW LONG IS THE DRIVE?

From Toronto | 135km | 84 miles

From Sudbury | 272km | 169 miles

From Ottawa | 398km | 247 miles

From Windsor | 475km | 295 miles

From Niagara | 240km | 149 miles

From Buffalo | 274km | 170 miles

From Detroit | 483km | 300 miles