Eastern Ontario Travel Region

Skating on the Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Canada.Eastern Ontario offers wondrous attractions, quiet resorts, world-class fishing, boating and sailing, and welcoming, friendly communities that both offer amazing experiences to visitors and respect their custodianship of irreplaceable natural beauty.  Attractions and accommodations are available year-round, from Ottawa's Winterfest to August's Festival of the Islands!
Sandbanks Provincial Park in Picton, Ontario, Canada is famous for its beaches.Eastern Ontario is home to vacation and adventure destinations that travellers have been flocking to for decades, such as Algonquin Park, Canada's capital Ottawa, and the Thousand Islands.  There are also new tourism regions that provide that "undiscovered country" feel for adventurous holidayers, like Prince Edward County with its beaches, wineries and restaurants, or the Rideau Heritage Route with its special focus on the history and wonder of the Rideau Canal and environs.


Quaint cottages sprinkled among the Thousand Islands, Ontario, Canada.This region, falling between the major Canadian cities of Toronto and Montréal, has for centuries been the focal point of exploration, trade, and recreation made possible by a rich natural heritage.  The area is overlaid with lakes, rivers and streams set amongst a rough rocky countryside still covered to a large extent by a diverse forest.  The incredible natural beauty mixed with the region's indisputable importance in the history of building the Nation of Canada makes a combination that will have you coming back to discover more about Eastern Ontario year after year!

For more information about the individual cities and counties of Eastern Ontario, browse the articles below or visit the Ontario government tourism website.

Fall in Eastern Ontario

fall.jpgExploring the nature, heritage and culture of Eastern Ontario during the fall, when the countryside is resplendent with the vibrant colours is one of life's great joys. Shop for Local Flavours - The best of the fall harvest and the products of our many talented artists and artisans.


Frontenac County and the City of Kingston

Frontenac County is an area with a wildly divergent landscape. In the south, the busy, bustling city of Kingston lies at one end of Lake Ontario, and also at the end of the world-renowned Rideau Canal. The city is a very popular starting point for travellers visiting the 1000 Islands to the east, the Land O' Lakes region to the west or the North Frontenac Parklands - 184 secluded but not quite remote campsites to the north.

Hiking in Frontenac Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.Well known Provincial Parks like Bon Echo Provincial Park, Frontenac Provincial Park and Sharbot Lake Provincial Park welcome thousands of campers and visitors each year.


Lanark County

Canoeing the Rideau Canal in Lanark County, Ontario, Canada.Lanark County is the Maple Syrup Centre of Ontario.  For the tourist, this area is oozing with maple syrup tours, sugar shacks, and farm sales shops.  With maple groves come spectacular fall colours and scenic hikes/drives/boat tours.



Lanark County - Smiths Falls

Smiths Falls: Rails, Roads and Boats.

The town of Smiths Falls has an important history in the development of Eastern Ontario.  The town is named for Thomas Smyth, a United Empire Loyalist who in 1786 was granted four hundred acres in what is present-day Smiths Falls.


Lanark County Images

Come experience the sights and sounds of Lanark County for yourself!


Leeds and Grenville United Counties

Brockville Marina on the St. Lawrence Seaway, Leeds-Grenville, Ontario, Canada.The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville have a wide variety of landscapes, towns, and experiences for travellers.  Of course there are the Thousand Islands, a favourite vacation spot for the last hundred years, with cruise boat tours and scenic shoreline parkways, but that's not all!


Leeds-Grenville Images

Come experience the sights and sounds of Leeds-Grenville County for yourself!


Lennox and Addington County

The cliffs at Bon Echo Provincial Park.Lennox and Addington County has some of Eastern Ontario's most spectacular views, located midway between Ottawa and Toronto - only a two hour drive either way!


Merrickville, Canada's Most Beautiful Village

Did you know that in a nation-wide, Communities in Bloom competition addressing a variety of community issues including heritage preservation, floral displays, landscape development and environmental effort, Merrickville was officially proclaimed Canada’s most beautiful village?

But Merrickville, as visitors soon discover, is more than just a pretty place.

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