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OrilliaCanada

Explore the wooded wetlands outside of Toronto in this historic town located on the shores of two lakes.

Situated between two large lakes—Lake Couchiching to the north and Lake Simcoe to the south—Orillia is at the heart of the watery landscape north of Toronto. Enjoy beaches, boat rides and engaging museums in this small waterfront town.

The two lakes bordering Orillia offer attractions and panoramic views. Mara Provincial Park on Lake Simcoe features one of the largest beaches in the area. Take the short hiking trail along the waterfront. On Lake Couchiching, you’ll find the 14.5-acre (5.9-hectare) Couchiching Beach Park. Join Orillia residents sitting on the lawn near the shoreline. During winter, visit this beach park to skate on an outdoor ice rink.

To see more of Lake Couchiching, make a reservation to board the Island Princess. This 230-passenger ship offers meals and lake tours during warmer months. Take a fall tour to see the vibrantly colored shoreline from the lake.

Spend part of your stay exploring Orillia’s several unique museums. Visit the OPP Museum in the headquarters of the Ontario Provincial Police to learn about Canadian law enforcement. Old cars and photographs are on display; you can even try on an antique police outfit. For a taste of Canadian wit, check out the Stephen Leacock Museum. Established inside the summer home of the early 20th-century Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock, this museum features exhibits on the life and work of regional writers.

Orillia has easy access to one of Ontario’s wildest areas: the Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. This 82,793-acre (33,505-hectare) wilderness park has undergone very little logging over its history, so it is one of the best places to discover what the Ontario wilderness was like before human settlement. Hike the section of the 310-mile-long (500-kilometer) Ganaraska Trail located here past a variety of the park’s lakes and the beautiful Moore Falls.

Reach Orillia by car from Toronto, which is 83 miles (133 kilometers) to the south. Once in town, rent a boat to explore the region’s many bodies of water.

Top hotels in Orillia

Econo Lodge Orillia
Econo Lodge Orillia
2.5 out of 5
265 Memorial Ave, Orillia, ON
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs3,368 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb

Located in the heart of Orillia, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Orillia Opera House, The OPP Museum and Orillia Community Centre Arena. Lake Couchiching ...

3/5 (774 reviews)

"The receptionist at the desk was very nice and informative"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Econo Lodge Orillia
Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
400 Memorial Avenue, Orillia, ON
The price is Rs6,827 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of The OPP Museum, Orillia Opera House and Oro-Medonte Rail Trail Trailhead. ...

4/5Very Good! (513 reviews)

"Nice hotel but needs to be renovated especially the rooms."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Best Western Plus Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre
The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
2 Front St N, Orillia, ON
The price is Rs5,417 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in the heart of Orillia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community Centre Arena. Orillia Square Mall and Hawk ...

4.1/5Very Good! (550 reviews)

"Friendly staff, clean hotel, and right by the water...will be back for sure"…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2021

The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Orillia

DaVel DeLuxe - downtown Orillia
DaVel DeLuxe - downtown Orillia
214 Mississaga St W, Orillia, ON

Situated in Orillia, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community Centre Arena. Lake Couchiching and Couchiching ...

DaVel DeLuxe - downtown Orillia
Parkside House
Parkside House
3.5 out of 5
15 Parkside Dr, Barrie, ON
The price is Rs4,957 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Located in the heart of Barrie, this apartment building is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Barrie Farmers Market, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Georgian Mall and Georgian College. ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (95 reviews)

"Needed a place to stay for a course at Georgian College, and this spot was perfect. Close to downtown and walking distance to many restaurants to enjoy in the evening, but cosy and quiet for a good night's sleep. I appreciated the fridge, coffee maker & kettle in the room as it was a cold weekend. ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Parkside House
Friday Harbour Resort
Friday Harbour Resort
4 out of 5
391 Big Bay Point Rd, Innisfil, ON

Located in Innisfil, this beachfront condominium resort is on the boardwalk and within 9 mi (15 km) of Wilkin's Walk Trailhead, Big Cedar Golf Club and Barrie ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"Great layout with three bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms, plus a guest bathroom on the main floor. The kitchen/dinning area was great and well equipped."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2019

Friday Harbour Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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