With hundreds of thousands of lakes, vast tracts of boreal forest and a rugged Canadian Shield landscape, Northern Ontario was made for outdoor travel.
Blessed with excellent conditions, Northwest Ontario is fast becoming a mecca for a variety of winter adventures. From world-class ice climbling to dog sledding, autosport ice-racing and winter snowkiting, hard-core adventurers come for some of Canada’s best experiences!
Festivals & Events
Whether you’re after that next exhilarating sporting adventure, a taste of local culture, or just an entertaining trip for the whole family, Northwest Ontario has you covered. We are host to a wide variety of things to see and do, so no two visits ever have to be the same!
Provincial & National Parks
Home to some of the world’s most awe-inspiring protected parks, like Quetico, Woodland Caribou Park, Wabikimi, Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area and the mighty Sleeping Giant, few places can boast the magnificent scenery and unspoiled wilderness on offer in Northwest Ontario. Hike, kayak, cycle or camp – however you choose to experience Ontario’s beautiful Parks, one thing you can always count on is an adventure you’ll never forget.
List of Communities
Whatever brings you to our region, you’ll find the resources and opportunities in Northwest Ontario’s broad collection of cities and townships to make sure your visit is a memorable one!
Places to Eat
Visitors to the region regard the culinary experience as one of the most important memories they take home with them. They can indulge in a variety of dining pleasures throughout Northwest Ontario.
Places To Stay
Northwest Ontario offers a wide array of great places to stay from national chain hotels, cozy road-side motels, quaint B&B’s, rustic cottages, youth hostels or campgrounds. Search by location and accommodation type to find your perfect place to stay.
Top Places to See
With so many exciting vacation ideas and options available, deciding where to start is one of the hardest things about visiting Northwest Ontario! Here you’ll find a few fantastic must-see attractions that make great starting points for any adventure.
Summer Interactive Map
Winter Interactive Map
Ontario’s snow-covered landscapes offer some of the best snowshoeing and winter hiking trails around. Explore thousands of acres of unspoiled wilderness with just the calming sound of snow crunching beneath your feet.
Beyond the giant bed & breakfast snowshoeing
Lakehead Region Conservation Areas
Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area (Parks Canada)
City of Thunder Bay – Parks
The City of Dryden – Hiking and Biking Trails
Kenora Trail Guide
Vernon Nature Guide