All About Northern Ontario

Know Before You Go

Northern Ontario is a vast region made up of vibrant cities surrounded by pristine Canadian wilderness ripe for exploring. With more than 250,000 lakes and rivers to paddle, wildlife to photograph, and thousands of trails to traverse, it's safe to say you could spend a lifetime here discovering everything we have to offer. It's also safe to say that all this exploring will require a sturdy pair of shoes. 

Whether you've visited us dozens of times or you're planning your very first trip, there's lots to learn about travelling to Northern Ontario. What to pack? How do I get there? What to expect at the border? And most importantly, what are the best things to see and discover once I'm there?

Not to worry. We're here to help you out. We're a friendly people, after all. Read on to learn everything there is to know about travelling to Northern Ontario. We can't wait to see you. 

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Go Here, Not There

12 places to travel in Ontario that feel like you're somewhere else.

What is a Lodge?

Crossing the Border into Northern Ontario by Car? Read this.

A complete guide to crossing with confidence

Top 10 Things To Do in Northern Ontario

Pictographs, Niagara of the North, the famous Cup and Saucer Trail, and more!

The Ultimate Guide to Seeing the Northern Lights

You Never Forget your First Time

How to book a campsite in Ontario

Need to book a campsite and not sure where to start? We got you.

What do I pack for a trip to Northern Ontario?

41 essential things to bring according to our complete packing checklist

Dark Sky Preserves in Ontario

Northern Lights, meteors, oh my

Ontario’s Staycation Tax Credit Makes Local Travel Pay

Ontarians are able to claim up to $200 per individual and $400 per family on local hotel, cabin, and lodge stays this year!

Travel Safe, See You Soon

Heading north this summer? Follow these tips to stay safe.

How Do I get to Northern Ontario?

A complete list of airlines, border crossings, trains, and ferries.

What Can I Bring Into Northern Ontario?

From fresh fruit to firearms, here's what you can and can’t bring into Canada.

Plan your Northern Ontario Road trip

Check out these useful tips before you hit the road!

What is a Lodge?

Have you Explored Ontario's Largest (And Least Crowded) National Park?

Here's why this hidden gem should be on your camping bucket list in 2022.