Your Next Motorcycle Destination Is Ontario, Canada

The scenic province of Ontario is home to some of the best motorcycling in the world. With easy access from the U.S. border and multiple touring routes on offer, the only question is: What are you waiting for?

More than twice the size of Texas, the province of Ontario, Canada boasts some of the best motorcycling in the world. With thousands of miles of wide open highways, twisty backroads, and historic, welcoming main streets there's a touring route here for everyone. Check out our friendly BBQ joints or cruise some of the most scenic stretches of the highway in the world—whatever experience you choose you'll find friendly faces, welcoming accommodations, and all the scenery and wildlife you can handle. 

The province's many regions, The Great Canadian Wilderness, Ontario's Highlands, The Seven, Algoma Country, Superior Country, and Sunset Country each have unique experiences to offer American riders. Below you'll find more detailed information on riding in each different region in Ontario. Click open the menu for pre-planned itineraries. 

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Great Canadian Wilderness

The Great Canadian Wilderness region lies just north of Toronto and a short drive from the New York border. With two great routes and a number of bucket list roads, it's the perfect option for New York riders. Plan your ride to the Great Canadian Wilderness. 

Tour Twisties and Wild Roads

Ontario Highlands

Ontario’s Highlands was once one of the most diverse regions in all of Canada. People came from across Europe to work as miners, loggers, and fur traders in the rolling hills just north of what's now New York. For riders, this means that around every bend, hill and corner, there are fun, historic places to stop, eat and chat with locals. Plan your ride to Ontario's Highlands.

Sunset

Sunset Country in Northwest Ontario is the land of open roads, boreal forests, and endless vistas—all just north of Minnesota. Explore the Heart of Canada Touring Route and make time for camping, fishing, and more. Plan your ride to Ontario's Sunset Country.

Touring the Heart of Canada on Wide Open Roads

Superior

Along the north shore of Lake Superior riders will enjoy epic lakeside vistas and true Canadian wilderness. Join the Lake Superior Circle Tour from any point in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or Michigan, or opt for one of the shorter tours on offer. Plan your ride to Ontario's Superior Country.

Waterfall and Scenic Lookouts Tour

Roadside Attractions and Scenic Wonders

Explore a Sleeping Giant

Algoma

Located just north of Michigan, Algoma Country is a combination of breathtaking scenery, welcoming communities, great food and fantastic accommodations—as well as one of the most scenic stretches of road in Canada. Plan your ride to Ontario's Algoma Country.

Bucket List Vistas

Seven

Northeastern Ontario is packed with exciting big cities and historic small towns—all just a day's drive from New York and Pennsylvania. The region offers several routes maximized for scenic Boreal forest views and big adventure.  Plan your ride to Northeastern Ontario.

A Tour of the Sixth Great Lake

The Lake Loop Adventure

The American's Guide to Riding in Canada

Riding to Canada from the U.S.

Riding From Minnesota

Riding From Michigan

Motocyclists on a bridge waiting to cross into Canada

You'll Need Canadian Money

The US greenback is worth more than the Canadian dollar, so consider converting your cash before entering the country. ATMs and banks are plentiful, and your credit cards should work everywhere—make sure you have a card that doesn't charge foreign exchange fees. Debit cards may or may not work, depending on the establishment. Consider using credit exclusively to avoid any embarrassment.

The Speed Limit is in Kilometres

Canada uses the metric system, so distances and speeds will be different. 100km/h is the posted speed on most major highways. That’s about 62 mph. Convert miles to kilometres here.

100 kilometres equals about 62 miles, so keep that in mind when planning your next rest stop!

If you have an electronic speedometer, read your manual so you can easily change it to Imperial (Miles Per Hour, MPH) and back again. The same goes for your GPS. If you want to convert quickly in your head, 5 mph equals roughly 8kph.

Road sign
Remember that's 100 kilometres per hour, not miles. Photo: Ken Lund

Fuel Up When You Can in Remote Areas

Gas is plentiful, and so is premium, but when you get outside of the heavily populated southern part of the country, we recommend you stop for fuel whenever you can.

Consider Travel Insurance

Canadian health care is great, but we recommend traveller’s insurance for anyone travelling here, just to make sure you’re not hit with any unexpected expenses.

About Northern Ontario

Welcome to Northern Ontario, Canada! Bigger than Texas, wilder than the west, more welcoming than a campfire in October, Northern Ontario is like no place else. Sunset Country is famous for its spectacular fishing lakes, Superior Country stretches into the deep north wildnerness, Algoma Country has Lake Superior as their back yard, and the Northeast provides excellent vacation destinations close to Toronto and other large urban centres in Southern Ontario.

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