Explore Northeastern Ontario
Northeastern Ontario is home to world-class paddling, hiking, cycling, skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and even flightseeing. We have thousands of kilometers of paved roads winding through a pristine wilderness for epic road trips by car, RV, or motorcycle and countless trails on crown land and backcountry roads for off-road adventures. Our welcoming communities offer urban shopping, innovative restaurants, and hometown markets each with their own specialties plus amazing family attractions like Sudbury’s Science North and the Canadian Polar Bear Habitat in Cochrane.
With some of the most reliable snow in Ontario and one of the longest seasons around, snowmobiling is an altogether different experience in Northeastern Ontario! The trails are wide and fast, the snow conditions are great, and the people are always friendly.
Four Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Club (OFSC) districts and thousands of kilometres of groomed trails winding through awe-inspiring winter forests make Northeastern Ontario your destination for an awesome sledding experience.
Downhill Skiing + Snowboarding
Come play in the snow in Northeastern Ontario! Whether you’re a downhill speed demon or a first-timer just trying to avoid a faceplant, Northeastern Ontario has what it takes to make your winter fun!
Strap on two skis or a single snowboard for the thrills—and maybe spills—of spending a day at one of our top-notch hills. Scenic settings, great runs, and lots and lots of snow capped off with a fine après-ski meal make for a mighty memorable day on the slopes.
Nordic Skiing + Snowshoeing
If your idea of a winter’s day well spent is a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, then head for Northeastern Ontario where the landscape offers a truly magical experience. When the land is covered with snow, there are hundreds of kilometres of groomed trails for those who treasure their time spent in the outdoors. It’s a great way to get your physical activity and to see Mother Nature at her finest!
With our thousands of lakes and rivers set deep in Canada’s pristine boreal forest, our landscapes are the perfect place to unplug and recharge. Come north and discover our endless hiking and cycling trails, remote paddling and camping opportunities, and world-class lodgings.
People love to come to Northeastern Ontario for our hiking trails. You’ve even told us what your five favourite trails are, and they range from the gently sloping path that leads you alongside Bridal Veil Falls, to the challenge of the Cup and Saucer Adventure Trail.
With thousands of kilometres of trails to explore, you just might discover your inner hiker in Northeastern Ontario. Visit our hiking page for the top 5 favourite trails in Northeastern Ontario.
From Mattawa to Massey to Manitoulin Island, Northeastern Ontario is a developing location for cyclists. Do you seek out dedicated cycling routes, great local restaurants, and rolling rural routes? Rugged mountain biking terrain, special cycling events, and Ontario By Bike certified accommodations?
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then put Northeastern Ontario on your list for your next cycling holiday!
From 18-holes to 9-holes to a mini-golf course complete with a dinosaur and dragon exhibit, you’ll find that golfing in Northeastern Ontario will suit you to a tee. Not only will you get in a great round of golf, but you’ll be doing it amidst some stunning scenery.
From the rugged Ottawa, Mattawa, and French Rivers to the mighty Moose, Northeastern Ontario is a veritable playground for paddlers of all levels of experience. Whether you prefer to skim across a surface as smooth as glass on your stand-up paddleboard, or ride the whitewater of some backcountry rapids, Northeastern Ontario is your natural choice.
All you have to decide is where you want to go. Think about your accommodations. Do you want an overnight camping trip? A series of day trips? For your next BIG adventure, see below for just a sample of Northeastern Ontario destinations.
ATVing & Motorsports
From a leisurely family outing through the boreal forest to an exhilarating ride through a mud-filled bog, Northeastern Ontario has some great ATV trails. Long or short, scenic or challenging, Northeastern Ontario ATV trails deliver big time.
One of North America’s premier trail systems is the Voyageur Multi-Use Trail System—better known as VMUTS—with over 300 kilometres of trails plus plenty of places to stay and eat.