Orillia

Travel Guide
Orillia showing street scenes

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.

Quality Inn & Conference Centre
Quality Inn & Conference Centre
3 out of 5
201 Woodside Drive, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $125 per night from Nov 30 to Nov 30
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Orillia Community Centre Arena and Orillia Opera House. Couchiching Golf and Country Club ...
3.8/5 Good! (356 reviews)
"Room was nice. Nice to have a restaurant with games room on site."

Reviewed on Nov. 20, 2021

Quality Inn & Conference Centre
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orillia
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orillia
2.5 out of 5
8 MULCAHY COURT, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $145 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Situated in Orillia, this hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Lakehead University - Orillia Campus and within 3 mi (5 km) of Bass Lake Provincial Park and Waterview ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (90 reviews)
"Nice clean quiet"

Reviewed on Nov. 19, 2021

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Orillia
Stone Gate Inn
Stone Gate Inn
3.5 out of 5
437 Laclie Street, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $151 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 3
Located in the heart of Orillia, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Couchiching Golf and Country Club and Lake Couchiching. Couchiching Beach Park ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (975 reviews)
"wanted a clean room with a comfortable bed. Toiletries were a little small and towels need a upgrade. Coffee maker in room needs help. Room served our purpose."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2021

Stone Gate Inn
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DaVel DeLuxe Sunrise
DaVel DeLuxe Sunrise
Orillia, ON
The price is CA $155 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 1
This family-friendly Orillia apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community Centre Arena. Couchiching Beach Park ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Well kept apartment within an easy walk downtown. Great host! We even had some homemade lemon cake."

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2021

DaVel DeLuxe Sunrise
Enjoy Fall foliage🍁🍂🏡🍁 - Lake Simcoe - FULL house
Enjoy Fall foliage🍁🍂🏡🍁 - Lake Simcoe - FULL house
Orillia, ON
Situated near the beach, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Leacock Museum, Lake Couchiching, and Orillia Opera House. Couchiching Beach Park and The ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Family wedding weekend
"House was very clean and stocked with a few basic supplies. Plenty of room for everyone."

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2021

Enjoy Fall foliage🍁🍂🏡🍁 - Lake Simcoe - FULL house
Orillia-Beach Family Friendly Apartment w Parking
Orillia-Beach Family Friendly Apartment w Parking
Orillia, ON
Situated in Orillia, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Couchiching and Couchiching Beach Park. Couchiching Golf and Country Club and ...
Orillia-Beach Family Friendly Apartment w Parking
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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