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OrilliaCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Orillia

The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
2.5 out of 5
2 Front St N, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $95 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in the heart of Orillia, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community Centre Arena. Orillia Square Mall and Hawk ...

4.1/5Very Good! (532 reviews)

"Friendly staff. Very clean rooms. Love the waterfront is a walking distance."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

The Champlain Waterfront Hotel, an Ascend Hotel Collection
Stone Gate Inn
Stone Gate Inn
3.5 out of 5
437 Laclie Street, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $145 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2

Located in the heart of Orillia, this golf hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Couchiching and Couchiching Golf and Country Club. Couchiching Beach Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"Our stay was excellent. The staff was helpful, and room was very clean. Due to COVID the amenities were closed, however the stay was relaxing and stress free."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Stone Gate Inn
Comfort Inn Orillia
Comfort Inn Orillia
2.5 out of 5
75 Progress Dr, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $88 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in the heart of Orillia, this eco-friendly hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of The OPP Museum, Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community Centre Arena. ...

4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)

"Perfect for our needs, clean, well appointed, friendly staff, good location."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 16, 2020

Comfort Inn Orillia
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.

Vacation Rentals in Orillia

Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
3.5 out of 5
287 Victoria Cres, Orillia, ON

Situated in Orillia, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Couchiching, Leacock Museum and Couchiching Beach Park. Orillia Opera House and Orillia Community ...

Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
287 Victoria Cres, Orillia, ON

Situated on the waterfront, this cottage is within 3 miles (5 km) of Lake Couchiching, Leacock Museum and Couchiching Beach Park. Orillia Opera House and Orillia ...

Barefoot Bungalow Gracing the Shores of Lake Simcoe, a Wonderful Family Cottage!
Sun City Bungalo Orillia
Sun City Bungalo Orillia
11 Cowan Street, Orillia, ON
The price is CA $299 per night from Nov 30 to Dec 1

Located in the heart of Orillia, this holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Couchiching, Couchiching Golf and Country Club and Couchiching Beach Park. ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Great night away

"Stayed here for one night. It was a perfect little house. There is a great outdoor patio with a BBQ. The house is well maintained and furnished nicely"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2020

Sun City Bungalo Orillia
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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Reviews of Orillia

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 28.39248434237996%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 55.323590814196244%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 15.24008350730689%
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2 - Disappointing 0.6263048016701461%
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1 - Terrible 0.4175365344467641%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 18, 2020

Pleasant city in a lovely location. Look forward to returning

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Mar 17, 2020

Make sure to drive around the water way. It was really cute

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 16, 2020

Want here v to visit the place but for a friend's funeral and left the next day.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Jan 26, 2020

Cute town with lots of options for food!

4/5 - Good

Anonymous

Nov 11, 2019

Nice town

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 4, 2019

Nice downtown. Great selection of stores and restaurants. Very quiet for a Saturday night.

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