Historic Eastern Ontario

Canoeing in Algonquin Park As the oldest settled region of the Province, Eastern Ontario is steeped in history. From the shores of the St. Lawrence River west along the north shore of Lake Ontario and including most of Algonquin Park, Eastern Ontario has a diversity of attractions and travel experiences to enjoy. There are several major destinations within this region including the beautiful Kawarthas, the wondrous Thousand Islands and of course, the St. Lawrence Seaway. Ontario’s LandO’Lakes vacation region is in Eastern Ontario and so is Canada’s capital city of Ottawa which is part of what is known as the National Capital Region.

Other cities in Eastern Ontario include Cornwall, historic Kingston also known as Canada’s “First Capital”, Haliburton, the City of Brockville, and Pembroke. Some of the major attractions in Eastern Ontario include the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill and for art lovers, the National Gallery of Canada all located in Ottawa. Another “must-see” is Fort Henry in Kingston or the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. These are only a few examples of the many attractions to see.

For more information and to obtain travel information for eastern Ontario, visit the Ontario Tourism website.