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Top Destinations for Your Next Ontario Road Trip

Top Destinations for Your Next Ontario Road Trip


From Niagara Falls to Sudbury, Ontario – 7 ¾ Hours of Driving

Travellers love Ontario because of its diversity. Some of Canada’s greatest cities are just three hours apart, surrounded by vast conservational lands. Understandably, a road trip across Ontario promises constant change in scenery and itinerary.

Below, we’ve devised a small trip that hits many of the province’s largest attractions. It takes short of eight hours to complete, but you can fill weeks with activities in each place.

From Niagara Falls to Sudbury, Ontario – 7 ¾ Hours of Driving

Starting Point: Niagara Falls

Niagara region is well-rounded. Its natural landscape is gorgeous: the falls and vineyards attract millions of people annually. The city core brims with shops, restaurants, and casinos too.

First Stop: Toronto

This city earns its title as the capital of Canada. When here, visit iconic attractions like the CN Tower, Roger’s Center, ROM, Fort York, and Casa Loma. Stroll along the historic Distillery District or pursue Kensington Market to see the city at its richest.

Second Stop: Muskoka District

Lake Muskoka has become Ontario’s cherished cottage country. Whether you camp, rent a hotel, or drive through, there are myriad outdoor family activities. The main town is Gravenhurst, but Huntsville and its surrounding townships bustle with tourists in the summer.

Third Stop: Algonquin Provincial Park

Ontario has some of the most beautiful parks in Canada. Algonquin is famous nationwide for its wildlife, camping, and portaging. Like Muskoka, it’s a destination worth visiting for any amount of time.

Fourth Stop: North Bay

On the shore of Lake Nipissing, North Bay is yet another natural beauty on the way to Sudbury. That said, attractions like the Northgate Shopping Centre bring urbanites from around the province. Museums like the Canadian Forces of Aerospace Defence and the Heritage Train and Carousel make for an exciting afternoon, too.

Final Stop: Sudbury

Sudbury is the perfect resting spot on an Ontario road trip. Besides having lots to do, it offers sundry modes of transport back home. It connects two major transcontinental railways and provides regular shuttles to the city’s airport. While in the area, stop by two of Ontario’s most prized attractions: Science North and the Big Nickle.