Orillia, The Sunshine City

Nestled amongst two sparkling lakes, Orillia is a four season destination just 90 minutes north of the GTA.

Located in the heart of lake country, Orillia is your gateway to exploring Ontario’s great outdoors. Discover lakeside accommodations, waterfront trails, historic downtown streets, public art tours, and farm-fresh culinary experiences.

A popular stop for boaters along the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, and located just a short drive to the region’s ski hills and rural adventures, Orillia, ‘The Sunshine City,’ has a remained a favoured visitor destination for over 100 years. Start planning your trip below with our most popular visitor activities.



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From cozy boutique hotels to national hotel chains, visitors to Orillia can rest easy knowing well-appointed rooms await them.

Whatever the season, dining in Orillia is always an epicurean pleasure, but especially in the winter when restauranteurs ramp up the cozy factor.

Wide open blue skies and sparkling snow as far as the eye can see, your winter getaway starts here in Sunshine City, Orillia.

Art, history, and culture are all found in Orillia. The city boasts a rich assortment of shops, galleries and displays to honour the many artists  & culture assets in the area.

After a day out exploring the region, visit the Sunshine City’s pubs and restaurants, where businesses have perfected niche after-hours experiences to keep you entertained all night long.

Discover the quaint, historic streets of Downtown Orillia, the culinary, arts, and shopping hub of the City.