Orillia. The Sunshine City

In the heart of Orillia & Lake Country, nestled between two lakes, Orillia is a four season destination just 90 minutes north of the GTA.

There is no doubt Ontario’s Lake Country shines in the winter. We are blessed with lots of snow and the temperatures to keep it throughout the winter. Nearby ski hills, endless trails and frozen lakes are an outdoor enthusiasts dream. But Orillia has a softer, warmer side in winter, too, where indoor pursuits are just as popular as the outdoors.

Orillia has a bountiful of experiences in any season! Enjoy our waterfront trails and parks, experience the charm of our heritage downtown and savour local dining experiences. Orillia has something for everyone. Kickback, relax and find your escape in the Sunshine City.

In Orillia, we have worked very hard to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. We urge people to visit areas close to their home and shop local as much as possible to keep all our communities safe. For those who choose to visit our community – welcome. Please make sure you are being a responsible guest in our beautiful Sunshine City.   Educate yourself on our local COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines available at orilia.ca/COVID-19.

Please help us keep our community healthy. Be responsible and look out for one another.

For a map of all Orillia and area tourism businesses click here ORILLIA MAP 

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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. From Asian cuisine to pub food, Italian and Mediterranean fare, not to mention the famous Mariposa Market and other cafes offering an abundance of homemade comfort food, all appetites are fulfilled.

Offering one of the most beautiful waterfronts in Ontario, Orillia is located on Lake Couchiching with a bustling Port. Walk along the boardwalk, visit the playgrounds and parks, relax on the beach and enjoy the walking and cycling trails.

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. Check out the Orillia Museum of Arts & History the heart of the arts district, the Orillia Opera House or Leacock Museum to name a few.

The Sunshine City is located along the shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, connecting the Trent-Severn Waterway. Orillia is the perfect place to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including cycling, hiking, paddling,  fishing, boating, kayaking, and more.

Historic Downtown Orillia is a great place to shop, dine and experience the culture of the region. The downtown, connected to the waterfront, provides a great atmosphere with its independently owned shops and restaurants and shows you the best Orillia has to offer. Experience the arts district and the many  public art displays throughout the downtown core.