Orillia. The Sunshine City
Nestled amongst two sparkling lakes in the heart of lake country, Orillia is a four season destination just 90 minutes north of the GTA.
Orillia, known as the Sunshine City, is home to an abundance of experiences for every kind of visitor. With expansive waterfront trails and parks, a robust arts and culture scene, and a historically charming downtown core full of eclectic shopping and dining options, there’s something for everyone to discover in the Sunshine City. Dock your boat at the Port of Orillia, visit a museum or gallery, take a foodie tour through the city’s booming culinary scene, or catch a show at the beloved Orillia Opera House. Whatever your interests, your sure to find your idyllic lake-country escape in Orillia.
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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.
With wide-open blue skies and sparkling snow as far as the eye can see, Orillia’s moniker as the ‘Sunshine City’ doesn’t just apply to the summer months. Winter days are known for fresh breezes and the sun’s rays glistening off snow-clad trails, frozen waterways and ski hills.
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.