Orillia, The Sunshine City

Located on the sunny shores of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, Orillia is a four season destination just 90 minutes from Toronto.

The heart of lake country, Orillia is your gateway to exploring Ontario’s great outdoors and easy cottage-country living. Discover lakeside hotels, waterfront trails, historic downtown streets, a vibrant arts and culture scene, and farm-fresh dining 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 forested areas, Orillia, ‘The Sunshine City,’ has a remained a favoured travel destination for over 100 years. Start planning your trip below with our most popular things to do and see, from kid friendly to after hours fun.



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

Whatever the season, dining in Orillia is always an epicurean pleasure. Find out why the Sunshine City is hailed as the Culinary Capital of Cottage Country.

Wide open blue skies and sparkling waters as far as the eye can see, Orillia invites you to discover summer at the lake.

Art, history, and culture surround you 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 cultural hub of the City.