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.

Orillia has a bountiful of experiences while you spend your winter in the Sunshine City! Enjoy our waterfront trails and parks, our surrounding region’s snowshoe and ski trails and experience the charm of our heritage downtown and local dining and shopping experiences. Visit museums and art galleries or catch a show at the historic Orillia Opera House or at nearby Casino Rama. Only 90 minutes north of the GTA, Orillia has something for everyone. Kickback, relax and find your escape in the Sunshine City.

Orillia is a great place to visit, but please take care of each other when you’re here. If COVID-19 has taught us anything, it’s that no matter where you are in the province, the country, or the world – we are all in this together. We need to continue to keep Orillia safe for those that call it home. Educate yourself on our local COVID-19 safety protocols and guidelines available at orillia.ca/COVID-19.

See you in Orillia!

Please Note: The City of Orillia has established a new Waterfront & Parking Strategy with updated parking and boat launch permits and charges. See full details on the City of Orillia website before visiting.

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.

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.