Northeastern Ontario

Get swept away in Ontario’s true north, great all year round. We invite you to a playground of pristine lakes and rivers, towering old-growth pine forests, and brilliant blue skies - a land where you’ll discover as many heart-stirring myths and legends as you will things to do.

To learn more about all there is to see and do in Northeastern Ontario, scroll down or visit the region's tourism website.

Where is Northeastern Ontario?

Northeastern Ontario is large, diverse and dynamic region. It spans from Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, across the Greater Sudbury Area and North Bay on Lake Nipissing and reaches all the way north to James Bay shoreline. Its northernmost communities include Attawapiskat, Fort Albany and Moosonee. To the east, Northeastern Ontario lies along the Quebec border, to the west, it includes the communities of Chapleau, Foloyet and Kapuskasing. The Trans Canada Highway cuts across the southern portion of Northeastern Ontario connecting Sudbury and North Bay, while Highway 11 is the main thoroughfare travelling north through the region. Regularly scheduled domestic flights operate out of the Greater Sudbury Airport (YSB), Jack Garland Airport (YYB) in North Bay and Timmins Victor M. Power Airport (YTS).

Places to Visit in Northeastern Ontario

Sudbury is the largest urban centre in Northeastern Ontario. Other cities and communities in the region include North Bay, Timmins, Cochrane, Timiskaming, Nipissing, Killarney and Manitoulin Island. 

Things to Do in Northeastern Ontario

Catch the Northern Lights, explore Manitoulin, the world’s largest freshwater island, and get on board the Polar Bear Express. You can paddle tranquil waters or feel the adrenaline rush of whitewater. And here, the fishing is simply incredible. 

But maybe urban Northeastern Ontario is more your thing: experience three of Northern Ontario’s largest urban centres for a variety of vibrant cultural attractions and outdoor activities. 

Or maybe you want to hit up both on an unforgettable motorcycle adventure. Whatever your choice, enjoy world-class attractions, terrific eats, and places to lay your head that hit the spot after a long day of delightful fun. 

Last updated: April 23, 2021

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