Northeastern Ontario

Northeastern Ontario

Get swept away in Ontario’s true north with opportunities for adventure all year round. A natural playground of pristine lakes and rivers, towering old-growth pine forests and brilliant blue skies, Northeastern Ontario offers an endless array of exciting excursions.

Whether you’re in the mood for winter ice fishing, incredible motorcycle tours or a ride on a wilderness train route, you’ll find it all in this unique corner of the province.

The region also boasts a number of interesting museums such as Sudbury’s Science North and Dynamic Earth and North Bay’s Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence.

Map of Northeastern Ontario

Where is Northeastern Ontario?

Northeastern Ontario is a large, diverse and dynamic region. It spans from Manitoulin Island in Lake Huron, across the Greater Sudbury Area and North Bay on Lake Nipissing, reaching all the way north to the shores of James Bay.

The region is best explored by car or motorcycle, although regularly scheduled domestic flights operate out of airports in Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins. Regional train service is also available.

Things to do in Northeastern Ontario

Ride the rails

All aboard! Ride the rails from the town of Moosonee to Cochrane. View the scenery and watch for the northern lights from a seat on Ontario Northland’s Polar Bear Express train.

Go on a fishing excursion

With countless lakes, rivers and waterways, Northeastern Ontario is the ideal fishing spot. Check into a lodge, book a fly-in tour or cast a line off the nearest dock and try your luck.

Visit unique urban communities

Ontario’s north is more than wilderness. Explore communities like Sudbury, North Bay or Cochrane. Find craft breweries, art galleries and farmers’ markets selling local produce and more.

Tour by motorcycle

Check off a beautiful, bucket-list motorcycle tour. Load up your camping gear and set out on the Manitoulin Island Tour, Georgian Bay Coastal Route or Lake Temiskaming Loop Tour.

Explore the backcountry

Go paddling in Killarney Provincial Park, kayak on the French River or spend some time fishing on Lake Temagami. This region has enough backcountry for everyone.

Learn something new

Expand your mind. Explore Sudbury’s industrious nickel mining history, view the stars at the Science North Planetarium, visit Kirkland Lake’s Museum of Northern History and learn about Indigenous culture on Manitoulin Island.

Points of interest in Northeastern Ontario

Add these highlights to your next visit to the region.

Last updated: May 29, 2024

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