Welcome to the Pampered Canadian Wilderness North of Toronto

Perhaps the best part about the great Canadian wilderness is that it’s only a 20 minute flight with Porter Airlines from Toronto in the summer and so easy to get to by rental car. The next best thing? If this is your first visit to Canada and you’re expecting back country hardships or that survival skills are required, you’re going to be pleasantly surprised.

If camping’s not your thing (if it is don’t worry we’ve got you covered), then consider a getaway to one of hundreds of exceptional accommodations throughout Algonquin Park, Muskoka and Parry Sound.

This part of Ontario, affectionately known as “cottage country,” developed over 150 years ago as steamships arrived on the biggest lakes and iconic resorts were established to welcome vacationers. And so, for generations, our exceptional hospitality at resortsinnshotels and bed & breakfasts has been refined to be known as among the best in the world.

Photo shows Deerhurt Resort in Huntsville, Ontario

Many accommodations offer traditional Canadian wilderness activities on site, such as canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, cycling, boating and more. Ask what’s available when you book your stay. All accommodations are also located close to at least one of a dozen national and provincial parks, making exploring the wilderness on a day trip easy to arrange. Ask to have a picnic lunch packed for you, or have staff arrange for one from a local restaurant or market.

Plenty of outfitters in the region offer rentals, guided expeditions and lessons – so there’s no need to go it alone. Local experts are here to help you plan your great Canadian wilderness adventure.

Enjoy cruising our spectacular lakes aboard one of many fine touring vessels throughout the region, and play some of the best golf in Canada too.

Recommended most, however, is just relaxing lakeside and enjoying Ontario’s favourite vacation destination (noted as one of the best by National Geographic Traveller). Visit the great Canadian wilderness north of Toronto for a trip of a lifetime – and leave the pampering to us.


To plan your stay, click here. For more things to see and do, click here. For Special Offers, click here.

Feature photo shows Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario
Patio photo shows Glenn Burney Lodge in Parry Sound, Ontario

This article is brought to you by Explorers’ Edge,
the regional tourism info centre for
the great Canadian wilderness just north of Toronto.

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