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North Eastern

Welcome to Northeast Ontario, the gateway to the province's vast and beautiful northern wilderness. Located not too far from the more populous south, the region's distinctive beauty is shaped by the Canadian Shield and its vast Boreal Forests. This rugged and lush mix is combined with cosmopolitan centres offering visitors a wide variety of urban and rural adventures to choose from. There is no shortage of fine dining, museums showcasing the region's rich history and aboriginal heritage, and family-friendly attractions.

Three of Northern Ontario's largest urban centres are located here, providing a variety of vibrant cultural attractions and outdoor activities to delight every taste. Sudbury is home to Science North and Dynamic Earth and, as the third-largest French speaking population outside Quebec, has a vibrant Francophone culture to share with you. Timmins offers a rare chance to get close to a live moose at Cedar Meadows Resort. North Bay is a popular year-round destination flanked by two large lakes!

Travel from Cochrane to Moosonee and Moose Factory on the Polar Bear Express. From the panoramic dome car or the picture-windowed family car, watch Canada's rugged wilderness of forests and lakes drift by, then take in the unique culture of the local Cree people.

Follow Manitoulin Island's Great Spirit Circle Trail, which encompasses eight First Nations communities. Browse Aboriginal galleries and stores, plus sample authentic cuisine and attempt traditions such as beading or spirit rock painting. Opportunities for outdoor adventure abound here too; you can learn about local legends and historical facts on guided hiking, canoeing, cycling and horseback riding tours.

This natural playground offers stunning parks and beaches, pristine lakes, towering pine forests and rolling hills. There is plenty of space to satisfy everyone's need for adventure. Strap on your skis or snowshoes, rent a snowmobile, dogsled, skate, swim in the crystal-clear waters, hike, camp, boat or take a bike ride - all in one of the most magnificent settings on earth. Plus, North Eastern Ontario is one of the best places to see the vibrant colours of the Northern Lights on a starry night.

Northeast Ontario is truly a place like no other.