South Eastern Ontario
South Eastern Ontario is a beautiful stretch of Ontario, Canada, laced together with sparkling bays, rivers and lakes ranging from historical city of Kingston to the golfer’s paradise of Bay of Quinte. This historical waterway features award winning wineries, scenic golf courses, endless hiking trails and scuba dive spots for the adventurous.
The picturesque city of Kingston lies on the shores of Lake Ontario, where the St. Lawrence River and the Cataraqui River meet. Home to impassioned curators and creators, a place that embraces new ideas – it is steeped in history, yet always changing. Visitors to this beautiful city will get the chance to experience world-class festivals and events, a vibrant culinary scene, a passionate local maker movement and plenty more by day and an exceptional variety of accommodations by night.
For those travelling to South Eastern Ontario by air, there are six convenient airports to choose to fly into:
- Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport (YGK) offers flights directly to and from Kingston;
- Watertown International Airport (ART) is 47 km from Kingston, just across the border in the United States;
- Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is 138 km northeast of Kingston;
- Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) is 240 km west of Kingston;
- Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport (YUL) is 290 km east in Laval, Quebec.
- The Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS) is 120 km southeast in New York State, United States
1800 John Counter Blvd Kingston, Ontario
46 Union Street, Smiths Falls, Ontario
200 Tremblay Road, Ottawa, Ontario
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Private bus companies, Greyhound Canada and Megabus, provide services to South Eastern Ontario from a number of cities in Ontario. For information on these locations, schedules, and fares, please visit http://www.greyhound.ca/ and http://ca.megabus.com/LandingCanada.aspx.
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8 Destinations to Visit
Named ‘the gastronomic Capital of Ontario’ and one of Canada’s most exciting wine regions, Prince Edward County is a great vacation destination offering some of the best culinary and wine tasting adventure like no other.
Rideau Heritage Route follows the historic Rideau Canal as it winds its way through charming countryside from the shores of Lake Ontario in Kingston toward Canada’s capital on the Ottawa River. The canal takes visitors through quaint, heritage villages and original canal locks on the UNESCO World Heritage Rideau Canal and Big Rideau Lakes.
Known as a boater’s paradise, fisherman’s playground, hiker’s haven and a cyclist’s waterfront adventure, Gananoque 1000 Islands is regarded as one of the most beautiful places on earth. The 1000 Islands region is made up of 1,864 islands which truly lives up to its reputation as a world-class waterfront destination. This area includes the Frontenac Arch Biosphere; a UNESCO designated biosphere reserve.
Another hiker’s paradise on the shores along the waterway is the Land O’ Lakes. With nearly 600 kilometers of trails that crisscross through the region, The Land O’ Lakes is surrounded by natural beauty, rolling farmlands, small towns and historic sites.
Canada’s oldest railway tunnel lies in Brockville 1000 Islands. The region takes visitors back in time with a tour through Fulford Place, allowing visitors to get a glimpse into the lavish lives of some of the most successful business people on the islands.
Lined with white sandy beaches and surrounded by pristine golf courses, Bay of Quinte is one of the must-visits along South Eastern Ontario. This region is also home to diverse fishing grounds and hiking trails of all levels – perfect for boaters looking to anchor for the day.
Another point of interest is Cornwall and the Counties, originally known as Upper Canada. Visitors can explore an era past in this region and take a historical trip to Upper Canada Village and meet villagers in traditional period costume.
No matter how you choose to explore it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.