From Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island take a trip around Georgian Bay. This trip has stopovers in full service campgrounds and a few on Ontario’s fabulous provincial parks.
From Niagara Falls to Manitoulin Island take a trip around Georgian Bay east to Algonquin Park. This trip has stopovers in full service campgrounds and lots of interesting stops.
“The Father of New France”, was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler. He founded New France and Quebec City on July 3, 1608. He is important to Canadian history because he made the first accurate map of the coast and he helped establish the settlements. He wrote an account of his life from 1604 to 1612 and his journey up the Ottawa river, his Voyages
It is Canada’s most populous province by a large margin, accounting for nearly 40 percent of all Canadians, and is the second-largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth-largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation’s capital city, Ottawa, and the nation’s most populous city, Toronto. Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east and northeast, and to the south by the U.S. states of (from west to east) Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. Almost all of Ontario’s 2,700 km (1,678 mi) border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the west at Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system. These are the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario. There is only about 1 km (0.6 mi) of land border made up of portages including Height of Land Portage on the Minnesota border.
Numerous National Historic Sites, Provincial and National Parks, waterfalls and even more waterways are to explore along this road trip. Alternate driving days with outdoor experiences such as canoeing, cycling, hiking, rafting, fishing, and wildlife watching. Even whale, and bear watching is included in this itinerary!