South Eastern Ontario

Exploring Things To Do in South Eastern Ontario

Located along the north shore of St Lawrence River, starting at the Quebec border the South Eastern Ontario region spans from Cornwall and The Counties west to the Ontario’s burgeoning wine and craft beer country known as Prince Edward and the Bay of Quinte respectively. Along the way you will pass through the world-famous archipelago 1000 Islands region and a UNESCO designated Biosphere Reserve known as the Frontenac Arch. Canada’s first capital city, Kingston, located at the point in which the St. Lawrence River, Cataraqui River meet Lake Ontario, is steeped in history and is an entertainment hub for the region.  Along the shores of all these waterways you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights.

On its waters, you can enjoy world class sailing and scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises. South Eastern Ontario is a pleasure crafts’ paradise dotted by hundreds of lakes and rivers to explore. The region also stretches north along Ontario’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site; the Rideau Canal.

Traversing through this region you will find thriving towns and villages that make up the vast majority of the population. No matter how you choose to experience it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.

As we build our base of Southeastern Ontario region resources on this website, for more information to plan your trip please also visit


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