A captivating journey filled with dramatic northern scenery & fascinating Native culture, are combined in an adventurous journey revealing the unique character of Ontario. Highlight include an unforgettable stay at an aboriginal-operated wilderness retreat on the remote Manitoulin Island.
• International Flights from the UK based on economy class • Includes seat selection • Standard accommodation for 15 nights • Intermediate car hire with Fully Inclusive insurance • Admission to Ripley's Aquarium • Bay of the Beaver Canoe Tour Manitoulin Island • Niagara City cruise by Hornblower • A personalised Canada Roadbook, containing essential travel information
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Day 1 Toronto
Arrive at Pearson International Airport in Toronto. Transfer independently to your downtown hotel and check in. The rest of the day is yours to explore this cosmopolitan city.
Day 2 Toronto
With the city at your feet, you can explore the many facets of this world-class destination. Toronto boasts a fascinating mix of multi-cultural neighbourhoods.
Day 3 Toronto to Huntsville
Travel north through charming rural villages to the pine and granite landscape of Muskoka cottage country, where we suggest a visit to the Muskoka Pioneer Village. Today's destination is Huntsville, just outside of Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario's coveted ‘cottage country'
Day 4 Huntsville
The parks that surround the area all offer exciting day trails to explore ancient forests and lakes. Arrowhead Provincial Park is a smaller park with trails and a swimming beach, perfect for a day excursion. You may alternatively enjoy a visit to the outdoor Group of 7 natural art gallery, celebrating the works of early 20th century artists that created a world famous Canadian Impressionism style. Overnight in Huntsville
Day 5 Huntsville to Killarney
This morning you bid farewell to the province's first provincial park and travel further into Ontario's hinterlands. Continue onto Killarney on the edge of Manitoulin Island, the largest island on fresh water.
Day 6 Killarney
The world-famous ‘Group of Seven' painters made this area their artistic inspiration - and you'll discover why as you further explore this striking landscape of pre- Cambrian granite and sparkling lakes.
Day 7 Killarney to Timmins
Continue north to Timmins today, passing through the Sudbury area. Located in Northeastern Ontario, the Timmins area is rich in minerals, especially gold, and boasts over 500 lakes and rivers.
Day 8 Timmins
Today you can explore this “City with a Heart of Gold,” which features local art galleries, golf, and an extensive trail system that winds through the city and surrounding Boreal forest.
Day 9 Timmins to Wawa
As you leave Timmins, you will head west to Wawa through very remote areas of the province. The impressive scenery along the way includes long stretches of Boreal forest, dramatic cliffs, and lakes right by the side of the road.
Day 10 Wawa to Sault Ste Marie
Today you will continue south on the Trans-Canada highway and along the scenic, rocky coast of Lake Superior.
Day 11 Sault Ste Marie
The day is yours to explore the sights and sounds of this northern Ontario city. The area is well known as an eco-tourism and naturalist destination hub, close to parks and preserves.
Day 12 Sault Ste Marie Marie to Manitoulin Island
Today you get a second chance to visit the provincial parks or nature reserve as you retrace your route back along the top of Lake Huron to Killarney where you venture on to Manitoulin Island itself.
Day 13 Manitoulin Island
A geographic wonder, Manitoulin Island contains over 100 lakes, including Lake Manitou which itself contains several more lakes. With all this fresh water, it's no surprise that Manitoulin offers so many boating, fishing and scuba diving adventure activities. If you prefer dry land, don't miss a visit to Assininack Museum, Little Current-Howland Museum, or the well maintained Mississagi Lighthouse Museum. Overnight on Manitoulin Island.
Day 14 Manitoulin Island to Tobermory
Today you travel to the south shore of Manitoulin Island and board the Chi-Cheemaun ferry from South Baymouth to Tobermory on a leisurely 2-hour cruise in the deep waters of Lake Huron. After debarking at the ferry docks, you enter Bruce Peninsula National Park.
Day 15 Tobermory to Niagara
Drive south along the Bruce Peninsula en route to Niagara Falls, the "honeymoon capital of the world." Approaching the southern reaches of Ontario, you pass through the hills of the Niagara Escarpment, featuring a variety of walking and cycling trails.
Day 16 Niagara Falls to Toronto
Check out of your hotel this morning and return to Toronto's Pearson International Airport for your flight home.Want to alter anything?
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