A Paradise for Nature and History Lovers Alike

Eastern Ontario holds some of the most idyllic vistas anywhere in Canada. From Gananoque to Cornwall and beyond, more than a thousand green islands pepper the St. Lawrence River, where you can cruise these azure waters from town to town to discover picture-perfect scenery and quaint, historic villages aplenty. Travel further inland to discover Smiths Falls, a town which boasts both captivating heritage museums, rustic restaurants and the titular falls which straddle the marvellous Rideau Canal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007

East of Ottawa, you’ll find one of Ontario’s most bilingual towns: Hawkesbury. Settled on the banks of the Ottawa River, Hawkesbury is a beautiful tapestry of European influences dating back to the late 18th century. It’s a perfect stop whether you’re just visiting the area, or travelling between Ottawa and Montréal; however, no matter your destination in the region, you’re likely to find the local hospitality second to none. This is true whether you pop into a small-town bistro, sit down for coffee at a cute café or dig into the rich history of the region at a museum. And you’re likely to enjoy these experiences with a new friend or two – folks around these parts are among the friendliest that you’ll find anywhere.

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