The 10 Best Things to Do in Orillia, Ontario

Orillia /əˈrɪliə/ is a city in Ontario, Canada. It is located in Simcoe County between Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. Although located in Simcoe County, the city is politically independent. It is part of the Huronia region of Central Ontario. The population in 2016 was 30,546.

1. Couchiching Beach Park

Centennial Drive, Orillia, Ontario L0K 1L0, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
61%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Couchiching Beach Park

Reviewed By dannooyens - Sudbury, CanadaSudbury, Canada

Dont miss

Flower gardens, a boat launch ramp, picnic tables, a picnic shelter, washrooms and fountains, a lovely place to spend the day relaxing by the water having a picnic lunch with the family. If you have younger kids they will love the train ride that encompas

2. Tudhope Park

Hwy. 12, Orillia, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
64%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Tudhope Park

Reviewed By arodger1 - Barrie, CanadaBarrie, Canada

Lovely Park to explore!

Love walking around this park in the winter and the summer! Such a lovely view of the lake!Lots of parking and lots of playground equipment for children! Also, has a water park in the summer!

3. The OPP Museum

777 Memorial Ave, Orillia, Ontario L3V 7V3, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 74 reviews

The OPP Museum

Reviewed By loriar - Harrow, CanadaHarrow, Canada

Nice Collection

Behind the Badge provides great displays showing the history of the OPP. Spent about 1/2 hour looking and reading about the various divisions of the OPP, much of it was new to us. Definitely worth the time to visit and would recommend it to others, especi

4. Bass Lake Provincial Park

2540 Bass Lake Side Road, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H1, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
24%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 65 reviews

Bass Lake Provincial Park

Reviewed By Olanatola - Barrie, CanadaBarrie, Canada

Lakeview campground Spacious sites

We had a blast this May 2 4 weekend. First time at Bass lake. We originally had site 131 at the Hilltop campground booked but it was a bit too close to the road and being May there wasn’t enough foliage on the trees (mind you Hilltop campground is gorgeou

5. Stephen Leacock Museum

50 Museum Dr, Orillia, ON L3V 7T9, Canada, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6K5, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
48%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Stephen Leacock Museum

Reviewed By David W - Chicago, IllinoisChicago, Illinois

If you miss visiting this spot, you've made a mistake

It was more than worth the fifty mile drive. The museum and house are remarkably presented and restored, and the docent on duty when we visited was well informed and friendly. Lunch is a good option here. A real bonus was meeting the gardener and having a

6. Mara Provincial Park

181 Courtland Street, Orillia, Ontario L3V 6H7, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
30%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 59 reviews

Mara Provincial Park

Reviewed By scottgN9189LO

Canada day weekend

Camped for four nights bridging the Holliday long weekend.Was on site 31, which was more than sufficiently sized for our 30 ft travel trailer.The campground itself is quite small. The beach area is nice. There are no real hiking trails to speak of.The bea

7. Scales Nature Park

82 Line 15 S, Orillia, Ontario L3V 8H9, Canada Museums, Specialty Museums
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Scales Nature Park

Scales is a nature centre and park focused on the conservation of Canadian reptiles and amphibians. Our centre features the most complete live collection of these creatures in the country. Visitors can touch and hold some reptiles, with help from our staff and volunteers. It's great for rainy days! Group bookings for birthday parties, schools, camps, scouts/guides, and others are possible, and our outreach programs travel to similar venues across the province. The park features 3.5 km of nature trails through a variety of natural habitats. Pets are not allowed on the trails or in the centre. Our newest addition is Reptile Camp, a day camp program for kids! Please realize that this is a working conservation facility. We conduct research and stewardship projects locally, and around the province. You may encounter research technicians, field equipment, etc. Current local projects involve 6 turtle species, massasauga rattlesnakes, and chorus frogs. Ask how you can get involved!

Reviewed By Garry M - Orillia, CanadaOrillia, Canada

Worthwhile Just VERY Expensive

This is a great educational venue to expose kids to hands on experience to reptile and animal life. Staff is very informative and accommodating. We've been taking the grand-kids here every summer for years when they are down visiting. Only comment I have

8. Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market

4500 Fairgrounds Rd, Orillia, Ontario L3V 0Y2, Canada Food & Drink, Shopping, Farmers Markets
Excellent
59%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 55 reviews

Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers' Market

Reviewed By chickandbeast - Southgate, CanadaSouthgate, Canada

Daytripping Ontario

Orillia Fairgrounds Farmers Market has great local produce, cheeses, meats and handicrafts. You can also buy seedlings for your own garden.Great Ontario seasonal pastime.

9. Scout Valley

Highway 11 & Old Barrie Road East, Orillia, Ontario, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 62 reviews

Scout Valley

Reviewed By deideadinside - Orillia, CanadaOrillia, Canada

Nature

Can get to by foot, bike or car. No buses or trains. Walking trails, lots of nature. Huts for breaks and shade. View of Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchicing. Many people take their dogs.

10. McRae Point Provincial Park

McRae Park Road | Ramara, Orillia, Ontario L0K 1L0, Canada Nature & Parks
Excellent
22%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
29%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 44 reviews

McRae Point Provincial Park

Reviewed By mrstthom - Huntsville, CanadaHuntsville, Canada

Nice Park

We went here on Labour Day weekend and really enjoyed this park. We had a pull through site which was really spacious. Even though the area had lots of people, we found the park overall to be quiet. The dog beach area was fun for our dogs. They enjoyed sw

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