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
4.5 based on 297 reviews
Reviewed By dannooyens - Sudbury, CanadaSudbury, Canada
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
4.5 based on 169 reviews
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
4.5 based on 74 reviews
Reviewed By loriar - Harrow, CanadaHarrow, Canada
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
4 based on 65 reviews
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
4 based on 67 reviews
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
4 based on 59 reviews
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
4.5 based on 47 reviews
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
4.5 based on 55 reviews
Reviewed By chickandbeast - Southgate, CanadaSouthgate, Canada
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
4.5 based on 62 reviews
Reviewed By deideadinside - Orillia, CanadaOrillia, Canada
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
3.5 based on 44 reviews
Reviewed By mrstthom - Huntsville, CanadaHuntsville, Canada
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