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Your escape starts here.

Just 90 minutes north of Toronto, Orillia is a four season destination located within the heart of lake country. 

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Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to lake country. Whether you are looking to explore Orillia in one afternoon to an entire weekend, we will help demonstrate all the wonders the sunshine city has to offer.

Fall Tours

Available for free on your app store, Tripvia Tours will take you on a journey though the City's unique heritage properties, trail systems, and the Stephen Leacock Museum National Historic Site. Take in the natural and historic beauty of Orillia while you learn about the buildings and citizens from the city’s illustrious past.

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September 30

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th honours the children who never returned home and the survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. Click the button below to view a list of events and activities available to the public to honour and participate in this significant day.

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Streets Alive Festival

In tribute to folk-legend and Orillia native Gordon Lightfoot, Streets Alive Productions presents "A Painter Passing Through" in downtown Orillia. Explore the historic streets and find over 60 hand-painted sculptures. 

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Images Studio Tours

October 6 to 9
This artist-run, juried event is one of Ontario’s finest and longest running studio tours. Over thirty outstanding artists and crafts people will exhibit their work over the 4 days at 18 different studios. Discover exceptional art and enjoy the beautiful fall colours of Orillia and beyond.

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Orillia Jazz Festival

October 13 to 15
Featuring main stage performances by Holly Cole, Lance Anderson, and Orillia Brassworks, The Orillia Jazz Festival presents three days of classic music celebrations unlike any other. Reserve your spot to main stage ensemble performances, or explore downtown music crawls during the event.

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Experience history at The Leacock Museum

This autumn, step back through time as historic-themed events and activities invite you to learn, create, and experience one of Orillia's most charming heritage sites. 

Featuring: Autumn High Tea sittings, bouquet and wine workshops, pride-focused celebrations, and exciting new exhibits!

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What's happening in Orillia?

From the renowned Mariposa Folk Festival to heritage classics like The Orillia Scottish Festival, events are one of the ways in which Orillia truly shines. Check out what's coming up next in the Sunshine City. 

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Couchiching Beach Park

140 Canice Street

This 14.5-acre park is one of Orillia's richest attractions. Hosting sandy beaches, an outdoor theatre venue, a historic miniature train ride, trail systems, and a number of annual events, the park is favourite for locals and visitors alike to explore year-round.

While Couchiching Beach Park remains open to the public, there are a number of construction project underway at this downtown waterfront which may affect access. For more details, please visit

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The Port of Orillia

50 Centennial Drive

Every summer, thousands of boaters dock at the Port of Orillia. For many Orillia is a destination; for others, it is a special stop on a voyage through the historic 386-kilometre Trent-Severn Waterway. Just steps away from great dining and shopping in Downtown Orillia, the Port is a favourite stop for summer visitors.

Visit to learn more about docking.

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Orillia Opera House

1 West Street North

Since its historic opening in 1895, the Orillia Opera House has been a focal point for the cultural life of the City of Orillia. As the only professional quality performing arts venue in the town, the Orillia Opera House produces professional theatre during the summer and presents concerts and educational programming throughout the year.

The Opera House is also home to our Visitor Information Centre.

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Leacock Museum National Historic Site

50 Museum Drive

This stately, 19-room historic house was once the summer home and inspiration behind famed literary humourist Stephen Leacock's lifetime love affair with Orillia, a town he immortalized as the mythical Mariposa in his quintessential best-seller Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town.

Visit the museum. 

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J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park

450 Atherley Road

J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park on Lake Couchiching is an active park for baseball and slo-pitch, and attracts water lovers to its popular Moose Beach swimming area.

Home to the Mariposa Folk Festival, this 65-acre park is a haven for residents and visitors alike, with many amenities.

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West Orillia Sports Complex and Rotary Place Arena

100 University Avenue

Unveiled in 2010, the West Orillia Sports Complex is already well-known for Rotary Place, its popular twin-pad arena. But it's much more than that. The West Orillia Sports Complex includes 27 acres of sports fields, trails, and green space.

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Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street South

The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located in the historic 1894 Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building in the heart of downtown Orillia’s shopping and restaurant district. This unique art gallery and museum presents significant art & history exhibitions of both regional and national importance.

Visit to explore current exhibits.

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Orillia Recreation Centre

255 West Street South

Orillia's state of the art Recreation Centre includes a variety of amenities and programming accessible to the public. With its Fitness Centre, Aquatics Centre and two FIBA-sized Gymnasiums, there is something for everyone at this impressive facility.

Visit to learn more about facility programming.

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How can I access the downtown waterfront?

As a result of current and planned construction during the 2023 summer season, there are some impacts to access, parking and park amenities that residents and visitors should note.

The Port of Orillia and Couchiching Beach Park remain open to the public with limited vehicular access. To learn more about accessing the waterfront, current closures, and project progress, please visit our Navigating the Downtown Waterfront webpage.

Alternatively, parking is available within walking distance in the downtown. Please visit our parking webpage for maps and payment information at

Where can I find a map of Orillia?

A detailed map of Orillia's streets can be found at the following link: Orillia Streets Index Map.

You can also access the following specific maps of the city:

1. Map of Orillia's Public Trails

2. Map of Orillia Public Transit 

3. Public Parks and Facilities Map

4. Map of Scout Valley

For more resources on Orillia maps, please visit our maps webpage.

Where can I find parking?

There are many pay and display municipal parking lots in downtown Orillia. You can find a map of available municipal parking lots on our parking webpage at Rates range from $1.00 an hour to $1.25 an hour, enforced Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

The Passport Parking app can be used to pay for on-street parking and in the pay and display parking lots.

The cost for metered parking in downtown Orillia is as follows:

Mississaga Street East and West Street North/South: $3.00 an hour. 
Mississaga Street West and all side streets: $1.75 an hour.
On-street metered parking has a two hour time limit. This is enforced Monday to Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

Please visit for more information.

Is there a fee to park at the waterfront and/or use the boat launch?

At this time, vehicles without the use of a boat trailer may park for free in municipal waterfront lots. 

In effect May 15 to Oct. 15, visitors looking to park their boat trailers are required to pay $10 per hour, up to a maximum of $50 per day during Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There is no additional fee to use the launch ramps.

Residents may park their boat trailers for free with usage of a Resident Boat Trailer Parking Permit. 

Please visit for more information.

Waterfront access at J.B. Tudhope Memorial Park as well as the Collins Drive boat launch is currently open to the public.

Please note, as a result of current and planned construction at the downtown Orillia waterfront during the 2023 summer season, there are some impacts to access, parking and park amenities. Please visit our Navigating the Downtown Waterfront webpage for more details.


I don't drive, what is the best way to get around Orillia?

Orillia's public transit system runs seven days a week, with the exception of public holidays. Visit for schedules, maps, and rate information.

Orillia is home to the following licensed rideshare and taxicab services:

1. Uber

2. Orillia Taxi Service

3. All Canadian Taxi

4. ABBY TAXI Orillia

The following businesses may offer bike rentals, repairs, and parts:

1. The Crank and Sprocket

2. Bike Stop of Orillia

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