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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.

We do winter well

With wide open blue skies and sparkling snow as far as the eye can see, Orillia is your gateway to the outdoors. Head out and hit the slopes, experience the trails, and even drop a line below frozen waters. After the day is done, Orillia's vibrant entertainment and culinary scene awaits.

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Live performance at the Roots North Music Festival

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Roots North Music Festival

April 18 to 21

This unique Ontario-born music festival returns to take over downtown Orillia and beyond with an impressive lineup of Canadian artists. Over three days, live music will take place at over a dozen venues, including main stage performances at St. Paul's Centre.

Main stage passes are an annual sell-out, reserve your wristband while they last! 

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VISITOR INFORMATION

OrilliaNow

Navigate the Sunshine City easily with the OrilliaNow portal. Available to the public for free, this online portal offers easy access to up-to-date information on City services, visitor amenities, upcoming events, and more.

Click the button below or visit orillia.ca/now to register.

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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. Explore the waterfront trails, snowshoe and ski across the lake, drop a line below ice to catch some perch, and take in the spectacular views. Check conditions before heading out safely.

Please note, there are a number of construction projects underway at this park which may affect direct vehicular access. For more details, please visit Orillia.ca/waterfront

Scout Valley trails in the winter

Scout Valley

2975 Old Barrie Road East

Scout Valley is a 230-acre nature oasis, protected under a conservation easement with the Couchiching Conservancy. The valley offers three loop trails which are dominated by mature deciduous forest. The land is also home to Regan House, the oldest house in Orillia. Before visiting, we encourage you to visit the Couchiching Conservancy website to learn more about the property. 

Please note, cycling is not permitted within Scout Valley. Visit couchichingconserv.ca to learn more.

Exterior photo of Orillia Opera House in downtown Orillia

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. The largest and only professional performing arts venue north of Toronto, the OOH brings big names to the stage year round. 

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.

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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 ice fishing, fat biking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

Home to the Mariposa Folk Festival and the famous Golden Leaves statues, a tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, 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.

Orillia museum of art and history gallery

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 downtown Orillia. This unique art gallery and museum provides significant art and history exhibitions of both regional and national importance.

Visit orilliamuseum.org to explore current exhibits. Photography by Cole Bennett.

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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 orillia.ca/FUN 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, 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 Orillia.ca/parking

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 Orillia.ca/parking. 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 orillia.ca/parking for more information.

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 orillia.ca/transit 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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