Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario, this region serves up all the ingredients for a perfect getaway. On its waters, enjoy world class sailing and scuba diving, pristine beaches and leisurely cruises. On its shores you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre and gastronomic delights. Trade the pantry for a delicious dish at one of our top-notch restaurants. Discover award-winning wineries and breweries, soul food cooked by proud local hands. Whether it’s a casual brunch or a classy dinner, take your taste buds the distance with a delightful culinary experience.
Inspired by the original Mohawk name ‘’Kaniatarowanenneh’ (big water), this beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and on to the Bay of Quinte. In between, it’s dotted by hundreds of lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO World Heritage designated Rideau Canal. Strap on your hiking boots and take in some fresh air, or set sail and enjoy the wind in your hair. No matter how you choose to explore it, South Eastern Ontario offers some of the best places to visit in Ontario.