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Things To Do in Orillia


For residents and visitors alike, there’s no end of fun things to do in Orillia. Top Orillia attractions – and one of the top tourist attractions in Ontario – is Casino Rama, the region’s leading entertainment and concert venue, which draws musical talent from around the world. Orillia and its surrounds are also where you can enjoy some of the best live music in Ontario, with the famous Mariposa Folk Festival drawing big name artists such as Gordon Lightfoot and Kathleen Edwards, while the vibrant Burl’s Creek Event Grounds plays host to rock stars the Rolling Stones. Orillia has also made a name for itself for its theatre, much of it centered around the iconic Orillia Opera House.

Outdoor enthusiasts are also spoiled for choice when researching the best Orillia things to do. Leading the way in adventure sports is Horseshoe Valley, popular for its ski and snowtubing experiences in winter, and its biking, hiking, and golf fun in summer (Settlers Ghost is another of the area’s most popular golf courses).

For boaters, there’s endless opportunity for exciting sailing, yachting, or canoeing and kayaking adventures on the many surrounding lakes. Popular choices include Bass Lake, as well as the larger Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, accessible from Georgian Bay and the Great Lakes thanks to the Trent Severn Waterway. And for families, the many excellent Lake Simcoe beaches make for endless summer fun.

Whatever your preference, be sure to bookmark as your go-to source for Orillia upcoming events and the top things to do in Ontario’s Lake Country.