Welcome to Ontario
Aside from being Canada's second-largest province, Ontario is one of the most beautiful places in North America. Anglers can experience tranquil waters, vast tracts of towering forests, long sandy beaches, and the awe-inspiring sight of Niagara Falls. Our clean and friendly cities boast world-class entertainment, shopping, and fine dining. Wherever you go and whatever you do, there's always more to discover in Ontario.
Fishing in Ontario
Every angler dreams of the perfect fishing experience, the perfect challenge, the perfect cast, and, of course, the perfect catch. Fortunately, there's still one place where those dreams are met - and exceeded. And that place is Ontario.
Home to 15 per cent of the world's freshwater, our 400,000 lakes, rivers, and streams have some of the finest freshwater sport fishing anywhere.
Here, muskie can reach 65 pounds (29.5 kg) and anglers catch more than 8 million walleye each year, including some of the biggest in North America - the Ontario record is 22.25 pounds (10.1 kg). Then there's northern pike, brook and lake trout, salmon, panfish, steelhead, carp, and whitefish. And all of these species can be caught within a day's drive of each other.
Ontario has a tremendous assortment of freshwater sport fish, but it has an even wider variety of places to catch them. From clear, cold lakes of only a few acres to the largest inland seas on the continent, from rushing streams to big, brawling rivers - whether you pursue your quarry from a boat or canoe, in chest waders, or from shore - there's a fishing hole with your name on it.
If you're looking for an exciting fishing adventure, charter a boat for the day. It's a perfect way to explore Ontario's magnificent waterways. Or board a float plane or train and take off to a remote lake.
We've got more lakeside resorts than anywhere else in the world. And there are facilities and services to suit every taste and budget. Accommodations can run from remote fly-in wilderness fishing camps to luxurious shoreline resorts within easy driving distance. Either way, you'll discover peaceful surroundings, great fishing action, and maybe the adventure of a lifetime too.
Use the table below to determine travelling times to Ontario. Drive and flight times listed are approximate and should be used only as a guide. Flight times shown are for direct, non-stop flights.
Flight Times to Toronto
Flight Times to Ottawa
|Sault Ste. Marie||Thunder Bay||Toronto||Windsor||Kingston||Niagara Falls||North Bay||Ottawa|
|New York, NY||19.25||29.00||8.75||13.25||7.50||7.50||13.25||9.50|
|Niagara Falls, ON||10.50||20.00||1.50||4.00||4.00||-||5.75||6.00|
|North Bay, ON||5.75||15.50||4.25||8.25||7.00||5.75||-||5.00|
|Sault Ste. Marie, ON||-||9.50||9.00||6.00||12.75||10.50||5.75||10.75|
|Thunder Bay, ON||9.50||-||18.50||15.50||22.25||20.00||15.50||20.50|