Ontario, Canada 

Ontario, Canada

Destination: Ontario, Canada

“Ontario: a province, a lake, a county. Properly it should be On-tar-ack or On-da-rack. On means “high” and tarack “rock”; that is “rocks standing high in or near the water”. The reference is probably to the Niagara Escarpment.“ – William F. Moore, 1930

Over a great passage of time the continents shifted, land was eroded, the glaciers moved and Ontario was formed. It has continued to be formed by the wind, the water and the pull of the great earth itself. It took a million years to sculpt this province and carve our Great Lakes out of Precambrian rock and ancient coral reef.

With over 250,000 lakes Ontario is home to one third of the earth’s water including the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River, which still functions as a passageway to the exploration of the rest of the provinces.

It is a province of renowned beauty, diverse culture and proud, strong, understated people. Ontario is the second largest province in Canada and home to one third of Canada’s people. . Most of the province still consists of wild expanses of forest and pasture with the main percentage of the population occupying a string of cities lying along the northern shore of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario known as the Golden Horseshoe. The capital, Toronto, rated as #4 most liveable city in the world, famous for its multi-culturism, theatre, film festivals, shopping, wineries and a restaurateurs’ venture while south there is the magnificence of Niagara Falls surrounded by its vineyards and orchards; or travel east thru the historical small towns along the St. Lawrence to the Ottawa.

Destination: Ontario, Canada

Ontario is larger than France and Spain combined (and as Canadians we apologize if that sounds boastful). But it is a land where tall trees stand guard over expanses of endless skies; a land where you can go from beach to bike, greenhouse to lighthouse, shipyard to vineyard, and cave to cafe. One come to Ontario to hike, bike, fish, climb, zip, dive, paddle, spelunk, soak, swim, sample, savour, wander, wonder……EXPLORE!

E’Terra is about a 4 hour drive northwest of Canada’s largest metropolitan center of Greater Toronto and the surrounding area of the Golden Horseshoe, with 2 lane highways once you leave the 400 series. We love all seasons and the road service is excellent north to Tobermory. Escape the city lights for starry nights in the magical crispness of the Bruce Peninsula.

“Behind me lie the stressful car-horn jams of Toronto’s escape routes…ahead are straight roads, gently rolling hills dotted with strawberry fields, motels …..Blue lake and rocky shore … an eco-lodge in deepest Ontario combines comfort with a taste of wilderness.” – Gemma Bowes UK Observer