Ontario, land of lakes, forests and bears

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Ontario Lakes Woods Bears

Ontario has interesting places. Our journey takes us around the Georgian Bay in Ontario, the eastern bay of the Lake Huron. In doing so, we get to know Ontario as it is in the clichés of Canada often shows up. There are countless lakes, large and small to pools and ponds that do not deserve the name "lake".

Ontario lakes, forests and bears

Surrounded by these wild waters, with their overgrown and overgrown by wild plant growth water surfaces not so reminiscent of what we understand in Europe under lakes, dense and impenetrable forests that also have nothing to do with our cultivated cultural landscapes on the European continent to have. And as if it were a cliché, on our tour through these pristine landscapes, wild animals appear again and again: bears that cross the road in front of our car and disappear quickly back into the undergrowth, red deer that does not disturb us when eating as we watch it on the roadside with its meal and flocks of Canada Geese flying south over our heads in perfect V formation.

A few not-so-serious tips, like you hunted, attacked and eaten by bears will, Janine has collected. You're better off doing the exact opposite of what she recommends.


Lighthouse in Killarney
Lighthouse in Killarney, Ontario - a lake, forests, only the bear is missing


A trip to the center of Ontario means a journey back in the evolution of our Western civilization. The places we meet on the road are either so small that they do not consist of much more than a main road and a few back roads. Or they are places that serve exclusively the supply of the surrounding areas. The distances to the next supermarket, the nearest gas station or the nearest doctor are often tens of kilometers - if not more. In general, the distances between the localities are often a hundred kilometers or more, something. This is unthinkable in Europe due to its high population density. Except perhaps the regions on the northern edge of our continent.

Ontario places of lakes, forests and bears

If the places are larger - like Parry Sound or Sudbury - the impressive shopping opportunities are first of all noticeable. You can find almost everything you need to live in these supply locations. Huge supermarkets with an incredible variety of foods. Hardware stores that make the heart of a craftsman beat faster and invite you to do it yourself. Furniture markets where buyers can find practical furniture of all kinds, but also decorative and not so important items for their apartments. And of course the fast food chains such as Pizza Hut, McDonalds, Burger King, Tim Hortons and others, which ensure that the cravings that inevitably occur during a shopping tour are quickly satisfied.

If these places are older, or if they are in scenic spots that also attract tourists, then there are - perhaps - some local attractions. For example, this can be a museum that deals with the history of the place that is only a hundred years old. They lovingly try to preserve the development of the place for posterity. Even if the Canadians' sense of history is often touching to us Europeans, they often surpass us in presenting their development. Many of these local museums also collect family items and thus document the settlement history of their region.

Destinations worth seeing in the province of Ontario

We have already visited many regions in Ontario on our travels. We got to know numerous places that are worth visiting. For example, the following list is our very own collection of must-see travel destinations in the province of Ontario. Take a look. Maybe there is something that interests you as well:

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Ontario, land of lakes, forests and bears

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn