BougeBouge welcomes you to Ontario! Did you know that many explorers have crossed Ontario? The one who has left his mark on people’s minds is Samuel de Champlain! In fact, he was one of the first to travel to Ontario. Samuel was a visionary in his intentions to establish a New France in America but also in his relations with the First Nations people. He is therefore naturally considered by historians as the father of New France thanks to the colonization and conciliation efforts he made throughout his career. There is a tourist route named after him « The Champlain Tourist Route of Ontario ». It was inspired by his expedition in 1615-1616, sailing the Ottawa, Mattawa and French rivers as well as the waters of Georgian Bay in search of a suitable site for the fur trade and a viable route to the « North Sea ». Ontario is not just Niagara Falls… It’s time to follow in Samuel’s footsteps and discover more about Franco-Ontarian culture!
Ottawa and Parc Omega
Before you arrive in Ontario, I recommend a short stop on the road, still in Quebec, for a few miles… And yes, this is to discover the famous Parc Oméga! As the seasons go by, you can discover species of animals living in their natural habitat: bison, elk, bears, deer, white-tailed deer, wild boar, wolves… You can also take a walk around the lake on an interpretation trail among the deer in the wild! You are now in Ottawa? Don’t wait any longer to discover the Capital’s must-see attractions: Parliament, the Rideau Canal, the Canadian Museum of History or the ByWard Market. You can also choose to take these tours with a guide during the « Haunted Walk » where you will be taken to the city’s most famous sites to go on a guided tour of the city.ager les histoires de fantômes et l’histoire sombre de ces endroits… Bonne découverte!
Toronto, its dynamism, its buildings, Niagara Falls… Toronto is often summed up in a much more Americanized style than Montreal or Quebec City, but there is so much to discover in the capital of Ontario! If you are not afraid of heights, I recommend you to start your visit with the CN Tower! It’s the emblem of the city, and for 34 years it has remained the highest tower in the world! It is located in the city center not far from the boat to the Island. From here, you will be able to make your most beautiful photo of the skyline! Continue your visit to the Distillery and its red brick heritage buildings revisited in the style of the day! The St. Lawrence Market and its local producers is also a must-see. You have understood that here, you don’t have a minute to lose!
We’re leaving the city for a unique place called « The Bruce Peninsula »! This area of northeastern Ontario bordering Lake Huron to Lake Superior is spectacular. Great scenery, heavenly beaches and turquoise waters. You’re not dreaming you’re in Canada! You will go to Tobermory, a charming tourist village nestled in a small gully. Do not hesitate to go to the port, or Little Tub as it is called there, it is the heart of the village. Very lively district with the departures of the cruise boats for the Fathom Five Marine Park and the kayakers who navigate a path between the boats. You will end your discovery of Ontario here with breathtaking scenery!