Laced together by the sparkling St. Lawrence River, Ottawa River, Rideau Canal, Bay of Quinte, and Lake Ontario, this region serves up all the ingredients for a perfect getaway. On its shores, you’ll find fascinating history, quaint villages, inspiring art, live theatre, and gastronomic delights. On its waters, enjoy world-class sailing and scuba diving, pristine beaches, and leisurely cruises. Inspired by the original Mohawk name ‘’Kaniatarowanenneh’ (big water), this beautiful stretch of Ontario is entirely linked by water – from Cornwall on the St. Lawrence River to Lake Ontario’s Kingston and onto the Bay of Quinte. In between, it’s dotted by hundreds of lakes and winds its way north along the UNESCO World Heritage- designated Rideau Canal.

South Eastern Ontario’s fascinating history, quaint towns, and vibrant cities are alive with a unique culture of collaboration. We work closely with each community to help grow our region’s tourism while shining a spotlight on our thriving culinary scenes, growing wine country, live theatre, artists, makers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike at every turn along the sparkling South Eastern Ontario waterways.

Whether food’s your thing, you’re here for sailing, or you’re looking to discover some of our most historic landmarks, South Eastern Ontario offers something everyone can enjoy.

Destinations in South Eastern Ontario.

For questions, please contact one of  the team members at the Regional Tourism Organization Office – South Eastern Ontario

RTO 9 Team Members