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Elora Gorge: Jewel of the Grand River Valley by Hillary Hornung a Pure Ontario contributor

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Elora Gorge Address: 7400 Wellington County Rd 21, Elora, ON N0B 1S0 The tiny town of Elora, Ontario hosts a hidden jewel. It’s a jewel that I recently visited for the first time, even though I live 40mins away. I was not only taken with the towns charm but the Gorge as well. There are

My Spirit Rock Conservation Area experience, written by Joanne Wiersma

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A few summers ago, we read about the Corran Ruins situated in the south Bruce Peninsula, and being intrigued, we made plans for a day trip to explore! We packed a picnic lunch then headed off early one morning, making a pit stop in Wiarton for coffee, then continued north on hwy#6 for another 20

Killarney Provincial Park, my favorite place to travel in Ontario. Written by photographer Stefan Hofer

Killarney Provincial Park is my favorite place to visit in Ontario. The park has it all; many mountainous quartzite peaks above 400 meters, cobalt blue lakes, small rocky islands punctuated by swaying Eastern white pines – the list goes on and on, not to mention the abundant wildlife. I’ve been to a lot of places

Hiking in the underrated Canadian Shield to High Falls on Eels Creek, Jim Eadie from PureOntario

After researching great/underrated Waterfall hikes I found the High Falls on Eels Creek in the book “Paddling and Hiking” Ontario’s Southern Shield country, by Kas Stonethis. This specific hike was of interest due to its proximity North of me, in Eastern Ontario, to the lack of knowledge of the area and its intrigue to something

Pure Ontario “My Favourite Spot” – Philip Edward Island, By Katelyn Grenko

This past summer was the first time I ventured out to Philip Edward Island. If you’ve never been to this magical place, I suggest you put it on your bucket list. This island stretches along the shores of Georgian Bay and has tons of small islands surrounding its southern shoreline and many great places to

Memories made but not lost at the now closed Alexander Henry Museum, Kingston Ontario. By Jim Eadie from Pure Ontario

Standing atop the Alexander Henry ship in Kingston Ontario  for the last time in July 2016. In July of 2016 my home was filled with exuberance, anticipation and excitement as we, my daughter and I, were getting ready to explore the “ship”, as referred to by my daughter. This level of excitement stemmed from her first visit,

Exploring Georgian Bay, by Chris and Nicole of CNA Photography

Ontario encompasses over one-fifth of the worlds fresh water with its 250,000 lakes.  These waterways play a key part in the history and development of the province through the means of transportation for early explorers, a source of food and influencing where towns would be built. Next to the five great lakes, Georgian Bay is

Pure Ontario Launched As A Destination Resource For Locals and Tourists

  A fresh and snazzy new travel and exploring website, called “Pure Ontario” has just been launched. The PureOntario.org website will house content such as photos and videos of beautiful places including: waterfalls, destinations and attractions in Ontario. It will also have full maps, ratings, event listings, blogs, and other tools to help with travel

The Largest Oak Savanna of Ontario – Pinery Provincial Park, by Drea a Pure Ontario contributor

In Ontario, especially in Southwestern Ontario, we are blessed by the Great Lakes, each offering a beauty of its own. Having visited three out of the five Great Lakes, I must say that Lake Huron is by far my favourite. This could be because I spent many summer days growing up on the shores of

7 Surprising Facts about the Historic Trent-Severn Waterway, By Angela Hawn from the Bay of Quinte Tourism

By Angela Hawn, Bay of Quinte Tourism According to Parks Canada, nearly one and a half million visitors enjoy the unique and beautiful canal and lock system of the Trent-Severn Waterway every year. Read on to learn about this fabulous national historic site. It’s Called a Linear Park for Good Reason! Thinking of traversing this

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