Orillia, Ontario: Yours to Discover (or to Gamble)

This weekend, I had to drive my boyfriend to Orillia (home of CasinoRama) for work and I was left on my own for a few hours on Saturday morning to explore this city 90 minutes north of Toronto.

I didn’t expect much at all, and I love being pleasantly surprised.

After I dropped him off at an event, I ran into 4 deer attempting to cross the foggy road. When I say “ran into” – I mean I parked on the side of the road and watched them cross in front of me – don’t worry!

Oops, missed the deer!

Next, I stopped in at Tudhope Park with a Tim Horton’s coffee (it felt appropriate north of Toronto) and walked around a small beach on the Couchiching Lake.

Lake Couchiching

Finally, I ended my quick trip around town by stopping at a tiny trail head. I’m not even sure what it was called, but I took a stroll over a small bridge, past a beaver dam and into a gorgeous trail filled with tiny ponds and trees that were changing colour. Oh, and I could also see the magnificent building between the trees that housed the popular CasinoRama…

I couldn’t really beat this gorgeous Saturday morning in Orillia…made me feel a bit better since I had to wake up at 5 am to get there.

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Named in honour of the two decade fight to save Canada's white Kermode or spirit bear, Ghost Bear Photography, like the spirit bear campaign itself, hopes to reconnect people with the wild and through photography, help the world fall in love with nature again.

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