You don’t have to leave Ontario to experience stunning canals like you would see in Venice, Italy! Lagoon City, located along the eastern shore of Lake Simcoe, is less than two hours by car from Toronto but will feel like a European escape.

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According to Orillia Tourism, “known as the Venice of Ontario, Lagoon City offers a quiet escape from the urban world. With over 10 miles (16 kilometres) of canals and an expansive waterfront, you are never far from the water’s edge.”

Whether you’re looking for adventure or to just relax, if you’re visiting you’re going to want to spend some time on the water.

Lake Country Adventures offers a variety of watercrafts to rent, from jet skis to pontoon boats! Rentals are available by the hour, day or weekly.

For visitors looking to dip their toes in the water, relax and take in the view, Lagoon City Beach has a front-row seat to expansive Lake Simcoe with a sandy beach to enjoy and park facilities,

You don’t have to make your stop in this adorable town just a day trip, stay awhile!

The newly renovated and opened Lagoon City Pier One Resort is right on the water and ready to welcome guests for an overnight visit.

The resort has waterfront dining, a pool, sauna, and kayak + bike rentals.

This is the perfect place to take a break from the city so what are you waiting for?! Lagoon City is calling!