Known for its outstanding Lake Ontario waterfront, Ajax impresses visitors with its walking paths, bike trails and green spaces. A variety of golf courses add to the outdoor enjoyment.
The town's name honours the HMS Ajax, a Royal Navy ship that served with distinction during the Second World War. Fascinating Second World War connections are yours to discover throughout the town, including Veterans' Point Gardens.
The town's earliest hub was Pickering Village, now a popular shopping neighbourhood, gathering place, and centre for arts and culture.
Fine fishing and outdoor activities bring visitors to Lake Simcoe's east shore, located just a one-hour drive north of Toronto.
Winter sees hundreds of ice fishing huts set out on the frozen lake as anglers pursue lake trout, whitefish and perch.
Beaverton, Cannington and Sunderland, each with more than a century of history, are the three main towns in this largely rural township.
From May's first apple blossoms to October's pumpkin patches and corn mazes, Clarington is rich in rural family experiences.
It's also rich in history, boasting many stately old homes and towns that are favourites with filmmakers and visitors alike. Marinas and waterfront parks line Clarington's Lake Ontario shoreline, which boasts a 17-kilometre stretch of the Waterfront Trail.
Be sure to pick up your copy of the 2010 Clarington Visitors Guide full of information on local attractions and events to make the most of your visit.
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With a thriving arts scene and three first class post secondary institutions, this spectacular Lake Ontario city has become a dynamic multicultural community. New businesses, a premier sports and entertainment centre and a lovingly restored theatre have brought new vibrancy to the city's core.
Oshawa's rich history is seen at Parkwood Estate, once home to General Motors Canada founder Col. Sam McLaughlin. It is now a national historic site that welcomes visitors year-round. The McLaughlin family also founded The Robert McLaughlin Gallery, an outstanding art gallery that exhibits many Canadian masterpieces.
Efforts to restore and preserve the Lake Ontario shoreline have created accessible trails where nature lovers watch for migrating birds and butterflies. Hosting over 40 major events each year, Oshawa offers a diverse range of creative experiences for visitors and residents alike
The western gateway to Durham Region, the City of Pickering is a natural destination. Located on a picturesque waterfront, it's nestled among hundreds of acres of parkland, magnificent hiking trails and quaint hamlets.
Boating, fishing and water activities are popular pastimes at Frenchman's Bay, one of the largest natural bays along the north shore of Lake Ontario. A charming waterfront village offers unique opportunities to shop and dine. Stroll along the Beachfront Park boardwalk, part of the Waterfront Trail, and enjoy beach volleyball courts, splash pad/water park and concerts throughout the summer.
To the north are the lush green hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, where Pickering Museum Village, a charming collection of restored 19th-century buildings, comes to life with a host of special events, including a spring steam-up and Christmas celebrations
The township's natural attributes-rolling hills, farmer fields and the Lake Scugog shoreline–make for an enjoyable getaway.
Along the shore sits Port Perry, known as "Port" to the locals, a welcoming lakefront community known for its unique boutiques, art galleries and one-of-a-kind shops.
The township is often the inspiration of many local artists who revel in the rural charm and family friendly lifestyle.
Straddling the green hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, Uxbridge traces its roots to the Quaker settlers who arrived in the area more than 200 years ago.
The Town celebrates its rich heritage with diverse museums. A welcoming downtown boasts many historic buildings and independent shops.
The surrounding countryside boasts outstanding green spaces and an extensive network of trails that has seen Uxbridge designated as "The Trail Capital of Canada."
And then there's golf. You will find several of the Greater Toronto Area's top golf courses within Uxbridge.
Whitby combines a small town atmosphere with the sophistication and amenities of a large urban centre.
Visitors can enjoy state-of-the-art recreational complexes, cultural experiences including the Station Gallery and the Whitby Courthouse Theatre, and can participate in the many year-round events such as Harbour Days, Whitby County Town Carnival, and the Doors Open heritage tour.
Outdoor enthusiasts will find thousands of acres of parkland, two provincially significant conservation areas and multipurpose trails.
Whitby has an award-winning marina, golf courses, arenas, pools and is in close proximity to challenging ski hills. We invite you to stay in one of our many first-class hotels and motels, dine in our restaurants and spend an afternoon shopping in one of our two heritage downtowns.