Pictures of Ontario in its many moods and all its glory. Car plates used to say 'keep it beautiful' (now they say 'yours to discover') and I hope these pictures show you why.
You'll find some of these pictures on our new Ontario Vacation Destination annual calendar, which is sold through Lulu.
Ontario's rolling landscapes of farms, forests, and lakes makes a large canvas for photos.
It's generally better to focus in on a smaller highlight to capture the magic.
I'm organizing these images by season, starting with winter.
We've had about ten years of 'mild' winters in Ontario but that run ended in a fierce ice storm in December 2013, followed by a long cold snowy winter through to April 2014. It was like being back in pioneer times. This image of an ice covered tree shining in the winter sun gives a good picture of the time.
Spring in Ontario can be stormy and this photo of Kingston's Centennial Park captures that well. Centennial Park lies between the marina and the downtown area with its shops and restaurants.
This family of ospreys were camped out on a raptor perch at Bobcaygeon lock. Bobcaygeon is one of the many towns along the Trent-Severn Waterway.
The waterway is a great way of spending time in summer, provided you can handle a boat. Houseboats can be hired at a number of places, if you don't have your own, and they do give you some training before you head out.
Ontario has many fine beaches and Cobourg beach is one of them. It also has the advantage of being on the edge of town and handy for the shops and restaurants -- something for all the family to do in the lazy days of summer.
The bikers above are out enjoying the Fall Colors and sunshine in Algonquin Park, Ontario.Algonquin Park is best enjoyed by canoe because there isn't too much that's accessible by road.
Algonquin Park is best visited in spring, late May-early June, when the moose are all along the roadside or fall, when the colors are fabulous.
This marsh land, with its drifting mists, epitomizes Ontario's autumn, particularly farther north where the water, still warm from summer, steams in the now colder air.
This marsh is in the Haliburton Highlands, a popular summer and winter vacation destination.
Another photo from the Trent-Severn waterway. This time it's the view from Buckhorn lock and the entrance to Buckhorn Lake. Buckhorn is a much smaller town than Bobcaygeon so it's easier to tie-up your boat there most times.
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