Capital - Toronto
Motto - Ut Inceptit Fedelis Sic Permanet (Loyal it began, loyal it remains)
Flower - White Trillium
Population, 1998 - 11,404,750
The name "Ontario" comes from the Iroquois word "Kanadario" meaning "sparkling water."
Discover the rugged beauty of one of Canada's recreational gems, just a three hour drive from either Toronto or Ottawa and half an hour from Algonquin Park. Semi-precious minerals lie beneath the countless clean lucent lakes, mature forests, rock cliffs, fields, and settlements. Experience the wildlife, the thrills of water skiing or white water rafting, the exhilaration of rock climbing, swimming, or just quietly gliding in your canoe on an unpopulated lake. Relax in front of your campfire at the lakeshore or listen to the haunting cry of the loons. You can search for crystals, explore ghost towns, hike through thousands of acres of crown land, fish the hundreds of lakes and streams. In winter, ski cross-country or downhill, go ice fishing, climb icy cliffs, skate outdoors or indoors, snowmobile on over 2,000 kilometers of groomed trails, snowshoe, toboggan, luge on our 800 metre track.
HILLS & SMALL MOUNTAINS