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Ontario's Rainbow Country Region

Rainbow Country is the area from Parry Sound in the south end, Massey in the west, and the area north of Sudbury. It includes all of Manitoulin Island, the French River area, Pointe au Baril, Nobel, Moon River,  Espanola, Killarney, and all of the Sudbury Region.

The Rainbow County area offers a large range of activities for all seasons. As always in the north, camping, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, swimming, canoeing, hiking, skiing, horseback riding, and many other outdoors pursuits are available in abundance.

The Sudbury Region offers big city shopping at stores such as Costco, Chapters, Home Depot, and local malls. The downtown area is full of small shops, art and gift centers, and coffee shops. The Silver City Cinema, Imax Theater, Science North Science Centre, Big Nickel Mine Tours, Sudbury Downs Race Track and Slots, local theater groups, museums, parks, farms, golf courses, and art galleries offer year round, any weather, activities for the whole family. The summer months are full of local festivals and events enough to keep even the most jaded entertained.

The French River area is unspoiled, quiet, and feels far from the beaten path. This area is full of historic waterways and trails. The scenery is breathtaking, the boating and fishing to die for, and hiking a dream come true.

The Parry Sound area offers island cruises through the 30,000 islands of Gregorian Bay, the Festival of Sound in July, air tours, hiking trails, museums, sailing and sailing races, diving, boating, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling, parks, a number of ghost towns, and a large selection of motels, resorts and camps.

The area including Espanola, Massey, Manitoulin Island and Killarney are considered by many to be the true Heart of Rainbow Country. Many residents of this area claim they are the only "real" Rainbow Country, but we'll leave that one alone!  The entry towns of Massey and Espanola offer golfing, fishing, and camping in abundance. The town of Little Current on Manitoulin Island is the gateway to truly world class sailing. Crossing the swing bridge to the Island is like stepping into another time zone. Time seems to move slower here, you'll feel your cares were left back on the mainland. The Killarney area is considered by many travelers to be one of the most beautiful anywhere. This whole area boasts some of the north's most spectacular scenery. White granite hills, water falls, streams, wind swept hills, towering pines, and lakes to numerous to count all combine to offer you a vacation you're not likely to ever forget.

Travel Distances to Rainbow Country


  Toronto Detroit Chicago
  KM Miles KM Miles KM  Miles KM Miles
Parry Sound 225  140 465  289 560  348 960  596
French River 332  206 336  225 726  451 1115  692
Sudbury 390  242 305  189 784  487 1057  656
Espanola 455  283 240  149 798  495 987  613
Little Current 510  317 291  181 848  527 1037  644


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