Ontario is just east of Manitoba, and located in Central Canada. It has 38 percent of Canada’s population, is home to both Ottawa–Canada’s capital–and Toronto, Ontario’s capital and most populous city.
The province is also separated into Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario. Most of the arable land and population is in Southern Ontario.
Ontario is also home to the Great Lakes of Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. There is access to the Saint Lawrence River through Kingston.
Thunder Bay, with it’s population of about 100,000 people (2016 census), takes its name from the Thunder Bay at the head of Lake Superior.
Founded in the 17th century as a French fur trading post, it grew into an important link in the shipping of grain from Western Canada through the Great Lakes to the Saint Lawrence Seaway to the east coast.
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From Cheryl’s journal: “We left the next morning and headed for Ontario. A very cloudy rainy day. We drove to Thunder Bay. Stayed at the Walmart and hung out in the motor home as a thunderstorm (#3) rolled through town.”
Our first impression of Ontario is a lot of bush, and then the Kenora area, which was pretty.
Kenora. A solid overcast seems to be following us around.
Our first views of Ontario.