Northern Ontario in detail

Flights & getting there

Ontario Northland's bus network provides connections from Toronto to North Bay and Sudbury, continuing north to Temagami and Cochrane. There is no longer any bus network north of White River, so if you are planning on heading to Thunder Bay, you will need to rent a car.

Parkbus is a useful shuttle from Toronto to Ontario's provincial parks including Killarney. Book well ahead.

The legendary Polar Bear Express train runs north from Cochrane to the isolated outpost of Moosonee, gateway to Moose Factory island near James Bay. A VIA Rail train heads northwest from Sudbury via Chapleau to White River. Sudbury Junction station, near Sudbury, is on VIA Rail's Canadian line between Toronto and Vancouver.

There are airports with connections to Toronto and beyond, and car rental companies, in North Bay, Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay and Timmins.