How to Get Here | Ontario Highlands Tourism

Fall Driving

Driving

Whether you are coming from your Canadian hometown or city or flying into a major airport hub, driving to Ontario’s Highlands is the easiest way to reach the region. Lucky for you, the short two-and-a-half hour drive from Toronto and the even shorter half-hour drive from Ottawa are lovely trips that afford scenic views of rolling countryside, luscious treetops, and local wildlife. Even the jagged rock formations that line the side of the highway (often topped by manmade inuksuks) have a rugged charm. Keep your eyes on the lookout for brooks, streams, and serene lakes that can often be viewed on the journey into the region. The short drive should also be a smooth one, as Ontario takes pride in keeping highways and major roadways well maintained for your driving pleasure.

Here’s a look at exact driving distances and directions from the following major cities and towns:

Town/City From Toronto From Ottawa
Arnprior 488 kms / 303 miles [Directions] 66 kms / 41 miles [Directions]
Bancroft 244 kms / 151 miles [Directions] 220 kms / 136 miles [Directions]
Barry’s Bay 316 kms / 196 miles [Directions] 186 kms / 115 miles [Directions]
Carleton Place 350 kms / 217 miles [Directions] 52 kms / 32 miles [Directions]
Eganville 363 kms / 225 miles [Directions] 131 kms / 81 miles [Directions]
Haliburton 214 kms / 132 miles [Directions] 282 kms / 175 miles [Directions]
Kaladar 241 kms / 149 miles [Directions] 159 kms / 98 miles [Directions]
Madoc 207 kms / 128 miles [Directions] 195 kms / 121 miles [Directions]
Marmora 189 kms / 117 miles [Directions] 211 kms / 131 miles [Directions]
Maynooth 267 kms / 165 miles [Directions] 235 kms / 146 miles [Directions]
Minden 190 kms / 118 miles [Directions] 308 kms / 191 miles [Directions]
Pembroke 399 kms / 247 miles [Directions] 145 kms / 90 miles [Directions]
Perth 320 kms / 198 miles [Directions] 85 kms / 52 miles [Directions]
Petawawa 396 kms / 246 miles [Directions] 162 kms / 100 miles [Directions]
Renfrew 372 kms / 231 miles [Directions] 92 kms / 57 miles [Directions]
Sharbot Lake 285 kms / 177 miles [Directions] 122 kms / 75 miles [Directions]
Smiths Falls 349 kms / 216 miles [Directions] 77 kms / 48 miles [Directions]

Car Rentals

Find the ideal vehicle rental to get you from point A to B and every in-between. Select from the following rental car companies:

Air Travel

There are two major international airports near Ontario’s Highlands.

Toronto Pearson International Airport – Toronto Pearson is Canada’s largest and busiest airport, in Canada’s largest and busiest city. For travel inquiries and airport information call toll-free at 1-866-207-1690 or customer service at (416) 776-9892.

Ottawa International Airport – Ottawa International is located south of downtown Ottawa, and is Canada’s sixth busiest airport. For general information by phone, please call the Information Kiosks (Infoguide) between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., seven days per week, at 613-248-2125 or 613-248-2141 or the Airport Authority Office between 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday at 613-248-2000.

Greyhound Canada

Getting to Ontario’s Highlands by Greyhound bus transportation is both convenient and affordable. With bus depot locations throughout the region and flexible service schedules, Greyhound makes planning your trip easy. Be sure to check out Greyhound’s special fare prices available for students, with advance purchase, and through the web.

Bus depot locations can be found in the following towns and cities (note that all hours and information is subject to change – please phone individual locations for the most recent information):

Carleton Place

BARON’S MOTOR INN
10451 HWY 7
Carleton Place, ON K7C3B3
(613) 257-4002
Station Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 8PM
Holiday 8AM – 8PM
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 8PM
Holiday 8AM – 8PM

Pembroke

LAUNDROMAT PLUS
425 PEMBROKE ST
UNIT B
Pembroke, ON K8A1A1
(613) 732-2865
Station Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 9PM
Holiday 8AM – 9PM
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 9PM
Holiday 8AM – 9PM

Perth

PETRO CANADA
100 DUFFERIN STREET
Perth, ON K7H3H7
(613) 264-1519
Station Hours
Mon – Sun 9AM – 5PM
Holiday 9AM – 5PM
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Sun 9AM – 5PM
Holiday 9AM – 5PM

Petawawa

PRONTO FOOD MART &
THRIFLODGE MOTEL
3520 PETAWAWA BLVD.
Petawawa Village, ON
K8H1W9
(613) 687-7516
Station Hours
Mon – Sun 24hrs
Holiday 24hrs
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Sun 24hrs
Holiday 24hrs

Renfrew

361 O BRIEN ROAD
Renfrew, ON
K7V3Z8
(613) 432-5303
Station Hours
Mon – Fri 6:30AM – 9PM
Sat – Sun 7:30AM – 9PM
Holiday 7:30AM – 9PM
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Fri 6:30AM – 9PM
Sat – Sun 7:30AM – 9PM
Holiday 7:30AM – 9PM

Smiths Falls

6493106 CA LTD DBA MR.GAS
12 UNION ST
Smiths Falls, ON K7A2S1
(613) 283-8880
Station Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 8PM
Holiday 8AM – 8PM
Ticketing Hours
Mon – Sun 8AM – 8PM
Holiday 8AM – 8PM
Town/City Schedule/Location
Arnprior Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Barry’s Bay BARRYS BAY DAIRY LIMITED 15 DUNN ST Barrys Bay, ON K0J1B0 (613) 756-2018
Bancroft ST BESIDE THE CANADA POST Bancroft, ON K0L1C0
Bird’s Creek Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Eganville Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Haliburton Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Kaladar Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Madoc MR. CONVENIENCE 231 DURHAM ST Madoc, ON K0K2K0 (613) 473-4268
Marmora Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Maynooth Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Minden Limited schedule/no ticketing facility
Sharbot Lake Limited schedule/no ticketing facility

VIA Rail

Get on board with VIA Rail and travel by passenger train for a more comfortable and scenic trip to Ontario’s Highlands. Smiths Falls has a train station that connects you to other major cities and locations within Ontario and Canada.

Smiths Falls Station
46 Union Street
Smiths Falls,ON
K7A 5C4,Canada
Website: http://www.viarail.ca/en/stations/ontario/smiths-falls

Arrival and departures:
(888) 842-7245

Information and reservations:
(888) 842-7245

 

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