Ontario Unveils New Route That Follows Champlain’s Historic Journey

 Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ontario logoOntario is unveiling a new tourist route that will guide visitors on a path closely aligned to explorer Samuel de Champlain’s historic journey through Ontario.


Marie-France Lalonde, Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs, was at the International Pavilion in Ottawa today to make the announcement on behalf of Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. The Route Champlain will stretch over 1,500 kilometres and will shine the spotlight on Francophone culture and heritage. Highlights of the route will include:



The Route Champlain will open in 2018 and will introduce visitors to the Ontario communities along the journey that Champlain began in 1615. The route will also highlight local culture, heritage, culinary experiences and outdoor attractions.


Investing in opportunities for tourists to explore Ontario’s history is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.

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