What It’s Really Like to Ride Your Motorcycle In Ontario

Ontario is located in east-central part of Canada, the most populous province of Canada, hosting a wide variety of natural beauty.

Ontario has so much to explore, from Niagara Falls, to the Parliament Hill, the Great Lakes to wine country. Ontario is divided into 2 main regions, Northern Ontario and Southern Ontario, the southern is where the majority of people live.

map of onatrio

Ride Details

  • Speed Limits & Laws Find out about ON Laws, more than just speed limits
  • Border Crossing: Where to cross into Ontario from the USA
  • ON Roads: What are the roads really like?
  • Biker Friendly Accommodation: What sort of options are there for clean cheap motels?
  • Must Do Rides: With its large land mass there are quite a few rides to enjoy
  • Riding Conditions Different views through out the province
  • Attractions Outdoors adventures await

Top Rides in Ontario

Lake Superior-Kenora

One of the best rides in Canada..cheers..

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Riding around Ontario

Riding Conditions in the 6 areas of Ontario

Riding around Ontario in the spring, summer or fall you will experience scenic open roads with breathtaking
views, through all the small towns in between the big cities will provide a wide variety of attractions.

ON has 6 regions, each of them having their own beauty and uniqueness to them.
riding conditions in ON

Central Ontario
Known as Cottage Country, plenty of lakes and great riding country side
Eastern Ontario
Scenic roads, Thousand Islands is a must see
Golden Horseshoe
Home to Niagara Falls, lots of major cities in this region
Greater Toronto Area
This region you will be riding through Toronto
Northern Ontario
Has 2 regions itself, Northeast and Northwest, the Northeast is the most populated and has many great roads to ride.
Southwestern Ontario
Riding in this region you will enjoy the views riding around Lake Huron and Lake Erie

Good Information for Riding in Ontario

While riding in Ontario you will find that it is a safe place to ride, the people are really friendly, and there are many things to see and do.

Driver’s License/Insurance – Ontario promotes Motorcycle Awareness all year. You must have valid insurance to ride in ON, along with a valid drivers license.

Once you are in Ontario there are fuel stations to gas up at, buy snacks and have air available, but do pay attention to where you are going as the land mass is larger and you may have longer stretches of road without fuel stops. The Price of fuel is in Litres, gas stations sell snacks and hot food, the drinking age is 19 in Ontario.

What Are Ontario Roads Like?

With Ontario having a land mass of over 1.076 million square kilometres and with a population of 12.9 million (2011 stats),in the whole province, maintaining every road to it’s highest potential is not doable. If you are looking to ride on divided highway, Ontario has many roads that are all 4 lane. There are a lot of great secondary roads that are less traveled, that will take you through some pretty neat small towns who love seeing motorcyclist.

Onatrio Laws


DOT Approved Helmet
It is the law for riders and passengers to wear a DOT approved helmet, you must have a valid driver’s license and insurance is also mandatory. Safety is important while riding, being alert and aware of your surroundings is key to a fun safe ride, signage is very good in most areas.
Construction Zone
Spring, Summer and Fall there is a lot of construction to rebuild all these millions of kilometres of roads, it is the law to slow down to the posted speed limit through a construction zone, fines are STEEP!
Passing Emergency Vehicles
At any time you pass an emergency vehicle (Police, Ambulance, Tow Truck, etc) on the shoulder of the road or in a lane, it is the law to slow down to 70km/hr

Wildlife in Ontraio

Ontario hosts many different types of wildlife. Any of these animals that you see along your ride are magnificent and we all know not to get close to these animals, feed them or get off your bike to take a picture.

Animals you may see:

  • Polar Bears, Bison, Moose, Caribou, Black & Brown Bears
  • Wolves, Coyotes, Lynx, Foxes,
  • Raccoons, Badgers, skunks, gophers and all kinds of birds
  • Fish:Salmon, Northern Pike, Walleye, Lake Trout and more