French explorers and fur traders were the first Europeans to pass through this region. Samuel de Champlain, explorer, traversed the Ottawa River in 1615 on his way westward to the Great Lakes. By far the largest city in the region is the recently amalgamated city of Ottawa, capital of Canada, which accounts for roughly 60% of Eastern Ontario's population. Kingston, itself once capital of the Province of Canada, is the other major city in the region.
Belleville Belleville (2004 population 49,060, metropolitan population 88,025) is a city located at the mouth of the Moira River on the Bay of Quinte in southeastern Ontario, Canada, in the Q ..read more
Brockville Around the world, most people think of the 1000 Islands as a tourist destination. It is, but those that live here know how much more fun it is to be here all year long.
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Cornwall Cornwall is a city that takes pride in being able to combine small town warmth and hospitality with big-city facilities and services. Within minutes of the City's centre are found ..read more
Kingston Kingston, Ontario, is a city in Canada located at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, where the lake runs into the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands begin.
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Ottawa Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest city, as well as the second largest city in the province of Ontario after the provincial capital of Toronto. It is ..read more