Plan Your Tree Tripper

You've done the research, found the township where your ancestors originally settled and now it's time to take a trip to your ancestorspast. 

The thrill of standing in front of the old homestead and tracing the paths they once traveled is a wonderful experience.

It's a trip that should be made sooner rather than later as Ontario's quaint little towns are fast being swallowed by urban expansion.

Genealogical Tours of Scotland    

Focused trips are a great way to walk your ancestral path


Ontario Road Maps

Check out local archives and/or libraries before you go. They may have genealogical information sources such as local history books, or newspapers.

For trip planning and local travel information  Ontario Your to Discover  offers online travel information for Ontario.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation has online maps to help with your genealogical road trip planning.  Maps can be downloaded and the site also offers an alphabetical search index to guide you to the relevant map if you are unsure of where the city, town, village or community is located. 

Day Tripping in Ontario

It's important to pre-plan your genealogy tree-tripper.   Here area a few good trip planning sites and tools that will help you squeeze the most fun out of your journey to the past. 

Day Tripping in Southern Ontario

Daytripping in Southern Ontario is a free digital subscription travel guide chock full of interesting places to visit and things to do. 

It's focused on Southern Ontario and includes links to tourism information of counties, cities or townships where you'll find information on motels, inns, B & B's, restaurants and things to see and do.    

Combining your geological hunt and maybe a cemetery visit with a fun exploration of the area makes for an interesting trip.

Tree-tripping around Georgian Bay

Day Tripping in Southern Georgian Bay 

South Georgian Bay covers a wide area of early pioneer villages. While many of the towns and cemeteries are well preserved today, many are not.

If redevelopment has ploughed through your homestead, your roots are  still worth a visit. 

Lots of fun things to do and great places to eat in between your genealogical jaunts.  For detailed information visit South Georgian Bay online.

Lake Huron Bruce Penninsula Day Tripping

Day Tripping onthe Bruce Penninsula

The Bruce Penninsula Daytrip Campanion site covers Tobermory, Lion's Head, Wiarton, Sauble Beach and many places along the routes of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay.

Their site includes activities, accommodation (including camp sites), places to dine, fun activities and more.

Kawartha Lakes 

City of Kawartha Lakes and surrounding communities includes Bobcaygeon, Lindsay, Fenlon Falls, Coboconk and more communities.

For more information about the area and trip planning, check out the Kawartha Lakes tourism site.

Free Map and Attraction Guide


This area includes Honey Harbour, Christian Island, Midland Penetanguishene.  Offered is a heritage tour which includes lighthouses built in the 1850's.