Ontario is home to the largest number of Indigenous people in Canada and more remote First Nations than any other part of the country. Indigenous people have lived on this land for thousands of years. In fact, the word “Ontario” comes from the Iroquois word “kanadario,” meaning sparkling or beautiful water.
But these cultures and traditions aren’t just part of history. They’re thriving and growing today—from Indigenous cuisine to fashion to cultural tours, art galleries, and more, it's never been easier to experience the diversity of Indigenous culture.
Indigenous-owned businesses, cultural experiences for travellers, historical sites, arts and culture… you’ll find it all here.