Ontario is the most popular, recognizable, populous, and rich province of modern Canada. The size of Ontario is staggering. Its territory is larger than France and Spain together. The province extends for 1609 km from infertile soils on the coast of the Hudson Bay in the north to densely populated cities in the south. Most of Ontario lies in the area of the Canadian Shield. The bulk of the population is concentrated in the southern part of the province. The shield extends almost to Ottawa. Once logging and timber transportation was striving in the province. Now Ottawa has become the capital of the country in the full sense of the word: there are many museums and other attractions.
Ontario - a region-country is unlike other regions in terms of its natural beauties. Stretched on the vast territory, it is the only province bordering with Great Lakes – central vessel, connecting not only Ontario, but the whole of Canada and the USA, and with all the North-American mainland. The nature of this province appeals to any person as well as its great history. Maybe this is why the great classic of American literature J.F. Cooper chose Lake Ontario as the starting point for the main characters of his famous about the American trapper and his Mohican friend, believing that the modern history of the North American continent originated in these places.