Ontario's landscape is diverse. Southern regions are made up of rolling farmland and tracts of forest. This region has the highest concentration of cities and towns, and is the most densely populated.
North of Lake Simcoe lies the Canadian Shield. Its jutting granite rocks and vast stretches of boreal forest cover most of our northern regions. These areas have fewer road systems and lower human habitation.
The most northerly areas have flattened landscape with sparser forest growth and virtually no roads that link to the south, only railway access in a few places and fly-ins. There are very few settlements in the most northern regions.