Introduction to Ontario, Oregon
Ontario was founded by Daniel Smith, William Morfitt, James Virtue and Mary Richardson on June 11, 1883. The city was named after the province of Ontario, Canada. It was officially incorporated in 1896. The city is located in Malheur County, which was created on February 17, 1887. Oregon is also referred to as the Western Treasure Valley.
Ontario and nearby Attractions
- Four Rivers Cultural Center & Museum
- Farewell Bend State Recreation Area
- Succor Creek State Natural Area
- Ontario Municipal Golf Course
- Lake Owyhee State Park
- Ontario State Recreation Site
Things To Do In Ontario
Ontario offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities in the form of Laxson Park, Eastside Park, Beck-Kiwanis Park, Lions Park and Treasure Valley Ball Park. The Four Rivers Cultural Center and Museum is a popular local spot as well. The Ontario State Recreation Site, the Farewell Bend State Recreation Area and the Succor Creek State Natural Area are all nearby. The Ontario Municipal Golf Course provides facilities for local golfers. Ontario hosts the Malheur County Fair every August.
Boise Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Ontario Higher Education
Treasure Valley Community College is the local institution of higher education. Boise State University, Walla Walla Community College and Eastern Oregon University offer courses in higher studies.