Ontario, Oregon


Ontario was founded June 11, 1883 by William Morfitt, James W. Virtue, Daniel Smith and Mary Richardson. The town was incorporated in 1896.

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Area Attractions
Hells Canyon Scenic Byway Hells Canyon Scenic Byway
Leave the fast pace and fenced-in views of Interstate 84 and follow the contours of the land into slower times and wilder places..
Elkhorn Scenic Byway

Elkhorn Scenic Byway
This 106-mile loop takes you through the Elkhorn Mountains, gold-mining ghost-towns and along elegant lakes and rivers.

Columbia Gorge Discover CenterHike the Steens Mountains
Explore the Steens Mountain with this easy hike. There are three short paths that lead to viewpoints of Kiger Gorge, the East Rim, and Steens Summit.
Anthony LakeHike Anthony Lake
Just as beautiful, but more accessible than the more famous Wallowa Mountains nearby, the Elkhorn Range boasts craggy granite peaks and high alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers.
Eagle CapClimbing Eagle Cap
This 9,572-foot hike to the hub of the Wallowa Mountains is not for the weary. This is a great two-day hike to the summit or a beautiful, shorter day hike, if you prefer.world.
Nearby Lodging
Best Western Ontario Inn & Suites
The beautiful Snake River within walking distance of the hotel has some of the best fishing in the entire United States. Just minutes away are the spectacular scenic Lakes of Owyhee, Bully Creek and Malheur.
Ontario HotelSleep Inn in Ontario
Our Sleep Inn is located off of Interstate 84 exit 376B. We offer complimentary USA Today newspaper - Monday - Friday, and free local calls. Our tastefully decorated rooms have a large work area with data ports, and 25" TV's with cable.
The Rodeway Inn® in Ontario is conveniently located with easy access to Interstate 84 and U.S. Highway 30, just two miles from the Four Rivers Cultural Center, a museum and performing arts theater named for the four rivers that converge in the Western Treasure Valley.
The Comfort Inn® in Hines is ideally located off U.S. Highway 20 in Harney County. This Hines, OR hotel is convenient to the Malheur National Forest, Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and Ochoco National Forest.
Best Western Sunridge Inn in Baker City
What does Eastern Oregon have to offer you? Discover Historic Baker City, Oregon located in a valley surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges.
Best Western Rama Inn & Suites in Enterprise
Nestled in one of the most spectacular areas of the Northwest, the Best Western Rama Inn & Suites is located in northeast Oregon in the town of Enterprise, overlooking the magnificent Wallowa Mountains.
Best Western Rama Inn & Suites in La Grande
100% non-smoking hotel. Discover the Best Western Rama Inn & Suites in beautiful Eastern Oregon. Located in La Grande, we offer hiking, skiing, Oregon Trail exhibits and shopping in our quiet little town.

Located in Malheur County, Oregon's second largest county, approximately 15,300 people in 6,200 households live in and around Ontario today. The community has five elementary schools, one middle and one high school for its 2,900 students

Ontario is now in the process of increasing the city's water capacity. The current water system has a daily capacity of 13 million gallons. Peak daily usage is 9.5 million gallons, leaving 3.5 million gallons of excess. Treatment for the system includes flocculation, filtration and disinfection.