Ontario is a great portion of the country that usually only gets brought up when people mention Toronto or Ottawa. There’s more to this province, though!
So whether you want to get more views of rivers and open water, or you want to get to know the indigenous people and the land before settlers moved in, there’s something here for you. These are the gorgeous parks that call Ontario home, and why everyone should visit them.
Algonquin Provincial Park
This southeastern Ontario provincial park is home to rivers, endless lakes, forests, and views that you’ll never forget. The turned tamarack trees turn a vivid golden yellow in the fall, and there’s no greener area on earth in the spring.
This is a great space to camp and to explore the wilderness with your family.
Killarney Provincial Park
Stretching out over 187.3 square miles, this is the largest park in Ontario. When the trees are changing and the seasons are shifting, visiting in fall allows you to take in some of the most beautiful views in the country. Beyond just gorgeous trees and mountains, there are bogs and swamps, including those used to grow cranberries that help support the local economy.
This is an awesome place to visit year-round, but making a stop in the fall means you get to see Killarney Provincial Park at its best.
Bon Echo Provincial Park
This provincial park in southeastern Ontario is just north of Cloyne. It’s home to several lakes, including Mazinaw, one of the deepest in Ontario. Bon Echo is just barely 60 years old, one of the newest parks, but it’s also the most visited.
Offering over 260 indigenous pictographs, you can walk amongst the art that the people who first called this land home created. It’s a great way to think about how much the land has changed and know the roots that preserved such a beautiful area.
Lake Superior Provincial Park
Lake Superior Provincial Park is one of the largest parks in Ontario! Stretching out over 601 square miles, it’s at home between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa in the Algoma District.
This park has hills, mountains, and lake views that will take your breath away. The water and forests are completely quiet, giving you the chance to breathe in some relaxation and peace before you head back to look at Halton real estate. Although this is an incredibly popular park, you’ll never feel crowded while getting to visit it.
Point Pelee National Park
This national park in Essex County, in southwestern Ontario, is a hot spot for guests. Sitting on only six square miles of land, this hundred-year-old park sits just above Lake Eerie. It consists of a peninsula of marsh and woodland habitats that offers an opportunity for bird watchers and wildlife lovers to breathe in the scenery.
Although it’s not as extreme as the mountains in western Canada or ocean views further east, this park allows you to take in the quiet calm of the marshes as they should be observed.