Canada is filled with incredible natural beauty, and Ontario is a great place to start with its national and provincial parks. Ski, hike, kayak, or wildlife watch in these stunning locations. A camping cabin will help make your stay authentic, comfortable, and relaxing.
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Top 5 Ontario Parks for Families
Families will find plenty of fun and amazement in these provincial and national parks. Discover the great outdoors with your children and learn more about nature's wonders.
1. Awenda Provincial Park
Located on Georgian Bay, this park includes 31km of hiking trails and a lake for kayaking. In the summer months, the park hosts a number of junior ranger programs for kids.
2. Thousand Islands National Park
Families can take a guided boat tour, while those with older kids will enjoy kayaking between the islands. Keep your eyes open for wildlife, or jump into the water for a swim in the summer.
3. Sandbanks Provincial Park
This area is home to the world's largest barrier dune. Its estuary is home to a wide variety of migratory birds. Outlet Beach has long stretches of golden sand overlooking a calm bay that's pleasant for swimming.
4. Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin is one of the largest, and most popular, Ontario parks. Cabins here are often set lakeside for a relaxing family getaway. There's 14 hiking trails to explore and plenty of small lakes for kayaking.
5. Point Pelee National Park
Located at Canada's southernmost point, this park features lovely lakeside views, and plenty of birds and butterflies to spot. Pick up a Junior Ranger kit to help your kids explore the park.
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The Most Beautiful National and Provincial Parks in Ontario
Discover Ontario's collection of stunning provincial and national parks. You'll enjoy a variety of outdoor activities and attractions in these areas of preserved natural beauty.
1. Bruce Peninsula National Park
Spectacular cliffs tower over Georgian Bay's sparkling waters here. The inland section is filled with an abundance of wildlife, including a large population of black bears.
2. Killarney Provincial Park
This 645km2 area of protected wilderness features lovely views of the pink granite cliffs surrounding the bay. Explore the various hills, lakes, and large sections of forest in the park.
3. Bon Echo Provincial Park
The main drawcard here is Mazinow Rock, which is over 100m tall and covered in more than 260 paintings by native peoples. There's also guided boat tours available on the lakes, and various hiking trails running through the forests.
4. Pinery Provincial Park
This park is home to a large stretch of oak savanna and sand dunes, and features a 10km beach on the shores of Lake Huron. Don't miss catching sunsets on the beach.