April 20, 2018
A List of Ontario Provincial and National Parks You Should Definitely Visit
Ontario did not get a friendly welcome to spring this year that’s for sure. Fortunately, the weather is looking warmer in the next couple days which means more time for adventure and hiking is in store! Ontario has a total of 6 national parks and 72 provincial parks! There is almost too much land to discover so why not get started this spring? Ontario parks for the most part consist of a low mountain range, tons of lakes and long beaches.
Now for the list:
Pukaskwa National Park: Located on the shore of Lake Superior, in Northern Ontario, this park is usually overlooked by larger parks. The White River Suspension Bridge over Chigamiwinigum Falls is a highlight of the backcountry Coastal Hiking Trail.
Point Pelee National Park: This park is located on Lake Erie, which is the warmest of all the great lakes! You can walk along a 1 km floating boardwalk over water and marsh areas which are prime for spotting wildlife.
Quetico Provincial Park: For those looking to seek untouched nature, this is the park for you. Located in Northwestern Ontario, you can find plenty of wildlife and sometimes, the Northern Lights will make an appearance!
Killbear Provincial Park: Located on Lake Huron, in the Georgian Bay, this park has a ton of campgrounds, beach areas and hiking trails. Perfect for a weekend getaway.
Sandbanks Provincial Park: If you are looking for a beach, head to Sandbanks. This park is home to the world’s largest baymouth barrier sand dune formations and beaches! Head here for camping, beach relaxation and more.
Killarney Provincial Park: Located off the shore of Lake Huron, Killarney is filled with quartz crystal rocks, amazing hiking trails, private campsites and lots of fishing!
Lake Superior Provincial Park: A very long drive from Toronto, but totally worth it. Lake Superior Provincial Park is one of the largest provincial parks in Ontario, as it covers 1,550 square kilometres along the northeastern shores of Lake Superior, which is the largest great lake. It is known for its white sandy beaches, hiking trails and stunning views.
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