Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin is a huge park offering an amazing array of things to do and see. Hike the 1.5 km Barron Canyon Trail, one of 14 trails, to explore the spectacular canyon, or try the 2 km Brent Crater Trail to see the meteorite crater and climb the observation tower for panoramic vistas. Tour a Logging Museum or the Art Centre, which has indoor and outdoor galleries. Recreational activities can be found along 3 bicycle trails, two dog sledding trails and clear lakes. A drive along Highway 60 may bring you wildlife sightings. Find Hotels near Algonquin Provincial Park.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
This Park preserves the largest remaining natural area in Southern Ontario, and boasts rugged, overhanging cliffs along crystal Georgian Bay water – Lake Huron lies on the other side of the Peninsula. One of the favorite hiking trails is the 3 km Georgian Bay – Marr Lake Trail. Along the path enjoy a beautiful view at Halfway Rock Point, swim or SCUBA at Indian Head Cove, then explore the Natural Arch and The Grotto. Renowned for its variety of wildflowers, the Peninsula is home to 43 orchid species. Paddle Cyprus Lake, cross-country ski in the winter and enjoy an interpretive program in July and August. Find Hotels near Bruce Peninsula National Park.
A playland boasting over 200 attractions, 65+ rides and a water park – wow! Thrill seekers, look no further than the new ride Windseeker, which swings you 50 km/hour at a 45-degree angle. Canada’s biggest, fastest and tallest coaster, Behemoth, dares you to board her, with speeds up to 125 km/hour; the country’s sole inverted looping jet coaster, Flight Deck, is found here as well. Planet Snoopy is waiting for the wee ones, with over 20 squeal-inducing rides sized just for them. Whitewater raft with the whole family, then sit back and relax at one of several first-rate shows. Everybody enjoys spending some time at Splash Works, with heated water, super fast slides, a quarter-mile lazy river and a huge wave pool. Find Hotels near Canadas Wonderland.
Killarney Provincial Park
Some of the most amazing fall foliage can be found in this Crown Jewel of Ontario Parks, and its year-round stunning landscapes continue to inspire artists. Hikers enjoy the easy 2 km Granite Ridge Trail to reach tremendous views of the renowned La Cloche Mountains, and many consider the paddle from this park to the French River to be one of the best anywhere. Swimming, canoeing on 11 routes and educational programs are popular in the summer; winter activities include cross-country skiing on 20 km of snow-white trails. Find Hotels near Killarney Provincial Park.
Everybody loves the playful, friendly white Beluga whales at MarineLand! Enjoy viewing killer whales splashing about, above and below the water, in Friendship Cove; move on to choreographed shows featuring dolphins; you can feed deer from your hand! Ride 450 feet to the top of Sky Screamer, take in the incredible panoramic view, then hang on tight - you are going down! Other spinning, swinging, faster than lightning rides are available to keep you and your friends entertained all day. Find Hotels near Marineland.
Pukaskwa National Park
Discover the wild shores of Lake Superior at Pukaskwa National Park, which preserves boreal forest and rugged coastline of the Canadian Shield. Kayak or canoe along the shore, then have lunch at Hattie Cove. A white-water experience can be found on the White and Pukaskwa Rivers, sail the sparkling waters of Lake Superior and bicycle along Highway 627. Hike the Beach Trail to see the Pic River Sand Dunes, and discover Anishinaabe culture at an authentic encampment. Find Hotels near Pukaskwa National Park.
The Pinery Provincial Park
Parabolic dunes, 20 to 30 m tall, and a 10 km long, sandy beach beckon to families in Southwestern Ontario. Play and swim with the kids, then rent bicycles to ride the flat Pinery Bike Trail along the Old Ausauble River and through the large Oak Savanna. You have a choice of ten easy hiking trails – try Lookout Trail, which takes you to the top of the Park’s largest dune, and be on the lookout for the rare Rusty-patched Bumble Bee! There are educational programs in the summer at the Amphitheatre. Find Hotels near The Pinery Provincial Park.