5 Parks in Ontario You Need to See

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Planning a trip to Niagara Falls soon? You along with thousands of other people visit the Falls each year. This 8th wonder of the world is truly a sight to behold. From the rushing water to the light show as night, the Falls will be a sight that you’ll remember for years to come. You can even take a boat tour to see and hear the rushing water up close!

After booking your Niagara Falls hotel packages from Expedia, you may be planning the rest of your weekly itinerary. After a day at the Falls, consider heading over to Ontario to fill your trip with even more natural beauty.

Here are 5 parks in Ontario that you don’t want to miss.

1. Killarney Provincial Park

Getting to Killarney Provincial Park takes a little traveling, but the effort is well worth it. Killarney Provincial Park is lined with white mountains, pink cliffs, bright green trees, and water that is a shade of blue you’ve never seen before.

This park is ideal for hiking. Some trails take you to the Georgian Bay shores where you can soak in the cobalt blue waters while others lead you to the La Cloche Mountains. Here you can embrace views from the many dramatic lookouts. Be sure to make videos that you can share with friends or on your travel blog!

Aside from hiking, the park is also great for camping and seeing wildlife. Killarney Provincial Park is home to beaver, moose, fox, deer, and bears, all of which you’re most likely to spot in the mornings.

2. Algonquin Provincial Park

Algonquin Provincial Park is a must see park during the warmer months, especially if you enjoy spending time on the water. The park is positioned around several lakes that offer more than 1,600km of water, perfect for a day of canoeing or kayaking. While on the water you’re likely to come across beaver houses, small streams, as well as waterfalls.

If you prefer to stay on land, consider camping or hiking. The lush forests are nothing short of picturesque and are best viewed during the autumn months when the leaves are all shades of red, orange, and yellow.

In the park you’re likely to see plenty of deer and other animals such as wolves, black bears, and even moose! Every Thursday night during the fall, you can howl to wolves and listen to them howl back. Release your inner animal!

3. Bon Echo Provincial Park

Craving a beach-like setting? If so, look no further than Bon Echo Provincial Park. This park not only offers a huge campground, you’ll also be able to enjoy Mazinaw Rock, Mazinaw Lake, and a sand beach! Canoeing and kayaking are quite popular here, especially around the rock. If you get close enough you’ll be able to see more than 250 native pictographs that have been there for thousand of years.

Enjoy a more relaxing day in the park by taking a tour boat from the campground to the rock. After you arrive you can ascent up Mazinaw Rock and see extensive views of the entire area.

This park is even great on rainy days. Be sure to bring a parka but head out to see the waterfalls that cascade down Mazinaw Rock.

4. Killbear Provincial Park

For families traveling from Niagara Falls to Ontario, Killbear Provincial Park is a must visit. This park is family-oriented and isn’t far from Parry Sound. In the park you’ll find rocky shorelines and plenty of beaches. There are also seven campgrounds, perfect for a day of unplugging, unwinding, and soaking in nature.

In Killbear Provincial Park there’s plenty of shallow water for children to play in. There are also an endless amount of hiking and biking paths for everyone to enjoy.

Plan to spend a day at the park. Pack food and snacks and don’t forget your camera!

5. Quetico Provincial Park

Are you a backcountry person? Then you won’t mind heading out to northwestern Ontario where you’ll find Quetico Provincial Park. This park is truly for those who love vast and open wilderness and is only accessible by canoe, float plane, or boat.

Quetico Provincial Park is home to pristine forests and lakes and the experience here is unlike any other park you’ll find in southern Ontario. In the park there’s tons of wildlife to see, though you’ll have to view them from the water. Nature’s beauty here is best viewed from a canoe or kayak.

If you’re headed here for a one day trip, rent a canoe and other water equipment. Otherwise, if you want to soak in all that you can at Quetico Provincial Park, look into a longer term outfitted canoe package.


Taking a trip to Canada is sure to be exciting. From the natural beauty of the Falls to the luscious parks in Ontario, you can fill your days with the wonder that Mother Nature has to provide us. Here’s to a great trip!

Which park are you most likely to visit in Ontario? Have you ever visited one of these parks? Let us know below in the comments, or show your photos!

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