ONTARIO PARKS & TRAILS, BEACHES & GARDENS

In Ontario, we are known for our incredible cottage country in areas with forests, Canadian Shield rock, stunning lakes and rivers and abundant conservation areas. But Ontario isn’t just green in cottage country – we have urban parks, beautiful gardens, conservation areas, and nature centres scattered around our cities and lush plant life all over. How about soaking up the sun and sand? While Ontario isn’t known as a place for a beach holiday, we have dozens of gorgeous ones, many of which have achieved Blue Flag status.

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Municipality of South Dundas

34 Ottawa Street , Morrisburg, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 800-265-0619  www.southdundas.com

Scenically located along the beautiful St. Lawrence River, South Dundas is a region filled with rich history, a vibrant arts and theatre community and ample opportunities to get back to nature and enjoy the Great Outdoors.

Tourism Sarnia-Lambton

1455 Venetian Blvd. , Point Edward, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 800-265-0316  www.tourismsarnialambton.com

Your time is precious so visit Discoveries That Matter in Sarnia & Lambton County. With North American firsts, Blue Flag rated beaches and million dollar galleries and museums, our diverse blue water vacation playground offers attractions for all ages in all seasons. We're closer than you think!

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

333 Riverside Dr. West , Windsor, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-255-6530  www.visitwindsoressex.com

Stand on Canada's most southern point. Then, experience our warmth with 18 award-winning wineries, fascinating history, world-renowned birding, outdoor adventures, and our own private getaway on Pelee Island. For Vegas-style thrills, "try your luck" at Caesars Windsor.

Township of South Stormont

2 Mille Roches Road , Long Sault, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 800-265-3915  www.southstormont.ca

South Stormont offers exceptional camping along the St. Lawrence River, with convenient access to the Waterfront Trail and ample opportunities to enjoy the stunning outdoor scenery and historic attractions of the Upper Canada Region.

Ball's Falls Conservation Area

3292 Sixth Avenue , Jordan, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-562-5235  www.ballsfalls.ca

Nestled between the escarpment and Lake Ontario, in the Twenty Valley watershed, Ball's Falls is resplendent with scenery & natural beauty. Discover something old and new. Stroll through 19th century buildings and an award winning LEED facility. Hike, picnic, cycle and enjoy a breath of fresh air.

Beaches around Toronto

Toronto, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

Toronto beaches used to have cleanliness issues, but a lot of effort & money have changed that and many now meet international Blue Flag criteria for safety. Click on the link to find out which ones are Blue Flag and the safety status of the rest, and "read more" to find out about some of the great beaches around Toronto.

Blue Mountain Resort Adventures

108 Jozo Weider Blvd , Blue Mountains, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-445-0231  www.bluemountain.ca

Get away to Blue Mountain where adventure awaits. Stay & play with on and off-hill activities - Wind Rider Triple Zips, Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster, Cascade Putting Course, Ropes Courses, biking, hiking, golf, spa or swim - you can do it all at Ontario's only mountain village resort!

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Cyprus Lake Rd , Tobermory, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-596-2233  www.pc.gc.ca

Dramatic cliffs. Turquoise waters Large tracts of forest. Black bears & rare reptiles. Ancient cedar trees. Orchids & ferns. Brilliant stars in a Dark Sky Preserve. This is the magic of Bruce Peninsula National Park. Enjoy tours, yurt camping, hikes, bouldering & more!

Cobourg Beach and Summer Festivals

39 Queen Street , Cobourg, Ontario
Central Ontario

 888-262-6874  www.cobourgtourism.ca

What's the answer to the perfect beach getaway? Beautiful, clean sandy shores, splash pads for the kids and nearby shopping and dining. Cobourg Beach just an hour east of Toronto and it's the perfect spot to relax in the sun with the whole family. You can't help but Feel Good in Cobourg!

Discover Bayham!

56169 Heritage Line, PO Box 160 , Straffordville, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 5198665521  www.bayham.on.ca

Funfilled family events, unique festivals (EdisonFest, Canada Day, Beachfest, Watermelon Fest), beautiful beach, camping, cottages/B&B, birdwatching, fishing, boating, golfing, cycling/hiking, museums, 1840 Historic Lighthouse & Port Burwell Provincial Park, restaurants & shops. Lots to see & do!

Discover Heritage Perth - beauty, culture, food & fun!

11 Gore St. East , Perth, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-267-1947  www.perth.ca

The Visitor Information Centre is your one-stop shop for everything to see and do in Perth! Located in the Matheson House Museum, we are open 7-days a week and carry information on accommodations, restaurants and shops, parks, festivals, events, local attractions, weddings and Last Duel Campground.

Discover Petrolia - you'll be surprised!

411 Greenfield Street , Petrolia, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-882-2350  www.town.petrolia.on.ca

Petrolia is Canada's Victorian Oil Town with an amazing heritage, fabulous examples of Victorian architecture, quaint shops and great restaurants. Visit once and you will know why it's being called "The Greatest Town on Earth".

Experience Oakville!

1225 Trafalgar Road , Oakville, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 877-OAKVILLE (625-8455)  www.visitoakville.com

A dream destination! Exceptional waterfront, stunning parks & beaches, beautiful biking & hiking trails, boating, horsebackriding, golfing, galleries, festivals, shopping, theatre & dining are just a few of the reasons Oakville is a “must-see”!

Fathom Five National Marine Park

120 Chi sin tib dek Rd , Tobermory, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-596-2233  www.pc.gc.ca

This freshwater ecosystem in Lake Huron has ancient rock formations, cliff-edge forests, freshwater dive sites on 22 shipwrecks & gorgeous orchid species. Come for the day to dive, tour Flowerpot Island on a glass-bottom boat or camp overnight.

Georgian Bay Islands National Park of Canada

2611 Honey Harbour Rd , Honey Harbour, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-526-9804  www.pc.gc.ca

The world’s largest freshwater archipelago is home to a boat-access nature preserve situated where Canadian Shield meets deciduous woodland. The Park’s glacier-scraped rock & wind-swept pines inspired the Group of 7. Cycle, camp, boat or hike to explore.

Kawartha Lakes Tourism

180 Kent Street West , Lindsay, Ontario
Central Ontario

 866-397-6673  www.explorekawarthalakes.com

Just 90 minutes NE of Toronto, naturally beautiful Kawartha Lakes on the Trent-Severn Waterway is an ideal getaway. Outdoor adventure on water and land abounds and small communities along the way invite you to stop and linger while you enjoy friendly hospitality. Call us for our new map guide!

Killarney Lodge in Algonquin Park

KM 33 on Hwy 60, Lake of Two Rivers , Algonquin Park, Ontario
Central Ontario

 705-633-5551  www.killarneylodge.com

Indulge in comfort in the heart of Ontario's most famous wilderness. Spectacular views. Exciting wildlife viewing. Private, beautifully decorated waterfront cabins. Gourmet meals & personal canoe included! Creating memories to last a lifetime. Family owned & operated since 1935. Join us, Eric &Poppy

Kincardine - on beautiful Lake Huron shoreline

1802 Highway 21 , Kincardine, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 866-546-2736  www.visitkincardine.ca

Spectacular sunsets, beautiful beaches, renowned festivals & events, and Scottish heritage and experience await. Hike, bike, explore >30km of scenic, winding trails and lakeside boardwalks. Enjoy live theatre, weekly summer Scottish Pipe Band Parades, historic 1880’s Lighthouse & so much more.

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

250 Thorold Road , Welland, Ontario
Niagara Region

 905-788-3135  www.npca.ca

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority offers 39 beautiful conservation areas to enjoy including Ball's Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach & Chippawa Creek. Spectacular scenery, trails, bird watching, fishing, sandy beaches, natural waterfalls and wildlife viewing. 905-788-3135. www.npca.ca

Norfolk County: Port Dover to Long Point

185 Robinson Street, Suite 200 , Simcoe, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-426-9497  www.norfolktourism.ca

Explore our beaches, back roads and ports, from Port Dover to Long Point. Go boating, hike and fish. Norfolk County is Ontario's Garden, with wineries, farm markets and festivals. We grow more cherries, pumpkins, strawberries, sweet corn and sweet potatoes than anywhere else in Canada.

Ottawa Gatineau Beaches

Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa Region

Ottawa has loads of beaches for hanging out, picnicking and swimming. Check the profile page for 10 great ones!

Point Pelee National Park

1118 Point Pelee Drive , Leamington, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-322-2365  www.pc.gc.ca

This beautiful oasis is found at the southernmost point of mainland Canada & is known for its incredible birds, butterflies, hiking, biking, swimming & more. Paddle through the marsh or join our 10-passenger Freighter Canoe tour. Enjoy our newly expand cycling trails, update theatre and much more.

Royal Botanical Gardens

680 Plains Road West , Burlington, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 905-527-1158  www.rbg.ca

The largest botanical garden in Canada! Over 2700 acres of stunning gardens & sanctuaries with events, exhibits & tours all year. Walk through a 6-acre Rock Garden & magical Amphitheatre, see rare species of flora & migrating birds in the Nature Sanctuaries & stroll along 27kms of scenic walking trails.

Ruthven Park National Historic Site

243 Haldimand Hwy 54 , Cayuga, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 905-772-0560  www.ruthvenpark.ca

A unique 1500 acre country estate overlooking the Grand River. Featuring nature and history in one destination: walking trails, Carolinian forests, provincially significant wetlands, bird banding, an 1845 Greek Revival mansion with guided tours (former home of the Thompson Family for over 150 years) and outbuildings. Special events.

Storybook Gardens

1958 Storybook Lane , London, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

 519-661-5770  www.storybook.london.ca

Enchanted storybook-themed park for young children and families. Winter features include a beautiful refrigerated 250 meter outdoor skating trail. Skate rentals are available onsite. Fun for the whole family! Please visit our website for park hours, rates and events.

Thousand Islands National Park

1121- 1000 Islands Pkwy , Mallorytown, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 613-923-5261  www.pc.gc.ca

Known for picturesque granite islands & windswept pine trees where you can explore secluded bays by kayak or powerboat or spend a day by the river, hiking & discovering rare turtles & birds. Like camping? Try waterfront oTENTiks at mainland visitor cntr.

Tourism Burlington Visitor Centre

414 Locust St. , Burlington, Ontario
Greater Toronto Area

 1-877-499-9989  www.tourismburlington.com

Burlington is located along the shores of Lake Ontario near major hwys & 2 major airports. Home to a beautiful waterfront but also parks, sports & recreation facilities, festivals, shopping, dining & culture.Fun for the entire family! Get social with us #VisitBurlON on facebook, instagram & twitter

Wilderness Tours Rafting and Kayaking Resort

503 Rafting Rd , Foresters Falls, Ontario
Eastern Ontario

 888-723-8669  www.wildernesstours.com

Mild to wild whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River. 1-5 day programs. Our gentle family rafting has been kid tested for almost 20 years or try our teen resident kayak camp or adult kayak instruction beginner to advanced. Check out our Kitchissippi Rock festival or Log Jam Country Music Festival.

519-586-2201
2km N of Port Rowan , Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

1798 Grist Mill, Historic Bldgs, Nature Centre, Special Events, Camping.

519-674-1750
18050 Rondeau Park Rd. , Morpeth, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Camping, Hiking, Fishing, Interpretive Centre.

519-284-3090
425 Water St. S. , St Marys, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario

Canada’s largest outdoor swimming pool. Opens late June.

905-356-8119
2565 Niagara Parkway , Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Region
519-245-3710
8477 Shiloh Line , Brooke-Alvinston, Ontario
Southwestern Ontario
807-938-6534
26 km E of Dryden. off Ontario Highway 11 , Ontario
Northern Ontario
416-667-6299
Hwy 50, 10 km N of Bolton , Ontario
Greater Toronto Area
613-239-5000
Ontario
Ottawa Region
905-352-1008
8467 County Road 18 , Alderville, Ontario
Eastern Ontario
705-633-5572
located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River , Central Ontario,
Central Ontario

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