Come visit the parks of Ontario and enjoy the great outdoors. Each balloon on this map indicates a provincial park in Ontario.
Ontario has an extensive provincial parks system that is envied around the world. Most people have no idea how big our parks system really is: 329 provincial parks, covering a total area that is bigger than Nova Scotia - not to mention many countries in Europe.
For more detailed information and reservations visit Ontario Parks.
If camping in a Provincial Park please DO NOT FEED THE WILDLIFE.
Keep your campsite clean and free of garbage
Hang any attractants a safe distance from your site
DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS.....EVER!!!!!!!
Do not throw food scraps in the water, burn them or pack them out
Ensure fish wastes are disposed of well away from campsites
Please do not bring your own firewood to a provincial park. You could spread insect and plant diseases that threaten the health of our forests. Buy any wood to be used locally and ask where it came from (there are certain areas that are quarantined). Talk to the park staff about firewood if you have questions or check the Food Inspection website.
Park-To-Park Trail - Links Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park
The Park-To-Park Trail is an east-west link through Parry Sound/Muskoka Districts and Haliburton County connecting Killbear Provincial Park to Algonquin Provincial Park The trail is 230 kilometres long.
The project will ultimately produce a four season multi-use trail system that will link seven of the province's premiere provincial parks, as well as area attractions, services, amenities and other trail networks such as the Trans Canada Trail. This provides a seamless trail system encompassing community trails, snowmobile routes, historic colonization and logging roads, former rail beds, new links and some secondary roads.
Highlights include visible evidence of the logging and railway history of the area. Early settlement villages and colonization roads are features common along the trail. Physically, the trail passes numerous lakes, rivers and streams, as well as extensive areas of forest, field and wetland habitat. Visit Park-To-Park to see a map of the trail and trail uses for various parts of the trail.
Some of the parks are:
Algonquin Provincial Park
Algonquin Provincial Park is in Central Ontario between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River. The park is about 7653 square kilometres in size and is the oldest provincial park in Canada having been established in 1893. The park contains 2,400 lakes and 1,200 kilometres of streams and rivers. The park is considered part of the imaginary border between northern Ontario and southern Ontario.
Algonquin Park is a outdoor person's paradise where camping is available, there are resorts to stay in, canoeing and hiking, portaging. The size of the park (which is one and a half times the size of Prince Edward Island or the state of Delaware and about one quarter the size of Belgium. For more information visit Algonquin Provincial Park.
Bruce Peninsula National Park
Bruce Peninsula National Park protects the on-shore environments of the Niagra Escarpment. The off-shore environments are protected by Fathom Five National Marine Park. This park features limestone cliffs, mixed forests, wetlands and beaches. A great diversity of wildflowers can be found here, including 43 species of wild orchid. Deer, porcupine and hares are commonly seen in the park. Access from the south is via Highway 6 or from the north via Ontario Northland Ferry M.S. Chi-cheemaun (call (519) 596-2510 for ferry information). For additional information, plus a virtual tour of park features, visit Bruce Peninsula National Park
Fathom Five National Marine Park
Fathom Five National Marine Park consists of 20 islands at the mouth of Georgian Bay. Fathom Five represents Canada's first national marine park. Twenty-two shipwrecks are located within park boundaries. For more information, including a virtual tour of park features, visit Fathom Five National Marine Park
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Georgian Bay Islands National Park helps conserve the landscapes and biological resources of a set of islands in Lake Huron. These islands are well-known for the variety of reptiles and amphibians found here. Access to this park is by boat only. For more information, including a virtual tour of park features, visit Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Killarney's wilderness offers outstanding opportunities for people to connect with nature and to do so in a way that sustains the park's resource base. One of Ontario Parks' crown jewels, this majestic, mountainous wilderness of sapphire lakes and jack pine ridges so captivated artists - including The Group of Seven's A.Y. Jackson - that they persuaded the Ontario government to make it a park. Once higher than the Rocky Mountains, La Cloche's white quartzite cliffs gleam like snowy peaks from afar. Where paddlers, hikers, skiers and snowshoers now journey through in this craggy, imposing landscape, there is evidence that others passed thousands of years before. For mor information, visit Killarney.
Balsam Lake provincial park is in Kirkfield, ON. Located in the picturesque Kawarthas, Balsam Lake is an all-season recreational park along the Trent-Severn Waterway. In summer, swim at a clean, safe beach, hike to a lookout tower, fish for bass, sail and windsurf. Come in spring for wildflowers and in October for autumn glory. For more information on park features and services, visit Balsam Lake.
Oastler Lake Provincial Park
Located near Parry Sound Oastler park has rock-studded landscapes and towering white pines and a rich railway heritage. It provides a true tast of Northern Ontario but is still close to full services and amenities. Take advantage of the sand beach, pet exercise area and boat launch. Canoe rentals are available for day-trips on the lake. For further information about the park visit Oastler Lake.
Massasauga Provincial Park
The Massasauga Provincial Park encompasses 13,000 hectares of Georgian Bay shoreline with many opportunities for recreation and education. You will find natural landscapes, stunning views and a habitat for some of the province's most significant species. The park is near Parry Sound and is home to one of Ontario's few remaining populations of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes that may be located anywhere in the park and are a protected species. There are several hiking trails in the park. For further information visit Massasauga.
Sibbald Point Provincial Park
Sibbald Point park on the southern shoe of Lake Simcoe offers spacious sites and an excellent family environment with activities for children. There are also day use areas with long sandy beaches and grassy areas to have a picnic and play summer games. For 130 years before this area became a park, it was home of the Sibbald family. Tour Eildon Hall, the 19th-century family manor and visit St. George's Church, the family church, near the shore. For more information visit Sibbald Point.
Presqu'il Provincial Park
Located on Lake Ontario on a peninsula south of Brighton. It is a mecca for birdwatchers every spring and fall as a flyaway for migrating birds, home to waterfowl and shorebirds and a staging point for Mexico-bound monarch butterflies. A long boardwalk crosses wetlands where marsh birds live and fish spawn. On islands to the west, colonies of gulls, cormorants, terns and herons nest. At the tip of the park are Ontario's second-oldest operating lighthouse and the original lighthouse keeper's cottage. For more information visit Presqu'il.
St. Lawrence Islands National Park
St. Lawrence Islands National Park is Canada's smallest national park and is situated in eastern Ontario. The park is fast becoming a favoured destination for sea kayakers. For more information on kayaking in the park, visit theThousand Islands Water Trail. For more information on park features and services, visit St. Lawrence Islands National Park.
Point Pelee National Park Point Pelee National Park represents the most southern portion of Canada. The park is well known as an excellent site to observe the spring and fall bird migrations and the autumn migration of the Monarch butterfly. To view pictures and descriptions of each of the 370 bird species observed in the park, visit the Point Pelee Bird List. For more information, plus a virtual tour of the park, visit Point Pelee National Park.
Pukaskwa National Park
Pukaskwa National Park is situated on the northern shore of Lake Superior and preserves a portion of the rugged and ancient Canadian Shield. Wildlife commonly seen in the park include: gray wolves, moose, Woodland caribou, lynx and a variety of bird species. For more information on the park, including a virtual tour, visit Pukaskwa National Park.
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