When it comes to winter activities, there’s no beating snowshoeing. It’s not too rigorous, it’s affordable, it’s a whole lot of fun and snowshoeing gets you outside to enjoy the winter months. Which, in Ontario, can be up to five or six months of the year. Any trail can be an excellent snowshoeing trail, which is the beauty of the sport. But if you want a dash of magic, these places are the best places for snowshoeing in Ontario.
Of the six national parks that call Ontario home, Pukaskwa National Park feels the most remote. Located on the shores of Lake Superior and surrounded by thousands of square kilometres of forest, it truly feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere. This guide to Pukaskwa National Park explores everything you need to know about hiking, camping and enjoying this stunning park (and even how to get to the famous White River Suspension Bridge). With ample hiking opportunities and gorgeous landscapes, you won’t want to miss this spectacular park.
There are 48 national parks in Canada, and six of them right here in Ontario. Each park protects a specific ecosystem in Ontario from the dramatic cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula to the vital bird habitat of Point Pelee. This ultimate guide to the national parks in Ontario includes everything you need to know about each park, the best hikes, and where to stay.
There’s nothing better than kicking back, with your tent set up, campfire going and the stars up above you. Sometimes, though, it’s not always possible to get outside and live the good life. Reading, for me, is a form of escapism, and when life gets tough or stressful, all I want to do is pick up a book and escape to a new world, especially when it’s one of the best nature books.
The Bruce Trail is Ontario’s most famous trail. Following the Niagara Escarpment, it weaves nearly 900kms from Niagara to Tobermory. Hiking the Bruce Trail end to end has been on my bucket list for years, but it takes about a month. The side trails offer a taste of what the main trail is like, and it provides ample opportunity to explore some of Ontario’s best natural history.
Fall offers a whole new idea of camping and hiking: cool temperatures, no bugs and beautiful views of golden forests. With reasons like that, it’s a great idea to spend your autumn weekends outside. Ontario has some of the best provincial parks, perfect for camping or a day trip. Here are the best Ontario Provincial Parks to visit in fall.