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Ontario is home to very different and distinct landscapes, formed and connected by luminous lakes, flowing rivers and historic waterways. In fact, Ontario is home to one quarter of the world's freshwater. Hike, bike, paddle and camp in one of our many parks and conservation areas.
Discover astounding natural land protected in over 330 Provincial Parks. Venture from beaches of Pinery and Sandbanks' and Rondeau's rare Carolinian forests to Wabakimi's boreal wilderness and across the tundra of Polar Bear Provincial Park. Catch sight of magnificent ice volcano eruptions at Presqu'ile. In between, explore everything from the rugged, granite beauty of Algonquin, Killarney, Lake Superior, Killbear and Bon Echo to the spectacular cascading waters at Kakabeka Falls or Kap-Kig-Iwan. Pay homage to the ‘father of New France’ by paddling historic waterways in Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park near Mattawa, named after the French explorer.
Six National Parks also proudly symbolize the diverse natural beauty of Ontario. Explore the rugged coast of a mighty inland sea at Lake Superior's Pukaskwa National Park. Be awed by amazing limestone formations at Bruce Peninsula or Fathom Five national parks. Follow Point Pelee's boardwalks to freshwater marshes teeming with waterfowl. Skim across the turquoise blue waters surrounding Georgian Bay Islands or Thousand Islands national parks. In honour of Canada's 150th anniversary as a nation, Parks Canada is offering the 2017 Discovery Pass, which will provide free admission for the entire year to Parks Canada sites from coast-to-coast to coast!
Across Ontario, over 250 Conservation Areas offer visitors a variety of outdoor experiences and activities, from picnic facilities to learning programs. Ontario's Greenbelt is an 1.8 million acre protected area consists of forests, wetlands, meadows, grasslands, farmlands and lakes and is the largest and most diverse of its kind in the world, find great hiking and bird watching.