Ontario Parks - Ontario Conservation Areas

Parks and Protected Areas

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.

Discover astounding natural land protected in over 113 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.

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.

Across Ontario, over 250 Conservation Areas offer visitors a variety of outdoor experiences and activities, from picnic facilities to learning programs.

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Discover astounding natural land protected in over 330 Provincial Parks.

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Parkbus is your ride to the great outdoors, connecting the city to campgrounds, canoe access points, lodges and hiking trails.