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If you’re a nature and history buff, then you’ll find that Waverly Beach Park is one the best beaches in Ontario. This place filled with shady trees is located at the heart of what used to be an amusement park. The promenade, dance hall, and “the world’s biggest swimming pool” embody a vintage feel that is still an interesting sight to see even if they no longer operate.
Georgian Bay Islands features plenty of campgrounds where you can treat yourself to an authentic backcountry experience! Honeymoon Bay, Chimney Bay, Oaks, Sandpiper, Tonch North, East, and South, as well as Thumb Point are all ready to offer primitive camping at finest.
You’ll love the white waters, rugged landscape, towering pines, and diverse birdlife at the Spanish River. If canoeing is your ultimate idea of fun when backcountry camping in Ontario, then this place will be everything you are looking for! With its rapids, swifts, and moving water, it will definitely challenge intermediate canoeing skills.
With the French River flowing for 105 km, it’s no surprise that it features 250 campsites scattered along its shore! One day just won’t be enough to explore all it has to offer. Its breathtaking scenery will instantly make it one of your favourite spots for backcountry camping in Ontario.
Because of its gorgeous views, Killarney Provincial Park is often referred to as the “The Crown Jewel of the Ontario Parks System.” This backcountry camping site in Ontario is home to the LaCloche mountain range—and it’s no secret that the La Cloche Silhouette Trail is one of the most challenging hikes in all of Canada! Look forward to sightings of turtles, Red Crossbills, and Broad-winged Hawks! Are you ready to accept the invitation to next-level wildlife escapades?
When it comes to backcountry camping in Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park is an obvious choice. With plenty of wildlife, hills, lakes, ponds, and streams, you just never know where your adventures might take you. Explore the beauty of this park by canoeing (there is over 2,000 km of routes to explore!) or traversing their backpacking trails. You might even run into some moose, bears, or loons—so make sure to keep a safe distance!
Ontario is brimming with scenic towns that offer something wonderful, from beautiful landscapes to historic architecture. With a population of 14.7 million living in 88 towns, Ontario is a province with an abundance of hidden gems just waiting to be discovered. We’ve shown you where to go ice skating in Ontario, and now, we’ll take you on a quick tour of the best small towns in Ontario if you’re looking for a quick escape not far from home.