Ontario is home to pristine lakes, lush landscapes, and awe-inspiring sunsets. If you’re looking for a breathtaking place to retreat, look no further than Ontario. Here are seven parks in the province you need to visit at least once.

1. Killarney

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This iconic 645 square kilometers of wilderness landscape has picturesque views of the Georgian Bay coast and La Cloche Mountains. Canoe or kayak across over 50 gorgeous sapphire blue lakes watched over by jack pine-covered hills. There’s also access to beaches and trails, and the option to stay in a yurt.

2. Bruce Peninsula

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Dramatic cliffs and turquoise waters draw people to Bruce Peninsula in droves every summer. Its most popular attraction is the grotto—a handful of shoreline caves set alongside crystal clear waters—is worth a visit.

3. Algonquin

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Algonquin is arguably one of Ontario’s most popular slices of beauty. The landscape of 1,600 rivers and lakes makes it a great spot for canoeists, kayakers, and those who love back-country camping. The views in the fall when the leaves start to change are of particular note.

4. Neys

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Neys is a little less frequented compared to Ontario’s other parks. For that reason it tends to be a calm reprieve compared to the alternatives. Enjoy access to some of the province’s most unadulterated beaches along Lake Superior’s north shore, as well as views of Pic island.

5. Bon Echo

Bon Echo’s campsites sit along Mazinaw Lake, offering spectacular views of the park’s most sought-after feature: 100-meter high Mazinaw Rock. The area has great hiking trails and canoeing sites, too.

6. Sleeping Giant

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How’s the view from the top? Pretty magnificent at Sleeping Giant which offers panoramas of Lake Superior and surrounding area. The area has over 80 km of great hiking trails, but it’s the dazzling views that make it stand out.

7. Point Peele

Point Peele sits at the southernmost point of the Canadian mainland. It’s an immaculate area with great trails and a bounty of wildlife. Swim in Lake Superior and immerse yourself in an amazing eco-adventure.

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