Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Ontario provincial parks offer great opportunities for families and friends to see beautiful fall colours. The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario. Colours peak at different times across the province, so check the report often.
For the best viewing spots check out:
- Ravine Trail in Bronte Creek to see into the valley below
- Lookout Trail viewing platform at Pancake Bay
- Mink Lake Lookout at Frontenac
- The footbridge at Earl Rowe
- The trails in The Pinery
- Hardwood Lookout Trail in Algonquin
- The Sea Lion in Sleeping Giant
If you’re planning to stay overnight, campsites can be reserved online 24 hours a day or by calling the park reservation line at 1-888-ONT-PARK between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily.
- There are over 300 provincial parks in Ontario, covering over eight-million hectares — larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.
- In 2013, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 8.5-million visits from people around the world, bringing in $69 million in revenue and supporting jobs and businesses across the province