ontario provincial parks

Someone ranked the top provincial parks in Ontario to escape the crowds

When Torontonians see a line-up, they line up, even if they don’t know what the wait is for. The city seems to like flocking together. The same goes for when city dwellers try to escape urban life. 

Last year, just 5 provincial parks attracted 39 per cent of all visitors.

Meanwhile, there are 300 Ontario parks and 78,000 square kilometres of land to explore. That's about the same size as Belgium and Switzerland combined.

Home-to-go ranked the top 19 parks in the province based on: solitude, wildlife, activities, facilities and available accommodations for this summer. For once, maybe Torontonians will disperse and enjoy the seclusion.

Here's what they came up with:

  1.  Arrowhead
  2.  Killarney
  3. Rondeau
  4. Sleeping Giant
  5. Awenda
  6. MacGregor Point
  7. Lake Superior
  8. Presqu'ile
  9. Grundy Lake
  10. Quetico
  11. Kakabeka Falls
  12. Killbear
  13. Silent Lake
  14. Pancake Bay
  15. Bonnechere
  16. Six Mile Lake
  17. Inverhuron
  18. Long Point
  19. Lake on the Mountain
Lead photo by

George Hornaday


Latest Videos



Latest Videos


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Ontario woman warns others to check cars for this mark after terrifying experience

Here are all the things that are getting messed up because of Toronto's heat wave

People are asking Toronto to impose a limit on how hot your apartment can get

A Toronto street just got a new name for the second time in 5 years

A TTC bus terminal will be closed for construction project lasting until 2025

Video shows man kicking car and ripping off its mirror in Toronto road rage incident

CP24 is leaving its iconic Queen Street location in Toronto

Driving in this one part of Toronto is a constant nightmare and locals are fed up