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Ontario Parks Add Colour to Fall Vacations, Day Trips

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Ontario Parks Add Colour to Fall Vacations, Day Trips

Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy Great Outdoors

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario's provincial parks offer great opportunities for families and friends to see beautiful fall colours. There's a nip in the air and an added bonus of no bugs, so get out and enjoy!

The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario.

For the best viewing spots check out:

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.

Quick Facts

  • In 2012, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than nine million visits and brought in $69 million in revenue, which supported jobs and businesses all across the province.
  • There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, with more than 100 featuring visitor facilities. Many Ontario parks provide barrier-free facilities.

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“Ontario boasts some of the most breathtaking parks in the world. Every year they provide park visitors an opportunity to experience the wonderful opportunities in nature. Locations such as the Edmund Fitzgerald Lookout Trail in Pancake Bay Provincial Park provide remarkable vistas to watch the colours as the leaves change in the fall.”

David Orazietti

Minister of Natural Resources

“Ontario is truly a four-season destination, offering exciting experiences year round for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. From our breathtaking natural beauty to our exciting festivals and events, autumn is an excellent time for residents and visitors alike to explore all that Ontario has to offer while supporting local economies across the province.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

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    Minister’s Office


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