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Take a Trip this Fall and See Ontario's Fall Colours

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Take a Trip this Fall and See Ontario's Fall Colours

Ontario Government Encourages Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

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:

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

  • 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

Additional Resources


Bill Mauro

“Ontario’s provincial parks offer some of the best vantage points to see magnificent colours as the leaves change in autumn. Whether you take in the reds and oranges from the boardwalk at Kakabeka Falls or view the bright colours while sitting at a picnic bench with your family and friends at Fitzroy, I encourage you to get out and see the spectacular sights of fall in Ontario.”

Bill Mauro

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

Michael Coteau

“Fall is a wonderful time of year to get out and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of our province. From visiting a fair to exploring one of our many trails, there’s something for everyone here in Ontario. I hope visitors and residents alike take full advantage and enjoy everything Ontario has to offer this fall.”

Michael Coteau

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Todd Lane

    Minister’s Office


  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch




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