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Experience Stunning Fall Colours at Ontario Parks this Year

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Experience Stunning Fall Colours at Ontario Parks this Year

Province Encouraging Families to Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Ontario's provincial parks offer great opportunities to view beautiful fall colours throughout the province.

The Ontario Parks Fall Colour Report shows you when colours are at their peak in provincial parks across Ontario. Different parks experience the changing colours at different times, so be sure to check the report before heading out.

For great viewing spots check out:

Ontario Parks also offer some ideas for driving routes so you can build your park visit into a day-long adventure.

Many parks offer enhanced visitor experiences during the fall colour season. Some of the many events include:

  • September 24 and 25 - Harvest Festival in Bronte Creek
  • September 25, October 2 and 9 - Silver Queen Mine tour in Murphy's Point
  • September 30 to October 2 - Digital photography fall colours weekend workshop at Sleeping Giant

Quick Facts

  • In 2015, Ontario’s provincial parks received more than 9.8 million visits from people around the world and brought in over $80 million in revenue, which supports jobs and businesses across the province.
  • Some of the most brightly coloured fall foliage in the world occurs in Ontario.
  • About 66 per cent Ontario is forested with about 85 billion trees. Almost 40 per cent of those are deciduous and shed their leaves.
  • There are more than 330 provincial parks in Ontario, covering more than eight-million hectares — an area larger than Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island combined.

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Quotes

“Ontario’s provincial parks offer some of the best spots in the world to see the fall colours. I encourage you to take a trip to one of our provincial parks this fall to experience our natural heritage and take in this spectacular change in seasons.”

Kathryn McGarry

Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry

“Ontario is an incredible four-season destination and fall is a perfect time for visitors, families and friends to explore our province’s many breathtaking landscapes. This year, be sure to get out and enjoy Ontario’s stunning fall colours and experience all that this season has to offer.”

Eleanor McMahon

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport

Media Contacts

  • Media calls only: Emily Kirk

    Minister’s Office

    416-314-2206

  • Media calls only: Media Desk

    Communications Services Branch

    416-314-2106

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