Ontario is a beautiful place to live or visit no matter what reason or what season. Especially if your family enjoys outdoor adventures. If your family loves participating in exciting, new outdoorsy activities, Ontario is the perfect place for you to discover. Finding family outdoor adventures in Ontario is not a difficult task, especially with so many to choose from spread across this large province.
Outdoor Adventures in Ontario
Rideau Canal – Go skiing, skating, canoeing or snowshoeing.
Niagara Falls – Take a journey behind the falls, visit the butterfly sanctuary or take a ride on the Ferris wheel at Clifton Hill.
Black Creek Pioneer Village – Perfect for day trip of learning and experiencing how Ontario may have looked in the early to mid 19th century.
Bruce Peninsula Provincial Park – Go hiking, bird watching, cycling, star gazing and more.
Tree Top Trekking – Jump on hammock nets, go on cable traverses, cross wooden bridges, zip line through the woods or take a swing on Tarzan swings.
Algonquin Park – Go camping and gaze at the starts for an overnight outdoors adventure.
Muskoka Lakes – Rent a beautiful cottage and enjoy the outdoors on a dock, in the water or around a firepit.
Scenic Caves – Connect with nature, explore their network of trails, cross the 420 ft suspension bridge, go ziplining and more.
Canada’s Wonderland – Take in a day of exciting rides, thrilling water slides and delicious funnel cakes.
Wasaga Beach – Spend the day swimming in one of the long sandy beaches and building sand castles. Wasaga also offers views of the beautiful Niagara Escarpment, you also can hike one of the gorgeous footpaths or visit the Nancy Island Historic site that commemorates the war of 1812.
Ottawa River – Visit the Wilderness Tours Adventure Resort and take in some amazing outdoor family fun. Whether you go rafting, kayaking, fishing or participate in other exciting adventures, there is something for everyone.
Bruce Trail – Explore the Bruce Trail and go hiking, taking in the sights and staying along the way.
Manitoulin Island – Set sail for adventure on the world’s largest freshwater Island. Go hiking, fish for Salmon, visit unique community museums or enjoy festivals. If you are seeking a cultural experience attend a powwow and learn more about the culture of the island.
Ouimet Canyon – Take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the 150-Metre-wide gorge, hike the trails and boardwalks to the lookouts, learn more about the beautiful plants that survive at the bottom of the canyon. Visiting Ouimet Canyon is the perfect day trip in Ontario.
With so many family outdoor adventures in Ontario to choose from, you are bound to find something for everything. Whether you hike, relax on a beach, go ziplining or participate in a Powwow, the possibilities are endless.
Elizabeth Lampman is a coffee-fuelled Mom of 2 girls and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. She enjoys travelling, developing easy recipes, crafting, taking on diy projects, travelling and saving money!