Nature and relaxation
Whether you’re forest bathing, bucket list bird watching, soaking up some sun at the beach or unwinding at a spa, find rejuvenation and serenity in Ontario.
Quick guide to nature and relaxation in Ontario
Ontario Parks: Use Ontario Parks Park Locator to find the park experience right for you and book in advance to avoid disappointment. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.
Parks Canada: Use Parks Canada's online and phone reservation service to guarantee your spot at national parks, national historic sites, and national marine conservation areas.
Conservation Areas: Find out what bookable programs are offered at a conservation area
Blue Flag beaches
A Blue Flag designation is awarded to beaches and marinas that meet set criteria in water quality, safety, accessibility, services and environmental care. Dedicated to protecting and providing swimmable, drinkable and fishable water, Swim Drink Fish oversees the Blue Flag Beach program in Ontario. Find a blue flag beach near you.
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Visiting Indigenous heritage sites
Numerous sacred Indigenous sites are located within Ontario. Appropriate respect and appreciation are essential as you visit spiritual and culturally significant places.
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Last updated: August 25, 2023
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