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

Make reservations

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.

Resorts of Ontario

Looking for the ultimate spa getaway? Browse stay and play packages, romantic getaways and pampering retreats with Resorts of Ontario.

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Know before you go

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.

Travel more sustainably

Find ways that you can incorporate green practices and eco experiences into your travel plans in Ontario.

Travel tips and trip ideas

From suggested itineraries to health and safety and getting around in Ontario, here’s all the information you need to plan your next trip.

Last updated: March 21, 2024

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