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8 Breathtaking Natural Phenomena In Ontario That Will Make You Believe In Magic

You'll be filled with wonder at these incredible places.
Ontario Associate Editor
8 Breathtaking Natural Phenomena In Ontario That Will Make You Believe In Magic

The province is full of incredible sights and wonders, and these natural Ontario phenomena will have you believing in magic.

Gaze across vibrant turquoise waters, explore a mysterious lake on a mountain and hike to colourful cliffs at these miraculous spots.

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Bonnechere Caves

Price: $19 per adult

When: May to October

Address: 1247 Fourth Chute Rd., Eganville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Explore an underground cave system that will take you back millions of years. According to CTV News, the caves began as cracks that were expanded over time by water from melting glaciers.

Lake On The Mountain

Price: Prices vary

Address: Lake on the Mountain, Prince Edward, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Lake on the Mountain Provincial Park, this mysterious body of water sits almost 62 metres above the Bay of Quinte. A constant flow of freshwater feeds into the lake, without any visible source.

Devil's Punchbowl

Price: $7.50 parking fee

Address: Ridge Road, Stoney Creek, ON

Why You Need To Go: This spectacular scene is home to two waterfalls, and you can watch the water cascading over rainbow cliffs. The colourful rock layers will add some magic to the experience.

Tyendinaga Cavern & Caves

Price: $14 per adult

When: Opens May 21, 2021

Address: 2623 Harmony Rd., Belleville, ON

Why You Need To Go: This underground adventure will take you through caves and even past a bright turquoise pool of water. You'll see fossils dating back 450 million years ago, and it's as though time has frozen at this spot.

McGinnis Lake

Price: Prices vary

Address: 2249 Northey's Bay Rd., Woodview, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in Petroglyphs Provincial Park, this rare turquoise pool is one of the few of its kind in Canada. It is known as a meromictic lake, meaning that the layers of water don't intermix, resulting in a vibrant shade.

Flower Pot Island

Price: $7.90 per adult + boat fare

Address: 120 Chi sin tib dek Rd., Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: This island is home to unique "flowerpot" rock formations that look like they could topple over at any moment. The unusual pillars were formed by waves crashing against cracks in the limestone.

Point Pelee National Park

Price: $7.90 per adult

When: Late August to mid-October

Address: 1118 Point Pelee Dr., Leamington, ON

Why You Need To Go: Each fall, thousands of monarch butterflies drift around the park as they begin to migrate across Lake Erie. You can see the sky turn orange with the fluttering insects.

Sand Hill Park

Price: $10 per person

When: May 1 - Thanksgiving

Address: 930 Lakeshore Rd., Port Burwell, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can visit Ontario's largest sandpile for breathtaking views and incredible sunsets. The towering cliffs of sand will make you feel like you're in a whole other world.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

    Madeline Forsyth
    Ontario Associate Editor
    Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Editor for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Toronto restaurants and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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