7 All-Season Ontario Parks That Are Perfect For A Breathtaking Winter Adventure

Who says summer's where the fun's at?
Ontario Parks That Make For A Perfect Outdoor Winter Adventure

We often associate going to the park with the summertime, but who says summer gets to have all of the fun? There are so many Ontario parks that stay open all year, or nearly all year, so that you can enjoy hiking trails, camping, and breathtaking views, no matter what the temperature outside is.

With the fall views beginning to fade and turn more wintry along with the weather, it's time to figure out where you can still go for your dog walks, romantic hikes, or just to get some outdoor exercise when the cold hits!

The best thing about this is that as well as the beautiful winter views, many of these parks have special winter activities as well, such as snowshoeing or outdoor skating trails.

So if you're looking for great places to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of Canada, don't rule out those winter months.

Here are seven all-season parks across the province where you can banish those winter blues.

Spencer Smith Park

Price: Free

Address: 1400 Lakeshore Rd., Burlington, ON

Why You Need To Go: No matter what time of year, it seems there is always something to celebrate in Spencer Smith Park. If you're planning an end-of-year trip, be sure to check out the magical Burlington Festival of Lights that illuminates the park.

Glen Stewart Park

Price: Free

Address: 351 Glen Manor Dr., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Who says boardwalk adventures are just for the summer? You can explore the incredible boardwalk at Glen Stewart Park all year round, and it's especially enchanting right after a snowfall.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 day use

Address: 451 Arrowhead Park Rd., Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: If skating through a snow-covered forest is your idea of the perfect end of year adventure, then Arrowhead Park should be on your bucket list. You can even explore the icy trails at night as they are lit with tiki torches along the way.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park 

Price: $10.84 day use

Address: RR#1 Pass Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore over 100 kilometres of trails and take in breathtaking sights from the top of Giant Trail and Thunder Bay Lookout. If you're feeling especially brave, winter camping is also available here with fully serviced cabins.

Remic Rapids Park

Price: Free

Address: Sir John A. Macdonald Pkwy., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: With so many unique statues spread throughout the park, Remic Rapids is basically an outdoor art gallery that you can enjoy all year long.

Pukaskwa National Park

Price: $5.80 day fee

Address: Heron Bay, ON

Why You Need To Go: While the epic suspension bridge and nearly turquoise water draw out quite the crowd in the warmer months, this national park has plenty of beauty to offer towards the end of the year as well. While not technically open for all seasons, this park is too good to pass on. You can explore hiking trails, beautiful forests, views of Lake Superior, and more.

Killarney Provincial Park

Price: $10.84 day use

Address: 960 ON-637, Killarney, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can explore an 80 km looped trail on skis or snowshoes when you visit this provincial park in the winter. With so much natural beauty to offer you won't want to leave. And luckily, you won't have to. With car camping and yurts available all year-long.

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