There’s no shortage of amazing views and lookout points along the Bruce Trail, but Lion’s Head Provincial Park is definitely one that you have to add to your summer bucket list immediately! The trail will lead you to a rock formation that, from a distance, resembles a lion’s head. From there you’ll have the best view of some of Ontario’s bluest water.

There is an access point along the infamous Bruce Trail where you can find the 18 km Lions Head hiking trail. The trail loops around the 200 ft Lions Head cliff, where you can take in the most breathtaking views. Alternatively, you can find parking near Lions Head Beach for a much shorter walk to the water.

You’ll need to be extra cautious on either route, as the trails are not fenced in and there are a number of potholes and sunken areas along the way. Because of the uneasy walkway, it is suggested you do not bring small children on this hike.

You won't find any bathroom facilities or information centers at this park. In fact, the parks main function is to protect the surrounding plant life and the giant rock formation. The rocks that form the lions head are over 400 million years old. Locals in the area cherish this hidden gem and encourage visitors to be environmentally conscious when hiking and swimming here.

Lions Head Provincial Park

Location: Lion’s Head, Ontario N0H 1W0

Price: Free

Why you need to go: These clear blue-green waters and giant rock formations will make you feel like you’re in Mexico.


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.