Ontario doesn't always get the best reputation across Canada. Most Canadians think of Ontario as the province with our largest, most bustling city and that's all that we have to offer. But that couldn't be further from the truth!
Ontario is more than just the city of Toronto, we also have an abundance of nature from hidden waterfalls and boardwalk trails to sparkling lakes and white sandy beaches. If you want to take a trip to a tropical destination without leaving the great province of Ontario then you need to escape to Pancake Bay Provincial Park this summer!
Pancake Bay is a massive 3 km stretch of white sandy beach that sits on the shores of some of the most turquoise water in Ontario! Pancake Bay Provincial Park is located on Lake Superior in Algoma Country which is about an 8-hour drive from Toronto.
If you're looking for a secluded and stunning spot for camping and getting back in touch with nature this summer, Pancake Bay is definitely the place.
There are tons of things to do while you're in Pancake Bay Provincial Park but we highly recommend the 14 km Lookout Trail that will lead you to a high point in the park where you'll get surreal views of the beach and turquoise water below!
If you're not up for the 14 km trek, there's also the Pancake Bay Nature Trail which is short 3.5 km. You can enjoy camping and swimming while you're here as well!
One Toronto doctor says he's noticed positive changes in the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and ICU admissions he's seen in just the past few weeks.
Dr. Kashif Pirzada, an emergency room doctor working in the Greater Toronto Area, told Narcity that he's witnessed "such a dramatic shift" take place, which he attributes to the current measures in place.
"There's a big difference from even two weeks ago. Two to three weeks ago, it was almost like jumping into a war zone. There was people sick everywhere, ambulances piling up. [...] I think in the first two hours of my shift at one ER, I saw 25 people who were seriously ill with COVID," said Pirzada.
"There was such a dramatic shift in the last two to three weeks. I think that's the sign of the measures working. We're still seeing people here and there, but it's starting to slow quite a bit," he continued.
However, "we can be optimistic but we shouldn't let our guard down," Pirzada warned. In fact, he suggests extending the stay-at-home order in Ontario to avoid another surge in cases. "ICUs are still filled to the gills. There's no margin for error. [...] We can celebrate but we shouldn't relax right now."
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