6 Unique Ontario Road Trip Ideas To Add To Your Bucket List That Aren't Niagara Falls

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A person at a restaurant. Right: The Grotto in Ontario.
Associate Editor

A person at a restaurant. Right: The Grotto in Ontario.

Call up your besties! Ontario has so many beautiful road trips to embark on, one of the most iconic being a trip to Niagara Falls. If you've already travelled to this stunning natural wonder and are looking for more places to explore, you'll want to add these places to your bucket list.

Here are six road trip destinations in Ontario that feature stunning views and fun activities and aren't Niagara Falls.


Address: Dundas, Ontario

Why You Need To Go: This charming small town is located just over an hour from Toronto in the City of Hamilton. The village is filled with local shops to explore as well as stunning hikes. There are also tons of waterfalls nearby to explore, such as Tew Falls and Webster Falls.

Dundas website

Thousand Islands

Address: Thousand Islands, ON

Why You Need To Go: The Thousand Islands is a renowned vacation spot boasting crystal-clear water and, of course, endless islands to explore.

You can visit the quaint village of Gananoque that'll whisk you away to Europe as well as enjoy boat tours, hikes, unique attractions and more.

Visit 1000 Islands website

Prince Edward County

Address: Prince Edward County, ON

Why You Need To Go: If you haven't explored Prince Edward County, it might be worth planning a road trip to this beautiful destination.

The area is known for its abundance of wineries and culinary offerings, so it's a great place for foodies to visit. If you're travelling during the summer, you'll also want to check out the renowned Sandbanks Provincial Park. There are lots of charming small towns to visit within the community.

Visit The County website

Lake Superior Provincial Park

Price: Prices vary

Address: Algoma, Unorganized, North Part, ON

Why You Need To Go: This stunning park is known for its rugged landscape and is a bucket list road trip idea for anyone who loves the outdoors.

The area is full of scenic hiking trails as well as waterfalls and canoe routes. You can also take advantage of the stargazing opportunities or float at the unique Bathtub Island.

Lake Superior Provincial Park website


Address: Huntsville, ON

Why You Need To Go: Located in picturesque Muskoka, this small town is an idyllic road trip destination. It's home to several provincial parks, such as Arrowhead and Algonquin, as well as trails, beaches, museums and more.

You can also enjoy the quaint shops and eateries along the Main Street.

Visit Huntsville website

Bruce Peninsula National Park

Price: $8.50 per adult

Address: Tobermory, ON

Why You Need To Go: Renowned for its tropical-looking waters, the Bruce Peninsula National Park is a must-visit road trip destination. It's mostly known for the Grotto, a unique sea cave found along the limestone shore.

There are lots of scenic hikes to enjoy in the park, and you can take a trip to the nearby town of Tobermory if you're looking for additional adventures.

Bruce Peninsula National Park website

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

Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.