15 Surreal Places In Ontario
New spots to discover in the province.
Ontario is such a stunning province with some pretty surreal places! If you've lived in this province for a long time, you might feel like you you've seen all the best sights. But because Ontario is so vast, there is always something new to discover.
It might be hard to believe, but all of these stunning sights are right here in Ontario! From waterfalls, heart-shaped lakes, massive collections of hedge mazes and a lookout over class 6 rapids, there are plenty of spots to add to your bucket list.
So what are you waiting for? Invite your friends to explore all of these must-see spots with you.
Hike along the Georgian Trail at Bruce Peninsula National Park to find the Grotto. The Grotto is a cave popular with tourists because within it you can find a stunning pool of blue water.
This summer spend your entire day lazily relaxing at Bathtub Island. Here there is a section of water that is shallow and warm and makes the perfect spot to float on the water.
For the perfect picnic spot head to Flowerpot Island in Fathom Five National Marine Park this summer. The island is named after its natural "flowerpot" rock pillars, and here you can enjoy swimming in the clear water.
Climb the cliffs at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park to enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Superior and lush landscape. For the best head to the Top Of The Giant Trail and the Thunder Bay Lookout.
This summer head to Terre Bleu with your BFF to see Ontario's largest lavender farm. Here you can walk through the fields of beautiful flowers and try some delicious lavender ice cream too!
For a stunning hike head to the Devil's Punchbowl Conservation Area. Within the park, you'll find the Devil's Punch Bowl which is an impressive multi-coloured gorge with a 37-meter waterfall!
One of the most incredible lakes you'll find in Ontario is Heart Lake near Ompah. As the name implies, the lake is shaped like a heart and is best viewed from above, such as by using a drone.
Head to Point Pelee National Park to stroll along the floating boardwalk trail. The 1 km loop trail will give you amazing views of the marsh and surrounding forests. Along the path, you'll also see lots of birds and turtles too.
After being closed to the public for a few years, the Cheltenham Badlands is now open again to the public. Along the trail, you can enjoy the views of the surreal red clay hills.
The famous horseshow falls at the Canada U.S border are always a breathtaking sight to behold. Niagara Falls is 3 waterfalls next to each other, with the largest being 790 metres wide!
You won't believe the view from the top of Eagle's Nest Lookout. The lookout point is on a 1.5 km trail in Calabogie Peaks. The easy hiking trail will take through a forested path before taking you to the top of a 120-metre cliff.
Bring your friends and to the family-owned Saunders Farm. At the 100 acre farm, they have the most extensive collection of hedge and puzzle mazes in the world. For a fun activity, see how long it takes you and your pals to escape each of the hedge mazes.
Within the city, due to the amount of light pollution, it can be challenging to see the stars. If you want to spend an evening stargazing, head to Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve for the most fantastic view of the stars. The area is the world’s first permanent Dark Sky Reserve. Here you can capture stunning photos of the Milky Way.
In Ontario, you can find the world's largest baymouth barrier dune formation! The vast dune is within At Sandbanks Provincial Park and is 12km of golden sand. The Sandbanks sand dune makes the perfect road trip destination to go with your friends, as after you explore the dune you can go swimming at the nearby beaches which have clear blue water.
At White Water Walk you can stand at a lookout point where you can feel class 6 rapids rush past you. The water here is so powerful, that it travels at 48km/hr!