Summer is almost here, and it's time to start making some fun plans with your bestie. Sadly, all those ice cream outings and drive-in theatres can start to add up, but that doesn't mean you have to sit at home all season. You can explore the province without breaking the bank by going on some of these free Ontario summer adventures with your BFF.

Hop in your car and spend the day with your favourite person this season.

You'll make tons of memories while saving money with these cheap outings.

From cascading waterfalls to towering lookout points, these experiences are truly priceless.

If you've ever wanted to take your bestie on a tropical vacation, then you need to hit up Port Dover Beach. 

This dreamy oasis has sandy shores and palm trees that will transport you to the Caribbean.

Torrance Barrens Dark Sky Preserve offers incredible views of the twinkling night sky. You can visit this light-free spot without pulling out your wallet.

If you're looking for more ideas, you can take your friend to these colourful places around Ontario that will brighten up your summer.

No need to stop by the bank on your way to these free destinations!

Travel To Outerspace At Torrance Barrens DSP

Price: Free

Address: Southwood Rd., Gravenhurst, ON

Why You Need To Go: Gaze into the galaxy at this dreamy dark sky preserve. It's the perfect place to see the stars!


Explore St. Jacobs

Price: Free

Address: St. Jacobs, ON

Why You Need To Go: Wander through the charming streets of this little town and visit the farmers market to explore all kinds of local goodies. No purchase required! 


Take A Little Cruise On The Wolfe Island Ferry

Price: Free

When: See schedule

Address: 295 Ontario St., Kingston, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take a mini cruise to an island with your bestie! The Wolfe Island Ferry is free to ride and will take you to an island with beaches, a cute town, and more.


Pack A Basket & Enjoy A Picnic

Price: Free

Address: 28 Quarry Rd., Grimsby, ON

Why You Need To Go: Beamer Memorial Conservation is free to visit. You can explore panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and enjoy a picnic lunch after.


Chase A Waterfall

Price: Free

Address: 80 Mill St. S., Jerseyville, ON

Why You Need To Go: It isn't summer if you don't see at least one waterfall, so take your BFF on this scenic trail that leads to the glimmering cascades of Smokey Hollow Falls.


Escape To A Tropical Beach

Price: Free

Address: Port Dover, ON

Why You Need To Go: You don't need to hop on a plane to go on a tropical vacation with your besties. This beach is filled with palm trees and sandy shores.


Take In The Views At Skinners Bluff

Price: Free

Address: Skinners Bluff, Georgian Bluffs, ON

Why You Need To Go: Take your friendship to new heights by hiking to this lookout point. You can gaze over forests and shining waters from this spot.


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.


 

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