National Parks / Natural World in Ontario with kids

The world has some incredible natural wonders, and luckily for you, Ontario has some incredible places to visit with kids right on your doorstep….and you won’t want to forget your camera!

The national and state parks in Ontario offer an incredible variety of experiences for children.  Some parks protect a unique and diverse wilderness, teeming with wildlife which is always a thrill for kids!

Some parks protect incredible fascinating and significant historical sites, where the family can go back in time through American history…who says the learning as to stop on a family day out!

The state of Ontario itself has smaller parks perfect for a quick trip into nature.  You don’t even need to leave the city to have that park experience - and kids LOVE them!

Shut those televisions off and put those computer games away….the great outdoors is calling and it’s calling YOU!

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  • Blue Willow Butterflies and Blooms

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    Baldwin (georgina)

    Come visit our beautiful indoor & outdoor gardens and observe over 50 species of colourful native & tropical butterflies and moths. Feel the butterflies landing on you or simply be amazed at the ...

  • Saunders Farm

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    Munster

    Explore 10 hedge Mazes, tree forts, play areas, gardens, picnic areas and wagon rides on a 100-acre farm. Cool off and get wet in their water spray attraction. Also open for a Spooktacular time in ...

  • Fruition Farms

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    Kingston

    Acres of strawberries and more! Fruition Farm is located just 10 minutes from downtown Kingston. Come enjoy a variety of activities, starting with pick-your-own strawberries, raspberries and other ...

  • Hell Holes Nature Trails and Caves

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    Centreville

    Take a self-guided tour on a marked trail down 7.5 metres into Devil's Horsestable Cave and beyond into a cavern with a natural stone bridge. Thrilling for kids, plus mini golf outside.

  • Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area

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    Glenburnie

    A wonderful area to appreciate the outdoors and enjoy a picnic. Summer programs include, Day camps, many trails. The Outdoor Centre programs for families resume in the Fall.

  • Kelso Conservation Area

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    Burlington

    Kelso Conservation Area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. Indulge in a swim at a sandy beach, fish for trout in the glistening lake or get energized with some great downhill skiing at Glen Eden Ski ...

  • ONE AXE Pursuits

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    Guelph

    If your kids are going to learn how to climb, real outdoor rock climbing is the way to go. With personal coaching and top-notch instructors, the whole family is guaranteed awesome outdoor fun!

  • Humber Arboretum

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    Toronto

    Enter a world of beauty as you wander along trails and boardwalks through gardens, forests, meadows and wetlands. First opened in 1977, the Humber Arboretum is a joint venture of the City of ...

  • Warsaw Caves Conservation Area

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    Warsaw

    Nestled in the valley of the Indian River, the conservation area offers a range of recreational opportunities the entire family or other group can enjoy!

  • High Park

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    Toronto

    High Park is Toronto's largest public park featuring many hiking trails, sports facilities, diverse vegetation, a beautiful lakefront, convenient parking, easy public transit access, a dog park, a ...

  • Rideau Acres Campground

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    Kingston

    Rideau Acres is an overnight and seasonal family campground, and is the closest campground to attractions such as, the Thousand Islands, Fort Henry, Bellevue House, the Miller Museum of Geology, the ...

  • Black Donald tent and Trailer Park

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    Calabogie

    All through our waterfront are 80 secluded sites some have hook-ups for power and some do not. These sites are maintained daily by our staff of friendly faces. All Sites include picnic tables, fire ...

  • Lancaster Cottage and Trailer Resort

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    Peterborough

    We offer year round waterfront cottage rentals and 50 full service seasonal trailer sites. Enjoy fun family activities such as, swimming in our pool, fishing, boating, canoeing, horseshoes, ...

  • Campark Resorts

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    Niagara Falls

    Around the camp: We have a large outdoor 20x40 heated pool, with a hot tub. Next to this are TWO large outdoor playgrounds with tube slides, swings and more. There is a recreation hall where we hold ...

  • Batmans Cottages and Campgrounds

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    Manitoulin Island

    Escape and Discover an area perfect for an enriching camping experience. Safe, clean and fun. Family Camping at it’s best on Manitoulin Island!

  • Royal Botanical Gardens

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    Hamilton/Burlington

    Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG) enjoys a worldwide reputation based on its first-class horticultural collection and natural lands. It is Canadas largest botanical garden and one of the countrys premier ...

  • Amethyst Mine Panorama

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    Thunder Bay

    The Amethyst Mine is an exciting place to explore, but if you want to be a proper adventurer you'll need to know the basics. Amethyst Mine Panorama is the number one place to find Ontario's official ...

  • Bruce Peninsula National Park

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    Tobermory

    In the heart of a World Biosphere Reserve, the 'Bruce' is a place of global significance. The massive, rugged cliffs of the park are inhabited by thousand year old cedar trees, overhanging the ...

  • Georgian Bay Islands National Park

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    Midland

    Protecting one of Canada's national treasures for your enjoyment: from Honey Harbour to Twelve Mile Bay in southern Georgian Bay you will discover spectacular landscapes, time-worn rock faces, ...

  • Point Pelee National Park

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    Leamington

    A lush Carolinian forest oasis at the southern tip of Canada, Point Pelee National Park resounds with migrating song birds in the spring, hums with cicadas in the summer, flutters with Monarch ...

  • Pukaskwa National Park of Canada

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    Heron Bay

    This park's exceptional beauty is revealed in its vistas of Lake Superior and in the rugged, ancient landscape of the Canadian Shield and northern forest. The spirit of the wilderness envelopes those ...

  • St. Lawrence Islands National Park

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    Mallorytown

    Conceived in the 1870s, St. Lawrence Islands is a tiny jewel with a rich and complex natural and human history. The park is located in the heart of the Thousand Islands tourist area. Make St. ...

  • Coopers CSA Farm and Maze

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    Zephyr

    There's plenty for the family to do on the farm as well! We are home to "The Uxbridge Maize" - our 10 acre corn labyrinth, as well we have a corn box, mini hay bale mazes, and echo tubes for the ...

  • Thamesville Maze

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    Thamesville

    This farm has lots of fun activities for the family including a cow train, mini maze, picnic area, corn awareness centre and a pumpkin patch.

  • Balls Falls Conservation Area

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    Jordan

    Stunning area for hiking, biking and eco tourism, with interactive at the visitor centre and the continued backdrop of the Niagara Escarpment.

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  • Centreville Amusement Park

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    Toronto

    A 20-acre family theme park with over 30 rides and attractions on the Toronto Islands. Old Ontario village main street has lots of food, games, shops and rides including our antique carousel, log ...

  • Fantasy Fair

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    Etobicoke

    Come out and enjoy Fantasy Fair - the perfect place for the whole family. Little ones love the bumper boats and the play village while older children can enjoy the bumper cars, the spinner and the ...

  • Canada's Wonderland

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    Vaughan

    Experience the most exhilarating collection of rides and roller coasters in all of Canada! Test your level of thrill being spun 360 degrees, or free falling 230 feet!

  • Midway Family Fun Park

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    Ottawa

    Enjoy the LARGEST indoor family entertainment center in Eastern Ontario, with over 50,000 square feet of FUN!

  • Bingemans Conference and Recreation Centre

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    Kitchener

    The area's largest water park, offers days of fun and entertainment for kids of all ages. there is also the newest and largest indoor family playground in the region with 25,000 square feet of fun.

  • Santas Village

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    Bracebridge

    Three exciting amusement parks and one fabulous campground all on 60 acres of family fun in Ontario!

  • Milltown Mini Golf

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    Peterborough

    Milltown is a family oriented amusement park located in Peterborough Ontario. We have over 2 acres of beautiful landscaped park area. Putt by 2 fish ponds, a working water wheel, a running water ...

  • Adventure Village

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    Hamilton

    Adventure Village is set on over 3 acres of beautiful rolling hills with lush vegetation, 5 waterfalls, 6 fish ponds, rapids, shipwrecks, and features a wide range of fun things to do including, ...

  • Chippewa Park

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    Thunder Bay

    Chippewa Park has been the home to a range of amusement rides since the early 1920's. Today, anchored by the Historical Carousel, the park boasts a small midway. For the younger set they can choose ...

  • Storybook Gardens

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    London

    Storybook Gardens provides families with fun and special memories to last a lifetime. We have something for the whole family, with animals, rides, games, play areas, Slippery's splash area, ...