5 Underrated Places You Need to Visit in Ontario

Ontario has a handful of unique destinations scattered throughout the province, you just have to find them. These five underrated places are refreshing to Ontarians and visitors alike as they aren’t as too busy or popular. 

1) Bruce Peninsula National Park

This may be Ontario’s greatest treasure. Bruce Peninsula National Park is located on the Bruce Peninsula just short of four hours from Toronto. Witness incredible views of the clear turquoise waters or swim in the Grotto, some of the Peninsula’s amazing features. 


2) Elora Gorge

The Elora Gorge has been a tourist attraction for over twenty years for white water tubing. This secluded area is not known to many Ontarians but is nonetheless extremely beautiful. For adventure lovers, you can go down for a mile down the river where you experience chutes and a lazy river. Experience the scenery and the cliffs above while cruising down the Grand River for a fun and exhilarating ride.

3) Sleeping Giant Provincial Park

Located in Thunder Bay, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is a nature wonderland offering scenic walks, camping and fishing. Known for its hiking trails and gorgeous views, this is not a park to pass up. Try the Sea Lion at Silver Islet trail which boasts views of Lake Superior.

4) Bon Echo Provincial Park

Bon Echo Provincial Park boasts Ontario’s second-deepest lake, prehistoric native pictographs and dramatic hiking trails. Known as one of the best places to camp in Ontario for its natural beauty, it remains highly underrated. 



5) Scarborough Bluffs

The Bluffs are located in Scarborough, just a short distance from downtown Toronto. They stretch for about 15 km along the Lake Ontario shore providing magnificent cliffs views. Resulting from the accumulation of sedimentary deposits over 12,000 years ago they were formed by the natural processes of wind and water erosion from Lake Ontario. As beautiful as they are they aren’t as popular as Niagara Falls or Centre Island. But, be on the watch because I have a feeling this spot is going to skyrocket soon due to tourism and social media.

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