This famous 48 mile challenging backpacking trail in Killarney Provincial Park takes you through the magnificent landscape of white quartzite mountains, topaz lakes and wind-swept pines. Killarney Outfitters will gear you up with (almost) everything you need.
Ontario is vast. Opportunities for hiking and trekking are endless.
Base-camp hiking adventures let you easily experience the rugged beauty of the Canadian wilderness without carrying a heavy backpack. Stay in a cozy lodge, yurt, cabin or tent then spend each day hiking different trails leading to extraordinary panoramic vistas, isolated beaches and spectacular waterfalls.
Top day hiking destinations include National Parks such as Georgian Bay Islands or Point Pelee and Provincial Parks such as Algonquin; Killarney; Lake Superior; Sleeping Giant; Quimet Canyon, and Frontenac. Hike Haliburton, Canada’s largest hiking festival, offers over 70 free fun-filled themed day hikes.
If your looking for a badge of honour and a hike to brag about, these backpacking treks are for you: Pukaskwa Coastal Trail (37 miles); Lake Superior Coastal Trail (39 miles); La Cloche – Silhouette Trail (48 miles). All of these challenging 5 to 10 day hikes take you through some of Canada’s most spectacular wilderness landscapes. The 500-mile Bruce Trail, running along the Niagara Escarpment, offers multi-day hikes with the convenience of lodging at nearby towns.
For the best possible self-guided or guided experience, we suggest using a local expert outfitter who will provide specialized trip planning, high quality gear and exceptional tasty meals. Professional guides add much value by sharing their knowledge of wilderness trekking, local history, ecology and more. With every fascinating step, you’ll find that Ontario offers a sanctuary in which to appreciate nature.
Hike Haliburton is Canada's largest hiking festival. Select from over 75 guided themed hikes ranging from easy to challenging. All are full of local flavour - from edible wilds to art to geology to ales. Enjoy a fall harvest dinner and the "Blister Ball".
Thunder Bay's Sleeping Giant, a rugged peninsula jutting out into Lake Superior, provides leisurely nature walk trails to adventurous trekking trails. Climb to the top of the Giant for a stunning panoramic view of Lake Superior.
If you are looking for a badge of honour and a hike to brag about, the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail is it! This 37 mile mammoth wilderness hike takes you over rugged terrain, perilous rock cliffs, slippery boulder beaches and to jaw-dropping views.
Hike the infamous Sleeping Giant Provincial Park trails to see stunning views of the lake. Retreat to your secluded hand-crafted log cabin nestled along the Lake Superior shoreline. Savour local flavours. See moose, deer, eagles and more.
Spend your days immersed in Aboriginal culture while hiking the magical "Spirit Island".Be dazzled by millions of stars sparkling or the dancing Aurora Borealis at Gordon's Park Dark Sky Preserve, one of the darkest night sky locations in Ontario.
Hike to the top of the "Cup & Saucer" trail on the infamous Niagara Escarpment for a panoramic view of the "Island of the Great Spirit". As interpreted by your Aboriginal guide, learn about the local plants, First Nation legends and history.
The rugged beauty and wild Lake Superior shoreline offers magnificent hiking and backpacking. Crowd-free easy to difficult trails lead to extraordinary panoramic vistas, isolated pebble beaches, ancient pictographs, spectacular waterfalls and more.