Discover the Beauty of Ontario in Photos

As natives of Ontario, we always took the beauty of Canada's most populous province for granted. I remember the slogan on our license plates growing up was “Ontario, keep it beautiful.” I never really thought about what that phrase meant. I grew up on a large piece of land in the middle of the country surrounded by farms, forests and fields. Ontario was beautiful. I just never knew it.

Having travelled the world for the past decade has made us appreciate our home province even more. It took discovering the beauty around the world to open our eyes to the beauty at home. We hope you enjoy this photo journey through Ontario. It's your's to discover.

Sunrise in Algonquin Park

Sunrise in Algonquin Park

Canoeing in Ontario is a right of passage for young people. I remember taking a canoe trip to Algonquin Park in high school and every summer, we dusted off the canoes and took a trip on the river at our cottage. There is nothing more Canadian than going on a canoe trip in the great Ontario Northern wilderness.

Relaxing in the forest of Pukaskwa National Park

Relaxing in the forest of Pukaskwa National Park

Canada is known for its pristine wilderness. The Pukaskwa Coastal Trail is one of the quintessential Canadian experiences. Here you will completely go off the grid to one of the most remote backcountry trails in the country. Camping and hiking, there's nothing more Canadian.

Taking in the Petroglyphs of Lake Superior Provincial Park

Taking in the Petroglyphs of Lake Superior Provincial Park

As you make your way along the north shore of Lake Superior in this is a stop you should definitely make.Just a short walk from the parking lot and at the end of the trail you come out to this magnificent view of Lake Superior.
If you dare you can actually walk out and hang on to some anchored ropes to get a closer look at the Pictographs.
This is a sacred site where generations of Ojibwe came to record their dreams, visions and events and is a great insight to the past.

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Camping in Algonquin Provincial Park

Camping in Algonquin Provincial Park

I think Canadians camp more than anywhere else on earth. Be it car camping, camping in the backyard or heading out to the backcountry, camping is a way of life for families and adventurers in the summertime. This scene captures a great Canadian tradition.

 

The Milky Way from the Slate Islands on Lake Superior

The Milky Way from the Slate Islands on Lake Superior

The beauty of the Milky Way is only visible on a cloudless night with no light pollution. The Slate Islands are not only an amazing place to kayak they also offer some of the most beautiful clear skies for star gazing. There is just something peaceful about staring up at a sky full of stars and breathing in the northern Ontario air that instills a feeling of calm within your soul.

A View to remember from the Slate Islands on Lake Superior

12 Amazing things to see on the Slate Islands

Nearly everyone we know who loves to fish has gone to a fly in lodge in Northern Ontario. We always fantasized about going to one even though we aren'…

Pukaskwa Coastal Hike – Prep and Planning

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Voice of the Drum: Make, Take, Experience

It was a cool and rainy afternoon on Manitoulin Island. The perfect time to cozy up in a wigwam to make a drum to take home a souvenir from our Aborig…

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Top 5 Things to do on Manitoulin Island

Up until recently, Dave and I have been lacking in our Ontario travels. We aren't sure why we always looked outside our country for adventure, but we'…

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Pondering life on the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail

Pondering life on the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail

Taking in the beauty of Ontario from a suspension bridge in Ontario.

Taking the horses for a drink on Manitoulin Island

Taking the horses for a drink on Manitoulin Island

 

A Quintessential Canadian moment.

A Quintessential Canadian moment.

There is nothing like an Ontario sunset. Especially when it is as beautiful as this.

A Perfect day to get on the water in Northern Ontario.

A Perfect day to get on the water in Northern Ontario.

Ontario is full of peaceful lakes and beautiful scenery.

Ready for her spotlight and First Nations Dance.

Ready for her spotlight and First Nations Dance.

 

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The Long Way Around, our Epic Summer Journey

It started off as an afterthought. We were planning our Ontario adventures in Toronto on a cold winter's day. As we brainstormed ideas around the tabl…

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The Perfect Getaway on Lake Superior's North Shore

Wawa. It's the town so nice they named it twice! Wawa is a small town on the North Shore of Lake Superior. Famous for the giant Canadian Goose statue …

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In Search of the Woodland Caribou

We didn't realize that woodland caribou existed in Ontario before we started planning our trip to the Slate Islands off the North Shore of Lake Superior. We also didn't realize tha…

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A view to remember on the Slate Islands

A view to remember on the Slate Islands

 

Fish on! Fly Fishing at Timberwolf Lodge

Fish on! Fly Fishing at Timberwolf Lodge

 

Photographing moose in Algonquin Park

Photographing moose in Algonquin Park

 

The Canoes are ready for a sunset paddle in Algonquin Park

The Canoes are ready for a sunset paddle in Algonquin Park

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