Bigger than the State of Delaware, Algonquin is Ontario's popular park and a world-class destination offering adventurers and comfort seekers alike their ultimate outdoor experience.
Parkbus is your ride to the great outdoors, connecting the city to campgrounds, canoe access points, lodges and hiking trails
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Our overnight destinations from Toronto
Algonquin Provincial Park
Clear-blue waters of Georgian Bay, caves, rock formations and extraordinary scenery make Bruce Peninsula one of Ontario's must-see places. Book early or you'll miss out!
Killarney Provincial Park
This park is our personal favourite, and for a good reason. Killarney is strikingly beautiful Northern Ontario wilderness nestled among La Cloche Mountain Range with ultimate hiking, backpacking and canoeing opportunities.
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
A quiet refuge in Ontario's near north, Grundy Lake is ideal to relax and marvel at the natural beauty of the Canadian Shield. Great canoeing and hiking as well as sandy beaches strike the perfect balance.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Discover the world's largest freshwater archipelago, consisting of 30,000 islands, spectacular landscapes, the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and cultural history dating back 5,000 years.
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park
Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is located in Ontario near Georgian Bay on Six Mile Lake. Popular features of the park include hiking trails and three beaches. There is an abundance of wildlife, including walking sticks and five-lined skinks.
Our Day Trip Destinations from Toronto
The Grand River rushes through a gorge with 22m-high cliffs in a gorgeous conservation area, before entering one of the most scenic towns in Ontario.
Rockwood Conservation Area
Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood, which offers canoeing, hiking, swimming and picnicking opportunities.
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area
Explore the cliffs along the Niagara Escarpment for endless hiking and climbing opportunities featuring some of the best views in the region.
Kelso Conservation Area
Not only is Kelso beautiful to visit (you should see how the escarpment changes in each season), but there is also so much to do: hiking, stand-up paddle boards, swimming and many other activities!
Our Destinations from Vancouver
Offering over 90 kms of established hiking trails, Garibaldi park is a favourite year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Our drop off is directly at Rubble Creek parking lot, the trailhead for Garibaldi Lake and Panorama Ridge.
Steeply rising from Lower Joffre Lake, the glacier-laden peaks are visible from an easily accessible viewpoint 500 metres from the parking lot. If you carry on, the path takes you along the turquoise waters of Middle and Upper Joffre Lakes, each lake more stunning than the last. Joffre Lakes Provincial Park has opportunities for hiking, camping, mountaineering, wildlife viewing, and fishing.
The park provides world class rock climbing opportunities, hiking trails to The Chief's three summits with rewarding views of Howe Sound, Squamish town site and surrounding mountains. The park has opportunities for camping, hiking, rock climbing and scenic viewing atop the Chief.
Alice Lake is surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests and grassy areas. There are four fresh water lakes that dominate the landscape and make swimming and fishing very enjoyable pastimes. The trail around Alice Lake is a popular one for an evening stroll and for the more adventurous there is the Four Lakes Trail. This is a favourite family park.
Bounded on the west by Howe Sound, on the north and east by the ridgetops of Mount Strachan and Hollyburn Mountain and to the south by West Vancouver, Cypress sits like a ship's crownest high above Vancouver, offering stunning vistas and plenty of hiking opportunities.
As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and exploring the area.
Shannon Falls is composed of a series of cliffs, rising 335 metres above Highway 99, making it the third highest falls in the province. A popular day-use park, perfect for picnicking, hiking and access to the trail in Stawamus Chief Provincial Park.
Explore Parks of Quebec
Escape Montreal for some fresh air of La Belle Province! In partnership with Navette Nature
Mont-Tremblant National Park (SEPAQ)
Oldest and largest of them all, Mont-Tremblant National Park is one of the richest natural beauties of Quebec. Home to 400 lakes and streams, it is definitely a paradise for all who love aquatic sports. Needless to say, this destination is a must see for the nature lover seeking new adventures.
Mont Orford National Park (SEPAQ)
Kingdom of hiking, Mont-Orford National Park is ideal for everyone wanting to take the day off and go wonder in the nature. From the rookie to the expert hiker, everyone will find a path that suits his level of comfort and most importantly, that will lead to an amazing viewpoint.
Oka National Park (SEPAQ)
Whether you simply want to lie on the sandy beach for the day or travel between several wetlands, Oka’s National Park is the place to be from families to solo travellers.
Mauricie National Park (Parks Canada)
Part of the Park Canada family, Mauricie National Park is wonderland for mountain bikers and runners. Host of many biking competitions, this Park also has more than 150 lakes and their waterfalls. In the summer, it is the perfect place to stop for a quick swim while enjoying the screaming beauty of the surrounding nature.
Yamaska National Park (SEPAQ)
Well known for its Reservoir Choiniere, a 4.56 sq km expanse of water, Yamaska Park is the place to be if you wish to see a rich variety of wildlife. Its vast landscape is also the ideal place to intake the pure air while biking or simply taking a long walk.
Coaticook Gorge Park
Well-kept secret, this hidden gem of the province is mostly known for its longest suspended footbridge in North America ( 169m long and 50m high). The impressive Coaticook River passing through the park is also worth the visit.
Below are some of our pilot routes, future routes and other projects we are working on right this season!
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Our Winter Day Trips from Toronto
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park is our favourite winter destination! It features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail.
Albion Hills Conservation Area
Set in the pine forests of Caledon, Albion Hills offers dramatic scenery, and a paradise for cross country skiers. Ski, snowshoe and fat bike rentals are available!