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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Canada


Forests, parks, lakes, and rivers: Ontario is the province of unadulterated nature and is ideal for hiking, canoeing, swimming... This paradise has 60,000 miles of water courses, a dream route for canoeing enthusiasts. Manitoba has nothing to envy Ontario as regards water courses: more than 100,000 lakes have been counted! There are also many national parks offering well-preserved and magnificent nature.


Canada has always been synonymous with wide open spaces. Ontario, the most populated province in the country, takes part in this renown with its countless natural parks. The parks of the St. Lawrence and their mountains, the glaciers, the heavenly beaches of the Georgian Bay coasts, the huge Lake Huron and Lake Superior... the list goes on and on. There are just so many fabulous spots that will charm you at first sight. Ontario's neighbouring province to the west, Manitoba, also has many places where you can practice water sports, like Whiteshell Lake, Lake William, and Lake Winnipeg, which are surrounded by impressive greenery. It is in Ontario that you will find one of the most visited destinations in the world. Acting as a natural border between the United States and Canada, Niagara Falls discharges more than 155 million litres of water per minute. A veritable natural gem.

The fauna and flora

When you think of wide open spaces you probably also think of ecosystems that are ideal for the proliferation of fauna, and Ontario is no exception. At the heart of nearly 400,000 miČ of land and water, you will find 80 different mammal species. Some of these include the wolf, the black bear, deer, lynx and, of course, the emblematic animal of the region, the moose. If you have the time, head north to Hudson Bay to see the polar bears. Ornithologists and other bird lovers will find their heart's desire at Point Pelee National Park, which is home to golden eagles, peregrine falcons and many other birds of prey.

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