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Explore beautiful national parks and historic sites near Toronto! Just an easy drive or bus ride away, lounge on the beaches of Georgian Bay Islands, travel back in time and hear the explosion of a Brown Bess gun, learn how the world’s tallest hydraulic lift lock works or treat yourself to some outdoor fun in the Greater Toronto Area.

Let these must-see activities inspire your next outing!

Rouge National Urban Park
Canada’s only national urban park.
  • Driving: 40 minutes
  • Transit: 1 hour
Bethune Memorial National Historic Site
The birthplace of a national hero.
  • Driving: 2 hours
Fort George National Historic Site
A historic fort dating back to 1796.
  • Driving: 1.5 hours
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
The world’s largest freshwater archipelago.
  • Driving: 2 hours
  • Transit:2.5 hours
HMCS Haida National Historic Site
The world’s last surviving Tribal Class destroyer ship.
  • Driving: 1 hour
  • Transit: 1.5 hours
Trent-Severn Waterway National Historic Site
The ingenuity of heritage waterway engineering.
  • Driving: 2 hours
Woodside National Historic Site
The childhood home of Canada’s tenth Prime Minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King.
  • Drive: 1.5 hours
  • Transit: under 2 hours