Thursday 21 February 2019
  • :
  • :

4 Adventurous Activities in Ontario That Promise an Adrenaline Rush

4 Adventurous Activities in Ontario That Promise an Adrenaline Rush

Are you an active traveler with a passion for the great outdoors? If so, an exciting adventure to Ontario, Canada, awaits you. With all the extreme sports and active adventures to try, this is one place in the world you’re not going to want to miss next time you’re globetrotting. Here are just four of the adventures you’ll want to go on while you’re here.

Go Kayaking and Whitewater Rafting

Even if you’ve never been kayaking or whitewater rafting, you can still enjoy yourself on the rapids of Ontario. Many locations offer guided whitewater rafting tours, and others give lessons on canoeing and kayaking. If, as a budding naturalist, you’ve always wanted to pick up this thrilling hobby, there are endless options for you in Ontario.

Find Fun and Adventure in Vaughan

Canada’s Wonderland, one of the top things to do in Vaughan, Ontario, has two new rides this year, in addition to doubling the size of its water park. While not quite a wonder of nature, the amusement park will be sure to result in a good day of thrilling experiences.

Vaughan, just north of Toronto, also has several conservation areas, including the Kortright Centre for Conservation, where you can enjoy a more peaceful zen side to nature. After learning more about Vaughan’s many conservation efforts, take the time to go exploring in the mountains on one of the many hiking trails that vary in difficulty, depending on what you’re in the mood for. Afterward, unwind in one of Vaughan’s finest accommodations.

Get Up Close and Personal with Moose

In case you were wondering which of the activities on the list is the most stereotypically Canadian, you can’t get much more Canadian than a moose safari. Moose are abundant in Ontario, and they’re anxious to meet you — preferably from a safe distance. You can find a company that takes adventurers and nature lovers alike out to spot and photograph moose for an exciting vacation experience.

Hike the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail

If you’re an adventure hiker but haven’t yet hiked the Pukaskwa Coastal Trail, strap on those hiking boots. The views are amazing, and you’ll want to do it all over again after you get back the first time. Pukaskwa National Park, located in the Thunder Bay District of northern Ontario, is Ontario’s largest park, but the challenging, remote area draws only 10,000 visitors a year. If the full 100-kilometer hike through untamed Canadian wilderness seems daunting, take a boat 30 kilometers up the coast and hike half the trail. The experience will be rewarding no matter how much you’re able to do.

The trail is obviously more difficult in the winter, but if you’re into rugged winter hiking, break out some snowshoes and go anyway. You might get to see some of Canada’s greatest wildlife. In the summer, dip your toes in the lake, go for a swim, or look into a rock-climbing adventure. The Pukaskwa possibilities are endless.

There are so many things to do in Ontario if you know where to look. If you love the outdoors and outdoor activities like hiking, whitewater rafting, or checking out the wildlife, a visit to Ontario should definitely be in your future.

Mike Thomas is a travel explorer, consultant and renowned blogger. He travels almost 10,000 miles every year to different corners of the world and shares his experience, adventures and stories in T- Holland Travel Guide for more than one year.