Fall Hiking Weekend to 3 Provincial Parks!
Fall is a perfect time to experience the beauty of northern Ontario's provincial parks. On this weekend trip, you'll have the chance to hike through three different amazing parks: Killbear, French River, and Grundy Lake. Each park offers unique scenery, from rocky outcrops and shorelines to breathtaking views of Georgian Bay. And with guided hikes led by Ontario Parks field naturalists, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the diverse range of plants and animals that call these parks home.
Your trip also includes an overnight stay at a hotel in Sudbury, making it easy to truly immerse yourself in the stunning fall colors and scenery of these provincial parks. Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the natural wonders of northern Ontario.
We will be visiting the following 3 parks. Please click on the name of the park if you wish to visit the website for the park itself.
NOTE: This is a hiking trip with lots of walking through forests on gravel and unpaved paths, along shorelines and over rocky terrain. The ground may be wet and slippery. This tour is NOT recommended for those with mobility issues!
Oct 22-23, 2022
All prices are per person, in Canadian dollars. All taxes and tips are included!
For explanation of the words Double, Triple, Quad & Single click here
7:45 AM Mississauga Carpool Lot
8:00 AM Mississauga McDonalds
8:30 AM York Mills Station
9:00 AM Vaughan Carpool Lot
10:15 AM Newmarket Carpool Lot
To book over the phone,
please call (866) 208-2950
- Round trip transportation on deluxe bus with washroom.
- One night accommodation at the Towneplace Suites Hotel Sudbury.
- One breakfast and one lunch included.
- Admission to Killbear, French River and Grundy Lake Provincial Parks.
- 3 guided hikes with Ontario Parks field naturalists and free time in each of the parks.
- Escorted tour with ShortTrips.ca tour director available during the tour.
- All tips & taxes.
Approximate Return Times
- Newmarket 7:50 PM
- Vaughan 8:20 PM
- York Mills 9:00 PM
- Mississauga McDonalds 9:40 PM
- Mississauga Carpool 9:50 PM
Deposits, Payments, Cancellations & Refunds
- Due to the short notice before the tour date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
- Sorry but no refunds if cancellation is received less then 5 days before trip departure date (Monday Oct 17, 11:59 PM)
- You can transfer your seat to anyone else you know up to the time of departure without penalty.
Travelling with Children
- Children 10 & older are welcome on this tour. Price is the same as that for adults.
All the parks are located approximately 2½ to 3 hours north of Toronto. They are known for their many kilometres of rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches, multiple hiking trails and beautiful views of windswept pines.
All park photos courtesy of Ontario Parks.
All park photos courtesy of Ontario Parks.
Killbear Provincial Park
At Killbear we will get a tour of the visitor centre followed by a guided hike along the Twin Points Trail. A relatively easy trail (the first section is being developed as the park’s barrier-free trail), with views of Kilcoursie Bay all along the first half of the hike, lots of scenic views of Georgian Bay’s blue waters, bedrock outcrops and fall colours.
The Twin Points Trail is one of the Georgian Bay Biosphere’s “Amazing Places”, which highlight the unique habitats, landscapes and heritage stories of Georgian Bay.
French River Provincial Park
The visit to French River will start with a tour of the visitor centre’s “Voices of the River” exhibit hall, which tells stories of the Indigenous people of the river, the river’s roll in exploration and the fur trade, and the river today.
A walk down to the river will provide views of the French River Gorge, another one of the “Amazing Places” of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve (a UNESCO world biosphere reserve).
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
The park naturalist at Grundy Lake will talk about the important turtle monitoring that the park has being doing for many years to help manage its resident population.
This will be followed by a guided hike on the Swan Lake Trail, another one of the “Amazing Places of the Georgian Bay Biosphere.
On the hike, the park naturalist will take visitors through a wetland and forest landscape, exploring the habitats of the wildlife who call Grundy Lake home.