Ontario is full of beautiful, natural landscapes – from stunning panoramic views to rugged river bends. If you’re on the hunt for a breathtaking outdoor experience, you want to make the big trip to Rushing River Provincial Park, home to cascading rivers sculpted by ancient glaciers.

Rushing River Provincial Park is a hidden gem waiting to be explored, and it’s a hefty trip if you’re willing to make it.

Located just minutes away from the Manitoba border, aka about a 20-hour drive north of Toronto is where you’ll find this outdoor oasis.

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The park’s center piece is the Rushing River, a stunning display of cascading water that flows over rocks shaped by ancient glaciers, according to Ontario Parks.

The river can be navigated by canoe, but don’t let it intimidate you, this peaceful journey does not include rapids.

Want to avoid the water? This park also has four trails that span from easy to moderate so they’re great for beginners to explore.

The Beaver Pond Trail is a 1.1 km loop that guides you past lush surroundings of a beaver pond; Granite Knoll Trail is 2.7 km, taking you through granite rock formations and pine forests; the Lower Rapids Trail is a 1.8 km loop that weaves through picturesque views of the river and the Pine Ridge Trail is a short 500-metre path with amazing lookout points.

Here you can also cool off on four sandy beaches, complete with shallow roped-off sections.

This is an outdoor adventurers’ paradise so if you’re willing to embark on the long journey and experience nature to its fullest, you know where to go.

Rushing River Provincial Park

Where: 1200 ON-71, Kenora, Ontario