Did you know you can wander through picturesque canyons and cliffs an hour outside of downtown Toronto? Mono Cliffs Provincial Park is a popular day trip destination all year round and once you see the photos, you’ll understand why.

The park is located in the town of Mono, along the Bruce Trail. It’s also part of the Niagara Escarpment Parks System and the escarpment Biosphere Reserve.

This park has a breathtaking spillway trail that takes you right through a canyon, clifftops, and 30-metre rock faces.

You’ll feel like you’ve stepped into the centre of the canyon as you make your way along the path.

The 1.3 km trail won’t take very long to complete, so you will want to savour every moment.

There are many other trails along the escarpment at this park, ranging from short and scenic to long and leisurely.

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Ontario Parks has provided a list of all the trails at Mono Cliffs as well as the length of each:

  • Walter Tovell Trail – 4.8 km
  • McCarston’s Trail – 3.6 km
  • Carriage Trail – 1.3 km
  • Spillway Trail – 1.3 km
  • Cliff-Top Side Trail – 2.8 km
  • South Outlier Trail – 3.5 km
  • Lookout Trail – 600 m
  • Link Trail – 600 m

There are also biking trails and winter activities, like snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.

However, these trails are not maintained or track set during the winter, so explore with caution!

Believe it or not, there are tons of majestic canyons and gorges all over Ontario — Ouimet Canyon, Barron Canyon, and Elora Gorge, to name a few!

Reservations are required in advance to visit Mono Cliffs, so be sure to secure your daily vehicle permit online before you go.

Mono Cliffs Provincial Park

Where: 795086 3rd Line EHS, Shelburne