2. Algonquin Provincial Park
Over a million visitors a year come to explore the stunning maple hills and thick pine forests of Algonquin, located between Georgian Bay and the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario.
The park is huge – 7,800 sq km, or around a quarter of the size of Belgium – so it’s pretty hard to go wrong hiking here. Try the Mizzy Lake Trail, an 11km loop that offers a good chance of seeing beaver and moose.
Autumn is undeniably the best time to visit; from mid-September to mid-October the maple trees put on a dazzling show as their leaves turn varying shades of copper, gold and red.