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Ready to shake off the winter blues?

Our friends at Parkbus are ready for another season, with new parks added to the 2019 calendar!

New to Parkbus?

family boarding busParkbus offers affordable and accessible bus transportation (complete with WiFi!) from Toronto to many of your favorite provincial parks.

Whether you don’t have a car or are simply looking for a more sustainable and relaxing way to travel, Parkbus has you covered.

destinations 2019

Algonquin Provincial Park

autumn lake in Algonquin

Visitors come from all over the world to visit this world-class natural gem. If you’ve never been, make 2019 the year you cross it off your bucket list.

Without canoe? No problem. The Algonquin route includes a stop at Algonquin Outfitters, where you can rent whatever you need.

The Algonquin Trail includes several drop-off points, including (new this year!) a stop at Oxtongue River-Ragged Falls Provincial Park.

Weekends and day trips available between May 18 and October 14.

Pickup locations:

  • 34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)
  • Major Mackenzie and Highway 400 Rideshare Lot

Grundy Lake Provincial Park

Stroll the rugged, rocky coastline, paddle to rocky islands, or explore the trails on foot or bike. Don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center or participate in a discovery program while you’re there!

Three weekends available: August 16-18, August 23-25, October 11-14

Pickup locations:

  • 34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)
  • Major Mackenzie and Highway 400 Rideshare Lot
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Killbear Provincial Park (*new in 2019*)

Windswept white pine tree on the rocky shore of a lake in summer

Getting ready for the day? The bus will drop you off at the park’s Visitor Center and you’ll have a full five hours to explore Killbear’s rocky shores and trails.

Stay the weekend for the full Killbear experience!

Weekends and day trips available between May 19 and September 2.

Pickup locations:

  • 34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)
  • Major Mackenzie and Highway 400 Rideshare Lot

Killarney Provincial Park

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The park’s iconic landscape features the wild pink granite shoreline of Georgian Bay, the white quartzite ridges of the La Cloche Mountains, and more than 50 exceptionally clear sapphire lakes nestled among the Jack Pine Hills. No wonder the Group of Seven found Killarney so inspiring!

Three weekends available: August 16-18, August 23-25, October 11-14

Pickup locations:

  • 34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)
  • Major Mackenzie and Highway 400 Rideshare Lot

Lion’s Head Provincial Park

As part of the Niagara Escarpment Park System, Lion’s Head offers access to the Bruce Trail. This 526-hectare nature reserve protects unique rock formations and plant species, so visitors are asked to remember that natural features are vulnerable and easily damaged.

Day trips available between May 18 and October 14.

Pickup locations:

  • 34 Asquith Ave (Yonge-Bloor)
  • Trinity Common Shopping Center – Brampton

Parkbus FAQ

park bus on the way to algonquin

How much does it cost?

A round trip costs between $89 and $99, depending on the park.

Student, senior and child fares are available, as are one-way trips.

Can I spend the night?

Day and overnight tour options may be available; just check the route schedule.

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Are camping reservations included?

No. If you are staying overnight, remember to reserve your campsite: your Park Bus ticket only includes transportation.

Can I bring my dog?

Pet tickets may be available for some routes. Check with Park Bus.

Where do I store my food if I stay overnight?

Bear-proof food lockers are available with a $25 deposit in Algonquin, Killarney and Killbear.

You have more questions? Ready to reserve?

Visit the Parkbus website.