Sat. Mar 2nd, 2024

Are you a sunset chaser?

It shouldn’t surprise you that some of the best brightly colored views are found in our own provincial parks.

Ivanhoe Lake Provincial Park

There is nothing better than watching the sun sink into the lake surrounded by the boreal forest. Lake Ivanhoe offers brilliant opportunities for nature viewing, taking you through ancient glacial landscapes.

Take a sunset paddle to see the natural light show or sit at your campsite; This park has many waterfront campsites with a spectacular view of the lake.

Neys Provincial Park

Watch the sun set over Lake Superior.

Grab a folding chair, find a suitable rock, or simply sit on the fine beach sand and listen to the waves as the sun sets over the unobstructed lake.

If you feel up to the challenge, hike up the Pic Island Overlook Trail to see a beautiful view that inspired Group of Seven painter Lawren Harris.

Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park

Sit back, relax and watch the Kawarthas sunset, right from your own campsite.

Listen to the sounds of nature that accompany your view, including the call of a common loon or the rustling of leaves in the breeze. It just doesn’t get any better than this.

Lake San Pedro Provincial Park

Gaze through the trees at cotton candy skies over Lake St. Peter. The park’s numerous beachfront campsites ensure you’ll fall in love all over again every night.

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If you’re not in the water, don’t worry! Grab a blanket and take a short walk to the sandy beach to enjoy the view pictured above.

Fitzroy Provincial Park


A beautiful sunset and nature experience don’t have to be a world away! Fitzroy is less than an hour’s drive from Ottawa.

Explore the Carp or Terraces Trail at sunset (don’t forget the bug spray) or sit on the beach overlooking the Ottawa River.

Pinery Provincial Park

sunset from the viewpoint

Surprised? I don’t believe it.

Pinery is known for its beautiful sunsets. In fact, National Geographic ranked Pinery’s sunsets among the “10 best in the world.”

Wheelchair accessible viewing platforms are available to explore Pinery’s exceptional natural environment.

Woodland Caribou Provincial Park

Enjoy the view from your canoe or your backcountry site. Either one will reward you with wonderful colors with the feeling of solitude and silence.

Speaking of gorgeous colors, if you stay up late, there’s a chance to see the Northern Lights. September and October, between 11:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. are the best times to catch the Northern Lights.

Caliper Lake Provincial Park

Watch the sun set over the pine forest. Stay for incredible stargazing.

Do you need an intensive course on constellations? Check out our Eyes in the Skies series.

Inverhurón Provincial Park


The sunsets on Lake Huron are unbeatable.

Watch the world-famous sunset while listening to the waves crash against the shore. Sitting on the beach is your best option; You don’t want to miss the majesty of the dunes around you.

Grundy Lake Provincial Park

There is no shortage of beautiful sunsets at Grundy Lake. Take a canoe or kayak adventure to one of the many lakes and watch the sun set over calm waters.

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Can’t get enough of this photo? It’s available as a digital download! Decorate your device with this beauty and feel the zen of a northern sunset wherever you go!

Go find those magical skies!