Bigger than the State of Delaware, Algonquin is Ontario's popular park and a world-class destination offering adventurers and comfort seekers alike their ultimate outdoor experience.
Parkbus is your ride to the great outdoors, connecting the city to campgrounds, canoe access points, lodges and hiking trails
Our destinations from Toronto
Algonquin Provincial Park
Clear-blue waters of Georgian Bay, caves, rock formations and extraordinary scenery make Bruce Peninsula one of Ontario's must-see places. Book early or you'll miss out!
Killbear Provincial Park (Georgian Bay)
Georgian Bay at its best! Explore rugged, rocky shoreline mixed with numerous sand beaches amid beautiful views of windswept pines on rocky islands.
Killarney Provincial Park
This park is our personal favourite, and for a good reason. Killarney is strikingly beautiful Northern Ontario wilderness nestled among La Cloche Mountain Range with ultimate hiking, backpacking and canoeing opportunities.
Grundy Lake Provincial Park
A quiet refuge in Ontario's near north, Grundy Lake is ideal to relax and marvel at the natural beauty of the Canadian Shield. Great canoeing and hiking as well as sandy beaches strike the perfect balance.
Georgian Bay Islands National Park
Discover the world's largest freshwater archipelago, consisting of 30,000 islands, spectacular landscapes, the rugged beauty of the Canadian Shield and cultural history dating back 5,000 years.
Explore the most spectacular section of Bruce Trail - on the cliffs of Lions Head, following the trail overlooking crystal-clear blue waters of Georgian Bay.
The Grand River rushes through a gorge with 22m-high cliffs in a gorgeous conservation area, before entering one of the most scenic towns in Ontario.
Parkbus will bring you to beautiful Christie Lake Conservation Area and point of departure for the waterfalls shuttle (included in your ticket price).
Rockwood Conservation Area
Towering limestone cliffs, caves and glacial potholes, including one of the world's largest, are a few of the natural wonders at the Rockwood, which offers canoeing, hiking, swimming and picnicking opportunities.
Rattlesnake Point & Kelso
Explore the cliffs along the Niagara Escarpment for endless hiking and climbing opportunities featuring some of the best views in the region.
Rouge National Urban Park
Take TD Rouge Express to Rouge National Urban Park for free!
Our Destinations from Vancouver
Garibaldi Provincial Park
Offering over 90 kms of established hiking trails, Garibaldi park is a favourite year round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Our drop off is directly at Rubble Creek parking lot, the trailhead for Garibaldi Lake and Panorama Ridge.
Joffre Lakes Provincial Park
Bus to Joffre Lakes from Vancouver is a scheduled service offered by Parkbus in partnership with BC Parks. The bus picks up passengers in downtown Vancouver (near Burrard Station) at 7:30 AM, and costs between $25 and $60 per person for a return trip.
As one of the largest parks in the province, Golden Ears Provincial Park is prized for its recreational opportunities. The extensive system of trails within the park provides an excellent opportunity for hiking and exploring the area.
Cypress Provincial Park
Bounded on the west by Howe Sound, on the north and east by the ridgetops of Mount Strachan and Hollyburn Mountain and to the south by West Vancouver, Cypress sits like a ship's crownest high above Vancouver, offering stunning vistas and plenty of hiking opportunities.
Explore Parks of Quebec
Escape Montreal for some fresh air of La Belle Province! Operated by Navette Nature.
Mont-Tremblant National Park (SEPAQ)
Oldest and largest of them all, Mont-Tremblant National Park is one of the richest natural beauties of Quebec. Home to 400 lakes and streams, it is definitely a paradise for all who love aquatic sports. Needless to say, this destination is a must see for the nature lover seeking new adventures.
Mont Orford National Park (SEPAQ)
Kingdom of hiking, Mont-Orford National Park is ideal for everyone wanting to take the day off and go wonder in the nature. From the rookie to the expert hiker, everyone will find a path that suits his level of comfort and most importantly, that will lead to an amazing viewpoint.
Oka National Park (SEPAQ)
Whether you simply want to lie on the sandy beach for the day or travel between several wetlands, Oka’s National Park is the place to be from families to solo travellers.
Mauricie National Park (Parks Canada)
Part of the Park Canada family, Mauricie National Park is wonderland for mountain bikers and runners. Host of many biking competitions, this Park also has more than 150 lakes and their waterfalls. In the summer, it is the perfect place to stop for a quick swim while enjoying the screaming beauty of the surrounding nature.
Parc national de Plaisance
Between ponds and marshes, the national park of Plaisance is a marvel for the fans of ornithology. We can observe Canada geese in the spring, then the summer lets us discover ducks, herons, ospreys and dozens of other species. It is not for nothing that we call this beauty the 'sweet breeze' of the Ottawa River, it is the discovery of the richness of our Quebec summers.
Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno
With its five lakes, its orchard, historic mill and dozens of kilometers of trails, this park is an island of nature in an urban setting. Hundreds of species of flowers, trees and plants can be observed, smelled and admired. Ornithology lovers can also find their pleasure with about 200 species of birds to observe! In the fall, it’s an ideal family destination to visit one of our beautiful Quebec orchards.
Yamaska National Park (SEPAQ)
Well known for its Reservoir Choiniere, a 4.56 sq km expanse of water, Yamaska Park is the place to be if you wish to see a rich variety of wildlife. Its vast landscape is also the ideal place to intake the pure air while biking or simply taking a long walk.
Below are some of our pilot routes, future routes and other projects we are working on right this season!
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Our Winter Day Trips from Toronto
Arrowhead Provincial Park
Arrowhead Provincial Park is our favourite winter destination! It features more than 33 km of cross-country ski trails, a variety of hiking/snowshoeing trails as well as a skating rink and the famous skating trail.
Albion Hills Conservation Area
Set in the pine forests of Caledon, Albion Hills offers dramatic scenery, and a paradise for cross country skiers. Ski, snowshoe and fat bike rentals are available!