2. Algonquin Park
For those who want to enjoy the Ontario wilderness in all its purity, Algonquin Park is the ultimate option. This is the landscape of Canadian legend, complete with maple trees, moose, rocky ridges and canoes. If you want to camp, yurt or lodge here, book well in advance. Even the backcountry paddle-in campsites get booked up months ahead. Outdoor recreational options include interpretive trails, wildlife watching, kayaking, whitewater canoeing, fishing and, in winter, dog sledding. Stop by the Algonquin Visitor Centre, Logging Museum and Arts Centre to get an orientation before immersing yourself in nature. About a 3.5 hour drive from Toronto, it can be glimpsed as a daytrip, but is much better experienced over a few blissful unplugged days.