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12 Ways To Get Your Canadian Nature Fix Right Outside The City

You don't have to travel far to break away from the hustle and bustle. The great outdoors are waiting, and Toyota Corolla will help you experience them like you've never seen before.

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1. Bruce Trail

A section of this scenic, marked hiking trail, the oldest and longest in Canada, is easily accessible from Toronto.
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A section of this scenic, marked hiking trail, the oldest and longest in Canada, is easily accessible from Toronto.

2. Jacques-Cartier National Park

Combine lush trees, a sparkling river, and deep, glacial valleys, and you've got this stunning natural park, just a 30-minute drive from Québec City.
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Combine lush trees, a sparkling river, and deep, glacial valleys, and you've got this stunning natural park, just a 30-minute drive from Québec City.

3. Shannon Falls

The third highest falls in British Columbia, Shannon Falls sits directly adjacent to the highway less than an hour from Vancouver. You can also go hiking in the surrounding park.
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The third highest falls in British Columbia, Shannon Falls sits directly adjacent to the highway less than an hour from Vancouver. You can also go hiking in the surrounding park.

4. Lake Louise

This vibrant blue alpine lake in Banff National Park is open for canoeing or kayaking (and ice skating in the winter!) less than two hours from Calgary.
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This vibrant blue alpine lake in Banff National Park is open for canoeing or kayaking (and ice skating in the winter!) less than two hours from Calgary.

5. Oka National Park

Whether it's swimming, hiking, or wildlife viewing you're craving, Oka National Park, under 40 minutes from Montreal, is the ultimate outdoor getaway.
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Whether it's swimming, hiking, or wildlife viewing you're craving, Oka National Park, under 40 minutes from Montreal, is the ultimate outdoor getaway.

6. Blue Mountain Village

This lush, green mountain village is 90 minutes northwest of Toronto, offering hiking, mountain biking, and more during the summer months.
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This lush, green mountain village is 90 minutes northwest of Toronto, offering hiking, mountain biking, and more during the summer months.

7. Blomidon Provincial Park

Camp, hike, or stroll the beach amongst soaring cliffs in this park less than two hours from Halifax.
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Camp, hike, or stroll the beach amongst soaring cliffs in this park less than two hours from Halifax.

8. Fundy Trail

Take in panoramic views of the coastline and soaring cliffs less than an hour's drive from Saint John.
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Take in panoramic views of the coastline and soaring cliffs less than an hour's drive from Saint John.

9. Montmorency Falls

This natural wonder (30 metres higher than Niagara Falls!) is just minutes from Québec City. And you can do more than just look at it — the surrounding park also offers zip-lining and cliff hiking!
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This natural wonder (30 metres higher than Niagara Falls!) is just minutes from Québec City. And you can do more than just look at it — the surrounding park also offers zip-lining and cliff hiking!

10. Alice Lake

An hour from Vancouver lies a glassy lake for swimming or fishing, dense forests, and towering mountain views.
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An hour from Vancouver lies a glassy lake for swimming or fishing, dense forests, and towering mountain views.

11. Pigeon Mountain

Grab those hiking boots and head just an hour from Calgary to Canmore, where Pigeon Mountain's lush meadows and summer wildflowers await.
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Grab those hiking boots and head just an hour from Calgary to Canmore, where Pigeon Mountain's lush meadows and summer wildflowers await.

12. Parc Omega

Cruise through this wildlife reserve — an hour drive from Ottawa — to see deer, bison, antelope, and more wander right up to your car! Bring some carrots for the deer; feeding is encouraged!
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Cruise through this wildlife reserve — an hour drive from Ottawa — to see deer, bison, antelope, and more wander right up to your car! Bring some carrots for the deer; feeding is encouraged!

Nature's finest is closer than you think. Let Toyota Corolla take you there, and experience the road like you've never seen before.

*All driving times calculated using Google Maps.