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Best Ontario Sunsets – As Chosen by you!

They are a four season attraction in Ontario and no two are the same. Here are your picks for the best sunset in Ontario!

Bay of Quinte, Ontario
Submitted by Ryan W.

Along the shore of Lake Ontario is the Bay of Quinte. This picturesque area offers wonderful opportunities to enjoy Ontario’s wildlife and the best of Ontario fishing. Locals know that this region is not only home to historic towns and villages, but also some of the most stunning sunsets around. Want to see more? Check out the Bay of Quinte’s stunning Facebook album of sunsets.


Port Hope, Ontario
Submitted by Debbz A.

Debbz told us about the sunsets she has enjoyed on solo bike trips from Toronto to Picton (what a bike ride). It’s beautiful scenery and a historic downtown that lend an extra charm to Port Hope sunsets like this one:

Port Hope: day is done

Fort Henry – Kingston, Ontario
Submitted by Sam S.

When the sun goes down, this Ontario historic site becomes even more awe-inspiring. From the top of the hill you can get a great view of Kingston. Even better, on Wednesday nights throughout the summer you can experience the award-winning Sunset Ceremonies. This hour and a half show features the interpretive talents of the Fort Henry Guard showcasing the music, drill and artillery practices of the 1860’s.

© Sunset Ceremony final shot

Wasaga Beach, Ontario
Submitted by Lindsay H.

With  14 kilometers of white sand beach, and panoramic mountain views across the Bay Wasaga Beach is the perfect place to enjoy a sunset. And what better way to recharge after a day spent swimming and exploring the region!

Wasaga Beach Sunset

Lake Traverse – Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario

You, a canoe, and then end of a beautiful day in the park – all the ingredients you need to catch a beautiful sunset. Jim had a couple tips for making the most of it: “Although you lose the sun early in the trees, a magical landscape unveils. A shaded tree line. Opposite a golden white tree line where the sun continues to glare. Suns glare across an already darken water. And if your lucky, the moon and stars make an early appearance. All this happening at one time.”

Lake Traverse

Little Current – Manitoulin Island, Ontario
Submitted by Marc C.

Not only are the sunsets spectacular on Manitoulin, the community makes for a memorable visit too. As Stacey G. shared, “If you go by land, the scenery from Espanola to Little Current is just outstanding – especially around Willisville/Whitefish Falls.
Manitoulin is a throw back to a better time – traffic moves a little slower, no chain restaurants and a lot of small town hospitality. It’s a well kept secret :D”

Little Current, Ontario

Grand River – Ontario
Submitted by Lacie V.

While the Great Lakes are home to beautiful sunsets, Ontario’s many rivers are another perfect setting for a gorgeous sunset. For Lacie V, the Grand River was an obvious pick for best sunset: “Its a hidden jewel of southern Ontario.”

Parkhill Dam

To find our complete map of these sunsets click here.

You’ve heard some picture perfect sunset locations – What would you add to the list?

3 replies on “Best Ontario Sunsets – As Chosen by you!”

Little Current is for sure the best kept secret and love the shot Marc took.

Beautiful set of photos! Nearly impossible to pick a favourite but I do really like the shot of the Fort Henry cannon firing and the Wasaga Beach one is gorgeous as well.

Stunning – love them all. The Fort Henry shot is impressive – love the slow shutter capture of the canon. Have seen some pretty magnificent sunsets at Sunset Cove in North Bay, but nothing like the firey red of the the Bay of Quinte photo. I am up that way for work all the time – better remember to keep my eyes open!

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