Ontario’s many bridges are a true vision of craftsmanship in the midst of unbelievable places of nature. A few of the bridges listed below are suitable for biking and hiking, and others are known for their scenic views and historically and culturally significant landscape. Either way, these bridges will take you past some of Ontario’s best scenery.
Eagle Canyon Adventures Suspension Bridge
The Eagle Canyon Adventures is home to Canada’s longest foot suspension bridge, spanning 600 feet across the canyon at 152 feet above the canyon. This thrilling bridge is part of a wonderful nature journey through the wilderness and into a canyon.
Address: 275 Valley Rd, Dorion
Humber Bay Arch Bridge
The Humber Bay Arch Bridge is a bridge popular with pedestrians and cyclists located in Sir Casimir Gzowski Park. Being right by this scenic lakeside park, this stunning bridge is a landmark on Toronto’s west end.
Address: Martin Goodman Trail, 1751 Lake Shore Blvd W
West Montrose Covered Bridge (Kissing Bridge)
The West Montrose Covered Bridge is iconic – it Is the last wooden covered bridge in Ontario and the oldest of its kind in the entire country. It is still used today and has been fortified and modified, however, the original design still remains.
Address: 1 Covered Bridge Dr, West Montrose
Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge
The Ranney Gorge Suspension Bridge is part of the longest recreational trail in the world, the Trans Canada Trail. This 91-metre bridge includes interpretive signage on how it was built, and is surrounded with several significant spots and tons of nature.
Address: Trent Dr, Campbellford
The Menesetung Bridge is located in the Town of Goderich. This steel and wood railway bridge was constructed in the early 1900s, acting as a visual reminder of the importance of Lake Huron and the railway to this port town.
Address: Goderich to Auburn Rail Trail, Goderich
White River Suspension Bridge
The White River Suspension Bridge is part of the Pukaskwa National Park’s trail that offers impressive views of the area’s ecoregions. The suspension bridge is set 23-metres above Chigamiwinigum Falls, a beautiful waterfall with powerful waters.
Scenic Caves Suspension Bridge
This 420-feet long bridge at the Scenic Caves Nature Adventures is southern Ontario’s longest bridge. Boasting views of the Georgian Bay and stunning old growth forest down below, this bridge is where you can look at the sheer beauty of Northern Ontario.
Puente De Luz by Francisco Gazitua
Translated to the “Bridge of Light”, this visibly distinct bridge is by the waterfront of the City of Toronto. It was designed by Chilean artist Francisco Gazitua and is notable for its yellow steel beams and interesting structure.
Address: CityPlace – Puente de Luz Bridge, Toronto
Tommy Thompson Park Floating Bridge
Tommy Thompson Park is a favourite among locals in Toronto because of its reputation as an urban wilderness. The floating bridge is not the destination here, but part of a stroll to marvel at some of 300 species recorded in the area.
Address: Tommy Thompson Park, Leslie Street and Unwin Avenue
Historic Five Span Stone Bridge
Also known as the Pakenham Bridge, this five-arch stone bridge crosses the Mississippi River in the Mississippi Mills. Built in 1903, it still remains a spot where people like to sit and enjoy nature and take in the beauty of the area.
William E. Small Suspension Bridge
This little snowmobile suspension bridge across the French River gorge is located in the French River Provincial Park. This bridge is the largest of its kind in the world, at 156 m long, 3.7 m wide and 27 m high over the water surface. Apart from providing wonderful views of the surrounding wilderness and the Canadian Shield, it passes over an important waterway. The bridge provides excellent views up and down river of the rock-walled gorge and waterway.
Address: 20526 Highway 69, Alban
Niagara Falls International Rainbow Bridge
The Rainbow Bridge is famous for its association with Niagara Falls. Connecting Niagara Falls, New York to Niagara Falls, Canada, this arch bridge is 950 feet long and shows off a variety of scenic viewpoints.
Address: 5702 Falls Ave, Niagara Falls
The Belfountain Conservation Area is known for its waterfall views, and is home to the Belfountain Footbridge, a charming suspension bridge that provides views of the waterfall and incredible forest down below.
Roy Wilson Suspension Bridge
Located not far from downtown Dryden, just off part of the city’s walking paths, is the Roy Wilson Suspension Bridge. The bridge spans the Wabigoon River. Depending on the time of year or the recent weather, the rapids that rush under the bridge can be running quite fast. If it’s a dry year, they might be running more slowly, but then all the rocky ridges and outcrops are visible. Either way, it’s quite scenic, and the bridge is a unique and fun experience.
Address: 184 Goverment St Dryden