Ontario Parks

Discovery Programs

We invite you to discover and connect with the best of Ontario’s natural and cultural history. Led by experienced and knowledgeable Discovery Rangers, our programs offer exciting and unique experiences in more than 70 parks across Ontario. Programs are offered for all ages and in all seasons.

Discovery Programs offer you a chance to:

  • Get active: participate in a guided hike, on land or by canoe
  • Change your perspective: stargaze under some of Ontario’s darkest skies
  • Contribute to Citizen Science: participate in a Bioblitz or bird count
  • Sing and dance: gather around the campfire or at an amphitheatre concert
  • Run and play: explore with your kids at programs designed specifically for them
  • Travel back in time: paddle a voyageur canoe or tour an historic mine

Find out which parks offer Discovery programs.

Looking for a program at a specific park? Visit our events listing.

Discovery Activity Books

Discovery Activity Books are available, in French and English, in ALL parks. Pick yours up today and take the pledge to explore, observe and discover!

Discovery School Programs

Step into Ontario’s largest outdoor classroom!

Discovery Rangers are available at numerous locations across the province to deliver school programs:

  • in our parks
  • in your classroom or schoolyard
  • via videoconference

Designed to enrich and extend the K-12 Ontario Science and Social Studies Curricula, our school programs provide first-hand experiences that promote inquiry, problem solving, active learning, and responsible citizenship by connecting students with Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage.

To inquire about Discovery School Programs available in your community please fill in the form below.