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Ontario Parks 125th Legacy

Help us celebrate Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary by being part of a lasting memory. Make a donation to one of five special projects today!

Project

Interpretive display: Algonquin Provincial Park

Description

Located at the West Gate of Algonquin Provincial Park, is the birch bark map sign. This sign is an iconic and well-known landmark that has greeted visitors to Ontario’s oldest and most famous provincial park since around 1960. Your donation will help refurbish and update this sign to help provide a warm welcome to visitors for years to come.

Funding Target: $20,000

5%

Project

Trail upgrade: Killarney Provincial Park

Description

The Crack Trail in Killarney Provincial Park leads to one of the most beautiful panoramic vistas in Ontario. The immense white cliffs of the La Cloche Mountains surround you as you ascend through the cascade of huge tumbled boulders of what is known as "The Crack”. Killarney’s breathtaking landscape has captivated artists including The Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael and A.J. Casson, so much so, that they persuaded the Ontario government to make it a park. This project will help restore and reroute the trail to improve this bucket list hiking experience.

Funding Target: $25,000

10%

Project

Trail upgrade: Lake Superior Provincial Park

Description

Lake Superior Provincial Park is known for its stunning views and hiking opportunities on the shores of the largest freshwater lake in the world. This project will develop an accessible pathway from the Visitor Centre to the beach. This will offer all visitors the opportunity to experience of the powerful beauty of Lake Superior. Funds will also contribute to upgrades and additions to the Noisy Bay Hiking Trail. The trail meanders through Boreal and Great Lakes - St. Lawrence forest, passes by Noisy Lake, and descends to Noisy Bay on Lake Superior. Your donation will provide new and enhanced hiking opportunities.

Funding Target: $20,000

7%

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Trail upgrade: Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Description

The Waterfront Trail at Balsam Lake Provincial Park is a former highway that went through the park. The highway was officially closed in 2012 and opened to walking and hiking in 2016. The trail creates a corridor across the waterfront that connects both sides of the park. This project will help to upgrade and resurface the trail to create a more accessible trail for visitors and local communities to experience nature.

Funding Target: $20,000

5%

Project

Recreation facility: Bronte Creek Provincial Park

Description

Bronte Creek Provincial Park offers a variety of unique recreational and interpretive activities close to the Greater Toronto Area. Bronte Creek has a great day-use area that hosts large family picnics and group events. Cricket is played throughout the world and is growing in popularity in Canada. Your donation will help create the first cricket grounds in Ontario Parks, adding a new recreational experience to the park.

Funding Target: $20,000

5%

Project

Direct my funds to where they are needed most

Description

Ontario Parks will direct all donated gifts to special projects that enhance biodiversity, engage youth or improve facilities like hiking trails.