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Celebrating 125 years!

Come celebrate with us in 2018.

  • View "then and now" images to see how parks have changed.
  • Have a look back through the history of Ontario Parks with our interactive map and timeline.
  • Check events that are happening in parks this year to plan your visit!

Ontario Parks 125th

Photo above: Algonquin Provincial Park - Cache Lake circa 1913 and 2017

1913 Photo courtesy of Archives of Canada

Timeline images

Spring paddling safety

Itching for ice out? We certainly are. Here are some tips to stay safe on your first 2018 paddle.


Find yourself at Ontario Parks

In honour of our 125th anniversary, we’re delighted to unveil our video invitation to find yourself at Ontario Parks.

John E. Pearce

Support Balsam Lake Provincial Park

Help us upgrade the park’s Waterfront Trail and restore it to a more natural state.


Remember: you can reserve up to 5 months in advance!

By phone or by internet, open 363 days of the year.


Ontario Parks has a lot to offer. Whether it's a car camping site, a cozy cabin in the woods, or a true wilderness experience.

Learn more about visiting Ontario Parks and what we have to offer.