One of the main reasons people visit Ontario Parks is the wide array of fun activities available to them. Camping offers great opportunities to relax at your campsite or the beach, spend time with your family and friends, enjoy great meals, and have a campfire. Ontario Parks also offers lots of outdoor recreation and education activities to enhance your visit!
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Here are just a few of the fun things to do while camping at Ontario Parks:
Bring your bathing suit! Many parks have amazing beaches with clean freshwater. Several parks loan personal flotation devices (PFDs) free of charge.
Biking is permitted on most roadways. Some parks have designated bike lanes and trails. Obey all signage. Wear a helmet and do not ride after dark without a bike light.
Bring your soccer ball, baseball, kite, or other equipment and use the open recreation areas found in many parks. Play favourite games like Mah jong, cricket, and football.
Wildlife viewing is best done around early morning or dusk. Keep your distance from wildlife, and be quiet & patient. Binoculars are helpful for spotting animals. Check with the Visitor Centre for wildlife checklists and recent sightings.
Ontario Parks has one of the world’s leading Natural Heritage Education programs, providing amphitheatre presentations, guided hikes, children’s programs, canoe hikes and campfires for park visitors. Parks with interpretive programs post schedules throughout the park and at the gatehouse. Popular programs include as wolf howls in Algonquin, historical spirit walks, and even stargazing!
Link to events page: OntarioParks.com/events
Many parks have a visitor centre or museum with exciting exhibits on natural and cultural history. You will also find information on local attractions, park services and interpretive programs, and park staff members are available to answer questions. Many parks have gift shops where you can purchase souvenirs.