Happy Autumn Equinox!
Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our
(including pictures of most campsites!), Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Sept. 22):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 23-25
Today’s post was written by seasonal student Heather Van Den Diepstraten from Rondeau Provincial Park.
It’s not just students and birds on the move this fall.
As the cold weather approaches, reptiles are trekking across Rondeau Provincial Park in search of
hibernacula (places in which wildlife overwinter). Researchers for Wildlife Preservation Canada are busy tracking the movements of snakes, turtles, and skinks within the park as they find suitable habitat for their hibernation.
Continue reading Slithering into fall: hibernation for Ontario’s reptiles
At peak times during the fall season, the line-ups on Hwy 60 can stretch over 3 km!
Fall colours at Algonquin are breathtaking to behold.
But take a look at this photo.
Clearly, our secret’s out.
So if you’d like to enjoy the wonder of Algonquin’s autumn, or you’re looking for some solitude, read on.
We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions and top tips for planning your autumn at Algonquin:
Continue reading Fall colours at Algonquin Provincial Park
It’s that time of year again!
Seasonal Camping Program gives you the opportunity to reserve a campsite on a monthly/seasonal basis at select provincial parks.
Some campers spend most of the summer living in the park, while others leave their trailers and come up every weekend.
applications open September 19, 2016 and must be submitted by October 14, 2016.
Why not reserve your campsite for the whole summer?
Continue reading Seasonal campsites at Ontario Parks
In today’s post, summer student Barbara Alber shares a project she completed this year at The Pinery Provincial Park.
Butterflies. They’re beautiful, they’re ecologically significant, and they’re one of the only insects that doesn’t make people squirm.
They’re also in trouble.
Continue reading Making The Pinery more butterfly friendly
September is the perfect month for camping! Bugs are gone, temperatures are still summer-y, and the crowds have cleared.
Planning a weekend getaway?
Scout out your ideal campsite on our
(including pictures of most campsites!), Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Sept. 15):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 16-18
Today’s post comes from Park Biologist Erica Barkley.
As a kid, I always pictured bird migration as Canada Geese flying south in a “V” during the day.
But that changed one calm, clear September evening. A park naturalist pointed out dozens of tiny “peep” noises over our heads. “Those are songbirds,” he said.
“No way!” I said. “
Thousands of birds are migrating at night?!”
Continue reading The secret flight of birds at night
September 24 & 25, 2016, you’re invited to Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s second annual Harvest Festival.
Experience harvest season as it might have been over 100 years ago at Bronte Creek’s historic Spruce Lane Farm!
Continue reading Bronte Creek Harvest Festival
Not all who wander are lost, but if you’re heading out to the backcountry, you might want to try few of these apps.
They’ll point you in the right direction and make sure you get there and back again safely.
Continue reading 7 apps for hardcore hikers
There’s something magical about waterfalls.
The sound. The peace. The wonder.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite falls from around the province. Take a look and let us know which one captures your imagination!
Continue reading 15 awe-inspiring waterfalls in Ontario Parks