Here at Ontario Parks, preserving the province’s ecological integrity is always on our minds.
You’ve heard about our bigger projects, like:
But did you know ecological integrity is part of our everyday jobs?
Check out these five “mini” ecological integrity tasks:
Continue reading 5 small ways we protect what’s precious
Happy Holidays, parks-lovers!
At the start of every month in 2017, we’ll be sharing a free downloadable graphic. Each month will feature a different park, season, activity or natural resource.
We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones and Facebook covers.
Continue reading A little gift from Ontario Parks
Wrap up the year with something to remember by trying these great December daytripping ideas!
On the first day or Parksmas, my true love gave to me…
Skating through the forest under the stars has become a bucket-list item for Ontarians.
But the secret’s out. On busy weekends, Arrowhead Provincial Park often hits capacity and has to turn away eager visitors.
Get the latest capacity updates here:
We’ve assembled a list of frequently asked questions and top tips for planning your Arrowhead adventure:
Continue reading Winter adventure in Arrowhead Provincial Park
The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. This holiday season, why not give your loved ones the gift of better health and happiness?
We put our heads together with Coleman Canada to come up with a list of gifts that make it more enticing than ever to get outside!
Continue reading Gift ideas for people who get outside
Today’s post comes from Assistant Zone Ecologist Jenni Kaija, who shares a story of ecological restoration unfolding at Long Point Provincial Park.
As I made my way down to the sandy shoreline of Cottonwood campground in Long Point Provincial Park, I was overjoyed to spot a huge flock of gull and tern species resting just off shore.
Fall is one of my favourite times to spend time in our provincial parks. Everything was quite peaceful, and the birds seemed to be enjoying the quiet as much as I was.
Continue reading Beach therapy: some TLC for our most popular shorelines
One of our naturalists left his letter to Santa out on his desk, and we wanted to share a copy, in case anyone out there wants to lend Mr. Claus a hand this year.
I don’t really need a lot this year as I have the privilege of working in one of our great provincial parks: Presqu’ile. Perhaps you’ve visited or seen it as you fly over?
It is pretty easy to pick out from the air, sticking into Lake Ontario like it does. We get lots of birds landing here on migration to rest, which many people like to come and see. You’d be welcome to have a break here too.
Continue reading A naturalist’s letter to Santa Claus
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares her favourite hot chocolate recipe along with 10 BEST ways to kick it up a notch!
What’s more welcoming than a hot mug of cocoa after a day’s hiking or an autumnal nature walk through the forest?
In addition to our recipe for a rich tasting, velvety smooth hot chocolate mix, we’ve given you 10 fun and creative ways to make your hot chocolate experience the best one ever.
Happy autumn indeed!
Continue reading 10 hot chocolate hacks
The leaves are falling, and what was once hidden is now majestically on display.
Don’t count out the month of November as a blasé time to be outdoors; try exploring areas such as the Niagara Escarpment for something to behold.
Continue reading November is the best time to see cool geological formations
Ever celebrated the holidays surrounded by nature?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this December in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, including several weekend openings!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 16, 2016.
Continue reading December vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)