China Travel Channel Filming in Ontario Parks!

Ontario Parks is thrilled to be working with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership and Tourism Toronto to bring China Travel Channel to Ontario again this summer. Last year’s joint promotion included Algonquin Provincial Park. This year two families are travelling to Ontario. Continue reading China Travel Channel Filming in Ontario Parks!

Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition!

On July 23, 24 and 25, the Friends of Bon Echo Park are hosting their 15th annual Art Exhibition and Sale, which showcases the original work of 45 juried artists, including painting, photography, stained glass, pottery and more. The theme of the artwork is nature, with artists presenting a unique view of wildlife and the countryside. Continue reading Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition!

Meet the Researcher…at the 2nd Annual Research Day in Algonquin Provincial Park

The waterways and forests of Algonquin Provincial Park are home to a vast array of fish and wildlife. The park has become an ideal “research laboratory” due to its vast expanse of wilderness.

Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station is again hosting a “Meet the Researcher Day” on Thursday, July 29th with help from The Friends of Algonquin Park, Ontario Parks, and the Harkness Fisheries Research Lab.

Park visitors will have the chance to learn about ongoing research projects such as: archeology, ornithology (Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, Ovenbirds, Gray jays, White-throated sparrows, insect pollination, mammals (Black bears, moose, wolves), small mammals (Flying squirrels, chipmunks mice), herptiles (salamanders, Snapping and Painted turtles) and fish (Brook trout and Smallmouth bass).

The event will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the East Beach Picnic Pavilion (located South from km 35.4 within Algonquin Park) and is suitable for all ages.

The Friends of Algonquin Park will be hosting a charity barbeque from 12pm – 2pm (or while quantities last) with proceeds supporting research in the park. There will also be a free entry into a draw for many great prizes donated by the Wildlife Research Station, The Friends of Algonquin Park, Algonquin Outfitters and Ontario Parks.

For more information please contact Rory Eckenswiller, Manager of the Wildlife Research Station, at wrs@vianet.ca

Rotary Way Trail At MacGregor Point Provincial Park

A large crowd recently turned out for the official opening of an extended Rail Trail which now connects MacGregor Point Provincial Park with Saugeen Shores and the Saugeen Rail Trail. The park’s Deer Run Bike Trail, the Rotary Way Trail, and the Gore Drain trail all connect the park to the Saugeen Rail Trail.

Through the cooperation of municipal and provincial governments, there are now over 40 km of trails, with a continuous trail from MacGregor Point Provincial Park right through to Southampton.

Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 17!

First celebrated in 1990, Canada’s Parks Day is a national event, showcasing parks and historic sites in every province and territory in Canada. From Vancouver Island in the West, to Baffin Island in the North and Newfoundland and Labrador in the East, nearly 50,000 people take park in more than 300 Parks Day events annually! Continue reading Celebrate Canada’s Parks Day on Saturday, July 17!

Bronte Creek Provincial Park Hosts Halton Multicultural Picnic

For the sixth year, Bronte Creek welcomed over 1000 visitors in celebration of multiculturalism in Halton Region. Dignitaries representing Oakville, Burlington and the Region of Halton greeted the picnickers, who represented immigrants from over 100 different countries. Continue reading Bronte Creek Provincial Park Hosts Halton Multicultural Picnic

51 Seasons of Excellent Customer Service at Killbear Provincial Park

Eddie Ramsey has worked on the maintenance crew at Killbear Provincial Park since the park opened in 1960. He was 17 years old at the time. He is now 68 years old and is still working as energetically as he ever has. Eddie is now the assistant maintenance foreman and has given no indication that he wants to retire. Continue reading 51 Seasons of Excellent Customer Service at Killbear Provincial Park