Today’s post comes from David Bree, our Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, and passionate protector of Ontario’s shorebirds.
I don’t know Jason. But I do know he turned six sometime in the last two months and he had a wonderful party with cake, presents and balloons, surrounded by friends and family.
I hope he had a good time, but I wonder if he knows the legacy of his sixth birthday — from my perspective — is unsightly litter, extra work and possibly untimely death.
Continue reading The trouble with balloons
Can’t get into your favourite campsite? Or are you ready to try a new park this summer?
If you love Sandbanks Provincial Park – and what’s not to love about its long, sandy beaches, warm water and walking trails along the dunes? – you might consider Presqu’ile. The park offers more than 300 camping sites in a variety of settings, 2.5 kilometers of beach, lots of trails and paths including a boardwalk that takes you into a large protected marsh, and the second oldest operating lighthouse in Ontario.
Continue reading Switch it up this summer
Be BOATsmart!® This Summer!
Another open-water season has arrived (well, almost!) and we hope you’re as excited as we are to get back out on the water! The sun is shining, the ice is officially on its way out, and Ontario Parks are starting to open up for the 2015 visiting season!
Continue reading Enjoy the Lakes in Ontario Parks!
In the heat of summer, a popular past time is… well, anything involving water. This summer while out on the water, Ontario Parks would like you to remember safety first!
Did you know the PARKsmart Lifejacket Lending Program is available in more than 67 provincial parks? To ensure the safety of your family, lifejackets may be borrowed for a small refundable deposit. This program is made possible by the support of these generous sponsors: Mountain Equipment Co-op, Ontario Power Generation (OPG), BOATsmart, The Canadian Red Cross and The Waterkeeper Swim Guide.
Continue reading Be PARKsmart this summer
This summer has been fantastic for swimmers. And nothing beats a cool dip on a hot summer day so we asked park staff where they think the best swimming is in Ontario: Continue reading Where to swim at Ontario Parks
When it’s hot and humid nothing beats a trip to the beach and no beach in Ontario is more famous than Wasaga Beach Provincial Park on Georgian Bay. The popular14 kilometre (8.7 mi) beach was in the news last week when it was announced that it had gained new ground. 12 hectares or 40 new acres have been purchased from a private landowner. Continue reading Life’s a beach
Environment Canada predicts warm temperatures for Ontario this fall. That’s good news for beach lovers. Beach crowds are gone and the lake views are something else. Distances between Ontario Parks in southwestern Ontario along lakes Huron and Erie are short. Continue reading Beach Lovers And Fall Colours
We all know that summer has been a little late arriving this year and has put a damper on family vacation plans, but regardless of the delay, Sibbald Point Provincial Park is offering swimming lessons! Continue reading Splash into summer at Sibbald Point
Canadian Geographic Magazine has named Wasaga Beach and Sandbanks Provincial Park as two of the Top 25 Beaches to visit this summer! Continue reading Wasaga Beach and Sandbanks Named Two Of Canada’s Best