It’s looking like a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites (pst! plenty of waterfront campsites available, and some cabins too!).
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, May 30):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: May 31-June 2
This post was written by David LeGros, a park naturalist at Ontario Parks.
One of the big draws to camping is the chance to get back to nature and experience the beauty it has to offer.
The sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, towering pines and singing birds really connect us to the place — we get to see nature behave naturally. Our part of the deal should to make as little impact on that landscape as possible.
There are a few common camping habits that are not good for the local landscape, or the planet in general.
Here are six park ranger tips for greener camping.
Continue reading Park ranger wisdom: 6 tips for greener camping
We all have those friends or family members who are curious about camping, and maybe even eager to go on a trip, but have little to no camping experience. What do you do if they choose you as their camping guide?
Since camping with people you love is the worst, we’ve got you covered. If you follow these six tips, you’ll have even your closest pals saying, “NEVER AGAIN” to camping before the first day is through.
Continue reading 6 ways to deter eager campers
Time to reach for our sleeping bags and tents?
Research shows that camping in nature is good for our mental and physical well-being.
What better reason to head out with family and friends into the great outdoors and sleep under the stars?
Check out the brain and body benefits of camping:
Continue reading Try a regular dose of camping for good health
Packing up your picnic or campsite?
Please be sure your leftover propane cylinders don’t go into the garbage or recycling!
These cylinders contain pressurized gas and chemicals, so safe and proper disposal is crucial to make sure nothing harmful leaks into Ontario’s groundwater and waterways.
Continue reading Empty propane cylinder? Orange Drop to the rescue!
If you love the great Canadian outdoors then Missinaibi Provincial Park should definitely be on your bucket list!
Continue reading The mighty Missinaibi
Want to enjoy nature with family and friends in southeast Ontario?
Our parks are the perfect places to reunite. We have accommodations and facilities that are great for low-key get-togethers with the people you love.
Continue reading Group campsites and shelter rentals in southeastern Ontario
Here at Ontario Parks, we believe that camping is for everyone.
This is why we want to make our parks as accessible as possible by identifying potential barriers, and creating a plan to remove them.
Continue reading Barrier-free travel at Ontario Parks
Do any of these sound like you?
- I love the #vanlife, but don’t own an RV
- I’m not sure where to get started with RVing
- I wish my summer vacation did more to protect our natural world
If so, check out this win-win opportunity:
Continue reading Outdoorsy: an RV travel lifestyle that gives back
Today’s post comes from Candace Sampson of Life in Pleasantville. Last summer, we invited Candace to document her adventures in four provincial parks. If you’re new to RVing and thinking of giving it a shot this year, this post is for you.
When first planning a trip with Ontario Parks to learn more about our beautiful provincial parks, I was married with a motorhome and had someone to drive it.
By the time the trip rolled around a few months later, I was down one husband, one motorhome, and one driver (the first and last being the same person). My life had basically become a country song, and I really wasn’t loving the tune.
Continue reading Finding myself at Ontario Parks