Does the cold weather have you dreaming of sunny days on the beach and warm nights by the campfire?
Thanks to our five-month advance booking window, you can lock down your July campsite early!
Here’s a list of 10 parks sure to chase away the midwinter blues:
Continue reading Reserve your Canada Day campsite early!
Today’s post comes from Connor Oke, an Ontario Parks marketing intern.
We live in a world that demands a lot of us.
Canadians work overtime at higher rates than they did 25 years ago. At the same time, we spend more hours in front of screens and on social media, which are linked to increased anxiety and distractedness. We also get less sleep than we did 15 years ago.
Continue reading 4 ways camping helps us slow down and enjoy life
Surrounded by shining waters and cloaked in towering pines, Finlayson Point Provincial Park lies just south of the Village of Temagami.
Sharing a shoreline with the Lake Temagami Skyline Preserve, a protected ring of pine forest that surrounds the lake, Finlayson Point provides visitors with access to Temagami — a treasured part of Ontario that many travellers see only a glimpse of as they head north or south along the highway.
Continue reading Destination Temagami
It may be the middle of winter, but we’re daydreaming of summer in southwestern Ontario! How about you?
Get a jump start on planning your vacation. Book a campsite at one of these hidden gems today!
Continue reading Get a jump on June: summer camping in southwestern Ontario
In October, Ontario Parks updated our reservation system and are offering new and exciting services to our visitors. One of the biggest changes is that all our car campsites are now fully reservable — no more first-come, first-served sites.
Most of our visitors are excited by this change, and so are we. We heard overwhelmingly that our customers prefer having a reservation in advance, so they know for sure that they have a campsite before they show up.
However, there have also been some questions from our visitors who enjoyed the first-come, first-served option, and what this change means for them.
Here are the most common questions we’ve encountered so far:
Continue reading Why Ontario Parks moved to 100% reservable car campsites
Our new reservation system will roll out later this fall.
In order to transfer data from the old system to the new system, the reservation system must be taken offline for approximately one week.
There will be no reservations available online or via the call centre while the reservation service is temporarily shut down.
Continue reading *Service outage planned* — scheduled maintenance on reservation system
Today’s post comes from Rebecca van Massenhoven, a Learn to Camp leader at Grundy Lake Provincial Park.
In 1951, at the age of forty, my great-grandmother crossed the Atlantic Ocean with her family on the ocean liner The Volendam. She wanted a better future for her family, and moved to Canada in search of this dream.
I can still recall her burning curiosity about the world around her. From spiders to birds, she loved learning about nature and often spent time sharing this passion with the family. As a child, I sat in her bay window watching the birds that came to her feeder as she told me about them as if they were her dear old friends.
My story truly began with my great-grandmother’s passion for the environment. In each of the four generations that have come to call Canada home, we continue to foster her love of the natural environment as our own.
Continue reading True beginnings in nature: four generations of campers
Mikisew Provincial Park lies on the western shores of scenic Eagle Lake, and is the perfect park for holiday fun and camping each summer.
But why put away the camping gear after Labour Day?
Mikisew is extending its camping season through Thanksgiving Weekend!
Continue reading Mikisew extends camping season!
It’s that time of year again!
Our 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.
Seasonal camping applications open September 1, 2019 and must be submitted by September 30, 2019.
Why not reserve your campsite for the whole summer?
Continue reading Seasonal campsites at Ontario Parks
Amber reds, warm yellows, and oranges as brilliant as a nighttime campfire – there are few places with fall colours as memorable as Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Here are five other reasons why we think Lake Superior is a top northern park to visit this autumn:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Lake Superior Provincial Park this fall