Backcountry explorations promise and deliver a more intimate experience with the natural environment. But, they also carry responsibility. Do your part to ensure that our parks are preserved for the enjoyment of future generations by leaving your pristine surroundings just as you found them. Continue reading 10 tips for the backcountry camper
On our family’s three week canoe trip, the majority of our days will be spent paddling, portaging, eating and sleeping. There will however be down time to fill and a trip without play and excitement isn’t any fun at all. Continue reading Tripping in Algonquin with kids – Endlessly Entertaining
Ontario Parks is piloting new types of roofed accommodation this year at Murphys Point, Arrowhead and Pinery Provincial Parks. We started with Camp Cabins. There is one located in each of our pilot parks. The second new accommodation is a Deluxe Tent. This tent is now available at Murphys Point (site 48), Arrowhead (site 247) and Pinery (site 491). Continue reading Camp in Comfort
This blog post was written by our guest blogger Jen Johnson. Jen has worked in the outdoor industry at Mountain Equipment Co-op for the last 18 years. She and her husband, Fraser, trip regularly with their two sons Luke 11 and Zach 8. Continue reading Tripping in Algonquin with kids – An Ambitious Plan
Ontario Parks received almost ten million visits last year – an increase of 50,000 visits over 2010. If you plan to visit Ontario Parks this summer, did you know that you can reserve your campsite or roofed accommodation five months in advance of your arrival dates? Continue reading 6 tips for booking at Ontario Parks
Did you know over 50% of reservations made by the end of March are for our five most popular parks (Bon Echo, Algonquin, Sandbanks, Killbear, Pinery)?
If you can’t get a campsite at one of these parks, we’re got some suggestions we’re sure you’ll love…
Continue reading Where to camp when your fave park is already full
New park users just can’t get enough of the camping scene with Ontario Parks’ new Learn to Camp program launched this summer. Continue reading Hooked on Camping
Tickets are now on sale for Parkbus, a new non-profit initiative introducing express bus service from Toronto to Algonquin Provincial Park on summer weekends, and to Killarney and Grundy Lake parks later in the season. Continue reading Parkbus Introduces Express Bus Service to Algonquin and Killarney Parks
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees.
It might seem difficult to imagine, but something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions, of trees. Continue reading Planning to Bring Your Own Firewood to the Park?
Most Ontario Parks in southern Ontario open on May 13 and the majority of northern parks open on May 20. Continue reading Ontario Parks Open For The 2011 Camping Season