This post comes from Alyssa Deurwaarder, an assistant natural heritage education leader at Killarney Provincial Park.
Did you know Killarney is the only provincial park with an observatory?
The park offers a variety of astronomy programs throughout the summer, and this year, for the first time, the observatory will be available for park visitors to use.
Continue reading See the stars at Killarney’s observatory
Looking for a new park to explore with your family? How about a park that offers great swimming, paddling, and hiking and will have your kids picking books from a tree?
Bonnechere Provincial Park — located in Killaloe, ON (just 2 hours from Ottawa) — is one of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems.
Here are some of the reasons your family will love this park:
Continue reading 7 reasons your family will fall in love with Bonnechere Provincial Park!
This week, the Canadian Parks Council unveiled an exciting new project: the Nature Playbook!
Just as the plays in a coach’s playbook spark movement and bring the team together, the Nature Playbook is designed to inspire action — bringing Canadians into the nature game!
Continue reading Introducing the Nature Playbook
There’s something magical about waterfalls.
The sound. The peace. The wonder.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite falls from around the province. Take a look and let us know which one captures your imagination!
Continue reading 15 awe-inspiring waterfalls in Ontario Parks
Today’s post comes from Josie Grenier, Assistant Superintendent at Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Ontario Parks is working to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy new playgrounds being built or replaced across the province. This involves more planning and consideration than just the design of the climbing structure as you’ll see featured here at Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Continue reading Accessible playground at Murphys Point
Planning a cross-province adventure? Check out the Ontario Parks Driving Routes.
Drive this renowned route between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay along Lake Superior’s majestic north shore. Motorcyclists have discovered this “bucket-list” route.
Continue reading Lake Superior Coastal Route
From its rich cultural heritage to its picture perfect lookout trail, there’s plenty to love about Restoule Provincial Park.
Planning a fall getaway? Get a sneak peek at this autumn paradise in our new “Cool Things at Restoule” video:
Continue reading What’s cool at Restoule?
Sawmill Bay Campground has an exciting new camping option: campsites 158 and 160 now feature Exploration Tents!
Both sites are close to beautiful Mazinaw Lake. Campsite 160 even has a view of Mazinaw Rock.
Continue reading Bon Echo unveils Exploration Tents
Because of the 5 month booking window at Ontario Parks, to reserve a specific (and popular) campsite for the August Civic long weekend, reserve now. Over 40% of reservations made by the end of March are for the most popular parks. Park staff suggests these provincial parks as alternatives to Ontario’s busiest five.
Continue reading Ontario Parks to visit in 2015
The century-old skins, skulls and specimens inside the Collections Room at Algonquin Park live like little hermits in the basement of the Visitor Centre, stunningly preserved and rarely seen by anyone except park naturalists and visiting scientists.
Yet every now and again, the doors swing open and the public is invited to visit this treasure trove of natural history dating back 50 to 100 years.
Continue reading Ever flap an owl’s wing or held a century-old insect? You can at the Algonquin Park Collections Room!