On Saturday, August 11, 2012, with the sun shining brightly and the Lake Superior waves gently rolling along the shoreline, Neys Provincial Park (near Marathon, ON) honoured a national historic event with the unveiling of a plaque. Continue reading Neys Celebrates its History!
Wasaga is about to be taken under siege again! From July 22-24, you will be able to see how the story of the British Schooner Nancy and her plight during the War of 1812 unfolded right here in Wasaga Beach. Continue reading The British Are Coming!
When you think of “Algonquin”, things like camping, canoeing, and hiking all likely come to mind. But what about science? Long-term data? Cutting edge technology? No?! Science and research is taking place all over the park and has had long history in Algonquin. Continue reading Alqonquin- Happy 75th anniversary to Harkness
Human interest stories are brought to life every year through unique programming at Ontario Parks.
There are no ghosts but the spirit of lumbermen and settlers live on at Bonnechere Provincial Park. The park’s cultural history began thousands of years ago with First Nations travelers. By 1840, settlers began to arrive. Continue reading Fascinating stories at Ontario Parks
Lt. Miller Worsley of the British Royal Navy was in a tight situation and he knew it. From his position at the mouth of the Nottawasaga River looking out onto Georgian Bay, he could see the sails of three warships approaching. Continue reading Wasaga Under Siege – A War of 1812 Experience!!
The story of Nancy Island and the British Schooner Nancy is one of Ontario’s best little known secrets.
The Schooner Nancy was a fur trading vessel that was pressured to serve during the War of 1812. On August 14, 1814 the Nancy was on the Nottawasaga River when it became under American attack. Continue reading Nancy Island Celebrates 80 Years!
Students in the Perth area had the chance to dig into the field of archaeology literally in a recent project at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Continue reading Dig a little Deeper…
The Ontario government is releasing the final management plan for the Woodland Caribou Signature Site in northwestern Ontario, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay said today.
“The plan protects the site’s unique features, including rare woodland caribou, while allowing for appropriate recreational uses as part of the economic strategy for the area,” Ramsay said. Continue reading Ontario releases plan for Woodland Caribou Signature Site
The editors of Air Canada’s in-flight magazine have discovered a little Ontario Parks secret. Continue reading Petroglyphs Provincial Park ~ A World Class Learning Place