Chris is the winner of a $1,500 Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) gift card. Chris entered our 2011 fund raising raffle hosted at the Toronto and Ottawa MEC stores. Continue reading Congratulations to Chris Henschel!
There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off has now been confirmed to be from Type E botulism.
Die-offs caused by botulism occur annually around the Great Lakes. Continue reading Fish and Bird Die-off at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – update
There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off is believed to be from Type E botulism.
Small-scale fish and bird die-offs are common on the Great Lakes.
Please do not handle dead or dying fish or birds. Park staff is aware of the problem and is working to dispose of dead fish and birds.
While visiting Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, please keep pets on a leash at all times and away from dead or dying animals. Beach Area 3 is the authorized pet beach area in the park.
It’s not everyday you come across a bearded seal relaxing on a dock catching some rays in Northeastern Ontario. This picture was captured by an Ontario Parks staff member on his way to work to Tidewater Provincial Park located in Moosenee, Ontario. Continue reading You never know who (or what) will show up in Ontario Parks
School’s out but the fun is just beginning with education – Ontario Parks’ style! Since 1944, more than 70 million visitors have learned about the natural and cultural resources of their favourite provincial park though the Natural Heritage Education (NHE) program. Continue reading Education the Ontario Parks Way!
If you’re in or near eastern Ontario, one of the best places for star gazing is Charleston Lake Provincial Park near Brockville, Ontario. Amateur star gazers flock to this park’s unique Astronomy Field. Continue reading Learn to star gaze, tag butterflies and more
April showers bring May flowers. Spring is a fantastic time for a walk in an Ontario park, especially before leaf-out. Continue reading Spring wildflowers at Ontario Parks
Spring is one of the best times to visit Ontario Parks. The lack of foliage is a chance to see rare park flora and fauna. Wildflowers carpet forest floors. Salt-depleted moose seek roadside mineral pools and special spring events are planned. Continue reading Celebrate spring at Ontario Parks
Wanna be impressed? Take a look at these education and resource protection programs at Ontario Parks. All have been made possible thanks to the generous support that Ontario Parks receives from park Friends groups, corporate partners and private donors. Continue reading Making a difference at Ontario Parks
When out hiking this summer, you may come across a tall (4-6m) plant with white flowers and green leaves over one metre wide! Do not touch this plant! This is the Giant Hogweed, which is a member of the parsley or carrot family. Continue reading Giant Hogweed- DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT!