Today’s post comes from Chris Stromberg, a backcountry operations specialist at Quetico Provincial Park.
Quetico Provincial Park is known globally among the canoeing enthusiasts for its connecting lakes and waterways, undeveloped landscape and road-less, non-mechanized travel.
In winter, Quetico becomes very quiet. The occasional ice fishers, snowshoers, or skiers will likely witness far more animal tracks than signs of humans.
In the late winter, however, Aitkokan’s local ski club, The Beaten Path Nordic Trails, hosts a unique event that creates a pattern of ski tracks across the frozen backcountry canoe routes of Quetico Provincial Park.
Continue reading Cross Quetico Lakes Ski Tour: a Quetico tradition for skiers
Family Day is the perfect opportunity to get your loved ones outdoors for a winter adventure.
Here are some exciting happenings at Ontario Parks this Family Day Weekend:
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Today’s post comes from Peter Gallagher, coordinator of the annual Sleeping Giant Loppet.
Looking to ski your winter blues away?
The annual Sleeping Giant Loppet is a mass participation cross-country skiing festival on the spectacular trail system of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
The Loppet is a longstanding winter tradition for many northwestern Ontario families. Mark your calendars: the 43rd edition of the event is on March 7, 2020!
Continue reading Fun for all at the Sleeping Giant Loppet
Is “I’m bored” a constant refrain during the winter school break?
Boredom can be good for kids’ creativity, but it can be demanding on a parent’s last nerve.
Out of ideas? We have you covered.
Southwestern Ontario boasts nine parks which are open over the school break, offering a variety of indoor and outdoor programs, events and activities!
Continue reading Holiday boredom busters in southwestern Ontario
It’s all about family.
A very special treat awaits you and your family this December! Take a step back in time to the year 1900 to visit a Victorian farmhouse during the Christmas holiday season.
Continue reading Victorian Christmas at Bronte Creek
Did reading this title send chills down your spine? Did your heart beat just a little faster with the thought that you might hear a coyote?
Each New Year’s Eve since 2000, Bronte Creek Provincial Park has rung in — or, more accurately — howled in the new year.
You can be part of the park’s coyote howl tradition this December 31.
Continue reading Bronte Creek’s annual coyote howl
Many of our parks hibernate through the winter, but for others, the fun’s just getting started!
From Victorian farmhouses to dryland dogsledding, we’ve got some exciting events this November and December!
Continue reading November/December events at Ontario Parks
Whether you’re perusing for holiday gifts, soaking in the arts, or simply in need of a hot drink after a November hike, it’s the perfect season to visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park!
Christmas at Presqu’ile unfolds November 2, 3, 6, 9, and 10, 2019. Presented by the Friends of Presqu’ile Park, this annual event features wares from more than 100 of Ontario’s artisans, artists and crafters.
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By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes…
We’ve got tons of haunted Halloween events coming up this month! And don’t forget to check out events page for late-breaking additions.
Will you be visiting the ghosts of campers past this October?
Continue reading Halloween 2019 at Ontario Parks
On September 28 & 29, 2019, you’re invited to the annual Bronte Creek Harvest Festival.
Experience harvest season as it might have been over 100 years ago at Bronte Creek Provincial Park‘s historic Spruce Lane Farm!
Continue reading Bronte Creek Harvest Festival