Fall is our favourite hiking season.
It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.
But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.
We teamed up with our friends at SAIL to create this handy fall hiking checklist:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
Has one of our park staff ever made your day? You know: gone that extra yard to make your vacation that much more enjoyable?
If this has happened to you, it has most likely involved one of the 1,500+ student staff we hire each summer.
And we’d love your help in giving them some well-deserved recognition and support.
Continue reading Nominate a student
No car, but craving some nature time?
Our friends at Zipcar have the answer!
Continue reading Zipcar park pass program
Our friends at Leclerc know camping just isn’t camping without s’mores.
The crackling of the fire and sound of laughter from those embraced by the gentle heat is all for naught without a gooey s’more in hand.
Keep an eye out for their s’mores truck this summer!
Continue reading More s’mores, please!
Today’s post comes from Joanie McGuffin (paddler, author, and executive director of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy (LSWC)), and Holly Drew (LSWC Marketing and Communications Coordinator).
For thousands of years, people paddled birchbark canoes along the shores of Lake Superior to get from place to place. Travelling and trading, hunting and fishing; these were the activities of the historic Lake Superior Water Trail, now being celebrated as part of The Great Trail by Trans Canada Trail.
Continue reading The Lake Superior Water Trail: the greatest of trails
We’ve recently teamed up with longtime partner Bush’s Beans for our Learn to Camp program!
Here are a few reasons we think beans should be on your next camping trip’s menu:
Continue reading 5 reasons Bush’s Beans are good camping food
We all want to get out and experience the natural wonder Ontario has to offer, but sometimes organizing your own trip can seem a bit daunting.
That’s where The Trip Shed comes in!
Continue reading Enhance your wilderness experience with The Trip Shed
National Indigenous Peoples Day invites us to learn more about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and helps us build stronger relationships rooted in mutual respect and understanding.
We’re taking the opportunity to spotlight some of the wonderful partnerships and events shared with us by Indigenous leaders and communities across Ontario:
Continue reading Greetings, Boozhoo, Aaniin, Sekoh, Wachay, Ullakut!
The crackle of the campfire. The ripple of the wind across the lake. The call of a loon at dusk. The soft cushion of pine needles beneath your boots.
For many of us, camping sings in our heartstrings. The sounds, sights, smells of our favourite parks are a balm for our tired minds.
We wish everyone could know the deep satisfaction found in the soft resistance of water against a paddle, or the smoky perfection of a fire-cooked meal.
But sadly, not everyone does.
Continue reading For the love of camping
The Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of Canada (SARVAC) has launched a signature AdventureSmart Trip Plan app to aid outdoor recreationalists to “Get informed and go outdoors!”
Continue reading Outdoor trip planning? There’s an app for that!