Need to refresh your camping gear, but feeling buried in options?
We chatted with our friends at MEC about outdoor gear priorities. We found a lot of neat options and gadgets for every adventuring style, but, at the end of the day, we settled on three staples.
Shelter. Supper. Shoes.
Continue reading Shoes, shelter and supper — the camping staples
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, and our friends at Coleman Canada know there’s no better time to Get Outside!
We chatted with them to come up with five can’t-miss ideas for fun outdoor activities.
Continue reading When did you last get outside?
Thanks to our friends at French’s, seven of our parks are giving away 35,000+ free sample cans of French’s non-alcoholic Caesar Mix.
Read on for a list of parks offering the sample cans of French’s Caesar Mix, and some yummy recipes you can use them to create!
Continue reading “Not your ordinary” free sample from French’s
National Aboriginal Day invites us to learn more about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and help 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!
Spending a week at Charleston Lake or Rideau River Provincial Parks this summer?
We chatted with our friends at the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to come up with four awesome day-trips to work into your travel plans!
Continue reading Day-tripping along the St. Lawrence
Do you sneak a peek at other campers’ set-ups when you walk by? You’ve likely seen some impressive outdoor arrangements – everything from the impeccable glamper pouring himself an espresso with crema, to multi-family groups playing cards by lantern-light under a finely rigged tarp city.
That’s the beauty of camping: you get to decide what kind of camper you want to be. Part of what makes each camping trip feel like a mini-adventure is figuring out what to pack.
To get you ready for your 2017 camping season, we chatted with our friends at MEC, who shared six of the most interesting camping products to jazz up your campsite.
Continue reading Genius-level camp gear
Our visitors enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and waterfronts in Ontario – from the barrier dune formations of Sandbanks to the Caribbean blue waters of Pancake Bay.
While swimming, boating and other water activities are a centrepiece of any Ontario Parks adventure, there are also risks associated with these activities.
We want our campers and day-trippers to stay safe when they hit the waves.
And that starts with a PFD (personal flotation device)!
Continue reading Our free PFD Lending Program
Six more parks have jumped on board and will be distributing FREE sample cans of Bush’s Beans to campers!
Parks that will be distributing samples in August, 2017 are:
Continue reading The beans are back!
Crave the warm welcome, soft bed, and hearty meals of a bed & breakfast on your travels? Eager to explore Ontario’s breathtaking natural landscapes?
Why not do both?
Book a stay in a cozy bed & breakfast, and use it as a homebase for daily excursions into parks.
We chatted with the Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation to uncover nine of the best B&B/provincial park combos across Ontario.
Continue reading B&Bs make terrific homebases for exploring provincial parks
Worried about how restful it is sleeping outside?
Studies show sleeping away from artificial light and waking up with natural sunlight can reset your circadian rhythm which will help you feel refreshed after a better night’s sleep.
But to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Here are some tips for comfy sleeping while car camping:
Continue reading How to get a good night’s sleep while camping