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
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
Northeastern Ontario: Undeniably Big, Unbelievably Close.
We couldn’t agree more! If you’re chasing a BIG fishing experience, this is the post for you.
Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top fishing destinations and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 BIG fishing holes of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading Top 5 BIG fishing holes of Northeastern Ontario
Whether you’re planning a scenic day trip or a rugged backcountry adventure, Northeastern Ontario is a paddler’s playground.
Last year, Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top paddling destinations…
…and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 paddling destinations of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading 5 life-changing paddling routes of Northeastern Ontario
The summer student workforce is the life-blood of the Ontario Parks summer operating season. Our provincial parks simply could not operate without our student workers.
Last week, park staff, corporate partners and students gathered in Peterborough to award the 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursaries.
Continue reading Congratulations to our 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursary recipients!
Imagine turkey seasoned with fresh herbs, hot off the grill. Add a nice hot cup of coffee, maybe a s’more or two for dessert, and you’re ready for a relaxing Thanksgiving under the stars.
This year, why not head to your favourite park for a weekend away and hold your Thanksgiving dinner amid the fall colours?
Move over Martha Stewart, this is Thanksgiving…Canadian style!
Continue reading Why not cook Thanksgiving Dinner in the park this year?
Thousands of visitors will soon be flocking to parks for a panoramic view of our magnificent fall colours – bulbous, rounded streaks of red, yellow and orange flashing across the horizon.
On the way to your favourite lookout through the maples, birch and poplars, look up and look around. Take a moment to breathe in the beauty of these living things called trees, and feel the visceral connection we have to these guardians of our planet’s future.
Continue reading “Look for the leaf” this fall with Ontario Wood
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
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
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