Need a bit more spring in your life?
Throughout 2017, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic, specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones and Facebook covers.
Each month will feature a different park, season, activity or natural resource.
Continue reading April’s digital download
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Fishing is a wonderful year-round activity that can be enjoyed at any age.
It’s a sport that doesn’t require much: you can get by with some basic tackle and fish from shore, or you can dive right in gearing-up with all the latest and greatest equipment and watercraft.
When introducing newcomers to the sport, there are a few key points to keep in mind that will ensure an enjoyable and memorable experience for all.
Continue reading 7 tips for introducing newcomers to fishing
Our parks are wearing the green this St. Patrick’s Day and you don’t have to be Irish to appreciate it!
“You do need to be observant, though,” says Algonquin Provincial Park biologist Alison Lake. “But it will be well worth the effort.”
Taking St. Patrick’s Day stroll? Here are 7 shades of green you might spot in our parks:
Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day “green”ery
Welcome to the Ontario Parks “eyes on the skies” series. This space (<– see what we did there?) will cover a wide range of astronomy topics with a focus on what can be seen from the pristine skies found in our provincial parks.
March is one of the most glorious months to be camping or just outdoors, enjoying our parks. On March 20, the earth passes through Spring Equinox, the day that formally marks the beginning of spring and affords equal hours of sunlight and darkness.
Here are our astronomical highlights for March 2017:
Continue reading Eyes on the skies — March, 2017
Is your family looking for a fun way to take flight this March Break? Check out Rondeau Provincial Park’s “Wing of Spring.”
This bird-themed spring series runs March 11-19, 2017, and features different feathery activities every day!
Continue reading Rondeau’s Wings of Spring
This month’s post is dedicated to all the wanderers. The folk with itchy feet. The ones who are driven to explore.
Throughout 2017, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic. Each month will feature a different park, season, activity or natural resource.
We’ve specially sized these images for your computers, tablets, smartphones and Facebook covers.
Continue reading March’s digital download
Spring invigorates us, renews us, and makes us optimistic. Leaves sprout, flowers bloom, and birds sing. Winter is gone (mostly), and we can look forward to warmer sunny days.
We get excited about spring because of colour too. Green leaves mean summer is just around the corner.
If we look a bit closer though, we’ll see that there’s more than just green in the forest…
Continue reading What makes spring so green?
Did you tune in to Algonquin Provincial Park‘s #IceOutFlight 2016 last week?
Our teammates at Algonquin took to the air, and live-tweeted ice-out conditions at the park.
Here’s a bird’s-eye view of several popular Algonquin lakes, trails and landmarks:
Continue reading Algonquin’s 2016 ice out flight
Ontario Parks offers some of the best fishing in the world and with sport fishing season just around the corner, now is a good time to take stock and review how you can get the most out of your fishing experiences.
Bob Elliott, the park superintendent at Lake Superior Provincial Park and an avid, lifelong angler who believes in a fair contest (no sonar!), offers these tips for anglers eager to pull up a big catch.
Continue reading Ready. Set. Go fish!
To many, camping brings visions of sunshine, the leaves trembling as the trees slowly sway in the wind, sand and waves gently crashing around your toes as you enjoy your days on the beach. Your face is flush with your first dose of spring sunshine and your ears are filled with the beautiful songs of migrating birds.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Here are our top ten reasons to try spring camping this season: