2018 marks Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary!
To commemorate this milestone, a nifty travelling exhibit celebrating our provincial park system’s major achievements will be making its way around the province.
125 years of Ontario Parks
Since 1893, with the creation of Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario Parks has grown to a system of 340 parks.
This travelling exhibit highlights the positive role that Ontario Parks has played in protection, education, recreation, and science over the past 125 years.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is a timeline of Ontario Parks’ major achievements and milestones throughout history.
Discover how Ontario Parks came to be the system of parks that it is today!
View historical images, natural history specimens, vintage camping equipment, research equipment, and more!
Visitors are encouraged to share their thoughts and memories from Ontario Parks in a guest book.
Check out the exhibit at the following locations this year:
- May — Rondeau Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
- June — French River Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
- July – Killbear Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
- August – Algonquin Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
- September to Thanksgiving Weekend — Lake Superior Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
- Mid-October to mid-November – Roberta Bondar Building, 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie
- Mid-November to early December – Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, Sault Ste. Marie
- December 14 to January — Arrowhead Provincial Park (Visitor Centre)
*To avoid disappointment, call the location ahead of time for exact dates. Travel and set-up time between locations may influence exact timing that the exhibit will be in place.