The story of Nancy Island and the British Schooner Nancy is one of Ontario’s best little known secrets.
The Schooner Nancy was a fur trading vessel that was pressured to serve during the War of 1812. On August 14, 1814 the Nancy was on the Nottawasaga River when it became under American attack. Continue reading Nancy Island Celebrates 80 Years!
It is not surprising that Robert Bateman chose the woodland caribou as a subject to paint for Ontario Parks. This secretive dweller of the boreal forest is truly a creature of the north. Anyone who sees one of these magnificent creatures in the wild should consider themselves very lucky. Continue reading The Woodland Caribou- A Symbol of Ontario’s North
In a current survey done by Globe Travel, readers were asked where their favourite place is to pitch a tent in Canada. Continue reading Where to Pitch Your Tent in Ontario
For over thirty years, Ontario Parks has been surveying its visitors asking their thoughts and opinions about their most recent park experience. This is valuable information; it helps us to continually improve parks and to plan for the future. Continue reading Tell us What you Think!
It doesn’t get any more Canadian than this! The works of a great Canadian artist, showcasing great Canadian landscapes, available at Canadian Tire! World renowned artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has created four paintings especially for Ontario Parks. Continue reading Robert Bateman paints Ontario Parks
During a recent trip to Thunder Bay, I took some time to visit the city’s art gallery. In addition to an exhibit of the extraordinary works of Norval Morrisseau, I was totally surprised and delighted to see several paintings done by grade school children of the Sleeping Giant. Continue reading The Giant Awakes
Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), a long-time partner of Ontario Parks has extended a helping hand to Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Sandbanks is best know for its sand dunes and golden beach, but there is another, lesser- known side to the park. Continue reading Mountain Equipment Co-op Support Sandbanks!
If you’re looking for something to do with all the snow that has hit southern Ontario recently, why not make your way to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park? Continue reading Wasaga Beach – not just for summer!
The Ontario Provincial Police are offering a 50-thousand-dollar reward for information on the whereabouts of a young woman who went missing during a camping trip last summer. Continue reading Missing Person ~ Christina Calayca
Students in the Perth area had the chance to dig into the field of archaeology literally in a recent project at Murphys Point Provincial Park. Continue reading Dig a little Deeper…