Come celebrate 50 fabulous years at Killbear Provincial Park this Saturday, August 7th. The Friends of Killbear and Ontario Parks have been gearing up for this big birthday celebration for months and have a fun filled day planned. Continue reading Happy 50th Birthday Killbear!
Join fellow photographers on Saturday, August 14, 2010 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park to learn tips and techniques on how to capture landscape images like they are right out of a magazine! Continue reading “Giant Landscapes” Digital Photography Workshop
When out hiking this summer, you may come across a tall (4-6m) plant with white flowers and green leaves over one metre wide! Do not touch this plant! This is the Giant Hogweed, which is a member of the parsley or carrot family. Continue reading Giant Hogweed- DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT!
Have you ever imagined what it was like 200 years ago during the fur trade era? What it would be like to paddle the Canadian rivers in a Voyageur Canoe? Continue reading David Thompson Brigade At The French River Visitor Centre
Park visitors should be aware that that the Highway Traffic Act applies to all Ontario Park roads. Ontario is making the province’s roads (which includes all park campground roads) safer, with new changes that will help protect young and novice drivers.
If caught, you face:
– A 30-day suspension
– Up to $500 in fines
– An immediate 24-hour licence suspension
Click here for more information.
On Saturday July 17, 2010, Killarney Provincial Park unveiled its new observatory, recognizing 25 years of astronomy in the park. Inside the observatory is a 10 inch Mead LX5 telescope that was donated to the park by astronomer Bruce Waters. Continue reading Stargazing observatory at Killarney Provincial Park
In May of 2010, the Piping plovers returned once again to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – for the third year in a row! The spring and summer of 2010 has been both rewarding and challenging, as four nests were lost as the result of natural predation and weather. Continue reading Protecting the Piping Plover
Ontario Parks is thrilled to be working with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership and Tourism Toronto to bring China Travel Channel to Ontario again this summer. Last year’s joint promotion included Algonquin Provincial Park. This year two families are travelling to Ontario. Continue reading China Travel Channel Filming in Ontario Parks!
On July 23, 24 and 25, the Friends of Bon Echo Park are hosting their 15th annual Art Exhibition and Sale, which showcases the original work of 45 juried artists, including painting, photography, stained glass, pottery and more. The theme of the artwork is nature, with artists presenting a unique view of wildlife and the countryside. Continue reading Friends of Bon Echo Art Exhibition!
Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station is again hosting a “Meet the Researcher Day” on Thursday, July 29th with help from The Friends of Algonquin Park, Ontario Parks, and the Harkness Fisheries Research Lab.
Park visitors will have the chance to learn about ongoing research projects such as: archeology, ornithology (Yellow-bellied sapsuckers, Ovenbirds, Gray jays, White-throated sparrows, insect pollination, mammals (Black bears, moose, wolves), small mammals (Flying squirrels, chipmunks mice), herptiles (salamanders, Snapping and Painted turtles) and fish (Brook trout and Smallmouth bass).
The event will run from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the East Beach Picnic Pavilion (located South from km 35.4 within Algonquin Park) and is suitable for all ages.
The Friends of Algonquin Park will be hosting a charity barbeque from 12pm – 2pm (or while quantities last) with proceeds supporting research in the park. There will also be a free entry into a draw for many great prizes donated by the Wildlife Research Station, The Friends of Algonquin Park, Algonquin Outfitters and Ontario Parks.
For more information please contact Rory Eckenswiller, Manager of the Wildlife Research Station, at email@example.com