Courtney Kiss is studying biology and genetics, and hopes to become a Genetics Counsellor. So, what is she doing working at Ontario Parks? “I really like meeting people from a lot of different places,” she says. “I like this job a lot.” For the past three summers, Courtney has been working as a Gate Attendant at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Gate Attendant
Have you ever wondered who keeps Ontario Parks so clean? Who is it that ensures everything is working properly? At Balsam Lake Provincial Park, Robert Wires makes sure the parks maintenance program is running smoothly. He is the Maintenance Foreman who manages the team responsible for the park’s daily up-keep. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Maintenance Foreman
On Saturday, August 23rd, Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is celebrating the opening of a new hiking trail honouring Canadian artist David Milne. Mr. Milne lived for six years on the shores of Six Mile Lake and completed one of his finest artworks entitled Over the Rock which illustrates the rolling rocks of the Canadian Shield. Continue reading Six Mile Lake Provincial Park Honours Canadian Artist David Milne
Ontario Parks is introducing a short new feature to the blog site highlighting some of the jobs in the Ontario parks system. We have been visiting Ontario Parks, and interviewing staff for their insight and stories about their job.
We hope you enjoy our first article, which tells you all about a day in the life of a Park Superintendent! Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent
From Wasteland to Parkland – Springwater’s History
Although 2008 marks the 50th year for Springwater as a Provincial Park, the history of this area dates back to the 1920’s with the establishment of the Midhurst Forest Station. Continue reading Springwater’s 50th Anniversary
[photopress:Park_Pal_Bear_Orange.jpg,thumb,alignleft]Hello! Itâ€™s Hudson here. My Park Pals and I have been travelling to different Ontario Parks, and we each want to tell you about our adventures. I have just come back from a fun and exciting camping trip at Algonquin Park. Continue reading Park Pal Adventures: Hudson Visits Algonquin Park
By looking at a map, it seems as though Mother Nature had this idea before we did. However, on July 30th, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Manitoba Conservation announced the establishment of a new Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area. Continue reading A New Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area
Wear it on your sleeve, sew it on your pack or snuggle up with it on your camp blanket. You can take Ontario Parks with you wherever you go with our new sew on patches! Each of these beautifully embroidered patches will have 1893 on them to celebrate the establishment date of our first park- Algonquin. Continue reading A Nod to the Past
Canadian Geographic Magazine has named Wasaga Beach and Sandbanks Provincial Park as two of the Top 25 Beaches to visit this summer! Continue reading Wasaga Beach and Sandbanks Named Two Of Canada’s Best
The two Piping Plover chicks that recently hatched in Wasaga Beach are in great health thanks to the efforts of park staff and the volunteers who are working around the clock monitoring these rare migratory birds. Continue reading Piping Plover Update