By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes… We’ve got tons of haunted Halloween events coming up this month! And don’t forget to check out events page for late-breaking additions. Will you be visiting the ghosts of campers past this October?
This blog post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a Natural Heritage Education Specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Don’t forget to check out Bronte Creek’s Harvest Festival on September 22 and 23, 2018! Anyone who tends their own vegetable garden will know first-hand that one needs to be resourceful at harvest time. The size of your … Continue reading Preparing for winter when you live off the land
So who’s this guy “Marten” anyway? Often called the southern gateway to Temagami, Marten River Provincial Park straddles the Marten River, which is part of an ancient network of waterways that stitch the landscape together. And Marten River isn’t named for a fellow named Martin…its named for the Pine Marten (also called American Marten).
Today’s post comes from Will Oades, Natural Heritage Educator at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Header photo: Jeff Robinson. Have you ever applied for a job, shown up on the first day of work, and realized it was nothing like you thought it would be? That was the case among many of the men coming to … Continue reading The surprising, shocking, startling, astonishing story of Silver Islet
This post was written by David LeGros, park naturalist at Algonquin Provincial Park. Are you an explorer? Heading out into parks on a journey of discovery, anxious to see what is on the next lake, around the bend on the portage, or even what might turn up at your campsite? Me too. I love exploring … Continue reading By paddle and boot: citizen science in the backcountry
Today’s post comes from our friends at the Invasive Species Centre. Fishing can be enjoyed in every season, and this means that we can keep the health of our lakes and waterways top-of-mind year-round. In Ontario, the Fishing Regulations control live bait to prevent the spread of infectious fish diseases (like viral hemorrhagic septicemia), unwanted … Continue reading Responsible anglers are nature’s superheroes
Keen to get out of town for the Canada Day long weekend? This week’s vacancy highlights (available as of 12:00 pm on June 27, 2018) are primarily in northern Ontario, with one hidden gem in southern Ontario at the end of the post. Or scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most … Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 29 – July 2
Chuck Commanda grew up part of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, an Algonquin First Nation. As a young boy, he helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Chuck recently attended the “Politics of the Canoe” workshop in Winnipeg, where he says much … Continue reading The makings and teachings of the birchbark canoe
What is it about White Pine? No other tree species in Ontario seems to inspire as much reverence and passion. The history of White Pine is deeply intertwined with the history of people in Ontario. It has been an important species for Indigenous people for millennia, played a huge role in establishing Ontario’s cities, and … Continue reading The amazing journey of Ontario’s provincial tree
When many people think about Quetico, they envision backcountry camping or paddling splendor. Today’s post from Brian Jackson, Park Biologist, highlights Quetico’s important scientific work. It’s been another busy year for science studies and monitoring in Quetico Provincial Park. The following highlights just a few of the projects carried out this past summer: