Paddling and summer go hand-in-hand at Ontario Parks. But as this post demonstrates, you don’t need to be an expert to have a paddle-themed visit! Continue reading Paddlers’ Paradise
If you’re in or near eastern Ontario, one of the best places for star gazing is Charleston Lake Provincial Park near Brockville, Ontario. Amateur star gazers flock to this park’s unique Astronomy Field. Continue reading Learn to star gaze, tag butterflies and more
2011 is a very special year as Long Point Provincial Park celebrates her 90th birthday and our Waterfowl Management Unit celebrates 50 years! As the fourth oldest Provincial Park in Ontario behind only Algonquin, Rondeau and Quetico, Long Point Provincial Park’s past is steeped in history. Continue reading Happy Birthday Long Point Provincial Park!
National Canoe Day is coming up! What’s so special about the canoe? Well, it’s only: Continue reading National Canoe Day and the Reel Paddling Film Festival
Two Piping plover nests at Beach Area 1 are being monitored by Ontario Parks staff and our dedicated guardian volunteers. For the last few weeks the adult plovers have been taking turns incubating the eggs and park staff believe there are four eggs in each nest. Continue reading Plover Update At Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
When you think of “Algonquin”, things like camping, canoeing, and hiking all likely come to mind. But what about science? Long-term data? Cutting edge technology? No?! Science and research is taking place all over the park and has had long history in Algonquin. Continue reading Alqonquin- Happy 75th anniversary to Harkness
A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees.
It might seem difficult to imagine, but something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions, of trees. Continue reading Planning to Bring Your Own Firewood to the Park?
We are nearing the end of our Festival of Flight which celebrates the spring migration of songbirds through the area. Although the weather was cool and wet most days, we still had some very special visitors. Continue reading Special visitors stop by Festival of Flight at Rondeau
Most Ontario Parks in southern Ontario open on May 13 and the majority of northern parks open on May 20. Continue reading Ontario Parks Open For The 2011 Camping Season
Ontario Parks would like to send a GREEN thank you to the team from the Ministry of Natural Resources Sault Ste. Marie District Office who recently spent a full day at Pancake Bay Provincial Park gathering litter and making a significant contribution to “EARTH DAY 2011”. Continue reading Spring cleaning at Pancake Bay