A Day in the Life of… A Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader

When asked to name his favourite Ontario Park, Tobi Kiesewalter wonders, “How do I answer that?” He is not only an Ontario Parks employee, but a true fan of what he calls, some of the best real estate in the world. It is no surprise that as the Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader at Murphys Point Provincial Park, Tobi’s job is to encourage a connection between the park and its visitors. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Senior Natural Heritage Education Leader

A Day in the Life of… A Park Store Leader

As any successful person in the retail business, Lori Horton knows what pleases her customers. “We scoop well over 12,000 ice cream cones,” she explains. As the Park Store Leader for Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Lori’s responsibilities go beyond the sweet treat in the summer. Lori makes sure that during every season, campers have a well maintained store to visit. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Store Leader

A Day in the Life of… A Gate Attendant

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.
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A Day in the Life of… A Maintenance Foreman

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

Six Mile Lake Provincial Park Honours Canadian Artist David Milne

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

A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent

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

A New Manitoba-Ontario Interprovincial Wilderness Area

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