Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Prairie SmokeNATURE CONSERVANCY OF CANADA AND ONTARIO GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE PROTECTION OF WINDMILL RANCH

Globally Threatened Habitat Critical To Survival Of Rare Species

ORILLIA – The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the Ontario government and other partners have protected the biologically diverse Windmill Ranch on the Carden Alvar, an important habitat for species at risk, Ric Symmes, NCC’s Georgian Bay-Huronia program manager, and Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. The Carden Alvar is located about an hour and a half northeast of Toronto, near Lake Simcoe. Continue reading Protection of Windmill Ranch near Orillia

Summer Employment at Ontario Parks

Summer StaffIf you are a high school, college or university student, or a recent graduate, who is looking for a summer job in 2006, you might want to consider one of the more than 2100 opportunities available with Ontario Parks or elsewhere at the Ministry of Natural Resources.

summer staff 2For more information about what jobs are available and where to apply, click here to link to MNR’s job search tool.

Enjoy Spring Break at Ontario’s Provincial Parks

Activities Include Maple Syrup Festival, Viewing Tundra Swans
TORONTO: “Many of Ontario’s provincial parks offer spring break activities for the whole family,” Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. “Spring break is the perfect time for families to get outdoors and enjoy our provincial parks,” said Ramsay. Continue reading Enjoy Spring Break at Ontario’s Provincial Parks

Ontario’s Provincial Parks Make The Most of Winter

Exciting Activities For The Whole Family

Bronte Creek Cross-Country SkiersTORONTO – Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay invites everyone to discover why Ontario’s provincial parks are a terrific destination for a family winter getaway.

“I can’t think of a better way to enjoy an Ontario winter than by experiencing the peace and beauty of a snow-covered provincial park,” said Ramsay. “Many of our parks have well-marked, groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. For overnight stays, some parks offer cozy cabins or other indoor accommodation or you can set up your own tent.” Continue reading Ontario’s Provincial Parks Make The Most of Winter

Give the Gift of Ontario Parks

heritage t 400If your summer vacation seems like a distant memory, Ontario Parks has something that may help you get through the months ahead or solve a gift-giving dilemma. Ontario Parks exclusive line of souvenir merchandise offers a selection of quality items for the young and the young-at-heart.

Our 2006 Ontario Parks Calendar features spectacular photographs of parks across the province… and you can use it to count down the days until your next get-away! calendar coverOr you might choose Amorak our plush wolf cub, as a gift for that special someone on your list. Ontario Parks fleecewear will keep you warm and cozy no matter what the weather is like.

Click here for a list of available items and for fast, secure online shopping.

Re-opening of Campground at Inverhuron

Inverhuron ribbon-cuttingAbout 200 people helped Ontario Parks celebrate the recent re-opening of the campground at Inverhuron Provincial Park. The guest list included Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Glenn Sutton; local MPP Carol Mitchell; Mike Brown, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources; and Chief Paul Nadjiwan, of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Past and current campers and Inverhuron staff were also on hand. Continue reading Re-opening of Campground at Inverhuron

Province Restricts Access To Missinaibi Provincial Park

September 7, 2005

PROVINCE RESTRICTS ACCESS TO MISSINAIBI PROVINCIAL PARK
Precautionary Measures Taken To Ensure Public Safety

TORONTO – The Ontario government is restricting access to certain interior areas of Missinaibi Provincial Park as a precautionary measure following a black bear attack on campers there yesterday, Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay announced today. Continue reading Province Restricts Access To Missinaibi Provincial Park