Road-tripping through fall at Ontario Parks

Hi, I’m Carolyn, and I’m popping in on the Ontario Parks blog to highlight some of my favorite provincial parks that you can visit throughout the fall, which I think is one of the best times to travel in Ontario. Please read on as we road-trip around Ontario:

Preparing for winter when you live off the land

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 28 and 29, 2019! 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

Dressing up like it’s 1900!

Today’s post comes from Nicole Bucik, a Senior Park Interpreter at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live in the Victorian era? When walking around Spruce Lane Farm at Bronte Creek Provincial Park, you might think to yourself: have I stepped back in time? Seeing park staff … Continue reading Dressing up like it’s 1900!

Stories in the stars / Pride in our hearts

Today’s post comes from Will Morin, a Professor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Sudbury and Bruce Waters, a former educator at the McLaughlin Planetarium and founder of the Killarney Provincial Park Observatory. It’s time we learn the astronomical traditions of the diverse Indigenous cultures in the Americas.

Responsible anglers are nature’s superheroes

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

By paddle and boot: citizen science in the backcountry       

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