8 fun facts about spiders

Today’s post comes from naturalist Pilar Manorome from Rondeau Provincial Park. Are you afraid of spiders? Our eight-legged friends are the kind of “creepy crawlies” that many people like to pretend don’t exist. One of my goals as a naturalist is to break down those barriers with fun facts that can make those “less-appealing” creatures sound like … Continue reading 8 fun facts about spiders

Campsite vacancy highlights: October 5-8

Big plans for Thanksgiving weekend? Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for one of our Halloween events? Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province (available as of 12:00 pm on October 3, 2018). 

Halloween 2018 at Ontario Parks

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?

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 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

The surprising, shocking, startling, astonishing story of Silver Islet

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

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       

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