Spirit walks and storytellers

When paddling a river or toasting marshmallows, it can be easy to forget the rich cultural history of Ontario’s provincial parks. We’ve got all kinds of storytelling going on in our parks this August,  especially in the evenings. Care to stop by for a yarn?

10 wacky fish facts

Fishing is a great way to experience the outdoors, connect with family, and explore new areas. Plus – the excitement of reeling in and landing a fish is hard-to-beat. Safely releasing it back into the water and watching it swim back into the depths is particularly rewarding too. Fish are amazing critters, as these strange-but-true … Continue reading 10 wacky fish facts

Don’t deck the Scots pine for Christmas

If you’ve visited Presqu’ile Provincial Park lately, you’ve probably spotted staff and volunteers cutting down happy pine trees (during the Christmas season!) and feeding them (*GASP*) into the woodchipper. You might even have pulled over to ask, in a little Cindy-Lou Who voice: Why are you taking our Christmas tree? Why?

Where’s Charlotte’s winter web?

Today’s post comes from Pilar Manorome, a natural heritage education specialist from Rondeau Provincial Park. While you’re cuddled up on the couch with your favourite book and a big cup of hot chocolate, have you ever wondered where our eight-legged friends spend the cold winter months? Well, I’ve got the answers to your winter-time ponderings.

The cold hard facts about ice fishing rules and regs

Do you dream of skimmers, tip-ups, pop-ups and giant pike or walleye?  Do you measure the days of winter by the increasing thickness of ice on your favourite lakes? Or are you just excited to try out your new ice fishing rod for the first time? Imagine setting your line in with little to no … Continue reading The cold hard facts about ice fishing rules and regs

Book your Prince Edward County getaway at Sandbanks’ Maple Rest Heritage House!

  Built in the 1870s, Maple Rest is nestled within the dunes beach area of Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County.  It is available for reservation throughout the year and perfect for your next getaway.  Here are some of the features we think you will enjoy:   1.  Victorian Charm Maple Rest is a … Continue reading Book your Prince Edward County getaway at Sandbanks’ Maple Rest Heritage House!