Chuck Commanda grew up part of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, an Algonquin First Nation. As a young boy, he helped his grandparents make birchbark canoes. Now, years later, Chuck enjoys sharing his knowledge and showcasing his skills to the public. Chuck recently attended the “Politics of the Canoe” workshop in Winnipeg, where he says much … Continue reading The makings and teachings of the birchbark canoe
What is it about White Pine? No other tree species in Ontario seems to inspire as much reverence and passion. The history of White Pine is deeply intertwined with the history of people in Ontario. It has been an important species for Indigenous people for millennia, played a huge role in establishing Ontario’s cities, and … Continue reading The amazing journey of Ontario’s provincial tree
When many people think about Quetico, they envision backcountry camping or paddling splendor. Today’s post from Brian Jackson, Park Biologist, highlights Quetico’s important scientific work. It’s been another busy year for science studies and monitoring in Quetico Provincial Park. The following highlights just a few of the projects carried out this past summer:
Thousands of visitors will soon be flocking to parks for a panoramic view of our magnificent fall colours – bulbous, rounded streaks of red, yellow and orange flashing across the horizon. On the way to your favourite lookout through the maples, birch and poplars, look up and look around. Take a moment to breathe in … Continue reading “Look for the leaf” this fall with Ontario Wood
Happy Autumn Equinox! Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province. Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Sept. 22):
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
“Roughing it” not really your style? Explore nature with all the comforts of home! From stone fireplaces to fully equipped kitchens to whirlpool tubs, discover each cabin’s special perks.
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?
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.
From its rich cultural heritage to its picture perfect lookout trail, there’s plenty to love about Restoule Provincial Park. Planning a fall getaway? Get a sneak peek at this autumn paradise in our new “Cool Things at Restoule” video: