Today’s post comes from Connor Oke, an Ontario Parks marketing intern.
We live in a world that demands a lot of us.
Canadians work overtime at higher rates than they did 25 years ago. At the same time, we spend more hours in front of screens and on social media, which are linked to increased anxiety and distractedness. We also get less sleep than we did 15 years ago.
Continue reading 4 ways camping helps us slow down and enjoy life
It may be the middle of winter, but we’re daydreaming of summer in southwestern Ontario! How about you?
Get a jump start on planning your vacation. Book a campsite at one of these hidden gems today!
Continue reading Get a jump on June: summer camping in southwestern Ontario
In October, Ontario Parks updated our reservation system and are offering new and exciting services to our visitors. One of the biggest changes is that all our car campsites are now fully reservable — no more first-come, first-served sites.
Most of our visitors are excited by this change, and so are we. We heard overwhelmingly that our customers prefer having a reservation in advance, so they know for sure that they have a campsite before they show up.
However, there have also been some questions from our visitors who enjoyed the first-come, first-served option, and what this change means for them.
Here are the most common questions we’ve encountered so far:
Continue reading Why Ontario Parks moved to 100% reservable car campsites
Mikisew Provincial Park lies on the western shores of scenic Eagle Lake, and is the perfect park for holiday fun and camping each summer.
But why put away the camping gear after Labour Day?
Mikisew is extending its camping season through Thanksgiving Weekend!
Continue reading Mikisew extends camping season!
Amber reds, warm yellows, and oranges as brilliant as a nighttime campfire – there are few places with fall colours as memorable as Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Here are five other reasons why we think Lake Superior is a top northern park to visit this autumn:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Lake Superior Provincial Park this fall
This post is brought to you from our guest blogger Sitka the Border Collie, with help from her human Laura Myers, a Learning and Education Leader with Ontario Parks.
Hello! My name is Sitka and I’m a dog.
My humans love to camp! From the moment they brought me home when I was eight weeks old, they said, “I can’t wait for all the camping adventures we will go on, little one.”
Continue reading Ruffing it at Ontario Parks: a dog’s perspective on camping
We’re thrilled to introduce our new reservation system!
Here are just a few of the features we think you’ll love:
Continue reading 10 exciting new reservation features
Cooler weather. No bugs. The pumpkin pie aroma wafting from your campfire, and the warmth of hot chocolate in your hands. It must be fall camping season!
These six parks will be extending their camping season this year:
Continue reading Extended fall camping at six parks
Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a marketing and development specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
I promise to be greener.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m already pretty green. However, after leading an Earth Day park clean up, I decided I need to take it one step further and double up my efforts to further reduce my impact on the environment.
Continue reading How to leave the park greener than you found it
Summer is here, and now’s the perfect time for a last minute family road trip!
During the busy summer months, the solution to finding your serene camping trip is heading north. Here are a few near north parks we suggest visiting with your little ones.
Continue reading Family friendly parks in the near north