This blog post comes from Senior Marketing Specialist Anne Craig.
It’s the summer of 1963. Lester B. Pearson has just been elected the Prime Minister of Canada, and “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore is topping the CHUM chart.
Ontario is enjoying a year of economic growth, riding on the tails of a booming manufacturing sector. One of the most popular summer vacations is camping at a provincial park.
But campers were a lot different in 1963 than they are today. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between what campers were like in 1963, and today.
Continue reading Then and now: Ontario Parks visitors
This summer, a number of Ontario Parks will be distributing sample cans of Bush’s Beans to campers! And this year, we’re going maple style.
Parks that will be distributing samples are:
Continue reading The beans are back!
Worried about how restful it is sleeping outside?
Studies show sleeping away from artificial light and waking up with natural sunlight can reset your circadian rhythm which will help you feel refreshed after a better night’s sleep.
But to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Here are some tips for comfy sleeping while car camping:
Continue reading How to get a good night’s sleep while camping
We are in the heydays of beautiful, hot summer weather! Take advantage of it by booking one of these great sites for your weekend getaway.
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 12:00 pm on July 27, 2017):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 28-30
In today’s post, Senior Marketing Specialist Sheila Wiebe shares advice on how to completely power down (pain-free!) on your next camping adventure.
Seasoned backcountry country campers: this article is not intended for you (though you might find it funny). We’re talking to front-country and car campers in this one.
When researching this topic, I realized there are lots of articles about alternative power sources when camping on a non-electrical site.
But did you know that you can actually camp/ live comfortably without electrical power?!
Continue reading How to survive an unplugged camping trip
This long weekend, we’ve only got first-come-first-served campsites left in Southern Ontario.
But there are some BEAUTIFUL sites still free up north, including a lakeside cabin!
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. 1):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: Sept. 2-5 (long weekend edition!)
Spring is a great time to score your perfect campsite. Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike!
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, June 9):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 10-12
To many, camping brings visions of sunshine, the leaves trembling as the trees slowly sway in the wind, sand and waves gently crashing around your toes as you enjoy your days on the beach. Your face is flush with your first dose of spring sunshine and your ears are filled with the beautiful songs of migrating birds.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Here are our top ten reasons to try spring camping this season:
We’ve got lots to be thankful for here in Ontario, including this weekend’s beautiful weather report!
So why not spend this holiday weekend outside?
Enjoy the Fall Colours, host a Thanksgiving dinner, or trick-or-treat at the parks celebrating Halloween!
Continue reading You could be camping
September is the perfect time for a weekend getaway. Summer temperatures linger, but Ontario’s beautiful forests have begun to display their Fall Colours!
Can we tempt you with one of these gorgeous fall campsites?
Continue reading You could be camping