From July 2-10 our parks will be celebrating Family Fishing Week with special events taking place in many of our parks. Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish without a license. There has never been a better time to introduce a friend to fishing or to take advantage of the incredible fishing opportunities offered by our parks.
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, July 7):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 8-10
Looking for a new place to run? Try Ontario Parks. Softer trail surfaces minimize the impact on runner joints and backs. Runners have over 1,800 kilometres of trails to choose from. Park landscapes are spectacular and many parks offer roofed accommodation. Derrick Spafford is a regular trail runner at Frontenac Provincial Park which has 160 kilometres of trails, one of the largest trail networks east of the Canadian Rockies. In this Park Blog, Spafford shares his trail running tips and three favourite Frontenac trails.
Continue reading Go for a run at Ontario Parks
The countdown to fall has begun; children are returning to school, sweaters and long pants are reappearing and birds and butterflies are beginning their migratory journeys. Some of us experience a kind of grieving at this time of year; we mourn for the long hot days of summer. But others celebrate fall – a time of glorious colour, quiet parks and few bugs.
Only a few regions of the world offer the kind of spectacular, showy fall colours that Ontario is famous for. The climate and deciduous trees of Northeastern North America provide the perfect storm for transforming our lush green foliage into the brilliant reds, yellows and oranges.
Continue reading The many colours of fall
In the past, you have likely noticed a lot of enhancements to our reservation service. Well, over the winter we’ve worked on some further improvements and are ready to share them with you.
Here’s a sneak peak at what’s new for 2013: Continue reading New improvements to our Reservation Service
In the off-season, park staff work hard to improve the visitor experience at Ontario Parks. Here’s a sample of new infrastructure that has been added to parks for 2012: Continue reading New at Ontario Parks in 2012
Still looking for something to do during the months of July and August? Why not check out a roofed accommodation at Ontario Parks. There are still vacancies available at Bonnechere Provincial Park for their rustic cabins and yurts at Windy Lake and Charleston Lake Provincial Parks. Continue reading Ontario Parks offers great roofed accommodations for summer camping!
If you’re in or near eastern Ontario, one of the best places for star gazing is Charleston Lake Provincial Park near Brockville, Ontario. Amateur star gazers flock to this park’s unique Astronomy Field. Continue reading Learn to star gaze, tag butterflies and more
Spectacular fall colours, cool nights, and sunny days – with no mosquitoes or black flies – make autumn a great time of year to visit a provincial park. Continue reading Autumn Is Show Time In Southern Ontario Parks