Why every Ontario birder should visit Frontenac

Who knew that Frontenac Provincial Park is one of the hottest spots for viewing some of the most beautiful and endangered species of birds in all of Ontario?  Some 12 bird species at risk, including the rarely seen cerulean warbler, Louisiana waterthrush, and golden-winged warbler, call Frontenac Provincial Park and the surrounding area their home. 

If you visit this southeastern Ontario park, situated in the middle of the Frontenac Arch (the billion-year-old foundation of eastern North America and a unique ridge of ancient granite that joins the Adirondack Mountains to the iconic Canadian Shield in southeastern Ontario), you’ll be treated to “a vital habitat corridor for migration and a critical nursery for many of Ontario’s disappearing flora and fauna,” says Dan Derbyshire, head of Frontenac Bird Studies (FBS) at the Migration Research Foundation. 

White-throated Sparrow (photo credit:Seabrooke Leckie)

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New improvements to our Reservation Service

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

China Travel Channel Filming in Ontario Parks!

Ontario Parks is thrilled to be working with the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership and Tourism Toronto to bring China Travel Channel to Ontario again this summer. Last year’s joint promotion included Algonquin Provincial Park. This year two families are travelling to Ontario. Continue reading China Travel Channel Filming in Ontario Parks!

Ontario’s Provincial Parks Make The Most of Winter

Exciting Activities For The Whole Family

Bronte Creek Cross-Country SkiersTORONTO – Natural Resources Minister David Ramsay invites everyone to discover why Ontario’s provincial parks are a terrific destination for a family winter getaway.

“I can’t think of a better way to enjoy an Ontario winter than by experiencing the peace and beauty of a snow-covered provincial park,” said Ramsay. “Many of our parks have well-marked, groomed trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or hiking. For overnight stays, some parks offer cozy cabins or other indoor accommodation or you can set up your own tent.” Continue reading Ontario’s Provincial Parks Make The Most of Winter