With beautiful weather and stunning fall colours on the way, there couldn’t be a better weekend to enjoy fall in a provincial park.
Celebrate the long weekend from one of our campsites! We have waterfront and electrical sites available, plus an awesome 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 12:00 pm on October 5, 2017):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 6-9
Big thanks to the students of Valley Central Public School, especially Olivia Davis (grade 7) and Paige Arnold (grade 8), for writing this post about their recent trip to Kakabeka Falls.
On September 19 students from Valley Central Public School headed to Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
The students were excited to visit the park and take part in some outdoor learning activities.
Valley Central Grade 7 and 8 students are part of a new and exciting learning opportunity called Learning Academies. Learning Academies are designed to engage students in community connected experiential learning opportunities. The program is focused on community sustainability, including exploring our natural and built environment, and fine arts.
As students, we are engaged in documenting our learning through e-portfolios, blogs, and social media as we learn to become responsible digital citizens and 21st century learners.
Continue reading Lessons in nature at Kakabeka Falls
To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People all provincial parks are offering free day-use this Friday! If you choose to stay the night, here are some awesome campsites available all weekend.
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 20, 2017):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 21-23
Today’s post comes from Steven Kearney, a park warden at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park.
Thirty kilometres west of Thunder Bay rises the impressive natural water formation known as Kakabeka Falls.
At 40 m high, it has affectionately been nicknamed the “Niagara of the North” because of its size and fame. The park also carries an extensive cultural history and displays great geological significance. Kakabeka Falls is a popular tourist destination along the Trans-Canada Highway, whether as a camping getaway, a quick day trip from Thunder Bay, or a rest stop along a greater journey.
This year, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park celebrates its 60th anniversary and hosts a variety of events throughout the operating season.
Continue reading Happy 60th, Kakabeka Falls!
When most of us picture winter ice, we conjure up mental images of skating rinks and icicles. But did you know there’s a lot of variety in wintry water formations?
From frozen falls to ice volcanoes, winter water is quite a sight to behold:
Continue reading Frozen falls and other wacky winter water
The health benefits of hiking are head-to-toe. A walk in the woods can help alleviate mental fatigue, and improve creative thinking. Hiking is also great for cardiovascular health and muscle tone.
But is hiking an option in the winter?
Absolutely. We’ve collected a list of five parks with stellar options for winter rambles:
Continue reading 5 walks through winter woods
Beat the heat this weekend by heading out to a park!
Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike! We even have a CABIN, and a trailer available.
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 14):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 15-17
Today’s post comes from Marketing and Communications summer student Mitch Jackson.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better. No longer do park enthusiasts have to drag clunky DSLR cameras through the wilderness. Taking your smartphone with you will free up room for snacks, sunscreen, a lunch, a water bottle…did we mention more room for snacks?
We’ve seen that smartphones can already act as a field guide and support citizen science. Along with that, many phones also have incredible photo capabilities. Gone are the days of blurry, low-res phone photos. High-quality nature photography can happen right on your mobile device, without the burden of a camera strap.
Add some sparkle to your snapshots with the help of these apps:
Continue reading The best apps for smartphone photography
It’s the first weekend of June — let’s go camping!
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 2):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 3-5
With the kids back in school, September is the perfect time to pack a picnic-for-two and spend a day at Ontario Parks. Here are ten parks with romantic picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres. Need picnic recipe ideas? Check this Park Blog post, Park picnic recipes and tips. Continue reading Fall picnics are for lovers