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
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
With bass fishing season just around the corner, we put out a call to Ontario Parks’ staff to give us their opinions on where the best bass fishing is to be found. Here is what they had to say: Continue reading You can bet your bass!
The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Many in Motion – made a brief stop at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on January 11. 2012. Natalie Ferguson and her children John and Mary Ann were the medal bearers. Continue reading The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Many in Motion
That’s right, opening season for Ontario Parks is fast approaching! It’s time to dig out your camera and get ready for another fantastic season of visiting and photographing Ontario Parks! Continue reading Spring into Photography with Ontario Parks!
Spring is one of the best times to visit Ontario Parks. The lack of foliage is a chance to see rare park flora and fauna. Wildflowers carpet forest floors. Salt-depleted moose seek roadside mineral pools and special spring events are planned. Continue reading Celebrate spring at Ontario Parks