Campsite vacancy highlights: September 6-8

Many of our southern parks have vacancies this weekend. Waterfront sites, electrical sites, and cabins are all 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 on September 5, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: August 23-25

We’re in the last weeks of summer! Make the most of it by heading out on an impromptu weekend camping getaway.

We have a few electrical campsites left in southeastern Ontario and many up north. Where will you stay?

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 on August 22, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: Aug 2-5

We know the struggle. We know what you have been waiting for. We are happy to say that the long weekend is almost here!

Our southern parks are looking pretty full for the long weekend, but we have some beautiful sites available at our northern parks!

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 on July 31, 2019):

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Listening to nature’s music

Today’s post comes from Kyra Santin, a Natural Heritage Education and Marketing Student from our Northwest Zone. 

George Santayana — poet, philosopher and naturalist — said, “The Earth has music for those who listen.”

The earth holds a lot of beauty within it. If we open our eyes and ears, and listen to the world that surrounds us, we can truly appreciate the music the earth is making.

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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 19-21

The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now! Get outside and reconnect at one of these feature campsites.

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 on July 18, 2019):

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Summer star parties 2019

Humanity’s fascination with the celestial bodies dates back millennia.

And times haven’t changed.

Star parties and night sky events are held in our parks every summer, especially in northern Ontario, where there’s less light pollution.
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7 iconic vistas of northwestern Ontario

Today’s post comes from Barb Rees, Discovery Program/Marketing Specialist with Ontario Parks’ Northwest Zone.

Ontario Parks is fortunate to be able to both protect and showcase an abundance of natural vistas across the province.

While some locations are relatively easy to access, others will challenge you before rewarding you with their amazing views.

Here are seven of northwest Ontario Parks’ top iconic vistas to discover and explore this season.

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A look back on Ontario Parks’ outhouses

In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, we took a look back on one of Ontario Parks’ most important pieces of infrastructure – outhouses! We called on Ontario Parks Architect Matthew Harvey to provide some insight on outhouses…the good, the bad, and the stinky!

In the course of my 25 year architectural career with Ontario Parks, I occasionally get asked what I do for a living. I proudly reply “Why, I design outhouses!”

If that person doesn’t excuse themselves, turn on their heel and beat a hasty retreat, then we might get down to a discussion that goes something like this:

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More group sites available to book online

Looking for a fun way to camp with a bunch of people? Consider group campsites!

We’re happy to announce that group campsites can now be reserved online and via our call centre for an additional 25 provincial parks.

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Accessible locations to view fall colours

As the cold weather hits, opportunities to view a stunning array of fall colours are popping up around the province.

Ontario Parks is committed to making our parks as accessible as possible for visitors. If you’re planning a trip, we’ve rounded up a list of parks with accessibility features that are perfect for viewing the beauty of fall.

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