Today’s post is brought to you by the natural heritage education staff at Lake Superior Provincial Park.
This past July, Lake Superior Provincial Park held a bioblitz in an effort to identify as many species as possible within the park boundaries. That is 160,810 ha of park land and water, abundant with life!
Our mission: to get to know our park, and teach park visitors how to be citizen scientists!
Continue reading A summer bioblitz at Lake Superior
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.
Continue reading Listening to nature’s music
The landscapes of our provincial parks are like a vault of stories waiting to be opened.
This post showcases the top eight historical experiences across the province that shed light on the unique history of the land.
Discover the mosaic of Ontario’s rich cultural history while visiting our parks!
Continue reading Top 8 historical experiences in Ontario parks
Nothing beats a cool dip on a hot summer day so we asked park staff where they think the best swimming is in Ontario: Continue reading Where to swim at Ontario Parks
What parks are you visiting this summer? Is Sleeping Giant Provincial Park on your list?
This month’s FREE digital download is of the glorious view of Lake Superior at the peak of the “Top of the Giant” trail.
Continue reading July’s digital download
This July, yoga instructor Adelle Leonard is travelling across Canada spreading her love of outdoor yoga through free classes in parks.
Inspired by Healthy Parks Healthy People, this program aims to bring people outdoors with an opportunity to practice yoga in breathtaking natural environments.
Yoga outdoors boasts a large amount of benefits, as well as an opportunity to try something new and connect with a new community.
Continue reading Nama-stay in nature at Ontario Parks
Today’s post comes from Park Naturalist Lesley Ng of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.
Did you know there are blooming beauties which are adapted for the arctic tundra or alpine environments? In short, they like it cold!
And we don’t need traverse tundra or climb mountains to see them. We just need to take a spring hike along Lake Superior’s shoreline.
Continue reading Chilling out by the lake: arctic-alpine disjunct plants along Lake Superior
Today’s post comes from Bob Elliott, Superintendent of the winter wonderland that is Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Every so often, the winters around Lake Superior are cold enough to freeze the waters of Gitchee Gumee, providing a magical opportunity to walk on the ice of the world’s largest freshwater lake.
The winter of 2017/2018 has been cold enough to provide that magic.
Continue reading A winter wander along a frozen Lake Superior
Today’s post comes from Laura Myers, a tea lover and Marketing Specialist with Ontario Parks.
This blog is dedicated to all of those who love tea and nature.
Whether it’s a cool summer evening, or a chilly winter day, it’s always a good time for tea time. There’s something about having a cup of tea that ignites a sense of stillness and calmness. It reminds you to take a step back, and really take in a moment.
Ontario’s northwest provincial parks provide some stellar backdrops for the most perfect outdoor tea parties. Make a cup of tea, and read on to discover six tea hot spots!
Continue reading Hot spots to have a cup of tea in Ontario Parks’ northwest
As part of the Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, we’re asking Ontarians to help us fund five legacy projects across the province.
Lake Superior Provincial Park’s legacy project is the upgrade and extension of the Noisy Bay Hiking Trail and the creation of an accessible trail down to the beach.
Continue reading Support Lake Superior Provincial Park