In the fall of 1921, artist Lawren Harris first travelled the north shore of Lake Superior. Moved by the rugged beauty of the landscape, he continued to return for many years, later accompanied by other members of the Group of Seven. These camping trips to the Superior’s north shore were a creative well-spring and inspired a large number of pieces including Harris’ 1924 work, Pic Island.
Today, travellers can explore the Algoma and Superior North Shore landscape preserved in paint by Lawren Harris while driving the scenic Lake Superior Circle Tour along the TransCanada – Highway 17. Whether you’re a painter, photographer or poet, let these landscapes inspire you to new creative heights.
No bugs, temperatures that are just right and lots of trails to choose from. Ontario Parks offer the perfect fall hikes. Trails range in length and degree of difficulty and are available for any level of hiker. Best of all, they’ll lead you to some of Ontario’s best fall colour views. Continue reading Fall hikes in Ontario Parks
My family has been going to Sandbanks since before I was born and I am now 28 and have continued the tradition every summer, but the most memorable summer was in 1996. I met the man of my dreams on the beach that hot, hot summer. Jason and I had both “grown up” in the park. Every summer since I was 13, I can remember a group of boys that always seemed to be sleeping on the beach, but they didn’t even notice me. Continue reading Thanks for the memories! Part 5
When you visit Ontario Parks this season, be on the lookout! You may just spot our new little — and we mean little — vehicle. It’s a “smart fortwo” coupe, from Ontario Parks’ newest corporate partner, Mercedes-Benz of Canada. Continue reading Ontario Parks gets smart!