August 2014 at Ontario Parks

Here are some of the cool events happening this August at Ontario Parks.

For a complete listing, visit our Calendar of Events

Near Toronto

Wasaga Under Siege at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park

This is the year to visit!  Many extra-special activities have been planned for this 200th Anniversary of the Sinking of the HMS Nancy.  Enemy forces are planning to attack Wasaga Beach! Our Peaceful shores have not seen this many cannons, muskets and bayonets since the HMS Nancy sank in the Nottawasaga River in 1814. Join us on the battlefields, or at the encampment on the Nancy Island Historic Site where hundreds of re-enactors attack and avenge the demise of the HMS Nancy. A weekend full of events for the entire family.

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3 events in Ontario Parks among Top 100 in the Province

Hundreds of regional and community events are hosted annually across Ontario and each year Festivals and Events Ontario honours the top 100. Selected as the “best of the best”, the awards acknowledge the dedication it takes to successfully organize and execute some of the top festivals and events in the world.

This year, thanks to the hard work of our Friends Organizations and Staff, Ontario Parks is delighted to announce that three of our events made it on to this prestigious list. If you are looking to spend some time with friends or family, check out why these three events were singled out as “best-in-class”. Continue reading 3 events in Ontario Parks among Top 100 in the Province

Fall picnics are for lovers

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 tipsContinue reading Fall picnics are for lovers

New improvements to our Reservation Service

In the past, you have likely noticed a lot of enhancements to our reservation service. Well, over the winter we’ve worked on some further improvements and are ready to share them with you.

Here’s a sneak peak at what’s new for 2013: Continue reading New improvements to our Reservation Service

Camp in Comfort

Ontario Parks is piloting new types of roofed accommodation this year at Murphys Point, Arrowhead and Pinery Provincial Parks. We started with Camp Cabins. There is one located in each of our pilot parks.  The second new accommodation is a Deluxe Tent.  This tent is now available at Murphys Point (site 48), Arrowhead (site 247) and Pinery (site 491). Continue reading Camp in Comfort

Chill out in Ontario Parks’ backcountry

Looking to chill out in Ontario Parks’ backcountry? Here are six provincial parks that offer canoe and kayak rentals and hiking trails that access unique park landscapes. Algonquin and Killarney Provincial Parks are iconic and known around the world. Continue reading Chill out in Ontario Parks’ backcountry