In honour of our 125th anniversary, our oldest provincial park, Algonquin, is hosting a bioblitz series!
Join park naturalists for weekly programs where you will learn how to identify and inventory different species, as well as the importance of citizen science in protecting the biodiversity of our parks.
Continue reading Summer bioblitzes at Algonquin
2018 marks Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary and we’ve been digging through our archives in search of some of the coolest vintage photographs, documents, and artifacts. Throughout the year we are sharing our discoveries in a series of OP125 blog posts!
This post showcases a collection of vintage postcards featuring a few of our beautiful parks in northwestern Ontario!
Continue reading Then and now: vintage parks postcards
This post comes to us from Mark Read, Interpretive Naturalist at Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Last month, two local schools took part in a mini bioblitz at Murphys Point, using their outdoor skills to explore, discover, and identify the various wildlife of the park.
Continue reading Local schools blitz Murphys Point
Today’s post comes us from Julie Dixon and Chris Rutledge at Pancake Bay Provincial Park.
Picture this: you’re sitting on a beautiful sandy beach, soaking in an awe-inspiring sunset over Caribbean blue waters. Where do you imagine you are?
Perhaps Costa Rica? Mexico?
In fact, you don’t have to travel too far to access views like that — just head north to a little hidden gem called Pancake Bay Provincial Park!
Continue reading Celebrate 50 years at Pancake Bay Provincial Park
In celebrating our 125th anniversary, we have been digging through our archives in search of vintage photos and documents.
Driving up to your favourite park, seeing that park entrance sign can feel like coming home. Today, we’re taking a look at some Ontario Parks entrance signs and how they have evolved through the ages!
Continue reading Then and Now: park entrance signs
This week’s post comes from father and grandfather Roger Duffy, whose family has camped at Sandbanks Provincial Park every year since 1968!
My how time flies.
July of 1968 was our first camping trip to Sandbanks Provincial Park (then known as Outlet Beach Provincial Park).
Continue reading 50 years at Sandbanks
In celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th Anniversary, Sandbanks Provincial Park is working with local students to rehabilitate one of its most important namesake features — the dunes!
Continue reading Saving sand by planting grass
As part of Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary celebrations, we’re very excited to announce a concert tour featuring our very own Wakami Wailers!
The Wakami Wailers are long-time camper favourites, but many fans don’t realize the band first met when working at Wakami Lake Provincial Park in 1981.
Continue reading Welcoming home the Wakami Wailers
2018 marks Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary!
To commemorate this milestone, a nifty travelling exhibit celebrating our provincial park system’s major achievements will be making its way around the province.
Continue reading Our history, our future: a travelling exhibit
This summer’s OP125 celebrations include the creation of a 2018 time capsule!
And what better place to “bury” a time capsule than Ontario’s oldest provincial park?
Continue reading Help us celebrate our OP125 time capsule at Algonquin