Then and now: backcountry cooking

In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares time-tested beans and bannocks recipes.

With Ontario Parks celebrating its 125th anniversary, it’s fun to look back at how backcountry camping in our multi-landscaped wilderness has changed over the decades.

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Summer bioblitzes at Algonquin

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.

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Then and now: vintage parks postcards

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!

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Local schools blitz Murphys Point

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.

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Celebrate 50 years at Pancake Bay Provincial Park

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!

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Welcoming home the Wakami Wailers

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.

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