Beaches can be an accessibility challenge for park visitors using walkers or wheelchairs. Because of the soft sand, wheels and legs of walkers can sink in, making them tough to maneuver.
As a part of our commitment to making parks as accessible as possible, more parks are offering beach accessibility measures to help visitors explore our shorelines.
Continue reading Beach accessibility at Ontario Parks
Get the most out of this upcoming August long weekend by spending it outdoors.
For those of you taking part in Ontario Parks’ 30×30 Challenge, regular camping trips will help you get your nature time in this month. Forest bathe, go for a paddle (many of our parks rent watercraft), or just hang on the beach.
Southern Ontario’s pretty full, but if you’re willing to head north, we’ve got tent sites, RV/trailer sites AND electrical sites that are currently open. Check out our featured campsites below (available as of 12:00 pm on August 1, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: August 3-6
We are mid-summer and really feeling the beautiful weather! Take advantage by booking a weekend getaway.
You can scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on July 26, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 27-29
Whether you walk through the waves or jump off the dock, there’s no better way to cool off than going for a swim.
This summer, as you escape the sweltering heat in one of Ontario’s lakes, think about these head-to-toe benefits your body is receiving from that dip:
Continue reading Health benefits of swimming
It’s looking like a sunny weekend ahead and you can still get campsites in several Ontario Parks. Listen to the World Cup final while relaxing by a lake on one of our featured campsites (available as of 12:00 pm on July 12, 2018).
Don’t see something that suits you? Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool — including pictures of most campsites!
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 13-15
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
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
It’s looking like a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites.
There are a bunch of rustic cabins in this week’s preview, AND a cottage in Temagami!
Scout out your ideal campsiteon our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 1:00 pm on June 7, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 8 – June 10
In honour of our 125th anniversary, we’re delighted to unveil our invitation to find yourself at Ontario Parks.
Continue reading Find yourself at Ontario Parks
Today’s post comes from our Natural Heritage Education Specialist (and history buff) Dave Sproule.
Thousands of boats, ships and canoes have been claimed by Lake Superior over the centuries. The Edmund Fitzgerald is simply the most famous and one of the most recent.
Continue reading Shipwrecks of Lake Superior