Spring is here and Ontario Parks are opening! Ontario has 329 provincial parks to choose from that cover an area larger than the province of Nova Scotia. There are countless reasons to get out there and discover the best Ontario has to offer. Continue reading Five Reasons To Visit Ontario Parks This Spring
This weekend (March 20th to March 21st), visit Presqu’ile Provincial Park to help celebrate the return of spring! Continue reading Celebrate the Return of Spring!
Provincial park co-operating associations, or Friends groups, are community based, not-for-profit, charitable organizations which work to enhance the interpretive, educational and recreational programs of the park with which they are associated. Continue reading Friends Helping Friends
After a morning of driving you reach your favourite camping destination, the last thing you want to do is be trapped in a car any longer than you have to, so why not Park Once when you get to the park and get yourself out into the green scene, walk to the beach or park store. Continue reading Take A Challenge… A Park Once Challenge
Thousands of shorebirds dropped out of the sky May 21st and 22nd and landed on Presqu’ile Beach. With 3000+ birds present, beach access was restricted to minimize disturbance to the birds as they feed Continue reading Flight of the Shorebirds at Presqu’ile
As any successful person in the retail business, Lori Horton knows what pleases her customers. “We scoop well over 12,000 ice cream cones,” she explains. As the Park Store Leader for Presqu’ile Provincial Park, Lori’s responsibilities go beyond the sweet treat in the summer. Lori makes sure that during every season, campers have a well maintained store to visit. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Store Leader
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
Our family has been coming to Presqu’ile for 20 years. Every year for the past 19 years, we’ve taken a picture of our 4 children at the lighthouse steps. When we look at them, we remember all the years and memories we have here. We love all of the trails, deer, and other animals here. We consider this our second home. Presqu’ile is an amazing place.
Ron, Nancy, Russell, Mallory. Adrienne & Warren Ferwerda
Guelph, Ontario Continue reading Thanks for the memories! Part 4
We asked you what you remember most about Ontario Parks, and you came through. You told us about your nose-to-nose encounter with deer, the “Welcome Wagon” of skunks at your campsite, Grandpa’s burnt pancakes and that awful canoe trip that somehow, got you hooked. Continue reading Thanks for the memories!