Did you know you can book a group campsite online? Twelve parks in southwestern Ontario are participating in a pilot project aimed at making group camping easier.
You can reserve group sites at these 12 parks through our central call centre service or online as easily as you would a regular car camping site.
Continue reading Group camping reservations now online
Spring is a great time to score your perfect campsite. Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike!
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 noon, June 9):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 10-12
Because of the 5 month booking window at Ontario Parks, to reserve a specific (and popular) campsite for the August Civic long weekend, reserve now. Over 40% of reservations made by the end of March are for the most popular parks. Park staff suggests these provincial parks as alternatives to Ontario’s busiest five.
Continue reading Ontario Parks to visit in 2015
The wind and waves of Rock Point Provincial Park are a must-see, must-experience getaway this summer, especially for overheated, stressed out city dwellers that just need a break. Your getaway awaits at this jewel of a park, nestled on Lake Erie in the ancient Carolinian forest.
Rock Point is a mere hour from Hamilton and the Niagara and Fort Erie borders, an hour from Brantford and 90 minutes from Toronto. How great is that?
Continue reading Be here in an hour: why Southern Ontario landlubbers love escaping to Rock Point
While all Ontario Parks are pet-friendly, some offer more than others when it comes to camping with a canine traveling companion. Twelve Ontario Parks offer designated pet exercise areas and beaches. Seventeen more have one or the other. Below is a sample of pet-friendly parks in different parts of Ontario with designated pet-friendly beaches, exercise areas, or both. For a complete list of all parks with pet exercise areas and/ or beaches PLUS a dog owner’s list of do’s and don’ts, visit our Dogs and Pets in Ontario Parks post.
Continue reading Pet-friendly Ontario Parks
Did you know that Halloween is a big tradition at Ontario Parks every October? The tradition started at parks located along the lower Great Lakes where fall temperatures are milder. But parks like Emily Provincial Park ( near Peterborough) and Algonquin Provincial Park are starting to see this tradition take root at their parks. Continue reading Trick or Treat at Ontario Parks
Guest blogger: David Bree
Sr. Natural Heritage Education Leader
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Migration is a miracle of nature that has fascinated humans since… well since forever. Where do these creatures come from? Where do they go? How do they know when to leave? Many of those questions have been answered over the years but there are still many mysteries to uncover. September is the height of fall migration, and with great weather, smaller crowds, and many parks still open it’s a great time to do some migrating of your own and go out to witness this phenomenon. Continue reading Witness the phenomenon of fall migration in Ontario Parks
When it’s hot and humid nothing beats a trip to the beach and no beach in Ontario is more famous than Wasaga Beach Provincial Park on Georgian Bay. The popular14 kilometre (8.7 mi) beach was in the news last week when it was announced that it had gained new ground. 12 hectares or 40 new acres have been purchased from a private landowner. Continue reading Life’s a beach
If you’re in or near eastern Ontario, one of the best places for star gazing is Charleston Lake Provincial Park near Brockville, Ontario. Amateur star gazers flock to this park’s unique Astronomy Field. Continue reading Learn to star gaze, tag butterflies and more
Environment Canada predicts warm temperatures for Ontario this fall. That’s good news for beach lovers. Beach crowds are gone and the lake views are something else. Distances between Ontario Parks in southwestern Ontario along lakes Huron and Erie are short. Continue reading Beach Lovers And Fall Colours