Back in 1970, Canada, like much of the world switched over to using the metric system.
Really, it makes so much more sense than the imperial system; 10 units per one larger unit, instead of divisions of 12?
It’s time we at Ontario Parks made the switch.
Continue reading Ontario Parks measures up
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
Whether you’re planning a scenic day trip or a rugged backcountry adventure, Northeastern Ontario is a paddler’s playground.
Last year, Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top paddling destinations…
…and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 paddling destinations of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading 5 life-changing paddling routes of Northeastern Ontario
Looking for a fun way to camp with a bunch of people? Consider group campsites!
We’re happy to announce that group campsites can now be reserved online and via our call centre for an additional 25 provincial parks.
Continue reading More group sites available to book online
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Fishing on a new body of water is always exciting and presents a challenge, too.
Fishing a new lake means learning the lay of the land without having go-to areas or fishing hotspots from past adventures to rely on.
This is precisely why I love traveling so much and visiting various parks in our beautiful province. It’s an opportunity to dissect new waters and create memories.
Any day on the water is a day well spent, but landing a memorable catch on a brand new body of water certainly adds a satisfying element to the experience.
Continue reading Fishing on the Mattawa River
The landscapes of our provincial parks are like a vault of stories waiting to be opened.
This post showcases the top eight historical experiences across the province that shed light on the unique history of the land.
Discover the mosaic of Ontario’s rich cultural history while visiting our parks!
Continue reading Top 8 historical experiences in Ontario Parks
Summer’s zipping by — don’t miss your camping fix!
We’ve got some beautiful campsites available around the province this weekend for both tent and RV campers (available as of 1:00 pm on August 9, 2018).
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: August 10-12
To celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People Day, all provincial parks are offering free day-use this Friday! If you choose to stay the night, here are some awesome campsites available all weekend (available as of 12:00 pm on July 19, 2018).
Or, scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!).
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 20-22
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
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