Nothing says Canada like a maple leaf. That’s why Sandbanks Provincial Park planted 150 Sugar Maples this spring.
And those maples are part of a bigger plan. Over the past ten years, this Picton-area park has planted a whopping 100,000 trees! This year alone, Sandbanks “grew” by 36,000 trees.
Continue reading Trees for tomorrow at Sandbanks
Crave the warm welcome, soft bed, and hearty meals of a bed & breakfast on your travels? Eager to explore Ontario’s breathtaking natural landscapes?
Why not do both?
Book a stay in a cozy bed & breakfast, and use it as a homebase for daily excursions into parks.
We chatted with the Federation of Ontario Bed & Breakfast Accommodation to uncover nine of the best B&B/provincial park combos across Ontario.
Continue reading B&Bs make terrific homebases for exploring provincial parks
Work has been underway to create a new campground (while also providing a mitigation of habitat!) at Sandbanks Provincial Park…
…and we’re just about ready to welcome campers!
Reservations for Sandbanks’ new West Lake Campground will be available starting May 11, 2017!
Continue reading Introducing Sandbanks’ new campground
Spring temperatures can be tough to predict, which is what makes April a great month to stay in a cabin or yurt! Whether it rains, snows or shines, you’ll have a cozy homebase for your outdoor adventures.
Don’t see your favourite park? Reminder that many parks, such as Arrowhead, Silent Lake and Windy Lake, close after March Break to prepare for the spring camping season.
Accommodations featured below were available as of 12:00 pm, March 23, 2017.
Continue reading April vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
We’re proud to announce the winner of this year’s Ontario Parks Ecological Integrity Award: Yvette Bree, our Natural Heritage Education Coordinator at Sandbanks Provincial Park!
Yvette has given decades of dedicated, passionate service, protecting the ecological integrity of one of our busiest parks.
Continue reading Sandbanks superhero wins Ecological Integrity Award
March temperatures can be tough to predict, which is what makes this the perfect month to stay in a cabin or yurt! Whether you’re celebrating an early spring or clinging desperately to the last shreds of winter, whether it rains, snows or shines, you’ll have a cozy homebase for your outdoor adventures.
Our yurts and cabins are very busy over March Break, but after March 19, almost every park has great availability! March is also your last chance to visit parks like Silent Lake and Windy Lake before they re-open for spring.
Accommodations featured below were available as of 12:00 pm, February 23, 2017.
Continue reading March vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Valentine’s Day is on a Tuesday this year and we have the PERFECT gift idea:
A romantic midweek getaway!
Snuggle up to your sweetheart in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available, even on February 14!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 10:00 am, January 24, 2017.
Continue reading February vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
If you love to cross-country ski, snowshoe, skate or simply explore the outdoors with your significant other, Ontario Parks has a romantic winter adventure for you.
Rent a cozy cabin, cottage or heated yurt at one of seven parks that offer winter accommodation. Pro tip? Book mid-week if you can. That’s when you’ll find the best availability.
Twenty-six provincial parks offer drop-dead gorgeous landscapes where you can reconnect with nature on a fun day trip or try an overnight park stay. Local ski clubs help keep hundreds of kilometres of park trails groomed or track set for cross-country skiing or snowshoeing. Try skating through the woods on a cool ice path at Arrowhead or MacGregor Point Provincial Parks.
And don’t fret: our roofed getaways have all the facilities you need to cook up a romantic candlelit dinner for two.
Holiday and New Year’s Eve events, ski loppets, snowshoe races, and other events are planned every winter.
Here is a sampling of winter adventures worth travelling for:
Continue reading Romantic winter adventures worth travelling for
Start 2017 off right with a cozy winter staycation!
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this January in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, especially for midweek visitors!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 3:30 pm, December 21, 2016.
Continue reading January vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Here at Ontario Parks, preserving the province’s ecological integrity is always on our minds.
You’ve heard about our bigger projects, like:
But did you know ecological integrity is part of our everyday jobs?
Check out these five “mini” ecological integrity tasks:
Continue reading 5 small ways we protect what’s precious