Today’s post comes from Evan McCaul and Steve Kingston, ecologists with Ontario Parks’ Northwest Zone.
Did you know that bats play important roles in our ecosystems and are unique in being the only type of mammals that can truly fly?
All bats in Ontario are nocturnal predators that feed primarily on insects like moths and mosquitoes. There are eight different bat species across Ontario, including three species at risk: the Little Brown Bat, the Northern Long-eared Bat and the Tri-coloured Bat.
Continue reading Batmobiles in the northwest!
Imagine spending a crisp autumn night under the stars in a heated yurt. Or why not watch a thunderstorm roll in across Lake Ontario from your waterfront cottage?
Get warm and cozy in a provincial park this November in one of our roofed accommodations!
Accommodations featured below are available as of noon, October 15, 2018.
Continue reading November vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Big plans for Thanksgiving weekend?
Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for one of our Halloween events?
Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province (available as of 12:00 pm on October 3, 2018).
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 5-8
This weekend is calling for perfect fall sweater-weather! Why not get outside with your wool socks, and snuggle up around a fire in a provincial park?
We have waterfront and electrical sites available, as well as a number of cabins (available as of 12:00 pm on September 27, 2018).
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 28-30
You’ve checked our Fall Colour Report, and you’re ready for an autumn adventure.
Here are our top seven tips for finding your fall colour fix:
Continue reading 7 leaf-peeping tips for fall fanatics
We’re expecting beautiful temperatures this weekend — why not go camping?
We’ve got waterfront and electrical campsites available, PLUS some parks still have vacant roofed accommodations (available as of 12:00 pm on September 13, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 14-16
For many hikers, fall is peak season for the big challenges. Bugs have fled, temperatures are lower and the autumn leaves are on full display.
If you’re after an exciting new trail this fall, we’ve got three bucket list trips to recommend.
Ready to test your mettle?
Continue reading Up for a hiking challenge?
Is there any better way to spend the last weekend of the summer than outside on a beach or in the forest?
Wrap up your summer by booking one of the available campsites for the long weekend (available as of 12:00 pm on August 29, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: August 31-September 3
Today’s post comes from Kyra Santin, a Natural Heritage Education and Marketing Student from our Northwest Zone.
George Santayana — poet, philosopher and naturalist — said, “The Earth has music for those who listen.”
The earth holds a lot of beauty within it. If we open our eyes and ears, and listen to the world that surrounds us, we can truly appreciate the music the earth is making.
Continue reading Listening to nature’s music