Life’s a beach

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

Valentine ideas at Ontario Parks

Ski the Chocolate Cup Challenge, an annual Valentine’s Day ski race at Atikokan, near Quetico Provincial Park. Hosted by the Beaten Path Nordic Club, this year’s Chocolate Cup is on February 12. Families are welcome. Plenty of chocolate will be served and there are prizes for all. Stay an extra day and ski the groomed trails at Quetico or book a stay in one of two yurts. Continue reading Valentine ideas at Ontario Parks

Piping Plovers Need Your Help!

Park staff at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park are looking for volunteers to assist with protecting recently hatched Piping Plover chicks.

Piping Plovers are one of Canada’s rarest birds and are under immediate threat of extinction. They have been listed as an endangered species and are protected under Ontario’s new Endangered Species Act. Continue reading Piping Plovers Need Your Help!