Ever wanted to explore nature with a guide by your side? Come experience a different side of Ontario Parks with us through staff-led programs, self-led activities, and interpretive displays.
Whether you’re a teacher, camper, or day visitor, there’s always something to discover.
*Park entry fees may apply
Leading programs since 1944
Programs, In-Park Resources & Self-Serve Activities
Certified Discovery Program Staff & Teachers
8,000+ programs per year
70+ provincial parks
Filling a class schedule that keeps your students engaged isn’t easy. Capture your student’s limited attention spans with curriculum-based topics delivered in a compelling and relevant way.
Reduce your prep time and let us teach a subject that we’re experts in!
Designed to enrich and extend the K-12 Ontario Science and Social Studies Curricula, our school programs provide first-hand experiences that promote:
So, step into Ontario’s largest outdoor classroom!Find virtual topics and request a booking
Request information about in-park and in-school programs along with self-use resources.
For some, camping has been your multi-generational tradition. For others, it’s your first time. No matter your experience with Ontario Parks, there are opportunities to explore parks in new ways for every camper of any age.
In-Park Discovery Programs:
By spending time with our Discovery Program Staff, you’ll have the opportunity to:
Visiting for the day gives you limited time to explore. Make the most of it with interactive programs, apps, Visitor Centres, and more offered by our certified Discovery Program Staff and partners.
Our programs for campers [anchor link to campers above] are open to day visitors and offer a variety of subjects catering to first-time park users, visiting family and friends, and expert naturalists.
Explore at your own pace with Discovery Activity Books, available in all parks in English and French. Ask the park gate for a copy.
Find clues, solve puzzles, and complete adventures with Adventure Lab. A free, self-guided experience on your phone in select parks.
Curious about a creature or plant? Load a picture into iNaturalist on your phone so experts can identify it and provide you with more information. It’s free and easy to use.
Interact with our staff and ask your nature questions. Tag @OntarioParks and #AskAnOPNaturalist on Twitter with your photos or questions.