Today’s post comes from Steven Groulx, a GIS Database Technician in Algonquin Provincial Park. Today is GIS Day, and to celebrate we thought we would look back and see how far GIS has come over the years. From mapping, to tracking, to data collection, GIS staff do it all!
Today, we’re taking a look at some Ontario Parks entrance signs and how they have evolved through the ages!
So who’s this guy “Marten” anyway? Often called the southern gateway to Temagami, Marten River Provincial Park straddles the Marten River, which is part of an ancient network of waterways that stitch the landscape together. And Marten River isn’t named for a fellow named Martin…its named for the Pine Marten (also called American Marten).
This post was written by Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer. For camping enthusiasts, there are lots of options of where to lay one’s head at the end of a day filled with adventurous hikes, exploratory canoeing, and refreshing swims. Your choice comes down to creature comfort must-haves. Today’s recreational vehicles do not disappoint! With Ontario … Continue reading Then and now: cooking in an RV
This blog post comes from Senior Marketing Specialist Anne Craig. It’s the summer of 1963. Lester B. Pearson has just been elected the Prime Minister of Canada, and “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore is topping the CHUM chart. Ontario is enjoying a year of economic growth, riding on the tails of a booming manufacturing … Continue reading Then and now: Ontario Parks visitors
In today’s post, Chef Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer, shares time-tested beans and bannocks recipes. With Ontario Parks celebrating its 125th anniversary, it’s fun to look back at how backcountry camping in our multi-landscaped wilderness has changed over the decades.
2018 marks Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary and we’ve been digging through our archives in search of some of the coolest vintage photographs, documents, and artifacts. Throughout the year we are sharing our discoveries in a series of OP125 blog posts! This post showcases a collection of vintage postcards featuring a few of our beautiful parks … Continue reading Then and now: vintage parks postcards
Gearing up to celebrate our 125th anniversary has us digging through archives in search of vintage photos and documents. Over the course of the year, we’ll be sharing our discoveries in our OP125 blog series. This month, we’re taking a look back on a collection of Ontario Parks vehicle permits dating back to 1957. Purchased and displayed on … Continue reading Then and Now: vehicle permits
Today’s post comes from Mitch Kellar, a Discovery Leader at Bon Echo Provincial Park. Being a staff member at Bon Echo has given me a lot of incredible experiences: seeing the Mazinaw Rock at sunset, camping on Joeperry Lake, and a very memorable Kishkebus canoe trip, to name a few. Above all, my experiences with … Continue reading The fastest animal in Bon Echo, Canada, and the world!
Today’s post comes from Emily Wright, a Discovery Leader at Grundy Lake Provincial Park. The park’s campground is surrounded by three crystal-clear lakes, and that rich biodiversity inspired Emily to take us on an aquatic tour of Ontario’s lakes and some of the complex life cycles contained within, from hard-working microbe clean-up crews to feisty Small-mouth … Continue reading Lake land playgrounds