Today’s post comes from Will Oades, Natural Heritage Educator at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Header photo: Jeff Robinson.
Have you ever applied for a job, shown up on the first day of work, and realized it was nothing like you thought it would be? That was the case among many of the men coming to work at the Silver Islet Mine.
Known as the world’s richest silver mine, Silver Islet’s mine shaft was beneath the icy waters of Lake Superior; a small yet significant piece of information that was missed by some of the miners before arriving. Though the majority of the miners stayed to do the job that they were hired for, some of them decided that travelling into the belly of the earth, underneath billions of litres of water was just a little too dangerous for their liking.
Continue reading The surprising, shocking, startling, astonishing story of Silver Islet
It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites.
We’re featuring several rustic cabins in this week’s preview, AND a cottage in Temagami!
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of 11:00 am on June 13, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 14-16
Experience the life of a voyageur at the height of the fur trade by paddling a voyageur canoe on the beautiful Mattawa River.
Our knowledgeable guides will help you discover part of our Canadian heritage.
Continue reading Paddle like it’s 1796 at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park!
Did you know Killarney is one of only two provincial parks with an observatory?
And the park observatory, which hosts a variety of astronomy programs throughout the summer, recently got an upgrade!
Continue reading See the stars at Killarney’s (upgraded!) observatory
“The living edge.” It sounds more like a Bond film than a trail name, until you follow it through the woods.
The Living Edge Trail in Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is only a kilometre long, but it crosses such a variety of landscapes and habitats that it seems much longer.
It also spans time, giving visitors a close look at how the glaciers impacted the land thousands of years ago. Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is small on the outside, but big on the inside.
Continue reading Southern Muskoka’s “living edge”
Just when we thought nothing could top the “good for you” news about chocolate…
…research shows that paddling is good not only for our physical health, but for our mental health as well!
Here are some of the benefits that will have you reaching for your paddle:
Continue reading 8 ways paddling can improve your health
Ready to try your hand at crosscut sawing or visit an authentic 20th-century blacksmith?
July 20, 2019 is the 29th anniversary of Marten River Provincial Park‘s Lumberjack Days!
Continue reading Celebrate Lumberjack Days at “The Winter Camp”
For the 21st year in a row, Killarney Provincial Park is hosting its Annual Butterfly Count.
And if you’re heading to Killarney on July 13, 2019, we’d like your help!
Continue reading Calling all citizen scientists: come to the Killarney Butterfly Count
RVing has been an integral part of the Ontario Parks camping experience for years…
…and there’s no better way to celebrate our parks’ legacy than with a province-wide tour this season!
Continue reading There’s no better time to go RVing at Ontario Parks
Paddleboarding popularity has exploded over the last few years. And Ontario Parks’ rental teams are onboard with the trend.
No matter what your age, paddleboarding is a wonderful way to explore, observe nature and spend time outside.
Continue reading SUP Southeast!