Today’s post comes from Connor Oke, an Ontario Parks marketing intern.
We live in a world that demands a lot of us.
Canadians work overtime at higher rates than they did 25 years ago. At the same time, we spend more hours in front of screens and on social media, which are linked to increased anxiety and distractedness. We also get less sleep than we did 15 years ago.
Continue reading 4 ways camping helps us slow down and enjoy life
Today’s post comes from Natural Heritage Education Leader David Bree at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.
With the onset of winter, we often think of nature going into a slumber, but while she slows down, there is still lots going on outside. Winter provides a better opportunity to learn what the animals of our fields and forests are up to than do the warmer seasons.
I am, of course, talking about tracking, tracking in the snow.
Continue reading How to be a winter wildlife detective
Looking for a cross-country ski destination in eastern Ontario?
In partnership with a wonderful local ski club, Murphys Point Provincial Park (only 1.25 hours from either Ottawa or Kingston) offers an ideal environment for winter adventure.
Continue reading Skiing through Murphys Point
“The early bird gets the worm” usually makes us think of robins.
But the real early bird isn’t Robin Red-Breast. It’s the Canada Jay, also known as the whiskeyjack or Gray Jay.
Continue reading Canada Jays: the real early birds
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com.
Over the weekend, I traveled from my home in the Ottawa area to visit Frontenac Provincial Park. Growing up in nearby Napanee, I had visited the park plenty of times in the past, but this would be my very first hike-in ice fishing expedition.
Continue reading Hike-in ice fishing at Frontenac
Today’s post comes from Shannon Walshe, biologist at Wabakimi Provincial Park.
Peering out from among the trees, I am certain these curious animals watched us as we paddled by.
We know they exist, but they’re so seldom seen that they’re referred to as “the grey ghosts.”
Wabakimi Provincial Park is home to the elusive creature known as the Woodland Caribou, at the southernmost edge of their range.
Continue reading Wabakimi: the land of the grey ghosts
Just outside Thunder Bay, Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park offers a variety of fun winter activities for day-use visitors of every sort.
Here are five reasons you need to add this park to your list this winter:
Continue reading Winter adventures at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park
Surrounded by shining waters and cloaked in towering pines, Finlayson Point Provincial Park lies just south of the Village of Temagami.
Sharing a shoreline with the Lake Temagami Skyline Preserve, a protected ring of pine forest that surrounds the lake, Finlayson Point provides visitors with access to Temagami — a treasured part of Ontario that many travellers see only a glimpse of as they head north or south along the highway.
Continue reading Destination Temagami
Looking for an easy escape into nature? Darlington Provincial Park is the perfect spot.
It’s great for winter day-use with hiking and wildlife viewing opportunities galore, only 45 minutes east of Toronto.
Here are five reasons you need to check Darlington out this winter:
Continue reading Winter adventures at Darlington Provincial Park
Are you planning a romantic getaway this month? Why not celebrate at a provincial park!
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this February in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, especially for midweek visitors!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 11:00 am, January 14, 2020.
Continue reading February vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)