Happy 50th Birthday Blue Lake!

Come join us on Saturday August 21st and celebrate 50 years at Blue Lake Provincial Park!

There are many events planned in the park for this special day.

Here’s what is going on:

10 am – 2pm: Check out the Interpretive Centre and ask the naturalists any questions you have about the wildlife or history of the park.

1 pm: Join us at the picnic shelter for cake!

1:30 – 2:30 pm: Sandcastle building contest on the beach.

2:30 pm: Judging of sandcastles takes place.

8:30 pm: Travel back in time and meet some of the people who first lived on Blue Lake and learn how Blue Lake was formed.

So get your party hats on and come celebrate 50 fantastic years!

For more information on Blue Lake visit www.OntarioParks.com

Yurts And Mini Learning Vacations

If you’re thinking of booking a yurt this fall you can try one of Ontario Parks’ new learning vacations. Maybe you’ll get really adventurous and combine a yurt stay with a winter workshop. Yurts are surprisingly comfortable which is good news for boomers who used to camp, but in the last couple of years have chosen the creature comforts that nearby housekeeping resorts offer. Continue reading Yurts And Mini Learning Vacations

Ontario Parks Supports Road Safety Act

Park visitors should be aware that that the Highway Traffic Act applies to all Ontario Park roads. Ontario is making the province’s roads (which includes all park campground roads) safer, with new changes that will help protect young and novice drivers.

As of August 1, 2010, drivers 21 and under must have a zero blood alcohol level when driving.

If caught, you face:
– A 30-day suspension
– Up to $500 in fines
– An immediate 24-hour licence suspension

Click here for more information.