Gather friends and family around the picnic table this year and spend Thanksgiving out in nature surrounded by beautiful fall colours!
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 10:00 am. on October 9, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 11-14
Our new reservation system will roll out later this fall.
In order to transfer data from the old system to the new system, the reservation system must be taken offline for approximately one week.
There will be no reservations available online or via the call centre while the reservation service is temporarily shut down.
Continue reading *Service outage planned* — scheduled maintenance on reservation system
We’re pleased to announce that starting April 1, 2020, dogs will be welcome in select yurts and cabins across the Ontario Parks system!
Continue reading Dogs now welcome in select Ontario Parks cabins and yurts!
Today’s post comes from Sarah McMichael, Ontario Parks’ Healthy Parks Healthy People Coordinator.
Do you ever find yourself feeling calmer, more relaxed, or more focused after spending time in nature? That’s because time outside has studied and proven benefits for your mental health.
Mental illness affects one in five Canadians in any given year. For Mental Health Week, let’s talk about what some Vitamin N (nature) can do for your mental health.
Continue reading Mental health benefits of the outdoors
Are you stumped trying to figure out what to be for Halloween this year?
To help you out, we pulled together some ideas to inspire the perfect park Halloween get-up!
Continue reading Costume ideas from Ontario Parks
Frogs and toads have an ancient history, with fossils dating back to the time of the dinosaurs.
Algonquin Provincial Park Naturalist David LeGros has been fascinated by these amphibians since he was a toddler and he shares some fun facts about them.
Continue reading Are you friends with frogs?
Today’s post comes from Will Oades, with the Discovery Program staff at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
As we near the end of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park’s 75th anniversary, it’s hard not to look back on all of the rich natural and cultural history that has shaped the park into the place we know and love today.
Full of world-class hiking, biking and ski trails, Sleeping Giant offers a recreational haven for thrill seekers and amateur adventurers alike.
Continue reading Celebrating 75 Years at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park
Say WATT! We have electrical sites available across the province. No matter where you go, you’ll find a hook up waiting for you.
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 9:30 am. on October 3, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 4-6
Imagine walking through the forest during a nice sunny day. You hear birds chirping, see the fall colours rustle in the breeze, and watch squirrels gathering food. We stop; we take pictures; we enjoy.
Now take that same trail at dusk.
You just had a flash of danger.
Continue reading Creatures of the night
Add autumn’s tranquility to your screensaver!
Download this month’s FREE digital download, then read up on why Mikisew Provincial Park should be your next autumn destination.
Continue reading October’s digital download