I love walking in the rain. First – as everyone is painfully aware – for half the year Canada is cold. Getting outside in warm weather is too precious an experience to be wasted waiting for a sunny day. Second – weather predictions are often woefully wrong, leaving you stuck at home when you could be enjoying a great day outside. Continue reading Walking in the Rain
Dunes, panes, beaches, old growth forest and a beautiful lighthouse! Presqu’ile Provincial Park has several different habitats and a very exciting storied past. The best way to discover Presqu’ile is to experience the environment and walk through where past events took place! Continue reading Introducing the Trails of Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Kawartha Highlands is one of Ontario’s newest provincial parks and offers exceptional backcountry canoeing opportunities in close proximity to some of the province’s largest communities. Pristine lakes, rocky ridges, mature forests, and beautiful scenery make for a memorable backcountry experience. Continue reading Reserve your site at Kawartha Highlands
In 2013 Ontario Parks is again proud to recognize Mountain Equipment Co-Op and Ontario Power Generation for their support of our ParkSmart Life Jacket Lending Program. Visitors to Ontario Parks enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and waterfronts in Ontario. Continue reading Ontario Parks Partners support Water Safety
One of the things I love about Algonquin Park is that a mere three hour drive from the hustle, bustle and stagnant insanity of Toronto traffic is some of the best wildlife viewing in Eastern North America. Continue reading Moose Madness
Ontario Parks received almost ten million visits last year – an increase of 50,000 visits over 2010. If you plan to visit Ontario Parks this summer, did you know that you can reserve your campsite or roofed accommodation five months in advance of your arrival dates? Continue reading 6 tips for booking at Ontario Parks
March Break 2012 is coming to Ontario Parks. Here’s a look at what’s happening: Continue reading March Break 2012 at Ontario Parks
Did you know over 50% of reservations made by the end of March are for our five most popular parks (Bon Echo, Algonquin, Sandbanks, Killbear, Pinery)?
If you can’t get a campsite at one of these parks, we’re got some suggestions we’re sure you’ll love…
Winter in the Wild, a new one-day Family Day festival at Algonquin Provincial Park is the perfect way to experience Ontario’s oldest provincial park in a new way. The February 18th all-day event celebrates the park’s winter wilderness by encouraging families to try winter park activities, even some that have never been offered before. Continue reading Algonquin Park’s new Family Day festival
“Love and Courtship” is the Valentine theme for Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s first-ever “Adults Only” hike. The hike takes place in the Oakville-area park on February 11 from 7-8:30pm. Continue reading Will you be mine, Valentine?