Every March, the sap flows from trees and birds begin their journey north making pit stops at parks along the lower Great Lakes. The weather is milder allowing for more outdoor play. Special March Break events for 2013 are planned in many Ontario Parks including a maple syrup festival, a fun cross-country ski touring event and two big birding festivals. Guided hikes and natural heritage activities are planned for March weekends in select Ontario Parks across the province. Continue reading 2013 March Break events at Ontario Parks
1. Skiing: Algonquin’s networks were recently listed by Canadian Geographic Travel in their “10 Best Cross Country Ski Trails.” There are two groomed and track set networks at Fen Lake (km 0) and Leaf Lake (km 54). Continue reading 10 reasons to explore Algonquin Provincial Park THIS winter
Looking for a natural way to celebrate Family Day? These Family Day events at Algonquin Provincial Park and The Pinery Provincial Park are just two of several Family Day celebrations taking place at Ontario Parks in 2013. Continue reading Family Day and Valentine’s Day in Ontario Parks
Did you know winter is one of the best times to learn birdwatching?
There are fewer birds to identify and birds are easier to spot. Continue reading Learn to birdwatch at Killarney Provincial Park
Need a way to get your kid more active this summer? Try one of Ontario Parks’ amazing Natural Heritage Education (NHE) programs. Kids can run around, explore, and interact with other kids in safe park settings. The Natural Heritage Education programs are led by knowledgeable NHE leaders and the fee for most programs is included in the price of a day or overnight park permit. Continue reading Kids’ play at Ontario Parks
There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off has now been confirmed to be from Type E botulism.
Die-offs caused by botulism occur annually around the Great Lakes. Continue reading Fish and Bird Die-off at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park – update
There is currently a fish and bird die-off in the Wasaga Beach area. The die-off is believed to be from Type E botulism.
Small-scale fish and bird die-offs are common on the Great Lakes.
Please do not handle dead or dying fish or birds. Park staff is aware of the problem and is working to dispose of dead fish and birds.
While visiting Wasaga Beach Provincial Park, please keep pets on a leash at all times and away from dead or dying animals. Beach Area 3 is the authorized pet beach area in the park.
Back in June we reported that there were two Piping plover nests at the park’s Beach Area One. Each nest had four eggs and all of the eggs have since hatched. Unfortunately three chicks did not survive. Two were lost to predation and one to illness. Continue reading Plover Chicks Take Flight at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Two Piping plover nests at Beach Area 1 are being monitored by Ontario Parks staff and our dedicated guardian volunteers. For the last few weeks the adult plovers have been taking turns incubating the eggs and park staff believe there are four eggs in each nest. Continue reading Plover Update At Wasaga Beach Provincial Park