A single piece of firewood can destroy millions of trees.
It might seem difficult to imagine, but something as simple as bringing your own firewood when you travel to or from your favourite campsite could threaten and destroy thousands, even millions, of trees. Continue reading Planning to Bring Your Own Firewood to the Park?
Most Ontario Parks in southern Ontario open on May 13 and the majority of northern parks open on May 20. Continue reading Ontario Parks Open For The 2011 Camping Season
Starting May 2, Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park will start accepting camping reservations for its 108 backcountry campsites. These sites are only accessible by canoe and most sites have three tent pads, fire ring, picnic table and a privy toilet. Continue reading Kawartha Highlands Provincial Park Now Accepting Reservations
Algonquin Park is open this weekend for backcountry camping and fishing, some lakes and Access Points are still impassable. Before you travel to Algonquin check the website (www.algonquinpark.on.ca) for current updates for each Access Point ice out conditions are highly variable and changing daily.”
The Ontario Parks’ new reservation service is now available for you to book your favourite campsite – online or by telephone!
Our phone number and web address have stayed the same. You continue to go to ontarioparks.com/reservations or 1-888-ONT-PARK (1-888-668-7275) to make your campsite reservation. The call centre hours will remain the same: 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Online reservations can still be made 24 hours/day, year round. The International telephone number is now: 1-519-826-5290.
Now is the time to explore camping possibilities in Ontario Parks. Check out our new reservation system to plan your next adventure!
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of camping. It simply marks the beginning of the next spectacular season in Ontario Parks. The attraction of freshly fallen snow is just around the corner and the rental of a cozy yurt for a winter weekend of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, is the perfect way to connect with family and friends. Continue reading Winter Camping Opportunities
On November 1, Ontario Parks obtained a new reservation service provider. This new reservation system will be implemented in early 2011. During the transition period (November 1 to early 2011) park users will not be able to make a reservation through our internet or call centre for any car camping or interior sites. All campsites will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis when you arrive at the park. Since the transition period is during our slow, winter months, we anticipate plenty of sites will be available for winter campers.
You will not be able to book reservations five months in advance during the transition period. The new reservation system will be running in early 2011 and reservations will be accepted for the 2011 season, both on the internet and at a call centre. The five month window will be put back in place at that time. The transitional first-come first-serve system for campsites will only be in place until the new reservation system goes live.
Park users will be sent an email in advance of the live date and a notice will be uploaded on the Ontario Parks’ website telling customers what date reservations will be accepted.
We appreciate your loyalty and patience as we put our new service in place. We welcome your feedback.
It’s getting to be that time of year when we start to think about putting summer camping equipment away for the year. It’s also a good time to make a “note-to-self” of things to be sure to have on hand for next year’s camping trips. Continue reading Don’t Pack Things Up Just Yet
Winter camping has been a popular activity at MacGregor Point Provincial Park for a number of years. Continue reading A New Winter Camping Package
Wow! Warmth, sun, summer is finally here. With some great weather reports for this weekend, it’s not too late to book a getaway at Ontario Parks. Listed below are some provincial parks that have vacancies for this weekend. Why not book off a couple of days into next week, and make it a long weekend for you and your family.
Parks with good campsite vacancies this weekend: Bronte Creek, Earl Rowe, Selkirk, Wheatley, Mara, McRae, Sibbald Point, Bonnechere, Fitzroy, Sharbot Lake, Voyageur, Chutes, Fairbank, Restoule, Windy Lake, Pancake Bay, Blue Lake, Rainbow Falls, Quetico.
Wherever you live, we’re Nearby and Natural at Ontario Parks