Planning a cross-province adventure? Check out the Ontario Parks Driving Routes.
This route offers a compelling alternative to busy main highways.
The route crosses the scenic landscape of the Frontenac Arch Biosphere, a granite bridge that connects the Canadian Shield and the Adirondack Mountains. The Rideau Heritage Route offers a range of interesting communities with small town architecture and artisan shops.
The cultural heritage of the waterway itself is an engineering marvel and designated a UNESCO World Heritage. The canal and lock stations, many with picnic facilities, are maintained by Parks Canada.
Continue reading Rideau Heritage Route
You’ve got some great camping adventures planned this August.
But you REFUSE to eat hotdogs and marshmallows for dinner even one. more. time.
Class up your camping snacks and beverages with these innovative, portable tools:
Continue reading 4 ways to level up your camp kitchen
You’ve got big plans. Today’s the day you conquer a stretch of whitewater, take the trail to the waterfall, or join that guided wildlife hike.
But the morning feels chilly. And your muscles are tight from yesterday’s portage. And your inner-naysayer has almost got you convinced to snuggle back in your sleeping bag and let the day go by.
But then the wind shifts.
And you smell the one thing that never fails to rev up your inner adventurer.
Continue reading 5 ways to level up your camp coffee
Your family NEEDED a weekend getaway. You were a little late getting on the road, but you’re pretty sure you packed the essentials.
It’s pitch black by the time you pull into your campsite, but that’s okay. You rummage around in your trunk, until you find your favourite flashlight.
You press the button and…
Continue reading Are you travelling “light”?
Today’s post hails from Grundy Lake Provincial Park, courtesy of Park Clerk Courtney Lafleur and Natural Heritage Education Leader Jessica Schulze.
You’re an experienced car-camper. You’ve got a favourite campsite. You’ve memorized your ideal site setup, and can put your campsite together in record time.
But now you’re ready to up your camping game and try something different. Something a little bit off the beaten path.
Grundy Lake Provincial Park is the perfect spot to test the backcountry waters!
Continue reading Backcountry at Grundy Lake Provincial Park
To many, camping brings visions of sunshine, the leaves trembling as the trees slowly sway in the wind, sand and waves gently crashing around your toes as you enjoy your days on the beach. Your face is flush with your first dose of spring sunshine and your ears are filled with the beautiful songs of migrating birds.
Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?
Here are our top ten reasons to try spring camping this season:
Did you know you can book a group campsite online? Twelve parks in southwestern Ontario are participating in a pilot project aimed at making group camping easier.
You can reserve group sites at these 12 parks through our central call centre service or online as easily as you would a regular car camping site.
Continue reading Group camping reservations now online
Does the cold weather have you dreaming of sunny days on the beach and warm nights by the campfire?
Thanks to our five-month booking window, you can lock down your July campsite in February!
Need a recommendation? These five parks are local family favourites:
Continue reading Have you booked your summer camping trip yet?
If you’re a summer camping enthusiast, now may be the time to put your skills to the test in a different season. Winter in our parks is a beautiful time. It’s quiet and still. The air is clean. And everything is covered in fresh snow.
Here are some tips for a safe, fun winter camping experience…
Continue reading Winter camping 101
We’ve got lots to be thankful for here in Ontario, including this weekend’s beautiful weather report!
So why not spend this holiday weekend outside?
Enjoy the Fall Colours, host a Thanksgiving dinner, or trick-or-treat at the parks celebrating Halloween!
Continue reading You could be camping