Today’s post comes from Laura Myers, a Marketing Specialist with Ontario Parks.
Approximately 70 years ago,
Neys Provincial Park’s campground looked very different than it does today.
During World War II, the area now known as Neys Provincial Park was referred to as Neys Camp 100.
Instead of campers, it mainly held high-ranking German prisoners of war (POW). The camp operated from 1941 to 1946.
Continue reading From prisoner of war camp to provincial park
Did you know Killarney is one of only two provincial parks with an observatory?
And the park observatory, which hosts a variety of astronomy programs throughout the summer, recently got an upgrade!
Continue reading See the stars at Killarney’s (upgraded!) observatory
Looking for a new park to explore with your family? How about a park that offers great swimming, paddling, and hiking and will have your kids picking books from a tree?
Bonnechere Provincial Park — located in Killaloe, ON (just 2 hours from Ottawa) — is one of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems.
Here are some of the reasons your family will love this park:
Continue reading 7 reasons your family will fall in love with Bonnechere Provincial Park!
This week, the
Canadian Parks Council unveiled an exciting new project: the Nature Playbook!
Just as the plays in a coach’s playbook spark movement and bring the team together, the
Nature Playbook is designed to inspire action — bringing Canadians into the nature game!
Continue reading Introducing the Nature Playbook
There’s something magical about waterfalls.
The sound. The peace. The wonder.
We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite falls from around the province. Take a look and let us know which one captures your imagination!
Continue reading 15 awe-inspiring waterfalls in Ontario Parks
Today’s post comes from Josie Grenier, Assistant Superintendent at Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Ontario Parks is working to ensure that everyone can access and enjoy new playgrounds being built or replaced across the province. This involves more planning and consideration than just the design of the climbing structure as you’ll see featured here at
Murphys Point Provincial Park.
Continue reading Accessible playground at Murphys Point
Planning a cross-province adventure? Check out the Ontario Parks Driving Routes.
Drive this renowned route between Sault Ste. Marie and Thunder Bay along Lake Superior’s majestic north shore. Motorcyclists have discovered this “bucket-list” route.
Continue reading Lake Superior Coastal Route
From its rich cultural heritage to its picture perfect lookout trail, there’s plenty to love about
Restoule Provincial Park.
Planning a fall getaway? Get a sneak peek at this autumn paradise in our new “Cool Things at Restoule” video:
Continue reading What’s cool at Restoule?
Sawmill Bay Campground has an exciting new camping option: campsites 158 and 160 now feature Exploration Tents!
Both sites are close to beautiful Mazinaw Lake. Campsite 160 even has a view of Mazinaw Rock.
Continue reading Bon Echo unveils Exploration Tents
During August, Ontario Parks is challenging Ontarians to join the 30×30 Challenge by spending 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days. We hope you spend your nature time at your favourite provincial park but you will reap benefits from any time in nature anywhere.
Want to get healthier, happier and smarter? Add a daily dose of nature to your routine.