Be here in an hour: why Southern Ontario landlubbers love escaping to Rock Point

The wind and waves of Rock Point Provincial Park are a must-see, must-experience getaway this summer, especially for overheated, stressed out city dwellers that just need a break. Your getaway awaits at this jewel of a park, nestled on Lake Erie in the ancient Carolinian forest.

Rock Point is a mere hour from Hamilton and the Niagara and Fort Erie borders, an hour from Brantford and 90 minutes from Toronto. How great is that?

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Announcing new video series: Cool Things in Ontario Parks

Our park staff know some pretty cool stories about our parks and stories are meant to be shared!

We are excited to announce the upcoming launch of our Cool Things in Ontario Parks video series!  This series will take you on an adventure across the province for a behind the scenes tour of some of  the cool things in Ontario Parks.  You may learn something new about one of your favourite parks, or get inspired to visit a new one!

 Series host Doug on set in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park.


Ontario Parks’ own, the comedic and curious Doug, will be your guide for the series as he sets out in search of the cool.  Exploring a different provincial park in each episode, the series leads Doug on an awesome adventure from the mines at Murphys Point and the ski trails at Windy Lake, to the swamp at Presqu’ile and pictographs at Bon Echo.  At each park, Doug goes to the experts – our awesome staff –  to find out what’s cool.  Together, they uncover some really cool things in parks!

The first video will launch on our YouTube Channel on February 20.

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Ontario Parks and Google Earth

There have been a couple of changes to the Ontario Parks website and in particular, we’d like to tell you about Ontario Parks locations being displayed in Google Earth!

For the uninitiated, Google Earth is software developed by Google. It’s available from Google’s website free of charge (for the basic version of the software). Developers can create content to display in Google Earth and community contributors can post locations, photos … and who knows what else! Continue reading Ontario Parks and Google Earth