Is the forecast looking a little rainy for your upcoming camping trip?
Don’t let it bring you down! Some of the best memories happen on the rainiest days.
All you need are a few tips and tricks to ensure you’re prepared for inclement weather. Keep these tips in mind even if the forecast calls for sunny skies!
Continue reading How to successfully camp in the rain
We all have fond childhood memories of a crackling campfire. It can be the highlight of a camping trip!
Let’s keep those memories positive by making sure even the littlest members of the family know the ins and outs of fire safety.
Parents: if you and your family are enjoying a campfire during your trip, make sure you follow these safety tips.
Continue reading Campfire safety for the whole family
Ontario Parks protects not only land, but also a network of over one million hectares of lakes and rivers across the province.
And we want you to be safe while you’re here enjoying them.
Here are some tips to make your next visit a water-safe one:
Continue reading Water safety 101: are you a lifesaver?
We know camping or visiting a park for the day for the first time can be intimidating.
What supplies do I bring? What are the rules? How can I make my trip as comfortable as possible?
Don’t worry, Ontario Parks Ambassador program is here to help you make your trip easy and memorable.
Continue reading Calling all new campers!
Before you pack up for your day trip or camping adventure, make sure you know what type of equipment is allowed in our parks during a fire ban.
Continue reading What equipment is allowed during a fire ban?
Black Bears live across Ontario in forested areas where they can find enough food, shelter, and denning sites. Our provincial parks are their home, and over 90% of our parks are in bear country.
A safe bear sighting during one of your adventures with Ontario Parks can be a lasting memory. Educating yourself about bears before your visit is important and the mark of a responsible park visitor.
We want to share space with bears, keeping our human visitors and all our wildlife residents safe.
If you’re planning a visit, here are some important safety tips about Black Bears:
Continue reading How to be a Bear Wise visitor
If you’re looking for a quiet campground with private sites and a relaxing atmosphere, put Selkirk Provincial Park on your destination list.
Just 15 minutes east of Port Dover, Selkirk is ideal for families with young children, RV owners, and anyone who enjoys the quiet side of life. The park offers sun, space, and plenty to do.
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Selkirk Provincial Park
Five months ago, you woke up early, sat down at your computer to book a campsite at your favourite park.
The big day’s finally here, and you load your gear, family, and pets into the trailer. You drive to the park, get to your site and….
…your heart drops.
Your RV is too big for your campsite.
What’s worse, it’s a busy summer weekend, and the park is completely full! You have no choice, but to turn around and head back home.
Continue reading Find a site that fits your needs using filters
These compact power packs have become a more common sight at campsites, providing RVs their electricity during summer months and keeping campers warm during winter stays.
While using a generator can help you enjoy your stay, it’s important that your power source doesn’t become a drain on the campers around you.
Considering bringing your generator to parks? Review these tips to ensure everyone has a pleasant camping experience:
Continue reading Turn down the noise, turn up the fun: your guide to generators
Did you know that you can reserve your campsite or roofed accommodation up to five months in advance of your arrival date?
You can book online (and even see a sneak preview of your campsite) or by calling the Ontario Parks reservation line, 1-888-ONT-PARK (Canada & USA).
These are our top tips to optimize your reservation experience:
Continue reading 6 tips for reserving an Ontario Parks campsite