Ontario is blessed with spectacular wildflowers and spring is the time to see them in Ontario Parks. Especially before leaf-out.
The idea behind orienteering is to use a map and compass to navigate from point to point in the least amount of time. If you’re a newbie and the whole map and compass thing is a little intimidating, try digital orienteering. Continue reading Learn Digital Orienteering at Ontario Parks
Need a flashlight? Looking for easy campsite recipes or a trail to hike? How about a new outdoor game for kids? Camping apps have exploded over the last two years. Continue reading There’s an app for that!
Looking for your ‘bucket list’ vacation this year? Hit the road to Northern Ontario. Spectacular provincial parks are in every part of this massive region, encompassing over 802,000 square kilometres. Many parks have the same amenities and programming that you’ll find in southern parks. Here are 3 northern Ontario Parks to whet your appetite: Continue reading Road trip: Northern Ontario
Looking for easy ways to escape the heat this summer? Head to Ontario Parks. Many provincial parks are an hour drive from urban areas. Think about purchasing a Summer Daily Vehicle Seasonal Pass for just $125.00, valid from April 1, 2015 until November 30, 2015 and enjoy a summer of family fun. Here are three day trip ideas to get you started: Continue reading Day trips at Ontario Parks
On a gorgeous September afternoon, as the warm wind sent a wave rippling through the marsh vegetation, the Friends of Mashkinonje officially opened the barrier-free section of Mashkinonje Provincial Park’s trail network. Continue reading Mashkinonje – A New Barrier-free Trail
This is the final blog post in a series of three, written by our guest blogger Jen Johnson. Jen has worked in the outdoor industry at Mountain Equipment Co-op for the last 18 years. Continue reading Tripping in Algonquin with Kids – Special Moments in a Special Place
Looking for a fun fall outing? Here are some fun things to do in Ontario Parks this fall: Continue reading Hike, tag, paint and photograph in Ontario Parks
When the sun sets in Algonquin Provincial Park a host of creatures emerge to forage in the darkness. All you need to see these animals is a headlamp or flashlight and a sense of adventure. Continue reading The dark side of wildlife viewing