The summer student workforce is the life-blood of the Ontario Parks summer operating season. Our provincial parks simply could not operate without our student workers.
Last week, park staff, corporate partners and students gathered in Peterborough to award the 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursaries.
Continue reading Congratulations to our 2017 Ontario Parks Partners Bursary recipients!
Imagine turkey seasoned with fresh herbs, hot off the grill. Add a nice hot cup of coffee, maybe a s’more or two for dessert, and you’re ready for a relaxing Thanksgiving under the stars.
This year, why not head to your favourite park for a weekend away and hold your Thanksgiving dinner amid the fall colours?
Move over Martha Stewart, this is Thanksgiving…Canadian style!
Continue reading Why not cook Thanksgiving Dinner in the park this year?
Thousands of visitors will soon be flocking to parks for a panoramic view of our magnificent fall colours – bulbous, rounded streaks of red, yellow and orange flashing across the horizon.
On the way to your favourite lookout through the maples, birch and poplars, look up and look around. Take a moment to breathe in the beauty of these living things called trees, and feel the visceral connection we have to these guardians of our planet’s future.
Continue reading “Look for the leaf” this fall with Ontario Wood
Need to refresh your camping gear, but feeling buried in options?
We chatted with our friends at MEC about outdoor gear priorities. We found a lot of neat options and gadgets for every adventuring style, but, at the end of the day, we settled on three staples.
Shelter. Supper. Shoes.
Continue reading Shoes, shelter and supper — the camping staples
It’s Canada’s 150th birthday, and our friends at Coleman Canada know there’s no better time to Get Outside!
We chatted with them to come up with five can’t-miss ideas for fun outdoor activities.
Continue reading When did you last get outside?
Thanks to our friends at French’s, seven of our parks are giving away 35,000+ free sample cans of French’s non-alcoholic Caesar Mix.
Read on for a list of parks offering the sample cans of French’s Caesar Mix, and some yummy recipes you can use them to create!
Continue reading “Not your ordinary” free sample from French’s
National Aboriginal Day invites us to learn more about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and help us build stronger relationships rooted in mutual respect and understanding.
We’re taking the opportunity to spotlight some of the wonderful partnerships and events shared with us by Indigenous leaders and communities across Ontario:
Continue reading Greetings, Boozhoo, Aaniin, Sekoh, Wachay, Ullakut!
Spending a week at Charleston Lake or Rideau River Provincial Parks this summer?
We chatted with our friends at the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to come up with four awesome day-trips to work into your travel plans!
Continue reading Day-tripping along the St. Lawrence
Do you sneak a peek at other campers’ set-ups when you walk by? You’ve likely seen some impressive outdoor arrangements – everything from the impeccable glamper pouring himself an espresso with crema, to multi-family groups playing cards by lantern-light under a finely rigged tarp city.
That’s the beauty of camping: you get to decide what kind of camper you want to be. Part of what makes each camping trip feel like a mini-adventure is figuring out what to pack.
To get you ready for your 2017 camping season, we chatted with our friends at MEC, who shared six of the most interesting camping products to jazz up your campsite.
Continue reading Genius-level camp gear
Our visitors enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and waterfronts in Ontario – from the barrier dune formations of Sandbanks to the Caribbean blue waters of Pancake Bay.
While swimming, boating and other water activities are a centrepiece of any Ontario Parks adventure, there are also risks associated with these activities.
We want our campers and day-trippers to stay safe when they hit the waves.
And that starts with a PFD (personal flotation device)!
Continue reading Our free PFD Lending Program