Fall is our favourite hiking season.
It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.
But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.
Before heading out, check out this handy fall hiking checklist that we created with help from our friends at Subaru Canada:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
From streams and ponds to rushing rivers and the expansive Great Lakes: Ontario Parks are home to a network of over one million hectares of lakes and rivers. So it’s no wonder that spending time near or on the water is an integral experience at most provincial parks across the province.
We want to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience in our parks and practicing proper water safety is a key component in that.
Continue reading Staying safe around hydroelectric facilities
Today’s blog comes from Dr. Romola Porchuk from the Global Institute of Forest Therapy and Nature Connection, and Cortney LeGros, the Healthy Parks Healthy People coordinator at Ontario Parks.
Forest therapy is much more than just a walk in the woods.
It’s all about the journey, not the destination, or the number of steps you track.
As you move your way through a forest therapy trail you might start with a deep breath, close your eyes for a moment, and allow your senses to guide you.
Continue reading Introducing MacGregor Point’s new Forest Therapy Trail!
Tucked away in a corner of Killbear Provincial Park is a special spot: the Twin Points Trail.
With windswept pines, rugged rocks, and a plethora of wildlife, this is the perfect place to fully absorb the beauty of Georgian Bay.
This natural gem has captured the hearts of many, including one special nature-lover: Teresa Daw.
She made a lasting contribution to help more people access the trail than ever before.
Continue reading Improving access to Twin Points Trail at Killbear
National Indigenous Peoples Day invites us to learn more about Indigenous history, perspectives and culture, and helps us build stronger relationships rooted in mutual respect and understanding.
We’re taking the opportunity to spotlight some of the wonderful initiatives and events shared with us by Indigenous leaders and communities across Ontario:
Continue reading Greetings, Boozhoo, Aaniin, Sekoh, Wachay, Ullakut!
Whether you’re planning a scenic day trip or a rugged backcountry adventure, Northeastern Ontario is a paddler’s playground.
Last year, Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top paddling destinations…
…and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 paddling destinations of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading 5 life-changing paddling routes of Northeastern Ontario
While swimming, boating and other water activities are a centrepiece of many Ontario Parks adventures, there are also risks associated with these activities.
We want our visitors to stay safe when they hit the waves.
And that starts with a PFD (personal flotation device)!
Continue reading Our free PARKsmart PFD Lending Program
Dust off the camper, RVers!
It’s time to get ready for another season of road tripping to provincial parks.
With help from our friends at Wayfarer, we’ve put together an essential checklist to prep your RV for the coming season:
Continue reading Get your RV ready for summer with this checklist
In today’s post, Ontario Parks Northeast Zone Ecologist Anna Sheppard is asking for your helping hands (actually, eyes. And ears.)
Planning to visit any of these northwestern parks this summer?
If so, and you’re a fan of birds, then I have a favour to ask!
These parks are especially important to the Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas, and the atlas needs your help.
Continue reading Help us fill Breeding Bird Atlas gaps!
Now that fall is upon us, it’s time to get your RV ready for winter storage.
Planning on using it a couple of times over the winter season? It’s still important to get your RV ready to protect it from the cold.
Even climate-controlled storage areas can lose power. The last thing you want is to spend the first days of spring repairing broken pipes when you’re raring to hit the road.
We’ve partnered with our friends at Wayfarer Insurance Group to share 5 tips for winterizing your RV!
Don’t forget: there are always professionals you can hire to winterize your unit for you!
If you’re new to RVing, don’t be afraid to ask for help!
Continue reading 5 tips for winterizing your RV