When it comes to an outdoor excursion during the winter months, clothing can make or break your experience.
If you’re cold or wet it’s going to be much more difficult for you to enjoy your time in the outdoors. Making sure you’re properly outfitted for whatever weather comes your way is crucial.
Luckily, our friends over at SAIL have some great tips for staying warm and cozy on your foray into winter.
Continue reading How to dress for your winter adventure
Did you know only a small portion of Ontario Parks’ budget comes from provincial taxes? In fact, the vast majority of operational funding comes from day-use and camping fees, rentals, partnerships, and the support of our generous donors.
Our donors give for many reasons. Ontario’s provincial parks are places of treasured memories, family traditions, connections with nature, and cultural landmarks.
That’s why we reached out to some recent donors to find out their reasons for supporting Ontario Parks. Here’s what they told us:
Continue reading Why donate to Ontario Parks?
On February 3, 2020 we will be drawing two winners of unique Lake Superior Provincial Park toques. Check back each month for new contests and more cool park gear!
You can participate in this month’s photo contest on the park’s Facebook or Instagram accounts. Below are the official rules for the Lake Superior Provincial Park monthly photo challenge:
Continue reading Lake Superior Provincial Park contest rules
Ontario’s provincial parks hold a special place in the hearts of our donors.
Recently, they stepped up in a big way for Killarney Provincial Park.
Continue reading Ontario Parks thanks Killarney donors with a guided hike
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.
We teamed up with our friends at SAIL to create this handy fall hiking checklist:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
Has one of our park staff ever made your day? You know: gone that extra yard to make your vacation that much more enjoyable?
If this has happened to you, it has most likely involved one of the 1,500+ student staff we hire each summer.
And we’d love your help in giving them some well-deserved recognition and support.
Continue reading Nominate a student
No car, but craving some nature time?
Our friends at Zipcar have the answer!
Continue reading Zipcar park pass program
Our friends at Leclerc know camping just isn’t camping without s’mores.
The crackling of the fire and sound of laughter from those embraced by the gentle heat is all for naught without a gooey s’more in hand.
Keep an eye out for their s’mores truck this summer!
Continue reading More s’mores, please!
Today’s post comes from Joanie McGuffin (paddler, author, and executive director of the Lake Superior Watershed Conservancy (LSWC)), and Holly Drew (LSWC Marketing and Communications Coordinator).
For thousands of years, people paddled birchbark canoes along the shores of Lake Superior to get from place to place. Travelling and trading, hunting and fishing; these were the activities of the historic Lake Superior Water Trail, now being celebrated as part of The Great Trail by Trans Canada Trail.
Continue reading The Lake Superior Water Trail: the greatest of trails
We’ve recently teamed up with longtime partner Bush’s Beans for our Learn to Camp program!
Here are a few reasons we think beans should be on your next camping trip’s menu:
Continue reading 5 reasons Bush’s Beans are good camping food