The ability to take your “home away from home” all over the province has never been more appealing.
The assurance that your living space is safe for your family, combined with the freedom to travel where and when you want, has proved to be an ideal way for Ontarians to enjoy the great outdoors while maintaining physical distancing.
With help from our friends at the Canadian RV Association (CRVA), we’ve created a list of hot tips to guide you through finding your perfect RV:
Continue reading 4 tips for choosing the perfect RV
There’s a lot that goes into planning a backcountry camping trip. You have to map out your route, organize your supplies, and practice your camping skills to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
But unfortunately, if you’ve only ever camped in a campground, planning your first trip can seem daunting. Where do you start?
Continue reading Introductory backcountry camping tips from The Trip Shed
We are privileged to work with partner organizations that help us keep our parks protected and accessible for the millions of Ontarians who use them every year.
Now, we would like to look back on 2019, and thank our partners for their contributions and ongoing support.
It’s also a great chance to let you know about the important work that they’re doing in public and behind the scenes. Continue reading How our partners helped us protect our parks in 2019
Today’s post comes from our friends at the Invasive Species Centre.
Our Great Lakes are Great with a capital “G,” and we want to keep them that way.
Ontario Parks offer pristine outdoor experiences with nearly two dozen provincial parks situated on the Great Lakes.
Did you know that Asian carps are not established in the Great Lakes, but threaten almost all aspects of our cherished lakes? Learn more about these fishes and what you can do to keep them out.
Continue reading Invasive Species Fighters: keep our lakes great
On March 2, 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
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