5 ways to level up your camp coffee

You’ve got big plans. Today’s the day you conquer a stretch of whitewater, take the trail to the waterfall, or join that guided wildlife hike.

But the morning feels chilly. And your muscles are tight from yesterday’s portage. And your inner-naysayer has almost got you convinced to snuggle back in your sleeping bag and let the day go by.

But then the wind shifts.

And you smell the one thing that never fails to rev up your inner adventurer.
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Are you travelling “light”?

Your family NEEDED a weekend getaway. You were a little late getting on the road, but you’re pretty sure you packed the essentials.

It’s pitch black by the time you pull into your campsite, but that’s okay. You rummage around in your trunk, until you find your favourite flashlight.

You press the button and…

Nothing happens.

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5 ways to spice up your spring birdwatching

Think birdwatching is limited to sitting silently in the woods for hours on end?

Think again.

From waterway adventures to birding safaris, Canada’s South Coast Birding Trail serves up innovative opportunities to get up-close and personal with more than 250 migrating species.

This spring, follow the feathers to Canada’s migration hotspot and experience birding in a whole new way!

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Reptile Day at Rondeau Provincial Park

Rondeau Provincial Park hosts “Reptile Day.” A day to learn about our sensational scaly critters!

We encourage everyone (even if you are not too keen on the legless variety) to join us in a day dedicated to the appreciation of ALL of our unique reptile species, from snakes to skinks.
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Would you like fries with that campsite?

If you are visiting one of many Ontario Parks this summer, there is a very good chance you will receive some added value or discounted opportunities with your overnight campsite permit this year.    Ontario Parks is proud to partner with several companies that will offer sample products and discounts to visitors.   Beyond samples and/or discounts, partners also financially invest into other important projects and programs like:   Science and research initiatives, PARKsmart Lifejacket lending program and Ontario Parks Partners student bursary program.    Here are some of our partners, and product offers that you may see when you visit an Ontario Park this summer.

Left: A husband and wife in a gate house. Right: A gate staff talking to a visitor entering the park in a car.

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SAIL – VIP adventure contest in Temagami

Winter is over and summer fun awaits – you and a guest could be going on a Temagami adventure!

Temagami is one of Ontario’s special places offering wilderness experiences amongst countless lakes and rivers embedded amongst untouched old growth Red and White Pine forests. Hundred year old trails navigate the rugged terrain featuring several of Ontario’s highest peaks, and legendary fishing opportunities await those who explore this region.    Seven provincial parks offer the best of Temagami; an ideal playground for anglers, paddlers, hikers, photographers, and adventure seekers of all types.

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