Your purchase helps parks: revitalizing Killarney’s aquatic ecosystems

Did you buy something from our online holiday store last year? In today’s post, Ontario Parks staff talk about some of the vital protection work your purchase helped fund!

Ontario Parks — as part of a bigger provincial effort — has been working hard to assess and repair ecological integrity in many of our inland lake habitats, protecting different species throughout Killarney and other provincial parks.

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Ecological integrity in southeastern parks

In today’s post, Protected Areas Intern Katelyn Vardy highlights a few of the projects that staff have completed to improve and maintain the ecological integrity in southeastern parks.

When you’re standing in a favourite nature spot or within a park, it’s easy to embrace the beauty and calmness that surrounds you.

While campers and day trippers enjoy all that parks have to offer, behind the scenes are teams of staff working incredibly hard. Their work helps to protect these areas so that they can be enjoyed for years to come.

Here’s a look at some of the projects that we have completed to support the ecological integrity of southeastern parks.

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Get your daily vehicle permit in advance for select provincial parks!

Did you know that you can obtain your daily vehicle permit up to five days in advance at select provincial parks? This service provides you with guaranteed access for your day trip.

We know you don’t want to spend your time sitting in a line-up at park gates, only to be turned away because your favourite park is already full.

More than 80% of visitors told us they liked being able to reserve their daily vehicle permit in advance.

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Shell-ebrate Ontario’s turtles with our new merchandise line

Last spring, we asked you to help us protect Ontario’s eight turtles species, all of which are species at risk.

With just one year of the Turtle Protection Project under our belts, staff are already seeing amazing results.

This year, we’re excited to debut a new way to support turtle conservation in Ontario Parks: our Turtle Protection Project merchandise line.

Let’s take a look at how you can help Ontario’s turtles AND look good while doing it.

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Your Ontario Parks gift guide

Does the thought of holiday shopping for the nature-lover in your life have you quaking in your snow boots?

Fear not! Pick up some of your favourite Ontario Parks merchandise (and new releases) from the comfort of home with our holiday pop-up store.

But don’t wait: the holiday pop-up store is only open until December 31 and stock is limited.

We’ve created a gift guide to check all your friends and family off your list:

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How to make a purchase on the holiday pop-up store

Hey park-lovers! Did you know we are offering online merchandise sales this holiday season?

The holiday pop-up store is an opportunity to pick up some of your favourite Ontario Parks merchandise online.

But don’t delay – the holiday pop-up store is a limited-time offer and we will not be restocking items! The pop-up store closes on December 31, 2021.

Here’s everything you need to know about making a purchase:

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