The Artist in Residence Program at Quetico Provincial Park provided two weeks of rest, peace, inspiration, and creativity at the artist’s studio on French Lake. In today’s post, Jennifer Caie shares her experience as Quetico’s Artist in Residence in June and July of 2019.
Arriving at the studio, I was exhausted and worn out by the stresses of life.
After unloading my art supplies from the car, I just sat down in an overwhelming calmness.
The scene was peaceful.
Continue reading Honouring Quetico: my experience as an Artist in Residence
Is there only one type of seasonal permit?
Do seasonal permits guarantee entrance?
Is there a way to test out a seasonal permit before buying?
Read on for seven key facts about Ontario Parks’ seasonal permits:
Continue reading 7 things to know about your seasonal permit
Hey parks lovers!
This year, we’ve added 31 more park crests for you to collect.
Continue reading Complete your park crest collection
Did you know you can get your daily vehicle permit in advance at 17 of our parks this year?
Getting your permit in advance guarantees access to your park of choice, even on busy days like weekends and holidays.
Here’s everything you need to know to book your day pass:
Continue reading How to book your advance daily vehicle permit online
This year, Ontario Parks will be offering a new service for day use visitors: at some of our busier day use parks, you will be able to get your daily vehicle permit in advance of your visit.
Continue reading New in 2021: get your daily vehicle permit in advance for select provincial parks!
What’s winter without snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and skating?
These essential experiences all have one thing in common: you need the right gear to participate!
Here’s where you can rent or borrow winter gear in 2020:
Continue reading Where to rent winter equipment at Ontario Parks
Gearing up to celebrate our 125th anniversary has us digging through archives in search of vintage photos and documents. Over the course of the year, we’ll be sharing our discoveries in our OP125 blog series.
This month, we’re taking a look back on a collection of Ontario Parks vehicle permits dating back to 1957. Purchased and displayed on the front dash of a vehicle, these permits would give people unlimited daily vehicle entry to all Ontario provincial parks.
Continue reading Then and Now: vehicle permits
We’ve got something for everyone this season!
Here’s a sneak peek of what you might find in our Park Stores this summer.
Continue reading What’s new on Ontario Parks’ shelves in 2016?
Noticed the dainty purple flower adorning the 2016 summer pass for Ontario Parks?
It may surprise you to learn that when Ontario Parks staff discovers that flower in a park, they often rip it out by the roots.
That’s because spotted knapweed is…
Continue reading Our 2016 parks pass is more than just a pretty flower