Courtney Kiss is studying biology and genetics, and hopes to become a Genetics Counsellor. So, what is she doing working at Ontario Parks? “I really like meeting people from a lot of different places,” she says. “I like this job a lot.” For the past three summers, Courtney has been working as a Gate Attendant at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Gate Attendant
Have you ever wondered who keeps Ontario Parks so clean? Who is it that ensures everything is working properly? At Balsam Lake Provincial Park, Robert Wires makes sure the parks maintenance program is running smoothly. He is the Maintenance Foreman who manages the team responsible for the park’s daily up-keep. Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Maintenance Foreman
Ontario Parks is introducing a short new feature to the blog site highlighting some of the jobs in the Ontario parks system. We have been visiting Ontario Parks, and interviewing staff for their insight and stories about their job.
We hope you enjoy our first article, which tells you all about a day in the life of a Park Superintendent! Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Park Superintendent
From Wasteland to Parkland – Springwater’s History
Although 2008 marks the 50th year for Springwater as a Provincial Park, the history of this area dates back to the 1920’s with the establishment of the Midhurst Forest Station. Continue reading Springwater’s 50th Anniversary
[photopress:Park_Pal_Bear_Orange.jpg,thumb,alignleft]Hello! Itâ€™s Hudson here. My Park Pals and I have been travelling to different Ontario Parks, and we each want to tell you about our adventures. I have just come back from a fun and exciting camping trip at Algonquin Park. Continue reading Park Pal Adventures: Hudson Visits Algonquin Park
The Ontario Provincial Police are offering a 50-thousand-dollar reward for information on the whereabouts of a young woman who went missing during a camping trip last summer. Continue reading Missing Person ~ Christina Calayca
A Part of Ontario’s Heritage
The great-great grand-daughter of an Ontario pioneer passed away this month at her beloved Little Eildon, on the shores of Lake Simcoe. Mary Letitia Brown was 92. Continue reading Mary Letitia Brown ~ 1915-2007
Ontario Parks has lost a great friend. Internationally-renowned Canadian artist Ken Danby has died. Continue reading Ken Danby ~ 1940-2007
The editors of Air Canada’s in-flight magazine have discovered a little Ontario Parks secret. Continue reading Petroglyphs Provincial Park ~ A World Class Learning Place