Arrowhead Provincial Park offers visitors a change to experience beautiful fall colours within the heart of Muskoka.
Weekends at Arrowhead are lively with lots of visitors and activity, but if you’re looking for that true serene “nature” experience, try visiting during the week!
Here are five park features you won’t want to miss:
Continue reading 5 reasons to make a midweek visit to Arrowhead Provincial Park this fall
So, you still haven’t had enough of the outdoors, even though winter has arrived?
Neither have we!
Day-tripping to your favourite park is a great way to get outside, but maybe you’ve decided to try an overnight stay in the winter. Great choice!
Yurt and cabins are a popular way to experience winter at Ontario Parks. Stay warm and cozy while you enjoy all a park has to offer in the winter, from watching early morning sunlight reach across fresh snow, to skiing or snowshoeing through the forest as the snowflakes drift down.
Here’s everything you need to know for your winter adventure.
Continue reading Your guide to winter yurt and cabin camping
Today’s post comes from Quetico Superintendent Trevor Gibb.
Quetico Provincial Park is primarily known for its world class backcountry canoeing opportunities.
However, once the lakes freeze and snow blankets the forest, the park transforms into a wilderness winter wonderland.
Continue reading 10 ways to enjoy winter at Quetico
Picture this: the sound of a crackling fire filling the crisp fall air, the soft sound of leaves falling in the forest, dipping your paddle into a still lake during a misty sunrise, and best of all… no bugs!
This is late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park.
Looking for a quiet and relaxing place to give late fall camping a try?
Here are just a few reasons why Silent Lake is a favourite destination for many:
Continue reading Experience late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park
Today’s post comes from Heather Greenwood Davis, a travel writer and new camper.
We forgot the kettle. For real campers, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Real campers would know how to build a fire; real campers would’ve thought to bring a pot.
But I’m not a real camper and I am a coffee lover, so this could’ve been a problem.
Luckily, I know enough about my strengths and weaknesses to have arranged to spend this camping experience in one of the roofed accommodations at Bonnechere Provincial Park. The perfect step between tent camping and a cottage stay, our log cabin offers the warmth and security of a roof and four walls, but only a few of the modern conveniences we’re used to.
Continue reading Finding our place in the wild
Are you new to parks, or maybe a park veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge?
We’ve assembled a handy guide to all the terms you’ll need to know and understand before you visit the park…
Continue reading An Ontario Parks glossary
Today’s blog comes from Elizabeth Rose at ThisGrowingLife, who recounts her trip to the park in 2020.
Over the years, our family has camped in every season, and in many different types of accommodations.
However, it wasn’t until our trip to MacGregor Point Provincial Park that we finally got the opportunity to experience yurt camping!
Continue reading Winter yurt camping at MacGregor Point Provincial Park
Today’s post comes from year-round multispecies angler and writer Ashley Rae of SheLovesToFish.com, as she recounts her 2017 trip to Silent Lake.
I think any angler will agree that it’s nearly impossible to sleep while experiencing the anticipation of an upcoming fishing trip. This was the case for me and my friend Lori, who joined me on a recent adventure to Silent Lake Provincial Park.
This trip was especially exciting as Lori was chasing her first Lake Trout, and we would be exploring a new body of water. We were also looking forward to staying in a yurt, something neither of us had experienced.
Continue reading Checking off new winter experiences at Silent Lake
Today’s post comes from Laura Myers, a Learning and Education Leader with Ontario Parks’ Northwest Zone.
Nestled under tall pines beside French Lake, Quetico Provincial Park’s Log Cabin provides a quintessentially Quetico experience with the comforts and convenience of home.
Here are seven reasons the Log Cabin is the ultimate winter getaway:
Continue reading 7 reasons to book a winter stay at Quetico’s Log Cabin
Looking for a new park to explore with your family? How about a park that offers great swimming, paddling, and hiking and will have your kids picking books from a tree?
Bonnechere Provincial Park — located in Killaloe, ON (just 2 hours from Ottawa) — is one of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems.
Here are some of the reasons your family will love this park:
Continue reading 7 reasons your family will fall in love with Bonnechere Provincial Park!