person holding a blue water bottle with a turtle emblem

Turtles love water (bottles!)

What do turtles and reusable water bottles have in common? More than you might imagine.

Turtles need our help, and we’ve partnered with our friends at Chilly Moose (and their reusable bottles) to help meet the challenge!

Making a splash for turtles

We take our role in protecting nature seriously. Our Turtle Protection Project is raising funding for important turtle research and protection projects in provincial parks.

Northern Map Turtle on log above water

A big problem needs big solutions, and that’s where Chilly Moose comes in. They believe that reusable drink ware is great for the planet — and for turtles!

Designed to fit your lifestyle

Wherever your next adventure leads you, whether its backcountry or back to the office, the Turtle Protection collection from Chilly Moose has you covered!

The 414 ml (14oz) sport spout Chilly Moose bottle in blaze orange is ready for a fall colours hike and its leakproof seal promises to keep your gear dry so you can focus on the view.

A stout reusable bottle with a black cap and an orange body, emblazoned with the Ontario Parks logo

Pack your next meal in style with the 473 ml (16oz) wide mouth insulated canister.  With its durable, double-walled design, this canister makes multitasking a breeze: keeping your lunch warm while helping save Ontario’s turtles.

A teal coloured food thermos with a black lid and base.

The classic Chilly Moose Ontario Parks Turtle Bottles are double-walled and stainless steel. They hold 740 ml (25oz) of your favourite hot or cold drink, and are BPA- and toxin-free.

Chilly Moose stainless steel water bottle with Ontario parks logo set in the snow

They also look great, with the Ontario Parks logo and a special turtle icon engraved right on the bottle.

And best of all, Chilly Moose is “shelling” out the net proceeds from each of these products sold to the Turtle Protection Project.

A project to protect

All eight of Ontario’s turtle species are now at risk.

Habitat loss, predators, and way too many interactions with vehicles are causing turtles to disappear from Ontario landscapes.

The Turtle Project will allow us to do more to help turtles.

Snapping Turtle peeking out of water in Awenda Park

To start with, we’re going to host and conduct more important research in provincial parks, to learn more about turtles and how to better protect them.

And we’re going to create more on-the-ground solutions like nest coverings and wildlife crossings to help reduce threats from predators and vehicle encounters.

Hydrate and help

Kristi Greco, co-founder of Chilly Moose, says the Ontario-based company is  happy to support the Turtle Protection Project. “Our love of protected parks, the outdoors, and the species that live in Ontario — including turtles — fuels our desire to protect them all.”

We think hydration and protecting turtles is a winning combination!

Donations from individuals and partners like Chilly Moose help us do even more to keep our parks (and their feathered, furred, scaled, and shelled inhabitants) safe, healthy, and protected. Thank you, partners!