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:

The Collector

Missed out on a sticker or patch at your favourite park? Pick up one, a few, or all of our park crest stickers and patches to complete your collection!

Relive your favourite camping memories during the holiday season by surprising your loved one with park stickers. Don’t forget to pick up your Ontario Parks Passport to help your Collector track their progress!

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Ontario Parks Passport, Park Crest Stickers

Wear your favourite park with pride with our park patches. Patches are perfect for vests, blankets, backpacks… you name it!

The Turtle-lover

Chilly Moose bottle and socks
Turtle Bottle by Chilly Moose, Turtle Protection Program Socks

Does your loved one have a passion for protection?

They’ll feel great knowing that the net proceeds from both our Turtle Protection Project socks and Turtle Bottle by Chilly Moose go towards turtle research and protection in parks.

These items are sure to make friends “shellous!”

The Explorer

hand scratching off park on map
Ontario Parks Scratch Map

Encourage your Explorer to conquer Ontario’s provincial parks from north to south! Scratch off every park you’ve visited to reveal a colourful map beneath.

Fair warning: displaying your Explorer’s many scratch-offs may result in uncontrolled bragging. It’s best to pick up a map for yourself to maintain a healthy competition.

The Artist

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Park Crest Colouring Book

Whether you’re helping the little one in your life develop their fine motor skills or hopping on the adult colouring book craze, a parks-themed colouring book is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Teach your child about the stunning colours of Ontario’s natural landscape, or let their creativity run wild. Have you ever seen a blue Moose?

The Adventurer

buff, nalgene bottle, and patches in front of fireplace
Ontario Parks Nalgene, Ontario Parks Crest Buff

Your loved one will be hitting the trails in style with the Ontario Parks Buff and Nalgene bottle!

Multifunctional Buffs protect an Adventurer’s head and neck from the elements. Their uses are endless (seriously, “Google” it) and the colourful crest pattern coordinates well with every outfit.

Encourage them to stay hydrated no matter the season with a reusable water bottle featuring the Ontario Parks crest.

Still can’t decide? 

If you’re still on the fence (or if your loved one is particularly picky), why not give the gift of choice? 

You’ll certainly get your money’s worth with a seasonal day-use permit. Perhaps your loved one will take you along on their adventures. That’s a win-win! 

daily vehicle permits hanging on line
Winter Day-Use Vehicle Permit, Annual Day-Use Vehicle Permit, Summer Day-Use Vehicle Permit

Still not sure about your partner’s boss, in-laws, or new acquaintances?  

Send them a physical or electronic gift card!

Gift cards can be used towards the purchase of reservations, permits, and merchandise available online and at all participating Ontario Parks. 

Your purchase helps fund parks

Did you know that only a small part of Ontario Parks’ operating budget comes from tax revenues?

A snowy landscape over a frozen lake.

Support park research, ecological integrity, maintenance, and education with every purchase from the Ontario Parks holiday pop-up store.

Let’s go shopping!

Don’t delay! The Ontario Parks pop-up store is only available for a limited time.

Have questions about how to use our holiday pop-up store? Visit our frequently asked questions page.