Happy Holidays, parks-lovers!
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Continue reading A little gift from Ontario Parks
The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. This holiday season, why not give your loved ones the gift of better health and happiness?
We put our heads together with Coleman Canada to come up with a list of gifts that make it more enticing than ever to get outside!
Continue reading Gift ideas for people who get outside
Today’s post comes from Assistant Zone Ecologist Jenni Kaija, who shares a story of ecological restoration unfolding at Long Point Provincial Park.
As I made my way down to the sandy shoreline of Cottonwood campground in Long Point Provincial Park, I was overjoyed to spot a huge flock of gull and tern species resting just off shore.
Fall is one of my favourite times to spend time in our provincial parks. Everything was quite peaceful, and the birds seemed to be enjoying the quiet as much as I was.
Continue reading Beach therapy: some TLC for our most popular shorelines
Ever celebrated the holidays surrounded by nature?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this December in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, including several weekend openings!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 16, 2016.
Continue reading December vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
In today’s post, Senior Marketing Specialist Sheila Wiebe shares advice on how to completely power down (pain-free!) on your next camping adventure.
Seasoned backcountry country campers: this article is not intended for you (though you might find it funny). We’re talking to front-country and car campers in this one.
When researching this topic, I realized there are lots of articles about alternative power sources when camping on a non-electrical site.
But did you know that you can actually camp/ live comfortably without electrical power?!
Continue reading How to survive an unplugged camping trip
Welcome to our “5 Questions” series! We chat with park staff around the province to give you an inside look at what it’s like to work at Ontario Parks.
Meghan Pomeroy started with Ontario Parks as a maintenance student, and worked as an Operations Technician and Assistant Park Superintendent at several parks before becoming a Park Planner.
Continue reading 5 questions with a park planner
Today’s post comes from Content Development Specialist Evan Holt. This is Evan’s fourth year completing the Frontenac Challenge!
Frontenac Provincial Park offers a unique challenge to autumn visitors that isn’t found elsewhere in the province. About half-way through my first attempt at hiking the complete 160 km of the challenge I found myself falling in love with the park.
Here’s a quick look at a growing destination for hikers, campers, canoeists and trail runners.
Continue reading 2016 Frontenac Challenge wrap-up
Imagine spending a crisp autumn night under the stars in a heated yurt. Or how about watching a thunderstorm roll in across Lake Ontario from your waterfront cottage?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this November in one of our roofed accommodations!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 1, 2016.
Continue reading November vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Just as the plays in a coach’s playbook spark movement and bring the team together, the Nature Playbook is designed to inspire action — bringing Canadians into the nature game!
Continue reading Try out the Nature Playbook
Big plans for Thanksgiving Weekend?
Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for the many Halloween events?
Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province. This is our last vacancy post of the 2016 season.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Oct. 6):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 7-10