Never visited Lake Superior?
Let us introduce you to this stunning body of water with a park that showcases how great this lake is: Pancake Bay Provincial Park!
If you’re travelling from the east or south, Pancake Bay is the first provincial park with camping you’ll come across on Superior.
Located less than an hour north of Sault Ste. Marie, this park is perfect to start or cap off your Lake Superior adventures.
Check out these five reasons to visit Pancake Bay Provincial Park:
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You’re all packed up and ready for another weekend outdoors.
You’ve got your sleeping bags, full cooler, sunscreen, and swimsuit.
Maybe you’ll fill your trailer’s water tank up once you arrive, a water container or two for the campsite, then head to the beach to cool off.
But have you ever stopped to think about how we keep the water safe for you to drink, take a warm shower in, or cool off in at the beach?
Environmental public health professionals do proactive, science-based work behind the scenes to ensure your environment is safe, so you don’t have to worry and can enjoy the moments that really matter.
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Just 40 minutes from Canada’s capital in the Ottawa Valley, Fitzroy Provincial Park may be one of the province’s best kept secrets.
Situated on the Ottawa River and bisected by the Carp River, campsites with river views are abundant.
Add to that two beaches, watercraft rentals, hiking trails, and a beautiful group picnic spot and this secret may not last much longer!
Here are five reasons we think you should plan a trip to Fitzroy Provincial Park:
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In today’s post, Piping Plover Biologist Monica Fromberger shares the hot gossip surrounding this season’s plover population.
We had TWO Piping Plover nests in southeastern Ontario this year!
One at Darlington Provincial Park and the other at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.
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Today Yvette Bree, a Discovery Leader at Sandbanks Provincial Park for over 30 years, shares some thoughts about this season.
2022 will go down as — to put it mildly — a difficult year for many people.
Although affected by the world around me, I choose to acknowledge that I am pretty lucky: I live in a great country, a great province, and have enjoyed a career in a stunningly beautiful park.
Continue reading Worst of the worst: a naturalist’s list of the most harmful types of litter
Port Burwell Provincial Park is a favourite spot for families, dog-lovers, and beach-goers.
With 2.5 km of sandy beach, a dog friendly beach and exercise area, and plenty of recreation facilities, this park has become a popular weekend destination.
Unfortunately, Port Burwell’s increasing popularity has meant that our park can get extremely busy, and often reaches capacity on hot summer days.
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Wondering where to go for your summer vacation?
Look no further, because Rondeau Provincial Park might just be the perfect getaway for you and your family!
Located on Lake Erie, Rondeau is a host of incredible biodiversity. There’s plenty to see and do during your trip, and lots to explore, from sandy dunes to beautiful Carolinian forests.
Here are five reasons we think you should plan a trip to Rondeau:
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Located on Lake Simcoe, Sibbald Point Provincial Park is a great spot for day-use. The park has a sandy beach and shallow water perfect for kids.
But during the hot summer months, the park can get extremely busy. Many weekends, Sibbald Point hits capacity and can’t welcome any more visitors.
This year, you need to book your day use permit in advance to guarantee entry.
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Halfway Lake Provincial Park features over 4,000 ha of rugged, forested Canadian Shield, dotted with sparkling blue lakes.
Less than an hour north of Sudbury on Highway 144, the park boasts an oasis of swimming, paddling, and hiking with a full service campground.
Here are five reasons we think Halfway Lake will delight family campers and explorers alike:
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So you’re heading into one of our parks for the day, and looking to reduce your ecological footprint?
Here’s how to have a day of fun outside with a low-waste twist.
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