This blog comes from Algonquin Provinical Park’s team of biologists and ecologists.
Algonquin is a stronghold of headwaters.
Most of our lakes are fed by cold, clean water that bubbles up from the ground. That water flows out of the park and feeds countless lakes and streams in southern Ontario.
One of the goals in establishing the boundaries of the park was to protect those headwaters…because if headwaters become compromised, so too does everything downstream.
That strategy has worked remarkably well in the park’s 125-year history.
Unfortunately, last year we made a devastating discovery.
Continue reading Invader alert! Help us stop the Spiny Waterflea!
Wakami Lake Provincial Park lies in the heart of northeastern Ontario’s Boreal Forest.
Four hours from Sault Ste Marie and 5 hours from Sudbury, this park is the epitome of nature.
Wakami Lake is quiet and far from busy highways and city lights. The night skies are filled with stars and off-grid camping allows you to fully submerse yourself in the wilderness experience.
Hike, paddle, boat, or fish – there’s so many ways to get away from the hustle and bustle!
Here are five reasons you need to visit:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Wakami Lake Provincial Park
Ready to set out on the water, but not sure of the best boating locales?
Check out these five water access points in southeastern Ontario that could be your gateway to exploring new waterways.
Continue reading Best parks to launch your boat in southeastern Ontario
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.
Continue reading How to plan your day trip to Port Burwell
The warm weather is here, and many Ontarians are getting out on the water.
To make sure you have a fun – and safe — experience, make sure you review these seven tips for safe boating:
Continue reading 7 tips for safe boating
While swimming, boating and other water activities are a centrepiece of many Ontario Parks adventures, there are also risks associated with these activities.
We want our visitors to stay safe when they hit the waves.
And that starts with a PFD (personal flotation device)!
Continue reading Our free PARKsmart PFD Lending Program
Today’s post comes from our friends at the Invasive Species Centre.
Ontario is home to wonderful lakes, rivers and streams. Unfortunately, some of these waterways are home to aquatic invasive species such as Zebra or Quagga Mussels.
These species can be spread from one waterbody to another through watercraft that have not been properly cleaned, drained and dried between uses.
Continue reading Be an invasive species fighter! Clean, drain, dry your boat
We all know how important it is to wear a PFD when heading out on the water, but do we all know how to choose the right size?
Here’s how to select a properly fitting PFD for you and your family.
Continue reading How to choose the right PFD
A breathtaking 13,000 ha of the Thirty Thousand Islands and eastern Georgian Bay Coast is protected by The Massasauga Provincial Park, between Moon River and Parry Sound.
The Thirty Thousand Islands are the world’s largest freshwater archipelago, a 200 km chain of pink rocky islands from Port Severn to the French River.
Anyone who has visited the area will tell you it’s simply gorgeous.
Continue reading Spring fishing in the Thirty Thousand Islands