Finding our place in the wild

Today’s post comes from Heather Greenwood Davis, a travel writer and new camper. 

We forgot the kettle. For real campers, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Real campers would know how to build a fire; real campers would’ve thought to bring a pot.

But I’m not a real camper and I am a coffee lover, so this could’ve been a problem.

Luckily, I know enough about my strengths and weaknesses to have arranged to spend this camping experience in one of the roofed accommodations at Bonnechere Provincial Park. The perfect step between tent camping and a cottage stay, our log cabin offers the warmth and security of a roof and four walls, but only a few of the modern conveniences we’re used to.

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Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2022

We know that spending time in nature is good for us.

Sometimes, we just need a little push to get outside and feel the effects!

That’s why on July 15, we are offering a variety of activities in parks across the province in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People Day.

All parks that normally charge a day-use fee will be offering free entry so you can enjoy the benefits of being in nature.

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Accessible locations to view fall colours

As the cold weather hits, opportunities to view a stunning array of fall colours are popping up around the province.

Ontario Parks is committed to making our parks as accessible as possible for visitors. If you’re planning a trip, we’ve rounded up a list of parks with accessibility features that are perfect for viewing the beauty of fall.

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7 reasons your family will fall in love with Bonnechere Provincial Park!

Looking for a new park to explore with your family? How about a park that offers great swimming, paddling, and hiking and will have your kids picking books from a tree?

Bonnechere Provincial Park — located in Killaloe, ON (just 2 hours from Ottawa) — is one of the Ottawa Valley’s hidden gems.

Here are some of the reasons your family will love this park:

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Campsite vacancy highlights: September 27-29

Fall colours are here, folks! Get outdoors and enjoy the season.

Roofed accommodations, electrical sites, and non-electrical sites are all available to fit your camping needs this weekend.

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 9:00 am. on September 26, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: July 12-14

Research shows that camping in nature is good for our mental and physical well-being. What better reason to head out with family and friends into the great outdoors and sleep under the stars?

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 on July 11, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 21-23

Celebrate the summer solstice surrounded by nature.

We’ve got plenty of waterfront campsites available for the weekend, and a few cabins too!

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 10:00 am on June 20, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 14-16

It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites.

We’re featuring several rustic cabins in this week’s preview, AND a cottage in Temagami!

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 11:00 am on June 13, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: June 7–9

June is a spectacular time to visit Ontario Parks! Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather at one of this week’s featured sites.

For those of you who want a more relaxed getaway, you’ll find lots of cabins in this week’s preview. Treat yourself to full days outdoors, followed by easy, restful nights.

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 on June 6, 2019):

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Campsite vacancy highlights: May 31-June 2

It’s looking like a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the weather at one of these featured campsites (pst! plenty of waterfront campsites available, and some cabins too!).

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, May 30):

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