Today’s post comes from Sarah Wiebe, the senior park naturalist at Kettle Lakes Provincial Park.
Before this year, I would have never considered myself a “Bird Nerd.”
My journey began in my southern Ontario home, but it wasn’t until I arrived at my summer destination (Kettle Lakes!) that I truly hit my nerdy stride.
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Today’s post comes from Kristiana Wilson, Assistant Park Superintendent at Woodland Caribou Provincial Park.
2021 was quite the fire season in Ontario.
Last year alone, approximately 55% of Woodland Caribou Provincial Park burned due to natural forest fires.
The park is no stranger to forest fires — fire is key for regeneration in the boreal forest.
Still, when most people think of picturesque park landscapes, they typically don’t think of park areas that have been burned.
We’re here to change any preconceived ideas you have about travelling through large burns and share some tips to make your next post forest fire park paddling trip a little easier!
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If the sights and sounds of moving water in nature are refreshing and rejuvenating, then time spent at Kap-Kig-Iwan is liquid medicine!
Situated in the heart of Northern Ontario, Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park is located just off Highway 11, two kilometres south of Englehart, and just north of the Temagami region.
This picturesque little park showcases the best of the boreal forest, with awe-inspiring water features that can’t be missed!
Check out these five reasons to visit Kap-Kig-Iwan:
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Today’s post comes from Jake Guggenheimer, past Discovery staff at Neys Provincial Park.
Imagine you’re in a forest.
What do you hear?
The rustling of the trees in the wind. The birds chirping to each other. The flowing of a creek.
What do you see?
A flower starting to bloom. A chipmunk scurrying along the ground. The sun shining through scattered clouds.
If you imagined yourself in Neys Provincial Park, the animals and plants you pictured are some of the most interesting flora and fauna around.
That’s because Neys is a protected natural area with a high level of ecological integrity.
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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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Esker Lakes Provincial Park surrounds a chain of sparkling lakes set in an ancient glacial landscape, carpeted in boreal forest.
A quiet, family-oriented park, Esker Lakes sits just east of the historic mining town of Kirkland Lake in northeastern Ontario.
Here are five reasons Esker Lakes will delight family campers and nature-lovers alike:
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