Today’s post comes from Ken Jones at @ken_jones.outdoors.
January can feel like the best month of the year to stay inside where it’s warm and dry. That said, it can also be one of the quietest, most beautiful and tranquil times to explore the outdoors.
This past weekend, my fiancée and I had the opportunity to camp at Algonquin Provincial Park in all of its winter-y glory.
Continue reading My winter hot tent trip to Algonquin Provincial Park
Did you know that you can reserve your campsite or roofed accommodation up to five months in advance of your arrival date?
You can book online (and even see a sneak preview of your campsite) or by calling the Ontario Parks reservation line, 1-888-ONT-PARK (Canada & USA).
These are our top five tips to optimize your reservation experience:
Continue reading 5 tips for reserving an Ontario Parks campsite
We’re thrilled to introduce some updates to our reservation system, including new features that will make it easier than ever to find a campsite!
Here are a few of the features we think you’ll love:
Continue reading 5 exciting new reservation features
If you’re a summer camping enthusiast, you may be keen to put your skills to the test in a different season. Winter in our parks is a beautiful time. It’s quiet and still. The air is clean. And everything is covered in fresh snow.
Here are some tips for a safe, fun winter camping experience…
Continue reading Winter camping 101
The Artist in Residence Program at Quetico Provincial Park provided two weeks of rest, peace, inspiration, and creativity at the artist’s studio on French Lake. In today’s post, Jennifer Caie shares her experience as Quetico’s Artist in Residence in June and July of 2019.
Arriving at the studio, I was exhausted and worn out by the stresses of life.
After unloading my art supplies from the car, I just sat down in an overwhelming calmness.
The scene was peaceful.
Continue reading Honouring Quetico: my experience as an Artist in Residence
Amber reds, warm yellows, and oranges as brilliant as a nighttime campfire – there are few places with fall colours as memorable as Lake Superior Provincial Park.
Here are five other reasons why we think Lake Superior is a top northern park to visit this autumn:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Lake Superior Provincial Park this fall
Today’s blog comes from Sarah Higginson, a market development specialist with Ontario Parks.
August is over and so is the Healthy Parks Healthy People 30×30 Challenge.
This was my first year taking on the challenge (not counting the year I did it for two days then got distracted) and it was a magical month-long adventure filled with scenery, sunshine, and even some self-awareness!
Continue reading The great outdoors are… great!
Mikisew Provincial Park lies on the western shores of scenic Eagle Lake, and is the perfect park for holiday fun and camping each summer.
But why put away the camping gear after Labour Day?
Mikisew’s camping season runs through Thanksgiving Weekend!
Continue reading Fall fun at Mikisew
Ferris Provincial Park is a hidden gem in southeastern Ontario, only two hours east of Toronto.
It’s best-known for its pedestrian suspension bridge overlooking a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and Ranney Falls.
Continue reading How to use Ferris as a basecamp to explore Northumberland County
This post is brought to you from our guest blogger Sitka the Border Collie, with help from her human Laura Myers, a Learning and Education Leader with Ontario Parks.
Hello! My name is Sitka and I’m a dog.
My humans love to camp! From the moment they brought me home when I was eight weeks old, they said, “I can’t wait for all the camping adventures we will go on, little one.”
Continue reading Ruffing it at Ontario Parks: a dog’s perspective on camping