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
Located on Lake Superior’s northern coastline, Neys Provincial Park offers visitors gorgeous hiking trails, peaceful campgrounds, a sandy beach, and a rich history waiting to be explored.
Here are five park features you won’t want to miss:
Continue reading 5 reasons you need to visit Neys Provincial Park
Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, a marketing and development specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
I promise to be greener.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m already pretty green. However, after leading an Earth Day park clean up, I decided I need to take it one step further and double up my efforts to further reduce my impact on the environment.
Continue reading How to leave the park greener than you found it
Today’s post comes from Jessie Robinson, a Discovery staff member at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.
As we become a more environmentally conscious generation, we are paying more attention to how our own lifestyle habits may be affecting the environment.
We strive to reduce our waste, use our reusable and recycle our recyclables, but when it comes to vacation time, we may slip up on our eco-friendly habits. It’s easy to put these values on the back burner during a camping trip where you want everything to be as easy as possible so you can maximize your enjoyment outdoors.
So here are ten simple solutions on how to keep it green in Ontario Parks while still having fun in nature!
Continue reading 10 low-waste solutions for your next camping trip
You’re at the park. You’ve set up your site, and now you can spend the evening relaxing.
You had a long drive, and you are unwinding by talking to your friends and playing music. There’s no harm in that right?
In steps the park warden.
You may be surprised when a park warden stops by your site to ask you to quiet down a little, but their job is to make sure everyone is having a peaceful stay. Loud campers can irritate your neighbours and the wildlife in the park.
Here are five noisy habits to avoid on your next visit to the park.
Continue reading Keep it down: a quiet camper is a respectful one
Art and nature go together like columbine flowers and hummingbird tongues.
Indigenous artists express their relationship to land through art; Canada’s Group of Seven found inspiration in several Ontario Parks; parks offer residency programs, and our park visitors find many artistic ways to capture their memories. We love it when visitors share their artistic creations with us.
However, a new trend is starting to cause problems province-wide: the painted rock.
Continue reading Can we bring painted rocks to the park?
You did it!
You booked your first camping trip…now what?
Here’s how you can prepare for your maiden voyage into the great outdoors:
Continue reading 5 things to know before your first camping trip
All good things must come to an end, including the heat of summer.
You’ve learned to set up and take down your equipment this year, but do you know how to properly store it over the winter (without producing any mildew, funky smells, or damage)?
In case you need a quick refresher (pun intended), we’ve created a checklist to help make sure your gear is ready and waiting for your first spring adventure.
Continue reading 4 tips to prep your camping gear for the off-season