Is the forecast looking a little rainy for your upcoming camping trip?
Don’t let it bring you down! Some of the best memories happen on the rainiest days.
All you need are a few tips and tricks to ensure you’re prepared for inclement weather. Keep these tips in mind even if the forecast calls for sunny skies!
Continue reading How to successfully camp in the rain
Access to green space and parks continues to be more essential than ever.
With so many visitors enjoying campsites, parks, and beaches this summer, it has resulted in an influx of food and garbage left behind.
This excess waste creates a dangerous situation when it is not disposed of properly. We’d like to ask our visitors to follow responsible garbage can etiquette on their next visit.
Continue reading What to do when garbage bins are full
Our staff work hard to get campers checked in and onto their campsites as quickly as possible.
Here are four tips for speeding up your check-in time:
Continue reading How to speed up your check-in when camping
The past few months have been full of twists and turns.
Our staff are working hard to ensure our visitors are having a safe and enjoyable time at Ontario Parks.
Here are a few ways you can do your part to maintain a smooth experience at our parks for all:
Continue reading 5 ways to help our staff this year
Are you new to parks, or maybe a park veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge?
We’ve assembled a handy guide to all the terms you’ll need to know and understand before you visit the park…
Continue reading An Ontario Parks glossary
You did it!
You booked your first camping trip…now what?
We’ve partnered with our friends at Off! to help you prepare for your maiden voyage into the great outdoors. Here are five tips for camping newbies:
Continue reading 5 things to know before your first camping trip
In today’s post comes from Discovery Leader Matt Cunliffe at MacGregor Point Provincial Park.
When the big day comes, if you’re like me, all you want to do is get to your site: tent set, chairs out, feet up.
I’ve worked for Ontario Parks since 2006, and last year had the opportunity to run a gate house.
This gave me an increased respect for the amazing work our gate staff perform and valuable perspective on just how busy the park can be during check-in time for a long weekend…or any weekend for that matter.
And after a season of answering questions and helping campers, here are a few considerations for this year:
Continue reading 7 things to remember when arriving at the park gatehouse for day use
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 partnered with our friends at Coleman to create 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
There’s nothing worse than coming back to your campsite after a day of fun and finding a bear has ransacked your cooler.
Stop encouraging Yogi Bear’s pic-a-nic basket habit by keeping your campsite clean.
Here are four ways to keep your campsite clean and bear-free:
Continue reading 4 tips for a bear-free campsite
Just because summer’s winding down, it doesn’t mean you have to retire your camping equipment!
With cooler temperatures, fewer bugs, and a splendour of fall colours, there’s no better time to get out to one of these beautiful parks:
Continue reading Fall camping opportunities