We all know how important it is to wear a PFD when heading out on the water, but do we all know how to choose the right size?
We chatted with our friends at Stearns to get the inside scoop on how to select a properly fitting PFD for you and your family.
Continue reading How to choose the right PFD
The crackle of the campfire. The ripple of the wind across the lake. The call of a loon at dusk. The soft cushion of pine needles beneath your boots.
For many of us, camping sings in our heartstrings. The sounds, sights, smells of our favourite parks are a balm for our tired minds.
We wish everyone could know the deep satisfaction found in the soft resistance of water against a paddle, or the smokey perfection of a fire-cooked meal.
But sadly, not everyone does.
Continue reading For the love of camping
It’s Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, and our friends at Coleman Canada know there’s no better time to get outside!
We chatted with them to come up with five can’t-miss ideas for fun outdoor activities.
Continue reading When did you last get outside?
Worried about how restful it is sleeping outside?
Studies show sleeping away from artificial light and waking up with natural sunlight can reset your circadian rhythm which will help you feel refreshed after a better night’s sleep.
But to get a good night’s sleep, it’s important to stay warm, dry and comfortable.
Here are some tips for comfy sleeping while car camping:
Continue reading How to get a good night’s sleep while camping
Imagine turkey seasoned with fresh herbs, hot off the grill. Add a nice hot cup of coffee, maybe a s’more or two for dessert, and you’re ready for a relaxing Thanksgiving under the stars.
This year, why not head to your favourite park for a weekend away and hold your Thanksgiving dinner amid the fall colours?
Move over Martha Stewart, this is Thanksgiving…Canadian style!
Continue reading Why not cook Thanksgiving Dinner in the park this year?
The research is clear; spending time in nature improves our physical, mental and social well-being. This holiday season, why not give your loved ones the gift of better health and happiness?
We put our heads together with Coleman Canada to come up with a list of gifts that make it more enticing than ever to get outside!
Continue reading Gift ideas for people who get outside
Ontario’s provincial parks all offer FREE day-use on July 21, 2017, and our parks have all sorts of events planned, from treasure hunts to zumba to campfire singalongs!
And all that fun is sure to make you hungry.
Whether a romantic tête–à–tête by the river or a family reunion on the beach, Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day is a picnic-perfect event.
Continue reading 5 must-have items for your picnic basket
The big day‘s almost here!
We’re opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during July 15, 2016!
Parks across the province have exciting events and activities planned. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services, or just enjoy a fun event in a great setting!
The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now!
Continue reading Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016: events
Your family NEEDED a weekend getaway. You were a little late getting on the road, but you’re pretty sure you packed the essentials.
It’s pitch black by the time you pull into your campsite, but that’s okay. You rummage around in your trunk, until you find your favourite flashlight.
You press the button and…
Continue reading Are you travelling “light”?
T’is the season so we asked Ontario Parks staff and three corporate partners; Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Coleman and Bushnell for gift ideas. Park staff suggested 2012 trip ideas in Ontario Parks while our corporate sponsors suggested cool new gear ideas. Here are our favourites. Continue reading Trips and gear for adventure-lovers