Has one of our park staff ever made your day? You know: gone that extra yard to make your vacation that much more enjoyable?
If this has happened to you, it has most likely involved one of the 1,500+ student staff we hire each summer.
And we’d love your help in giving them some well-deserved recognition and support.
Continue reading Nominate a student
Our friends at Leclerc know camping just isn’t camping without s’mores.
The crackling of the fire and sound of laughter from those embraced by the gentle heat is all for naught without a gooey s’more in hand.
Keep an eye out for their s’mores truck this summer!
Continue reading More s’mores, please!
We’ve recently teamed up with longtime partner Bush’s Beans for our Learn to Camp program!
Here are a few reasons we think beans should be on your next camping trip’s menu:
Continue reading 5 reasons Bush’s Beans are good camping food
Summer weather is here again, and that means it’s time to break out the checkered blankets and take mealtime outside.
With help from our friends at Foodland, it couldn’t be simpler for you to plan a family picnic in the park!
Continue reading Prepare to picnic
Packing up your picnic or campsite?
Please be sure your leftover propane cylinders don’t go into the garbage or recycling!
These cylinders contain pressurized gas and chemicals, so safe and proper disposal is crucial to make sure nothing harmful leaks into Ontario’s groundwater and waterways.
Continue reading Empty propane cylinder? Orange Drop to the rescue!
On March 20, our team went live at SAIL to answer all of your questions about backcountry camping.
Unfortunately, we ran into some technical difficulties and aren’t able to deliver our promised recording of this event. We’re very sorry to everyone who was hoping to catch the replay.
Instead, we’ve gotten the team together to recap the questions in written form, so we can still share the answers with everyone who couldn’t be there live.
Continue reading Backcountry for beginners: the recap
For many, autumn is the ideal season for outdoor fun. But as the temperatures start to drop, we want to make sure our hikers and campers stay safe while exploring our parks.
We chatted with our friends at SAIL to gather some top tips for staying warm and dry during your fall forays.
Continue reading 7 tips for cool-weather adventuring
Ever paddled through the hush of the boreal forest at dawn? Watched the sun rise over a network of Canadian Shield lakes?
Whether you prefer canoe, kayak or SUP, Sunset Country is a paddler’s paradise.
Continue reading Top 3 paddling destinations in Ontario’s Sunset Country
Picture this: you’re on your way back to your campsite after an awesome day of exploration. You’ve kayaked all through the park’s network of lakes. You’ve conquered the lookout trail.
But now the sun’s starting to sink. The wind’s picked up and it’s getting chilly. You feel the first drop of rain.
It’s a full drizzle by time you reach your campsite. You’re tired and hungry.
But do you know how to start a campfire in windy, wet weather?
Continue reading How to start your campfire when the weather won’t cooperate
Corporate partnership means a lot to Ontario Parks and indirectly, to you, the visitor. One of our partners, Swish Maintenance has sponsored a variety of environmental research and trail projects in our parks over the past five years. Continue reading The Tradition Continues