Fall is our favourite hiking season.
It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.
But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.
Before heading out, check out this handy fall hiking checklist that we created with help from our friends at Subaru Canada:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
Last year, we collaborated with our friends at Collective Arts Brewing to brew up a tasty ecological reforestation project for Balsam Lake Provincial Park.
Thanks to your unwavering support, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re back with Collective Arts to debut their newest brew: Trail Loop Honey Lager!
Keep reading to learn how Ontario Parks and Collective Arts are getting craft(brew)y this summer.
Continue reading Reforestation at Balsam Lake: round “brew”
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.
With help from our friends at Subaru Canada, we’ve gathered some top tips for staying warm and dry during your fall forays:
Continue reading 7 tips for cool-weather adventuring
In today’s post, our friends at the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association share their insights into the latest RV trends, and invite you to the Toronto Spring Camping and RV Show (a free online event).
Many industries have taken a hit during the pandemic, but the Canadian RV and camping industry was an exception.
More and more consumers — unable to embark on their traditional spring and summer vacations — turned to the RV lifestyle as an alternative way to spend their leisure time away from home safely.
Continue reading What RV trends do we expect to see?
We are privileged to work with partner organizations that help us keep our parks protected and accessible for the millions of Ontarians who use them every year.
Now, we would like to look back on 2019, and thank our partners for their contributions and ongoing support.
It’s also a great chance to let you know about the important work that they’re doing in public and behind the scenes. Continue reading How our partners helped us protect our parks in 2019
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
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