At Ontario Parks, we’re constantly on the lookout for ways to promote both the health and wellbeing of our visitors and the parks we protect.
The importance of spending time in nature is well documented in scientific research, and we embody our efforts to promote spending more time in nature through our Healthy Parks Healthy People movement.
Provincial parks are great places to get your nature fix – but have you ever thought about incorporating time in nature into the way you get to your favourite park?
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Located on Lake Ontario in Brighton, Presqu’ile Provincial Park is one of our most popular parks in Southeastern Ontario, welcoming thousands of visitors every month.
From the long, sandy beach to beautiful hiking trails to world-class bird migrations, Presqu’ile is a favourite for many.
During the hot summer months, the park can get extremely busy. Presqu’ile often hits capacity — especially on weekends — and can’t welcome any more visitors.
This year, you need to book your day use permit in advance to guarantee entry.
We really hate to turn away visitors, especially knowing many have driven several hours to get here.
Planning a day-trip to Presqu’ile? Here’s what you need to know to have a fun and frustration-free visit:
Continue reading How to plan your visit to Presqu’ile
Bon Echo Provincial Park has long been a favorite destination for day-trippers, and this year is no exception!
On nice sunny days our park can get very busy.
Planning a day-trip to Bon Echo? Check out our top tips for a fun and frustration-free visit:
Continue reading How to plan your day-trip to Bon Echo
Living in Toronto can make nature feel a million miles away. This is especially true in the winter, when the closeness of the buildings, the busy streets, and the slush limit the best that winter has to offer – tranquility, wide-open spaces blanketed in snow, and room to play.
In truth, however, the natural world is never too far away. Several provincial parks are open all winter and offer easy day visits for city-dwellers.
Here are some of the top parks near Toronto you need to check out this winter:
Continue reading The best winter day trips (if you live in Toronto)
Spending a week at Charleston Lake or Rideau River Provincial Parks this summer?
We chatted with our friends at the St. Lawrence Parks Commission to come up with four awesome day-trips to work into your travel plans!
Continue reading Day-tripping along the St. Lawrence