Today’s post comes from Sheila Wiebe, marketing specialist at Bronte Creek Provincial Park.
Sometimes you must go back to move forward. Take the family picnic for example.
Up until Victorian times, picnics were exclusively enjoyed by the wealthy. After all, picnics were very grand affairs with tables, linens, crystal, chairs, servers — and gourmet fare, of course!
But the Victorian era saw the picnic cross class boundaries. Even the picnics of the early 1900s were more formal than today — a far cry from our blankets and coolers, but the idea was ultimately the same.
Continue reading How to have a green picnic
We know that spending time in nature is good for us.
Sometimes, we just need a little push to get outside and feel the effects!
That’s why on July 21, we are offering a variety of activities in parks across the province in celebration of Healthy Parks Healthy People Day.
All parks that normally charge a day-use fee will be offering free entry so you can enjoy the benefits of being in nature.
Continue reading Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2023
Access to green space and parks continues to be essential.
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
Port Burwell Provincial Park is a favourite spot for families, dog-lovers, and beach-goers.
With 2.5 km of sandy beach, a dog friendly beach and exercise area, and plenty of recreation facilities, this park has become a popular weekend destination.
Unfortunately, Port Burwell’s increasing popularity has meant that our park can get extremely busy, and often reaches capacity on hot summer days.
Continue reading How to plan your day trip to Port Burwell
If you’re looking for a quiet campground with private sites and a relaxing atmosphere, put Selkirk Provincial Park on your destination list.
Just 15 minutes east of Port Dover, Selkirk is ideal for families with young children, RV owners, and anyone who enjoys the quiet side of life. The park offers sun, space, and plenty to do.
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Selkirk Provincial Park
Is there only one type of seasonal permit?
Do seasonal permits guarantee entrance?
Is there a way to test out a seasonal permit before buying?
Read on for six key facts about Ontario Parks’ seasonal permits:
Continue reading 6 things to know about your seasonal permit
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
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