How to practice proper pumpkin etiquette in parks

Today’s blog comes from Jessica Stillman, school outreach coordinator at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. In the fall, if she isn’t outside with students learning about mushrooms or how animals prepare for winter, she’s inside baking up a pumpkin treat!

Spooky season is upon us!

It’s time for cobwebs, witches, and skeletons to adorn our lawns and porches. Who doesn’t love admiring the creative carving of a jack-o-lantern, its toothy grin lit by a flickering flame?

These hauntingly fun decorations are part of the Halloween spirit, but what happens to them once November 1 rolls around?

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5 reasons to try late fall camping

It’s not time to say goodbye to your favourite park just yet!

While some of our parks close after Thanksgiving Weekend, many remain open through late fall and even through the winter.

If you’ve never tried a late fall camping trip, this might be the perfect opportunity to make the most of the season before packing up for the winter.

Here are five reasons to try late fall camping:

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5 reasons to visit Rideau River Provincial Park this fall

Located just 40 minutes outside of Ottawa, Rideau River Provincial Park offers a relaxing camping experience with activities for the whole family.

New this year, Rideau River is open for camping and day use until October 11!

Here are a few reasons why you’ll love to experience this park in the fall season:

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5 reasons to visit Fitzroy Provincial Park

Just 40 minutes from Canada’s capital in the Ottawa Valley, Fitzroy Provincial Park may be one of the province’s best kept secrets.

Situated on the Ottawa River and bisected by the Carp River, campsites with river views are abundant.

Add to that two beaches, watercraft rentals, hiking trails, and a beautiful group picnic spot and this secret may not last much longer!

Here are five reasons we think you should plan a trip to Fitzroy Provincial Park:

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5 reasons to visit Arrowhead Provincial Park this fall

Located just outside of Huntsville, Arrowhead Provincial Park offers visitors a chance to experience beautiful fall colours within the heart of Muskoka.

Explore 15 km of hiking trails, cool sandy beaches overlooking Arrowhead Lake, and private campsites in covered forests.

Here are five park features you won’t want to miss:

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September’s digital download

Smell the crisp scent of autumn as you take in the forest’s changing colours.

The beauty of fall is short, but so worth appreciating!

This month’s FREE digital download comes from Rushing River Provincial Park.

Throughout 2022, we’re sharing a free downloadable graphic for you to use as wallpaper for your favourite devices. We’ve specially sized these images for your  computers, tablets, smartphones, and Facebook covers.

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Discover fall camping at Driftwood Provincial Park

This blog post comes from Emma Webb, Head Gate Attendant at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park.

Driftwood is my favourite provincial park. Don’t get me wrong, I adore Samuel de Champlain, but there’s something magical about Driftwood. It’s where I started my parks career.

Although it may be smaller, the park has a lot of heart, and even more charm.

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5 parks with extended fall camping seasons

Cooler weather. No bugs. The pumpkin pie aroma wafting from your campfire, and the warmth of hot chocolate in your hands. It must be fall camping season!

Searching for the perfect destination? These five parks will be extending their camping seasons this year:

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How to use Ferris as a basecamp to explore Northumberland County

Ferris Provincial Park is a hidden gem in southeastern Ontario, only two hours east of Toronto.

It’s best-known for its pedestrian suspension bridge overlooking a panoramic view of the Trent River Gorge and Ranney Falls.

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How to use Kakabeka Falls as a basecamp to explore Thunder Bay

Did you know that Kakabeka Falls is Ontario’s second tallest waterfall?

The 40 m falls are the crown jewel of the appropriately named Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, a hub of family fun in northern Ontario. Camp, hike, bike, and swim to your heart’s content next to a natural wonder.

And, with its convenient location just 30 minutes outside of Thunder Bay, Kakabeka Falls is the perfect basecamp from which to discover one of Ontario’s most dynamic and interesting northern cities.

Here’s why you need to check it out: 

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