By the pricking of our thumbs, something wicked this way comes…
We’ve got tons of haunted Halloween events coming up this month! And don’t forget to check out events page for late-breaking additions.
Will you be visiting the ghosts of campers past this October?
Continue reading Halloween 2018 at Ontario Parks
If you like to paddle and you haven’t been out yet this year, we know you’re itching to get out on the water.
This month’s FREE digital download features two paddling pals, making the most of a beautiful day on Lake Huron at Inverhuron Provincial Park.
Continue reading June’s digital download
It might be feeling like summer, but June is just beginning and we’ve still got cabins and yurts available for this weekend (including yurts side by side in Algonquin)!
You’ll also find lots of electrical campsites in this week’s preview.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon on May 31, 2018):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 1 – June 3
Did you know you can book a group campsite online? Twelve parks in southwestern Ontario are participating in a pilot project aimed at making group camping easier.
You can reserve group sites at these 12 parks through our central call centre service or online as easily as you would a regular car camping site.
Continue reading Group camping reservations now online
Inverhuron Provincial Park is prized for its sandy beach, diverse habitats, and glorious sunsets. Visitors enjoy outstanding swimming, shady campsites and a full-range of facilities, including a laundromat and Park Store.
This year, we’re delighted to announce the park’s newest feature: four new camp cabins, which will be available on our reservation system as of June 15, 2017.
Continue reading New cabins at Inverhuron
Because of the 5 month booking window at Ontario Parks, to reserve a specific (and popular) campsite for the August Civic long weekend, reserve now. Over 40% of reservations made by the end of March are for the most popular parks. Park staff suggests these provincial parks as alternatives to Ontario’s busiest five.
Continue reading Ontario Parks to visit in 2015
“Hey you there, squirrel? Do you have a license to store those nuts?” Such was a day in the life of Ranger Smith from ye old Jellystone Park where keeping Yogi Bear and other park dwellers in line was job one.
In real life, the job of a provincial park warden is serious business. Trained to give visitors the safest, most secure visit possible while safeguarding park resources, wardens perform a variety of functions that most visitors may not even be aware of, including:
- Enforcing the Provincial Parks and Conservation Reserves Act (PPCRA) and other related legislation;
- Protecting park resources by enforcing legislation, providing education and increasing public awareness;
- Resolving conflicts;
- Working with other government agencies when necessary;
- Preparing court documents and testifying in court proceedings, if needed;
- Ensuring public safety. Continue reading Provincial park wardens: protecting what you value most
Did you know over 50% of reservations made by the end of March are for our five most popular parks (Bon Echo, Algonquin, Sandbanks, Killbear, Pinery)?
If you can’t get a campsite at one of these parks, we’re got some suggestions we’re sure you’ll love…
Continue reading Where to camp when your fave park is already full
About 200 people helped Ontario Parks celebrate the recent re-opening of the campground at Inverhuron Provincial Park. The guest list included Municipality of Kincardine Mayor Glenn Sutton; local MPP Carol Mitchell; Mike Brown, the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources; and Chief Paul Nadjiwan, of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Past and current campers and Inverhuron staff were also on hand. Continue reading Re-opening of Campground at Inverhuron
Looking for a campsite on Lake Huron? Great News! Inverhuron campground will be open for camping on July 8, 2005. Reservations for camping will be available starting 10:00 am on Monday July 4th. Reservations can be made on the Internet or by calling 1 888 ONT PARK (668 7275). To read a bit more about the park, check out Inverhuron’s home page. Stay tuned for more details about our grand opening event!