Today’s post comes from Marketing and Communications summer student Mitch Jackson.
Smartphone cameras keep getting better and better. No longer do park enthusiasts have to drag clunky DSLR cameras through the wilderness. Taking your smartphone with you will free up room for snacks, sunscreen, a lunch, a water bottle…did we mention more room for snacks?
We’ve seen that smartphones can already act as a field guide and support citizen science. Along with that, many phones also have incredible photo capabilities. Gone are the days of blurry, low-res phone photos. High-quality nature photography can happen right on your mobile device, without the burden of a camera strap.
Add some sparkle to your snapshots with the help of these apps:
Continue reading The best apps for smartphone photography
It’s the first weekend of June — let’s go camping!
Spring is a great time to score your perfect campsite. Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike!
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, June 2):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 3-5
With the kids back in school, September is the perfect time to pack a picnic-for-two and spend a day at Ontario Parks. Here are ten parks with romantic picnic areas that are easy drives from Ontario urban centres. Need picnic recipe ideas? Check this Park Blog post, Park picnic recipes and tips. Continue reading Fall picnics are for lovers
With bass fishing season just around the corner, we put out a call to Ontario Parks’ staff to give us their opinions on where the best bass fishing is to be found. Here is what they had to say: Continue reading You can bet your bass!
The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Many in Motion – made a brief stop at Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on January 11. 2012. Natalie Ferguson and her children John and Mary Ann were the medal bearers. Continue reading The Rick Hansen 25th Anniversary Relay – Many in Motion
That’s right, opening season for Ontario Parks is fast approaching! It’s time to dig out your camera and get ready for another fantastic season of visiting and photographing Ontario Parks! Continue reading Spring into Photography with Ontario Parks!
Spring is one of the best times to visit Ontario Parks. The lack of foliage is a chance to see rare park flora and fauna. Wildflowers carpet forest floors. Salt-depleted moose seek roadside mineral pools and special spring events are planned. Continue reading Celebrate spring at Ontario Parks
Tourism Thunder Bay has once again organized Canada’s ultimate outdoor adventure campaign, “Seven Days With The Giant”. This summer, one lucky winner and three friends will be able to enjoy an all expense paid weeklong adventure exploring the Thunder Bay region. Continue reading You Could Win Seven Days With The Giant!
Looking for a sweetheart of a deal? Then be sure to register you and yours, during the month of February, for one of the Giant Digital Photography Workshops in Ontario Parks this season. Continue reading Valentines’ Gifts for Photographers!
Day 67 of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay visited Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park on Monday, January 4, 2010. Continue reading Olympic Torch Relay Visits Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park!