Today’s post comes from Steven Groulx, a GIS Database Technician in Algonquin Provincial Park.
Since this year is the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, and today is GIS day, we thought we’d take a look back at how far GIS has come over these 125 years, and how it’s used today.
Continue reading Then and now: mapping and GIS
Today’s post was written by Jill Legault, Quetico Provincial Park‘s history buff and information specialist.
The ability to fly to otherwise inaccessible locations in Quetico Provincial Park revolutionized park operations in the 1930s.
Suddenly, winter supplies could be flown in to ranger cabins, poacher’s tracks could be seen from the air, forest fire management drastically improved, and American tourism increased.
Continue reading Bush planes in Quetico Provincial Park
Finding artistic inspiration in Ontario Parks is nothing new.
Artists have been drawn to provincial parks from the very earliest years of the park system.
Today’s post comes to us from Paula Schuck (@inkscrblr), the writer behind Thrifty Mommas Tips, and our next #OPescape content creator to travel around Ontario’s provincial parks in our wrapped RV.
A few weeks ago, I listened to a podcast about the brain and nature’s impact on health, and I learned that time spent in natural surroundings impacts immune function, weight, and blood pressure as well as attention deficit disorder.
The impact of even a three day break when spent outdoors enjoying nature lasts months and leaves you in better health mentally and physically.
After learning that, I was more eager than ever to leave on our first ever RV trip (in celebration of Ontario’s Parks 125th anniversary). I needed to see for myself if it was true. Would the experience change us?
Continue reading A bonding family experience in the #OPescape RV
Are you stumped trying to figure out what to be for Halloween this year?
For Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, why not celebrate by wearing an Ontario Parks themed costume? To help you out, we pulled together some ideas to inspire the perfect park Halloween get-up!
Continue reading Costume ideas from Ontario Parks
For Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary celebrations, singer-songwriter David Archibald embarked on a 31-park concert tour!
Named after one of the five new songs that David Archibald wrote specifically for the anniversary, the concert tour was called The Happiest Camper in Ontario Tour.
Continue reading David Archibald’s Happiest Camper in Ontario Tour: a recap
Today’s post comes from Jordana Hart, creator of I Hart Nutrition. Jordana is one of six content creators we invited to document and share their Ontario Parks RV experience in a custom-wrapped RV as part of this year’s OP125 celebrations.
If I am being honest, while I love nature and love being outdoors, I definitely don’t consider myself to be the camping type. So needless to say, this type of experience was definitely outside of my comfort zone, but one I just couldn’t turn down.
I think the idea of being on an RV is what really convinced me. I had never stepped foot into an RV before, and I’m all about new adventures.
This post was written by Deb Rankine, a.k.a. The Fridge Whisperer.
For camping enthusiasts, there are lots of options of where to lay one’s head at the end of a day filled with adventurous hikes, exploratory canoeing, and refreshing swims. Your choice comes down to creature comfort must-haves.
Today’s recreational vehicles do not disappoint! With Ontario Parks celebrating its 125th anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back on how camping (and cooking) in a travel trailer has changed over the years.
Continue reading Then and now: cooking in an RV
Today’s post comes from Mary, the mom behind the Flying Couponer. Mary and her family were the first of six content creators invited to document and share their Ontario Parks RV experience in a custom wrapped RV as part of this year’s OP125 celebrations.
If you’re looking for a fun way to explore Ontario Parks, travelling in an RV is a great way to go. In my opinion, it is the best way to experience everything that provincial parks have to offer.
It is like taking your house with you while stopping anywhere you want at any time. It is an absolutely unique way to go around and discover Ontario. With so many parks and campgrounds to choose from, Ontario will amaze you, again and again.
Continue reading Our Ontario Parks RV family vacation