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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Parks in southeastern Ontario are favourites for many, offering a variety of landscapes, bodies of water, and fun activities.
But they can be very busy, especially on weekends with campers and day-trippers alike.
Had a hard time snagging a weekend site at your favourite park? Consider a midweek camping trip!
Avoid the weekend crowds and book a relaxing trip to one of these gems:
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Our “Forever protected” series shares why each and every one belongs in Ontario Parks. Our great system of protected areas is based upon a model of representation. In today’s post, Biologist Lauren Trute tells us Petawawa Terrace’s story.
For many families in the area, Petawawa Terrace Provincial Park is literally a park in their backyard.
Unlike many provincial parks in Ontario, Petawawa Terrace is not pristine wilderness. Locally known as the “fish hatchery park,” the 215 ha park is located in the heart of the Town of Petawawa.
This little parcel of protected land belongs in the Ontario Parks system because it gives us a glimpse into Ontario’s history, and represents provincially significant ecosystems and species.
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Whether you’re planning a scenic day trip or a rugged backcountry adventure, Northeastern Ontario is a paddler’s playground.
Last year, Northeastern Ontario Tourism asked their readers to vote for their top paddling destinations…
…and the votes are in!
Join us in counting down the top 5 paddling destinations of Northeastern Ontario:
Continue reading 5 life-changing paddling routes of Northeastern Ontario