Did you know there are parks along Lake Superior’s eastern shore with great salmon fishing? Park staff who fish Superior’s north shore recommend two in particular: Pancake Bay and Lake Superior Provincial Parks. These parks are just forty minutes apart on the northeastern shore between Sault Ste. Marie and Wawa off Highway 17 (aka the Trans Canada Highway).
Continue reading September salmon fishing on Lake Superior
One of my favourite signs is from a lookout over the Grand Canyon. It simply says,
JUST LOOK…..AND SEE.
It is something that I hope you will do often when you visit our parks or other natural areas in Ontario. But how about this variation?
Continue reading Soundscapes from across Ontario
There is a fascinating book called, “Mysterious Islands: Forgotten Tales of the Great Lakes”. It mentions thousands of wrecks that lie at the bottom of the lakes which have been sailed since the 17th century. Many Ontario Parks are near these huge ship graveyards and in one park visitors can actually visit a wreck dating back to the War of 1812.
- Illustration of the HMS Speedy
Continue reading Famous shipwrecks in or near Ontario Parks
If you are looking for an enchanting way to ride out the rest of the summer or early fall, why not tour the coast of Lake Superior and finish your journey at Thunder Bay and Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park? The coastline boasts several different parks that follow Lake Superior north and west. When you reach the lakehead (Thunder Bay, Ontario’s western end of the lake), travel inland to Kakabeka Falls, home to the second largest waterfall in Ontario.
Continue reading The many moods of Lake Superior are beckoning: Kakabeka Falls anyone?
Looking for your ‘bucket list’ vacation this year? Hit the road to Northern Ontario. Spectacular provincial parks are in every part of this massive region, encompassing over 802,000 square kilometres. Many parks have the same amenities and programming that you’ll find in southern parks. Here are 3 northern Ontario Parks to whet your appetite: Continue reading Road trip: Northern Ontario
In the off-season, park staff work hard to improve the visitor experience at Ontario Parks. Here’s a sample of new infrastructure that has been added to parks for 2012: Continue reading New at Ontario Parks in 2012
Ontario Parks would like to send a GREEN thank you to the team from the Ministry of Natural Resources Sault Ste. Marie District Office who recently spent a full day at Pancake Bay Provincial Park gathering litter and making a significant contribution to “EARTH DAY 2011”. Continue reading Spring cleaning at Pancake Bay