4 top tips for fall hiking adventures

Fall is our favourite hiking season.

It’s not too hot. The bugs are gone. Solitude is easier to find.

But fall hiking has its own complications, especially when it comes to weather.

Before heading out, check out this handy fall hiking checklist that we created with help from our friends at Subaru Canada:

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Reforestation at Balsam Lake: round “brew”

Last year, we collaborated with our friends at Collective Arts Brewing to brew up a tasty ecological reforestation project for Balsam Lake Provincial Park.

Thanks to your unwavering support, we’re thrilled to announce that we’re back with Collective Arts to debut their newest brew: Trail Loop Honey Lager!

Keep reading to learn how Ontario Parks and Collective Arts are getting craft(brew)y this summer.

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Cheers to reforestation!

Great work everyone! Field Guide and hats are now SOLD OUT, with a portion of every purchase supporting reforestation work at Balsam Lake!

If you’re keen to support reforestation at Balsam Lake, please consider donating directly!

Ontario Parks and Collective Arts are brewing up a tasty ecological reforestation project for Balsam Lake Provincial Park this summer!

Field Guide is a special run of IPA inspired by the beauty and abundance of Ontario’s natural spaces.

Not sure how a new IPA is helping our forests? Read on!

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What RV trends do we expect to see?

In today’s post, our friends at the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association share their insights into the latest RV trends, and invite you to the Toronto Spring Camping and RV Show (a free online event).

Many industries have taken a hit during the pandemic, but the Canadian RV and camping industry was an exception.

More and more consumers — unable to embark on their traditional spring and summer vacations — turned to the RV lifestyle as an alternative way to spend their leisure time away from home safely.

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Introductory backcountry camping tips from The Trip Shed

There’s a lot that goes into planning a backcountry camping trip. You have to map out your route, organize your supplies, and practice your camping skills to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable trip.

But unfortunately, if you’ve only ever camped in a campground, planning your first trip can seem daunting. Where do you start?

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How our partners helped us protect our parks in 2019

We are privileged to work with partner organizations that help us keep our parks protected and accessible for the millions of Ontarians who use them every year.

Now, we would like to look back on 2019, and thank our partners for their contributions and ongoing support.

It’s also a great chance to let you know about the important work that they’re doing in public and behind the scenes. Continue reading How our partners helped us protect our parks in 2019

Road-tripping through fall at Ontario Parks

Hi, I’m Carolyn, and I’m popping in on the Ontario Parks blog to highlight some of my favorite provincial parks that you can visit throughout the fall, which I think is one of the best times to travel in Ontario.

Please read on as we road-trip around Ontario:

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