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!
Continue reading Cheers to reforestation!
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:
Continue reading 4 top tips for fall hiking adventures
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.
Continue reading What RV trends do we expect to see?
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?
Continue reading Introductory backcountry camping tips from The Trip Shed
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
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:
Continue reading Road-tripping through fall at Ontario Parks
Our friends at Leclerc know camping just isn’t camping without s’mores.
The crackling of the fire and sound of laughter from those embraced by the gentle heat is all for naught without a gooey s’more in hand.
Keep an eye out for their s’mores truck this summer!
Continue reading More s’mores, please!
We’ve recently teamed up with longtime partner Bush’s Beans for our Learn to Camp program!
Here are a few reasons we think beans should be on your next camping trip’s menu:
Continue reading 5 reasons Bush’s Beans are good camping food
Ready to shake off the winter blues?
Our friends at Parkbus are all geared up for another season, with new parks added to the 2019 schedule!
Continue reading Parkbus 2019
On March 20, our team went live at SAIL to answer all of your questions about backcountry camping.
Unfortunately, we ran into some technical difficulties and aren’t able to deliver our promised recording of this event. We’re very sorry to everyone who was hoping to catch the replay.
Instead, we’ve gotten the team together to recap the questions in written form, so we can still share the answers with everyone who couldn’t be there live.
Continue reading Backcountry for beginners: the recap