Today’s post comes from Christian Therrien, past Northwest Zone senior assistant ecologist.
Most agree all dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago.
However, looking into species found in parks reveals that some dinosaurs have indeed persisted and can be seen today!
From the Snapping Turtle to the Silver Lamprey, remnants from this forgotten time are prominent today in Ontario Parks.
However of all the dinosaurs in our parks, the most impressive is the Lake Sturgeon.
Continue reading Dinosaurs in parks: the Lake Sturgeon
Ontario Parks is fortunate to be able to both protect and showcase an abundance of natural vistas across the province.
While some locations are relatively easy to access, others will challenge you before rewarding you with their amazing views.
Here are seven iconic vistas to discover and explore this season.
Continue reading 7 iconic vistas of northwestern Ontario
Did you know that Kakabeka Falls is Ontario’s second tallest waterfall?
Camp, hike, bike, and swim to your heart’s content next to a natural wonder.
The 40 m falls are the crown jewel of the appropriately named Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park, a hub of family fun in northern Ontario.
And this year, we’re thrilled to announce improvements to the viewing platforms and boardwalks! Read on to learn how we’ve upgraded your access to these unparalleled views of the falls, and the historic Kaministiquia River and gorge below.
With the park’s convenient location just 30 minutes outside of Thunder Bay, Kakabeka Falls is the perfect basecamp from which to discover one of Ontario’s most dynamic and interesting northern cities.
Here’s why you need to check it out:
Continue reading How to use Kakabeka Falls as a basecamp to explore Thunder Bay
Today’s post was written by Kestrel Wraggett, a planning intern from our Northwest Zone.
Did you know that there’s a network of nationally recognized significant waterways all over Canada?
There are 42 Canadian Heritage Rivers within the country, 12 of which are located in Ontario. Two of these designated heritage rivers run through Northwestern Ontario and both are located within the boundaries of provincial parks.
Continue reading The Boundary Waters/Voyageur Waterway: a Canadian Heritage River