Today’s post comes from Carter Morash, who has worked as a backcountry warden in Quetico Provincial Park since 2015.
The north end of Quetico is a beautiful place.
There are quiet lakes, great fishing spots, wildlife viewing opportunities, and a variety of routes to try out.
Did you know that the north end is also paddled less than the southern end of the park? That makes it a great area of the park to explore in the fall!
Continue reading Discover Quetico’s northern entry points
Grundy Lake Provincial Park is one of those places you have to experience in person.
It sounds nice on paper — scenic lakes, sandy beaches, tall pine forests, and lots of great campsites.
But when you start to explore, those features come to life. This is a park that’s more than the sum of its parts.
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Grundy Lake Provincial Park
Today’s post comes from Rebecca Rogge, a travelling resource steward for the Northeast Zone.
I first started working for the Northeast Zone Resource Steward Program back in 2011. It seems like a lifetime ago.
At the time, it was a relatively new job in Ontario Parks. The program had only been around for a few years, and few of us existed.
Several parks were created in 1999, the majority of which were “non-operating” provincial parks. They generally do not have facilities or dedicated staff. Many protect recreational waterways and nature reserves protect rare flora, fauna and geological landscapes.
This is where we, the resource stewards, spend most of our time. In these wonderfully beautiful and diverse places.
Continue reading The life of a resource steward
Today’s post comes from Roger LaFontaine, Outdoor Recreation Specialist at Ontario Parks.
With the warm weather, our minds wander from day-to-day drudgery like the terrible commute, the clicking of keyboards, the abstract shapes, and disjointed words of a presentation.
Suddenly, you’re dreaming about pine trees, a campfire, and great people you don’t get to spend enough time with.
Glazed-over eyes slowly make their way to the window, and you begin to plan your escape.
Continue reading The battle of paddlers: eliminating “Portage Rage”