Today’s post comes from one of Quetico Provincial Park’s 2017 Artists-in-Residence. Heather M. O’Connor is a freelance journalist and children’s author. She is currently working on a middle-grade novel and two picture books, inspired by her 2017 residency.
I hear the first loon call the moment my foot touches the path.
It’s magical, the sound of the loon. One part greeting, one part grief. This GTA girl, far from home, is grateful for the welcome.
I hurry to the water’s edge, scanning the surface, but I’m too late. Its spell cast, the loon has vanished.
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Today’s post comes from Laura Myers, a tea lover and Marketing Specialist with Ontario Parks.
This blog is dedicated to all of those who love tea and nature.
Whether it’s a cool summer evening, or a chilly winter day, it’s always a good time for tea time. There’s something about having a cup of tea that ignites a sense of stillness and calmness. It reminds you to take a step back, and really take in a moment.
Ontario’s northwest provincial parks provide some stellar backdrops for the most perfect outdoor tea parties. Make a cup of tea, and read on to discover six tea hot spots!
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Why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a romantic getaway at a provincial park?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this February in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, especially for midweek visitors!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 1:00 pm, January 15, 2019.
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If you love to cross-country ski, snowshoe, skate or simply explore the outdoors with your significant other, Ontario Parks has a romantic winter adventure for you.
Rent a cozy cabin, cottage or heated yurt at one of seven parks that offer winter accommodation. Pro tip? Book mid-week if you can. That’s when you’ll find the best availability.
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Today’s post comes from Quetico Provincial Park‘s Superintendent, Trevor Gibb.
The smell of crisp clean pine and spruce trees. The sight of fresh moose, wolf, otter, and hare tracks zigging and zagging across the path in front of you. The chirp of a chickadee. The crunch of the bright white snow and the gentle bite of the winter air on your cheeks.
This is cross-country skiing in a wilderness park. This is what winter is all about.
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Calling all anglers!
Fishing season doesn’t end when the lake freezes over. Our parks are home to some world-class ice fishing opportunities.
Here are some prime spots to drop a line this winter:
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Start 2019 off right with a cozy winter staycation!
Stay warm and cozy this January in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, especially for midweek visitors!
Accommodations featured below were available as of 12:00 pm, December 14, 2018.
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Imagine spending the holiday season surrounded by snow and the sound of silence.
Get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy some quality time in nature with our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages, and yurts available all month, including many weekend openings.
Accommodations featured below are available as of noon, November 15, 2018.
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Today’s post comes from Chris Stromberg, Acting Backcountry Operations Specialist at Quetico Provincial Park and Coordinator for the Heart of the Continent.
This August, backcountry and wilderness ranger crews from Quetico Provincial Park and the Kawishiwi Ranger District of the Superior National Forest joined forces to maintain and improve a number of shared portages along the Canada/US border near Carp Lake and Knife Lake.
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Today’s post was written by Jill Legault, Quetico Provincial Park‘s history buff and information specialist.
The ability to fly to otherwise inaccessible locations in Quetico Provincial Park revolutionized park operations in the 1930s.
Suddenly, winter supplies could be flown in to ranger cabins, poacher’s tracks could be seen from the air, forest fire management drastically improved, and American tourism increased.
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