Ever celebrated the holidays surrounded by nature?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this December in one of our roofed accommodations! We’ve got lots of cabins, cottages and yurts available all month, including several weekend openings!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 16, 2016.
Continue reading December vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Imagine spending a crisp autumn night under the stars in a heated yurt. Or how about watching a thunderstorm roll in across Lake Ontario from your waterfront cottage?
Stay warm and cozy at Ontario Parks this November in one of our roofed accommodations!
Accommodations featured below were available as of noon, November 1, 2016.
Continue reading November vacancy highlights (roofed accommodation)
Big plans for Thanksgiving Weekend?
Why not cook your turkey in a park, or dress up for the many Halloween events?
Fall is the perfect season for a quick weekend getaway, and we’ve got some great campsites available all across the province. This is our last vacancy post of the 2016 season.
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Oct. 6):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 7-10
This long weekend, we’ve only got first-come-first-served campsites left in Southern Ontario.
But there are some BEAUTIFUL sites still free up north, including a lakeside cabin!
Scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, Sept. 1):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: Sept. 2-5 (long weekend edition!)
What can you do at Quetico Provincial Park that you can’t do anywhere else? We ask Quetico park superintendent Trevor Gibb.
“That’s easy,” he answers. “You can cross an international border in your canoe to camp in a backcountry wilderness park.”
Continue reading Only at Quetico
Welcome to our “5 Questions” series! We chat with park staff around the province to give you an inside look at what it’s like to work at Ontario Parks.
Trevor Gibb started with Ontario Parks as a summer student. He worked his way up from park warden to superintendent, earning degrees in geography and education along the way. He now manages Quetico Provincial Park, a vast backcountry park popular with paddlers. Continue reading 5 questions with a northern superintendent
Quetico Provincial Park is a world-famous destination for backcountry canoeing, with over 2,000 lakes and 460,000 ha of remote wilderness. You can explore the heart of the park for two days or two weeks.
So when a beloved dog disappeared, the Kareken family searched for two days before finally assuming the worst and returning home — devastated — to North Carolina.
But on July 14, 2016, park staff received a call from a local outfitter.
Continue reading Lost dog reunited with family
Humanity’s fascination with the celestial bodies dates back millennia.
And times haven’t changed.
Camper families love stargazing especially from mid-July to late August during the Perseid meteor shower. At peak time (August 9-13, 2016) — if the skies are clear — you can see up to 50-100 meteors an hour!
Star parties are held in our parks every summer, especially in Northern Ontario, where there’s less light pollution.
Continue reading Summer star parties 2016
Long weekends are never long enough, but any extra day that can be spent camping is a reason to celebrate in our books!
Why not use that extra day to head to one of our pristine and iconic northern parks? There are still many available sites up north, including vacancies for RV and electrical sites.
You can scout out your ideal campsite on our Campsite Browsing/Reservation tool (including pictures of most campsites!), or check out these featured campsites (available as of noon, July 28):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 29-August 1
Is there a better way to celebrate the birth of Canada than reveling in its natural beauty and tranquility during a weekend camping trip? We sure can’t think of anything that can top that.
Especially since the weather looks great this weekend AND it’s not too late to book a campsite! Also, many of our parks will be hosting Canada Day events.
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 1-3