Your guide to winter yurt and cabin camping

So, you still haven’t had enough of the outdoors, even though winter has arrived?

Neither have we!

Day-tripping to your favourite park is a great way to get outside, but maybe you’ve decided to try an overnight stay in the winter. Great choice!

Yurt and cabins are a popular way to experience winter at Ontario Parks. Stay warm and cozy while you enjoy all a park has to offer in the winter, from watching early morning sunlight reach across fresh snow, to skiing or snowshoeing through the forest as the snowflakes drift down.

Here’s everything you need to know for your winter adventure.

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10 ways to enjoy winter at Quetico

Today’s post comes from Quetico Superintendent Trevor Gibb.

Quetico Provincial Park is primarily known for its world class backcountry canoeing opportunities.

However, once the lakes freeze and snow blankets the forest, the park transforms into a wilderness winter wonderland.

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Experience late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park

Picture this: the sound of a crackling fire filling the crisp fall air, the soft sound of leaves falling in the forest, dipping your paddle into a still lake during a misty sunrise, and best of all… no bugs!

This is late fall camping at Silent Lake Provincial Park.

Looking for a quiet and relaxing place to give late fall camping a try?

Here are just a few reasons why Silent Lake is a favourite destination for many:

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5 reasons to visit Fushimi Lake Provincial Park

Fushimi Lake Provincial Park is located in the heart of Ontario’s boreal forest, near the town of Hearst just north of Highway 11.

That’s a long way from some parts of Ontario, but it sure is worth the visit!

From a big lake jumping with fish, to the big night skies filled with stars and the faces of staff with big smiles, this park is really something you need to experience!

Here are five reasons to visit Fushimi Lake:

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Finding our place in the wild

Today’s post comes from Heather Greenwood Davis, a travel writer and new camper. 

We forgot the kettle. For real campers, it wouldn’t be a big deal. Real campers would know how to build a fire; real campers would’ve thought to bring a pot.

But I’m not a real camper and I am a coffee lover, so this could’ve been a problem.

Luckily, I know enough about my strengths and weaknesses to have arranged to spend this camping experience in one of the roofed accommodations at Bonnechere Provincial Park. The perfect step between tent camping and a cottage stay, our log cabin offers the warmth and security of a roof and four walls, but only a few of the modern conveniences we’re used to.

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An Ontario Parks glossary

Are you new to parks, or maybe a park veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge?

We’ve assembled a handy guide to all the terms you’ll need to know and understand before you visit the park…

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My winter adventure at Windy Lake Provincial Park

Today’s post comes from Sanjay Chauhan of @jayeffex!

As someone who travels extensively in warmer months, I always like to find ways to make winters more exciting!

I appreciate every moment I get to spend outdoors away from the hustle and bustle of Toronto. So when the chance came up to spend two nights in a heated yurt at Windy Lake Provincial Park, my friend Solmaz and I jumped at the opportunity!

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Winter adventure in Killarney Provincial Park

Killarney Provincial Park is 645 km2 of beautiful, unspoiled nature. Add in some incredible trails and comfy accommodations and you’ve got a total winter hot spot. It’s no wonder winter explorers flock to the park when the cold hits.

So what are you waiting for? Here’s everything you need to know to plan your own Killarney adventure this winter.

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Find your fall getaway at one of these parks

Summer’s too hot and winter’s too cold.

Looking for a camping season that’s just right?

Witness the beauty of the province’s changing colours while exploring numerous hiking trails, boating opportunities, or just hanging out on your site!

Discover (or rediscover) these unbeatable fall camping opportunities:

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