All kinds of sporting events are held at Ontario Parks every year. Trail runs, road races, triathlons, cycling events, cross-country ski events, and even a hiker’s challenge. At least one of the running events is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Check the Ontario Parks’ calendar of events for listings. New events are added all the time. Friends volunteer organizations plan many of the sporting events and often have event information on their websites.
Continue reading Sporting events at Ontario Parks
Built in the 1870s, Maple Rest is nestled within the dunes beach area of Sandbanks Provincial Park in Prince Edward County. It is available for reservation throughout the year and perfect for your next getaway. Here are some of the features we think you will enjoy:
1. Victorian Charm
Maple Rest is a unique Victorian home with lots of charm. The home has been completely restored and furnished with antiques and reproductions to create a unique experience for guests. You will feel transported to a different time and place-but with the convenience of many modern luxuries still available!
Continue reading Book your Prince Edward County getaway at Sandbanks’ Maple Rest Heritage House!
Guest blogger: David Bree
Sr. Natural Heritage Education Leader
Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Migration is a miracle of nature that has fascinated humans since… well since forever. Where do these creatures come from? Where do they go? How do they know when to leave? Many of those questions have been answered over the years but there are still many mysteries to uncover. September is the height of fall migration, and with great weather, smaller crowds, and many parks still open it’s a great time to do some migrating of your own and go out to witness this phenomenon. Continue reading Witness the phenomenon of fall migration in Ontario Parks
In the off-season, park staff work hard to improve the visitor experience at Ontario Parks. Here’s a sample of new infrastructure that has been added to parks for 2012: Continue reading New at Ontario Parks in 2012
“Love and Courtship” is the Valentine theme for Bronte Creek Provincial Park’s first-ever “Adults Only” hike. The hike takes place in the Oakville-area park on February 11 from 7-8:30pm. Continue reading Will you be mine, Valentine?
From nostalgic patches to A Lasting Gift program, Ontario Parks has unusual holiday gifts this year. The parks’ online store is where you’ll find most gift items. Continue reading Unusual gifts from Ontario Parks
The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of camping. It simply marks the beginning of the next spectacular season in Ontario Parks. The attraction of freshly fallen snow is just around the corner and the rental of a cozy yurt for a winter weekend of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing, is the perfect way to connect with family and friends. Continue reading Winter Camping Opportunities
Celebrate Ontario’s spectacular 2010 harvest at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Now in its 5th year, Harvestin’ the County Supper is expected to attract 700 food lovers to the beach at Sandbanks Provincial Park on Thursday, September 9. Continue reading Sandbanks Provincial Park Hosts Prince Edward County Harvest Supper
After a morning of driving you reach your favourite camping destination, the last thing you want to do is be trapped in a car any longer than you have to, so why not Park Once when you get to the park and get yourself out into the green scene, walk to the beach or park store. Continue reading Take A Challenge… A Park Once Challenge
Courtney Kiss is studying biology and genetics, and hopes to become a Genetics Counsellor. So, what is she doing working at Ontario Parks? “I really like meeting people from a lot of different places,” she says. “I like this job a lot.” For the past three summers, Courtney has been working as a Gate Attendant at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Continue reading A Day in the Life of… A Gate Attendant