Back in 1970, Canada, like much of the world switched over to using the metric system.
Really, it makes so much more sense than the imperial system; 10 units per one larger unit, instead of divisions of 12?
It’s time we at Ontario Parks made the switch.
Continue reading Ontario Parks measures up
“The living edge.” It sounds more like a Bond film than a trail name, until you follow it through the woods.
The Living Edge Trail in Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is only a kilometre long, but it crosses such a variety of landscapes and habitats that it seems much longer.
It also spans time, giving visitors a close look at how the glaciers impacted the land thousands of years ago. Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is small on the outside, but big on the inside.
Continue reading Southern Muskoka’s “living edge”
This seasonal recap is brought to you by our amazing team of Learn to Camp leaders!
As Learn to Camp leaders, we introduce thousands of Ontarians to camping every year.
We may be slightly biased, but we’re pretty sure this is one of the best jobs at Ontario Parks!
Continue reading Learn to Camp 2017 recap
It’s a beautiful weekend to go camping! Get outside and enjoy the warmer weather at one of these featured campsites.
You’ll find yurts, cabins and electrical campsites in this week’s preview. Why not beat the summer crowds and get away for the weekend?
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 9:00 am on June 15, 2017):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: June 16-18
September is the perfect month for camping! Bugs are gone, temperatures are still summer-y, and the crowds have cleared.
Planning a weekend getaway?
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. 8):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 9-11
Looks like Ontario’s getting great weather for the Victoria Day long weekend, and it’s not too late to book a camping getaway!
In northern, central and southern Ontario, many parks still have a good selection of sites available, especially for tent campers. In the north, there are even a few roofed accommodations available!
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, May 19):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: May 20-23
How about a campsite on the shore? Our weekly report of available campsites features four water-adjacent spots. Time for a quick weekend getaway?
Continue reading You could be camping
You’re never too old or too young to land your first catch!
The Learn to Fish program invites participants to discover a fun outdoor activity the whole family can enjoy! This free two-hour program combines a practical teaching session with hands-on fishing, supported by experienced instructors. Participants learn about fish identification, safety tips and equipment use. All equipment – rods, reels, lures, lifejackets and even a one-day fishing licence – is provided. Everything you need to land your first catch!
Continue reading Land your first catch
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
On Saturday, August 23rd, Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is celebrating the opening of a new hiking trail honouring Canadian artist David Milne. Mr. Milne lived for six years on the shores of Six Mile Lake and completed one of his finest artworks entitled Over the Rock which illustrates the rolling rocks of the Canadian Shield. Continue reading Six Mile Lake Provincial Park Honours Canadian Artist David Milne