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
Beat the heat this weekend by heading out to a park!
Across Ontario, most parks still have a good selection of sites available for the weekend, for tent and RV campers alike! We even have a CABIN, and a trailer 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, July 14):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: July 15-17
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
“Roughing it” not really your style? Explore nature with all the comforts of home!
From stone fireplaces to fully equipped kitchens to whirlpool tubs, discover each cabin’s special perks.
Continue reading 5 cozy cabins for glampers
Ontario Parks host the BEST winter events!
We’re starting the season with a December Victorian Christmas celebration at Oakville’s Bronte Creek Provincial Park, and wrapping up winter with a late March Candlelight Ski and Tea at northwestern Ontario’s Quetico Provincial Park.
And there’s lots going on in between.
We’ve highlighted a sample of what’s planned. For a complete listing, visit our Calendar of Events.
Continue reading Winter events at Ontario Parks
Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! Ontario Parks invites you to challenge yourself this fall.
Hike, bike or run through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. And if you’re up for a little healthy competition, try one of the events below.
Continue reading Race into fall
Choosing a park that offers the opportunities you are searching for can be the hardest part of the planning process.
Do you want to canoe or hike? Maybe a little of both? Are you looking to go out for two nights or two weeks? Do you want a challenging terrain or do you prefer a flat trail? Are you able to carry your canoe or kayak for 1400 m or do you prefer shorter portages? The list of questions goes on.
We thought we would do some of the research for you. Here are six different provincial parks that have great backcountry opportunities for beginners to advanced campers.
Continue reading Pick your backcountry adventure
The sun is shining, the gentle breeze is cutting the heat, and the soft waves are colliding against the shoreline behind you. This is it, the perfect spot to start a new beginning, a perfect spot to get married. Many people seek out the amazing backdrops of Ontario Parks to create unforgettable memories built upon laughter and smiles with family and friends while experiencing nature through camping, hiking, swimming, etc. So, why not have that perfect backdrop for one of the most important days of your life?
Continue reading Memories are made of this…