Last summer while other people my age worked in customer service or were out on placement, I chose a job with the beautiful Sandbanks Provincial Park as a maintenance student.
Hi, my name is Hunter, I am a post-secondary student studying photojournalism and am into the second year of my program. This past summer was my second season working at Sandbanks. While I might seem like an odd fit compared to many of my co-workers whose backgrounds or area of study relate to natural sciences or the outdoors, working at Ontario Parks has been one of the greatest summer jobs, full of adventures and lots of learning.
Continue reading A Sandbanks summer: the life of a maintenance student at Ontario Parks
Considering applying to a park that offers staff house accommodations?
Living in a staff house at a provincial park can be an incredible, unique, and memorable experience.
Read on to discover what staff house living is like.
Continue reading What to expect: living in staff housing
Applications for the 2023 season are open! Read on to learn about how you can spend your summer with Ontario Parks.
Calling all Ontario students!
Do you enjoy the outdoors and have an appreciation for Ontario’s natural and cultural resources?
Are you self-motivated, with a positive attitude and a desire to learn?
Do you enjoy working and interacting with the public?
Then this is the job for you!
Don’t miss the opportunity to apply for a position as a student park ranger with Ontario Parks this summer.
Continue reading How to become a park ranger at Ontario Parks
Applications are for our 2023 season are now open! Read on to learn more about spending the summer with us.
Discovery rangers are the storytellers of Ontario Parks.
Roughly 300 Discovery staff work in over 60 parks across the province engaging visitors with stories of Ontario’s natural and cultural heritage.
Discovery rangers help our visitors experience the best of what Ontario Parks has to offer by facilitating experiences through educational and interpretive programming.
Piqued your interest? Learn more about how you can join our Discovery team. Continue reading Students: join our Discovery team this summer
Today’s post comes from Kevin Gevaert, a Discovery Guide at Rondeau Provincial Park.
I am a student Discovery Guide here at Rondeau Provincial Park. This will be my fourth year as an interpreter in the Discovery Program.
Let me tell you about my journey in parks.
Continue reading From schooling to teaching at Rondeau
Happy International Youth Day!
Students and youth are the lifeblood of our parks — we couldn’t do without them!
Here are just a few stand-out students and youth from around the province:
Continue reading International Youth Day 2019
This post was written by Stacey Fluke, Green Initiatives/Special Projects Summer Student at Bon Echo Provincial Park.
“Surround yourself with the five most successful people (in your life) and you too will become successful yourself,” is something a former boss once told me when we were discussing my five-year plan.
Bon Echo Provincial Park has had a significant impact on me and it is a pleasure to mention that this year is not only the 125th anniversary of Ontario Parks, but also my fourth season at Bon Echo.
Continue reading A green summer in Bon Echo