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?
Imagine a couple newly in love ditching their trip down south to sleep in a yurt in northern Ontario and snowshoe the week away while communing with nature.
That is exactly what one young couple did a few years ago after deciding to winter camp at Windy Lake, north of Sudbury. With the wood stove to keep them warm at the chalet and a whole lot of wanderlust to help them snowshoe through the park, the couple had a blast. And why not?
Summer campers love Ontario Parks but many have never experienced their favourite park in winter. Ontario Parks aims to change that. Nineteen provincial parks are open this winter season with cross-country trails to ski. Thirteen have groomed or track-set trails. And eight of the nineteen have comfortable roofed accommodation for rent. Designated snowshoe trails are in many parks. Some have skating and tubing too. Three parks will host ski loppets. Another will host an annual snowshoe race and at least five plan to celebrate February’s Family Day weekend with special events. Below are tips to help visitors plan their own exotic park adventure this winter:
Want to know where to find some of Ontario’s best cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating, or tobogganing? You’ve come to the right place! Continue reading Discover what winter can be at Ontario Parks
This summer has been fantastic for swimmers. And nothing beats a cool dip on a hot summer day so we asked park staff where they think the best swimming is in Ontario: Continue reading Where to swim at Ontario Parks
Still looking for something to do during the months of July and August? Why not check out a roofed accommodation at Ontario Parks. There are still vacancies available at Bonnechere Provincial Park for their rustic cabins and yurts at Windy Lake and Charleston Lake Provincial Parks. Continue reading Ontario Parks offers great roofed accommodations for summer camping!