Today’s post was originally published in 2016 and comes from David Bree, then our Senior Discovery Leader at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, and passionate protector of Ontario’s shorebirds.
I don’t know Jason. But I do know he turned six sometime in the last two months and he had a wonderful party with cake, presents and balloons, surrounded by friends and family.
I hope he had a good time, but I wonder if he knows the legacy of his sixth birthday — from my perspective — is unsightly litter, extra work and possibly untimely death.
Continue reading The trouble with balloons
If you’ve set foot outside this summer, you know that temperatures have been hitting record-highs!
While the heat can mean beautiful beach days, sunset picnics, and other summer adventures, it also brings an increased risk for heat-related emergencies.
Stay safe, cool, and comfortable outside with these six tips:
Continue reading 7 tips to stay cool this summer
Canada’s Boreal Forest Region stretches from the edge of the Yukon in the north, down and across the country all of the way to Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ecologically rich and diverse, the boreal forest ecosystem captures the imagination with its towering trees, shimmering lakes, and breathtaking scenery.
It can be hard to choose where to start exploring a landscape this expansive. But for travelers looking for a quintessential boreal experience, Nagagamisis is hard to beat.
Here are 5 reasons why this hidden gem is worth the trek!
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Nagagamisis Provincial Park
Never visited Lake Superior?
Let us introduce you to this stunning body of water with a park that showcases how great this lake is: Pancake Bay Provincial Park!
If you’re travelling from the east or south, Pancake Bay is the first provincial park with camping you’ll come across on Superior.
Located less than an hour north of Sault Ste. Marie, this park is perfect to start or cap off your Lake Superior adventures.
Check out these five reasons to visit Pancake Bay Provincial Park:
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In today’s blog, Discovery Project Program Coordinator Jessica Stillman reflects on our mutual relationship with the Great Lakes.
Our human history is reflected in their waters.
The Great Lakes capture our past, influence our present, and inspire our future.
Imagine the stories they could tell.
These bodies of water are called the Great Lakes for a reason: from their size (the largest surface freshwater system on Earth) to their role in our collective history, where do we even begin to share what makes them great?
Continue reading What makes the Great Lakes so great?
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is the busiest provincial park in the province, receiving over 1.5 million visitors every year!
Home to the world’s longest freshwater beach, Wasaga boasts 14 km of pristine sand, making it a “hot spot” for summer activity.
We want everyone to be able to enjoy a visit to the beach. Here’s a list of our accessible features and where to find them in our park!
Continue reading Accessibility at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Fairbank Provincial Park is 25 minutes north of Highway 17, and 35 km west of Sudbury.
This quiet, family friendly park provides a tranquil setting for camping, swimming, and paddling, and makes a great base for exploring the Sudbury region!
Check out these five reasons to visit Fairbank:
Continue reading 5 reasons to visit Fairbank Provincial Park
North Beach Provincial Park is a beautiful day use park offering long sandy beaches along Lake Ontario and their enclosed bay — 2,000 metres of sand beach to be specific!
Located in Prince Edward County, a short drive from its more famous neighbour, Sandbanks, it’s a popular spot for beach-goers and often hits capacity throughout the summer.
This year, you need to book your day use permit in advance to guarantee entry.
Continue reading How to plan a day trip to North Beach
The day starts out with the best intentions.
You’ve brought your inflatable flamingo (or unicorn or yellow duck or inner tube…) to your favourite beach in hopes of getting some much-needed R&R.
You wade into the water, throw the shades on, climb aboard, and lie back to soak up the sun…
… when suddenly, you’re jolted awake with the realization that you’ve drifted way out into open water!
Your swimming skills aren’t great and you didn’t wear your lifejacket or PFD, so you attempt to paddle yourself near land with your arms. But the wind’s against you.
You wave your arms, trying to get the attention of people on shore…
…until you lose your balance and slide off your slippery inflatable friend into the water…
Continue reading Should you bring a floatie to the beach?
Port Burwell Provincial Park is a favourite spot for families, dog-lovers, and beach-goers.
With 2.5 km of sandy beach, a dog friendly beach and exercise area, and plenty of recreation facilities, this park has become a popular weekend destination.
Unfortunately, Port Burwell’s increasing popularity has meant that our park can get extremely busy, and often reaches capacity on hot summer days.
Continue reading How to plan your day trip to Port Burwell