Ontario’s provincial parks all offer FREE day-use on July 21, 2017, and our parks have all sorts of events planned, from treasure hunts to zumba to campfire singalongs!
And all that fun is sure to make you hungry.
Whether a romantic tête–à–tête by the river or a family reunion on the beach, Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day is a picnic-perfect event.
Continue reading 5 must-have items for your picnic basket
The big day‘s almost here!
We’re opening our doors to everyone in Ontario; there will be no charge for day-use visitation during July 15, 2016!
Parks across the province have exciting events and activities planned. Explore a new park, sample our facilities and services, or just enjoy a fun event in a great setting!
The time to strengthen and rediscover our connection to nature is now!
Continue reading Healthy Parks Healthy People Day 2016: events
Mark your calendars!
Last year, we kicked off the Healthy Parks Healthy People movement in Ontario Parks and this year, the celebrations continue.
Once again, Ontario Parks will be offering a day of FREE entry into all parks on July 15, 2016.
Continue reading Celebrate Healthy Parks Healthy People – free day-use on July 15
Congratulations and job well done to all of those who participated in the first 30×30 Nature Challenge with Ontario Parks!
More than 600 people embarked on the 30×30 challenge this August. We loved tuning in to social media to see how #30x30Challenge-ers spent their 30 minutes every day!
Continue reading 30×30 Challenge complete!
Each park celebrated Healthy Parks, Healthy People Day in its own unique way. Take a look at our gallery of HPHP events to find out how your favourite park made the day special.
Continue reading Did you miss #HPHP Day?
Did you know that being regularly immersed in a natural setting – whether park, wetland or woodlot — boosts immunity while reducing blood pressure, anxiety and stress levels?
It’s time to make nature a habit!
Ontario Parks challenges you to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days. Continue reading Make nature a habit with Ontario Parks’ #30x30Challenge checklist!
Are you affected by any of these symptoms?
- Always tired
- Constant headaches
- Toss and turn all night
- Aches and pains
- Just can’t turn your frown upside down
Continue reading Let nature be your cure
Have we got the cure for that!
Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving our children from Nature Deficit Disorder, rocked the parenting world with his notion that outdoor play is becoming extinct and we as parents are to blame.
His theory is that children nowadays are so overprotected and sedentary they have developed what he calls Nature Deficit Disorder, a condition that renders children devoid of outdoor play, disconnected from nature and completely unaware that their very future – and ours as a species – is at risk.
Continue reading Do your kids suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder?