Today’s post comes to us from Discovery Program Specialist Dave Sproule.
Around the middle of August, Ontario’s landscape starts to change colour. A bit of gold here, swaths of white there, and even a touch of purple in places. No, it’s not fall yet, although the odd maple tree may think so. It’s actually the “second flowering of summer,” and it lasts well into the autumn.
While many of the flowering plants in the landscape have quit for the season, the asters and goldenrods are just getting going.
Continue reading It’s aster season!
Summer is here, and now’s the perfect time for a last minute family road trip!
During the busy summer months, the solution to finding your serene camping trip is heading north. Here are a few near north parks we suggest visiting with your little ones.
Continue reading Family friendly parks in the near north
“The living edge.” It sounds more like a Bond film than a trail name, until you follow it through the woods.
The Living Edge Trail in Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is only a kilometre long, but it crosses such a variety of landscapes and habitats that it seems much longer.
It also spans time, giving visitors a close look at how the glaciers impacted the land thousands of years ago. Six Mile Lake Provincial Park is small on the outside, but big on the inside.
Continue reading Southern Muskoka’s “living edge”
Gather friends and family around the picnic table this year and spend Thanksgiving out in nature surrounded by beautiful fall colours!
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 10:00 am. on October 9, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 11-14
Say WATT! We have electrical sites available across the province. No matter where you go, you’ll find a hook up waiting for you.
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 9:30 am. on October 3, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: October 4-6
You are tuning in to the 201.9 fm Learn to Camp station. We will be your disc jockeys for this blog, and will be playing some of the sweet, sweet sounds of summer.
Sit back, relax, and enjoy reading about the “sites” and scenes of our Learn to Camp season!
Continue reading 201.9 fm Learn to Camp: we’ve been everywhere, man
Many of our southern parks have vacancies this weekend. Waterfront sites, electrical sites, and cabins are all 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 on September 5, 2019):
Continue reading Campsite vacancy highlights: September 6-8
Today’s post comes from Brianne Schneider, a Learn to Fish leader at Emily Provincial Park.
New to fishing? Want to freshen up your skills? The Learn to Fish program is for you!
This two-hour session begins on land but ends along the shores catching the big one or the small one. The best part about fishing is that the catch gets larger with time!
Continue reading 5 reasons why you should try our Learn to Fish program
Back in 1970, Canada, like much of the world switched over to using the metric system.
Really, it makes so much more sense than the imperial system; 10 units per one larger unit, instead of divisions of 12?
It’s time we at Ontario Parks made the switch.
Continue reading Ontario Parks measures up
This seasonal recap is brought to you by our amazing team of Learn to Camp leaders!
As Learn to Camp leaders, we introduce thousands of Ontarians to camping every year.
We may be slightly biased, but we’re pretty sure this is one of the best jobs at Ontario Parks!
Continue reading Learn to Camp 2017 recap