Remember to always check the Snow Report before you go to ensure conditions are favourable for snowshoeing.
Nature looks completely different under a glittering blanket of snow. Why not strap on some snowshoes and experience Ontario Parks in a whole new way this winter?
Check out some winter parks with top-notch snowshoeing opportunities:
Continue reading Where to snowshoe in Ontario Parks
Staying active in the winter isn’t always easy. For some of us, it’s tempting to stay in, cuddle up, and spend the long winter months binging Netflix under a warm blanket.
Cross-country skiing boasts a wide array of benefits for your physical and mental health. Here’s why you should strap on some skis and spend your winter gliding through frozen forests and snow-covered trails:
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REMINDER: venturing out onto unsafe ice puts your life (and the lives of first responders) at risk. Take in the beauty of winter shorelines from solid ground.
When most of us picture winter ice, we conjure up mental images of skating rinks and icicles. But did you know there’s a lot of variety in wintry water formations?
From frozen falls to ice volcanoes, winter water is quite a sight to behold:
Continue reading Frozen falls and other wacky winter water
Did you know 18 of our parks have cross-country trails, about half of them groomed?
Cross-country skiing is a great way for families to get outdoors and enjoy the winter together! It’s less expensive and safer than alpine skiing, it helps keep kids fit, and it’s a skill they’ll have their entire life.
Here are our top seven tips for getting kids hooked on cross-country skiing:
Continue reading How to get your kids to love cross-country skiing
You’ve seen Wasaga Beach Provincial Park in the summer, but the winter season shows off a totally different side of the park.
Here are five reasons you need to plan a day trip this winter:
Continue reading Winter adventures at Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Brrr! Temperatures are dropping, and winter’s icy grip is almost upon us.
We bet you’re feeling just about ready to tuck into a nice, long winter’s hibernation.
Not so fast! We’ve partnered with our snow-loving friends at Subaru Canada to share some great ways to stay active and enjoy winter.
Outdoor activity is important for our mental and physical health all year long. Getting outside is good for you even when the weather is not ideal.
Ontario Parks has 30+ parks open in the winter. Each park offers plenty of ways for you to get active in the chilly months.
Continue reading 5 ways to stay active in the cold
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
Wasaga Beach Provincial Park is the busiest provincial park in the province, receiving over 2 million visitors every year!
Home to the world’s longest freshwater beach, Wasaga boasts 14 km of pristine sand, which makes it a hot spot for summer activity.
This also means that our park can get extremely busy, and often reaches capacity on hot summer days.
Our park is unique within the provincial park system as it is the only provincial park that is fully integrated within a town. This can be confusing for our visitors.
Continue reading How to plan your visit to Wasaga Beach Provincial Park
Ontario Parks is pleased to unveil a new outdoor activity that we hope will help connect you and your family to our amazing system of parks!
We’ve teamed up with Adventure Lab to create seven unique “Adventures” that teach you about our protected spaces!
Continue reading Adventure Lab: are you ready for an adventure?
In today’s post, Piping Plover Biologist Monica Fromberger shares the hot gossip surrounding this season’s plover population.
We had TWO Piping Plover nests in southeastern Ontario this year!
One at Darlington Provincial Park and the other at Presqu’ile Provincial Park.
Continue reading 2022 Piping Plover season recap