5 reasons to visit Fitzroy Provincial Park
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
15h ago
Just 40 minutes from Canada’s capital in the Ottawa Valley, Fitzroy Provincial Park may be one of the province’s best kept secrets. Situated on the Ottawa River and bisected by the Carp River, campsites with river views are abundant. With two beaches, watercraft rentals, hiking trails, and a beautiful group picnic spot, this secret may … The post 5 reasons to visit Fitzroy Provincial Park appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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An Ontario Parks glossary
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
15h ago
Are you new to parks, or maybe a park veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge? We’ve assembled a handy guide to all the terms you’ll need to know and understand before you visit the park… Camping Car camping: Also known as frontcountry or campground camping. This style of camping involves driving straight to your … The post An Ontario Parks glossary appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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No cords attached! Why you should try non-electric camping
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1w ago
Today’s post comes from Marketing Development Specialist Megan Birrell.  “Why would I want to camp without electricity?” you ask. I hear you. It can seem a lot easier to stay plugged in than to leave the grid while you camp. But I’ve recently converted my friends to the non-electric life, and here are some of … The post No cords attached! Why you should try non-electric camping appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Keep it down: a quiet camper is a respectful one
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1w ago
You’re at the park. You’ve set up your site, and now you can spend the evening relaxing. You had a long drive, and you are unwinding by talking to your friends and playing music. There’s no harm in that right? In steps the park warden. You may be surprised when a park warden stops by … The post Keep it down: a quiet camper is a respectful one appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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10 low-waste solutions for your next camping trip
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
3w ago
Today’s post comes from Jessie Robinson, a Discovery staff member at Samuel de Champlain Provincial Park. As we become a more environmentally conscious generation, we are paying more attention to how our own lifestyle habits may be affecting the environment. We strive to reduce our waste, use our reusable and recycle our recyclables, but when … The post 10 low-waste solutions for your next camping trip appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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5 reasons to visit Fairbank Provincial Park
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
3w ago
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: 1. Camp on the edge of a … The post 5 reasons to visit Fairbank Provincial Park appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Try a regular dose of camping for good health
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1M ago
Time to reach for our sleeping bags and tents? Research shows that camping in nature is good for our mental and physical well-being. What better reason to head out with family and friends into the great outdoors and sleep under the stars? Check out the brain and body benefits of camping: Benefits for your brain … The post Try a regular dose of camping for good health appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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7 things to remember when arriving at the park gatehouse for day use
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1M ago
In today’s post comes from Project Lead Matt Cunliffe. When the big day comes, if you’re like me, all you want to do is get to your site: tent set, chairs out, feet up. I’ve worked for Ontario Parks since 2006, and a few years ago had the opportunity to run a gate house. This gave … The post 7 things to remember when arriving at the park gatehouse for day use appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Trailer-equipped sites at Blue Lake and Rushing River
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1M ago
Did you know that Blue Lake Provincial Park and Rushing River Provincial Park are the only parks in the Ontario Parks system that offer equipped trailer rentals? Wow! If you have ever wondered what it would be like to own a travel trailer, why not take a stationary test run with one of ours (minus the trailer transport … The post Trailer-equipped sites at Blue Lake and Rushing River appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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Campfire safety for the whole family
Parks Blog » Camping
by Ontario Parks
1M ago
We all have fond childhood memories of a crackling campfire. It can be the highlight of a camping trip! Let’s keep those memories positive by making sure even the littlest members of the family know the ins and outs of fire safety. Parents: if you and your family are enjoying a campfire during your trip, … The post Campfire safety for the whole family appeared first on Parks Blog ..read more
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