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Thunder Bay Road Trip

We visited some new provincial parks on our recent Thunder Bay road trip (October 2023). We’ve updated information on each of our park pages.
White Lake

Christmas Gifts for Campers & Hikers

Christmas is fast approaching, and it’s time to figure out fun but useful and affordable gifts for hikers, paddlers, and campers. If you enjoy visiting Ontario Provincial Parks why not support their work by getting gifts from the Ontario Parks Store?
10 Affordable Christmas Gift Ideas for Backcountry Campers (2023)

Information Updates & Local Knowledge

We try hard to keep the information on this site up to date, but Ontario is big, and we have other commitments. If you have information or photos of any Ontario Provincial Park, we’d appreciate your help. Our gift to you is a park patch when we use your information. You can contact us through our online form, and we promise we will not send you unsolicited emails.

Kakabeka-Falls - kakabeka falls provincial park great view of the falls

Ontario provincial parks are a cherished natural treasure in Canada, offering a diverse range of outdoor experiences for visitors. With over 330 parks across the province, these protected areas encompass pristine forests, serene lakes, and breathtaking landscapes. Whether you’re an avid hiker, camper, angler, or simply seeking a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, Ontario’s provincial parks have something for everyone. From the iconic Algonquin Provincial Park, known for its rugged wilderness and vibrant wildlife, to the serene beauty of Killarney Provincial Park’s Georgian Bay coastline, these parks provide opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts to explore, relax, and connect with nature. With well-maintained trails, campgrounds, and educational programs, these parks preserve Ontario’s natural heritage while offering unforgettable outdoor adventures.

Ontario Conservation Areas are a great alternative to provincial parks that offer residents and visitors a chance to connect with the province’s rich natural heritage. Conservation Authorities manage these protected areas and provide a wide range of outdoor experiences, including hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, and camping. Ontario’s diverse landscapes are showcased in these areas, from lush forests and serene wetlands to pristine lakeshores and rugged cliffs. In addition to their recreational value, Conservation Areas also play a vital role in preserving biodiversity, mitigating flooding, and ensuring the long-term health of Ontario’s ecosystems. Whether you’re seeking adventure or a peaceful escape into nature, Ontario’s Conservation Areas have something to offer everyone, making them an essential part of the province’s environmental and recreational tapestry.

Ontario boasts a rich tapestry of natural wonders, and its national parks offer a captivating glimpse into the province’s diverse landscapes. From the rugged beauty of Pukaskwa National Park on Lake Superior’s dramatic shores to the lush forests and pristine lakes of Algonquin Provincial Park, these protected areas provide a sanctuary for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether hiking the iconic Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula National Park or canoeing through the serene waters of Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario’s national parks offer a chance to reconnect with nature, explore its beauty, and appreciate the province’s commitment to conservation and preservation. These parks are a source of pride for Ontarians and an invitation for all to discover the province’s natural splendors.

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