Ontario Parks About To Celebrate 125th Year

In 2018, Ontario Parks, one of Canada’s largest provincial park systems, celebrates 125 years. The birthday theme is ‘Healthy Parks Healthy People’.
Special events are planned in honour of the anniversary and campgrounds are expected to be very busy — would-be visitors are advised to book their campsites early by taking advantage of Ontario Parks’ five-month booking window. (You can reserve online or by phone).
A newly designed Parks Guide and a new 125th anniversary calendar will be available in early January 2018, and Winter season permits are available online.
The anniversary will be kicked off in a number of ways, including a series of fun winter events. You can ring in the New Year at Bronte Creek Provincial Park with a guided Coyote Howl and Kid’s Countdown bonfire. Or start 2018 on the right foot with a #FirstDayHike!
The concept is simple: visit a provincial park on January 1 for a hike. It’s a fun and healthy way to kick off the New Year! Otherwise head to Rondeau Provincial Park in southwestern Ontario for an early January week of guided owl prowls, suet feeder-making sessions, afternoon movies, and park scavenger hunts.
Algonquin Provincial Park’s Winter in the Wild on Saturday, February 17, is one of many Family Day celebrations planned. Skate, ski, or snowshoe Ontario’s oldest provincial park, and then join park rangers at Mew Lake Campground for a bonfire followed by an evening wolf howl.
Source: Explore
Photo: ontarioparks.com

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