Get Outdoors at Ontario Parks and Celebrate a Healthy Lifestyle

Celebrate Healthy Parks, Healthy People with free day-use at all provincial parks on July 20. Research shows that spending time in nature is good for your physical, mental, and social well-being. Experience the health benefits of hiking and paddling, and take part in events.

Free Admission to Ontario Parks on July 20

Take the 30×30 challenge during the month of August. Participants will reconnect with nature and improve health by spending 30 minutes a day outside for 30 days. Document your journey online with #30x30Challenge.

David Archibald Concert Series

Singer-songwriter David Archibald is performing a province-wide, 30-park concert tour this summer. David is performing five new songs that he has written in celebration of Ontario Parks’ 125th anniversary, including, “The Happiest Camper in Ontario.”

BioBlitz at Lake Superior Provincial Park

Volunteers are invited to learn at Lake Superior Provincial Park’s BioBlitz on July 14. Expert and amateur participants will collect information on what species can be found within the park’s ecosystems over a 24-hour period.

Vacancy Reports

Find the best last minute campsites. Weekly Vacancy Reports highlight campsite availability across the province. Book your next camping adventure today.

Upcoming Events

Port Burwell Provincial Park is hosting a Canine Service Unit Demonstration on July 21. Conservation Officer Sean Cronsberry will be educating visitors on how his dog Timber can detect concealed wildlife, fish, and firearms.

Sleeping Giant Provincial Park’s Yoga at the Giant takes place on July 27. A certified instructor will be leading participants through a yoga class in the ambience of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.

Take a step back in time at Sandbanks Provincial Park’s 125 Years of Fashion show. See what visitors were wearing to parks over 100 years ago.

Did You Know?

Ontario Parks is hosting art programming in celebration of our 125th anniversary. Go Wild for Art invites visitors to learn about our parks’ art history, and create their own masterpiece. Participants can take part in paddle painting workshops, outdoor galleries, nature journaling, and more.

Photography

High-resolution, credited photography can be downloaded from a photo library. For more photos, please contact judy@clearcommunications.ca.

Park information sources

Our Travel Media website has background information, infographics, a media library, and more: http://www.ontarioparks.com/travelmedia

Keep up with Ontario Parks on TwitterFacebook, and Instagram. Visit the Parks Blog for up -to-date content.

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