Tag Archives: Ontario

Viewing Moose, Deer, Bear and other Wildlife in Ontario Parks

It can be difficult to see wildlife in its natural habitat in the Ontario Parks System. It just happens when it happens. A few years ago, we were camping in Algonquin Provincial Park when a moose ran by our campsite … Continue reading

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Provisioning for a Day Trip by Canoe

Are you planning a day trip by canoe this year and aren’t sure of what to pack? I’ve done hundreds of day trips by canoe and some by kayak over the years and here are the items that I find … Continue reading

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Safety Tips for Canoeing and Kayaking in Ontario Parks

I’ve rented canoes and kayaks throughout Ontario, at Ontario Parks’ campgrounds. I’ve also had my own canoe for many years. Here are some safety tips that may be useful to those of you who are new to canoeing or kayaking … Continue reading

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Day Tripping by Canoe in the Ontario Parks System

There are many great lakes and rivers to canoe or kayak on in Ontario. Renting a canoe at one of the Ontario Parks campgrounds will give you the opportunity to explore the waterways. Here are some of my favourite routes … Continue reading

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Renting Canoes and Kayaks in Ontario Parks Campgrounds

Canoeing or kayaking has to be the ultimate experience when camping by lakes or rivers in Ontario. We have camped at many Ontario provincial parks that are equipped for canoeing and kayaking. Many campers bring their own canoe or kayak. … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Cut a Camping Trip Short because of Rain?

This spring we have had a lot of rain and cooler temperatures in Ontario and I’m sure many of you have already been drenched on some of your camping trips. I have been drenched many times on camping trips over … Continue reading

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Encounters with Black Bears

Back in August 2005, we were on a camping trip at Killbear Provincial Park. One morning, I was the first one in our family to wake up, around 6:30 am. As I unzipped our tent and looked across the road … Continue reading

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