Visiting our National Parks

Visiting our National Parks is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna of our country while staying in one of our Ontario Cottage rentals, but with thousands of people flocking to our parks, there will be a few important things to think about before you even leave home and head to the cottage.  

Planning your visit ahead will be important. You want to pick the right season to enjoy the weather on the Bruce Peninsula and there are a number of National Parks and Historic Sites in Ontario.  Do some research on the Parks Canada Web Site to see which ones you would like to visit and then book your Ontario cottage rental in that area.  While you’re on the site, make sure you get your Discovery Pass.  

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National Parks and Historic Sites have a limited amount of parking and some Parks will be implementing time limits on visits.  Make sure you are aware of this. Some parks have been turning away thousands of people during the summer so you may want to consider an Ontario cottage rental in the offseason to avoid this happening.  If you have to visit during peak season, make sure you have a backup plan for the day in case you are turned away.  

Dress appropriately for using walking trails.  Some areas may have poison ivy or other noxious plants so wear sensible footwear for walking and longer socks or long pants to avoid contact with these plants.  If you plan on hiking some of the Niagara Escarpment wear good hiking boots and be prepared for some rough terrain. Take along a small backpack with some water and a healthy snack but make sure you bring all of your garbage back with you.  A large zip lock bag is great for collecting garbage. Bring a couple of these along and please don’t leave any garbage behind. 

A little bit of preparation before you head to your Ontario cottage rental can make your visit to a National Park an enjoyable learning experience that the whole family will remember for years to come. 

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