Thu. Dec 7th, 2023
Calling all new campers!  |  Ontario Parks Blog

We know that camping or visiting a park for a day for the first time can be intimidating.

What supplies do I bring? What are the rules? How can I make my trip as comfortable as possible?

Don’t worry, the Ontario Parks Ambassador program is here to help make your trip easy and memorable.

Meet our park ambassadors

They are personnel located in 19 parks throughout the province. Your goal? To make sure you have a great experience in the park.

Park ambassador with program participants.

Book time with a park ambassador for a free 30-minute one-on-one session or sign up for free online workshops before your park visit.. You can choose the camping skill you would like to learn.

Learn more about:

  • building the perfect campfire*
  • set up your campsite
  • wildlife in Ontario parks
  • camp cooking skills

*Please note that the Campfire Building Workshop will be replaced by the Campfire Cooking Skills Workshop when a park is under a full or partial fire ban. Check if your park is under a partial or full fire ban on our alerts page.

If you’re not ready to spend the night in the parks just yet, purchase a daily vehicle permit for a participating park and explore during the day.

Our ambassadors will have drop-in sessions throughout the summer so you can ask your questions about camp, take a guided hike, or visit a demo camp.

This year, we have three new parks joining our program!

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Park ambassadors are located in the following 19 parks:

Signing up is easy!

Visit the Reserve an Ambassador page to see the availability of individual sessions at our participating parks!


Register for a webinar!

Running weekly throughout June, July and August, our park ambassadors will virtually show you:

  • where the parks are located
  • how to travel to the parks
  • how to book your trip
  • what to do in our parks
  • types of camping in Ontario parks
  • and more!

Visit the Book an Ambassador page on our website and select “Webinar” from the drop-down menu to see when the next session will take place.

reserve an ambassador website

Check out our first-time visitor section of our blog for more information on exploring and camping in parks.

Our Park Ambassadors can’t wait to see you in the parks this summer!

Don’t forget to follow our Park Ambassador program on Instagram and Facebook to find out what’s happening throughout the season!

The Ontario Parks Ambassadors program would not be possible without the help of our sponsors:

Thank you for your continued help.