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Your Gift Guide to Ontario Parks

Does the thought of Christmas shopping for the outdoorsman in your life have you shivering in your snow boots?

Do not fear! Pick up some of your favorite Ontario Parks products (and new releases) from the comfort of your home at our holiday pop-up store.

But don’t wait: the Christmas pop-up shop will only be open until December 31 and stock is limited.

We’ve created a gift guide to cross all your friends and family off your list:

The collector

Missed a sticker or patch at your favorite park? Choose one, some or all of our park crest stickers and patches to complete your collection!

Relive your favorite camping memories during the holiday season by surprising your loved one with park stickers. Don’t forget to pick up your Ontario Parks Passport to help your collector track your progress!

Passport and stickers in front of the fireplace.Ontario Parks Passport, Park Crest Stickers

Wear your favorite park proudly with our park patches. Patches are perfect for vests, blankets, backpacks… you name it!

The turtle lover

Chilly Moose bottle and socksChilly Moose Turtle Bottle, Turtle Protection Program Socks

Does your loved one have a passion for protection?

They’ll feel great knowing that net proceeds from our Turtle Protection Project socks and Turtle Bottle by Chilly Moose go toward research and protection of turtles in the parks.

These items are sure to make friends go crazy!

The Explorer

Hand scratching the park on the map.Ontario Parks Scratch Off Map

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Encourage your explorer to conquer Ontario’s provincial parks from north to south! Scratch off each park you’ve visited to reveal a colorful map below.

Warning: Showing off your Explorer’s numerous scratches may lead to uncontrolled bragging. It is better to choose a map to maintain healthy competition.

The artist

hand coloring in the bookPark Crest Coloring Book

Whether you’re helping the little one in your life develop fine motor skills or joining the adult coloring book trend, a park-themed coloring book is sure to make anyone smile.

Teach your child the stunning colors of Ontario’s natural landscape or let their creativity run wild. Have you Have you ever seen a blue moose?

the adventurer

buff, nalgene bottle and patches in front of the fireplaceOntario Parks Nalgene, Ontario Parks Crest Buff

Your loved one will hit the trails in style with the Ontario Parks Buff and Nalgene bottle!

Multifunctional Buffs protect an adventurer’s head and neck from the elements. Its uses are endless (seriously, “Google it”) and the colorful shield pattern matches well with every outfit.

Encourage them to stay hydrated no matter the season with a reusable water bottle featuring the Ontario Parks crest.

I still can’t decide?

If you’re still on the fence (or if your loved one is particularly picky), why not give them the gift of their choice?

You’re sure to get your money’s worth with a seasonal day use permit. Perhaps your loved one will accompany you on his adventures. That’s a win-win!

daily vehicle permits posted onlineWinter Day Use Vehicle Permit, Annual Day Use Vehicle Permit, Summer Day Use Vehicle Permit

Still not sure about your partner’s boss, in-laws, or new acquaintances?

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Send them a physical or electronic gift card!

Gift cards can be used toward the purchase of reservations, permits and merchandise available online and at all participating Ontario parks.

Your purchase helps fund parks

Did you know that only a small portion of Ontario Parks’ operating budget comes from tax revenue?

A snowy landscape on a frozen lake.

Support park research, ecological integrity, maintenance and education with every purchase at the Ontario Parks Holiday Pop-Up Store.

Come on shopping!

Do not be late! The Ontario Parks pop-up store is only available for a limited time.

Do you have questions about how to use our Christmas pop-up store? Visit our page of frequent questions.