Summer Salutations from Hike Ontario!

THIS ISSUE: We proudly announce "Get Outside Day", provide details for this year's "Healthy Parks, Healthy People" initiative, and encourage participation in the amazing "Healthy Hikes" program.

As always, stay happy and healthy in the great outdoors, hikers. We wish you Happy Trails!


Get Outside Day!

July 15, 2016

What happened? This country used to be made of explorers, voyagers, and adventurers. We need to find the great Canadian outdoors again. This year, we’re demanding it. We need to explore, to voyage, to venture outside. We need to make the time to throw open our doors.

Coleman, in partnership with Hike Ontario, is calling on the support of all Canadians – Canadian media, Canadian officials and Coleman partners to urge the government to declare July 15th as National Get Outside Day, because who wouldn’t want another day to Get Outside?

For more information, please go to www.getoutsidecanada.com


Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Healthy Parks, Healthy People is on July 15 and all provincial parks are open for Day Use Visitors at no charge! Hike Leaders who wish to lead a hike in a provincial park on this day, may also gain entry to the park ahead of time in order to pre-hike and plan their route. Last year's event was a great success (apart from being the worst weather day the whole province had). .

For more information, please go to ontarioparks.com/hphp


Healthy Hikes - Boost Your Health!

May 2 - Oct 31

Hike Ontario is a partner with Conservation Ontario in Healthy Hikes – a yearly program to encourage hiking in Conservation Areas. Hidden within these natural gems are lakes, rivers, and streams as well as wetlands, sand dunes, beaches, waterfalls, caves, and forests just waiting to be explored.

It all starts on May 2 and goes until October 31, 2016.

For more information, please go to www.healthyhikes.ca