The Ontario Trails Council (OTC) - Conseil des Sentiers de l'Ontario – is a charity that promotes the development, preservation, management and use of recreational trails in Ontario. http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/
Company will inspire urban adventure in Montreal and Toronto with thousands of free bike rides and CLIF BAR® energy bars
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /CNW/ – CLIF, a leading maker of organic, plant-based foods, announced today that they will kick-off a new Bike Life campaign in Canada this summer focused on urban cycling. With cycling on the rise in cities across Canada, CLIF has joined forces with local cycling partners in Toronto and Montreal to power thousands of free bike rides this summer and feed adventures with CLIF® Sweet & Salty energy bars, now available in Canada.
The federal government has announced that 28 of the most popular Parks Canada locations now have Tesla-donated electric vehicle charging stations.
Jonathan Wilkinson, the Minister of Environmental and Climate Change and the Minister responsible for Parks Canada, made the announcement last week that these stations are now available for visitors to use.
“With the installation of electric vehicle charging stations at more and more Parks Canada places across the country, the Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to choose our amazing national parks, national marine conservation areas, national historic sites, or national urban park for their next travel destination, all while reducing emissions, discovering nature, and connecting with history,” Wilkinson said.
Muskoka’s timeless landscapes feature thousands of lakes, vast forests of green and classic Canadian Shield rock Author of the article:Sharon Lindores Publishing date:Aug 16, 2020
Editor’s note: This story refers to Deerhurst Resort near Huntsville, Ont., where a coronavirus outbreak occurred after the August long weekend. Deerhurst Resort remains open and said its “stringent prevention measures” have kept it safe for guests and staff.
As I look out on Lake Opeongo there’s no one in sight other than my guide, steering the canoe. I’m surrounded by lily pads and the only sounds are birdsongs, our paddles hitting the water and our friendly banter.
A five-year project is improving the trail system in Hay River.
The initiative, now in its second year, is working on the 14.6 km of trails, which are part of the recreational infrastructure of the Town of Hay River.
“For us, it’s something that’s important to maintain and have in good condition for people to be active, healthy and get outdoors,” said Stephane Millette, the recreation director with the Town of Hay River.
A non-profit conservation group is calling on the province to invest an additional $60 million in upgrades, infrastructure, education and staffing to secure a sustainable future for B.C.’s parks.
B.C. Parks saw its budget reduced slightly from $41.7 million to $40.6 million this year. Bruce Passmore, executive director of the B.C. Chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, says this budget needs to be boosted drastically if the province expects to keep its wilderness areas pristine for years to come.
B.C. Parks has been “chronically underfunded” for a decade, he said.