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To make it easy to plan your trip, we’ve divided Lake Simcoe into three areas: BarrieSouth Lake Simcoe, including Bradford, Cookstown, and Innisfil; and North Lake Simcoe including Oro-Medonte, Orillia, and Ramara.

There are many benefits to enjoying nature, as illustrated in this Conservation Ontario infographic. Get out and explore the loads of outdoor recreation around Lake Simcoe!

Dre Willi Broeren article: 8 raisons pour passes plus de temps en nature

Green tips for travellers 

Review this UNEP Green Passport before you travel

Winnipeg Green Action Centre article on avoiding bike theft

Link to download the UNWTO #travelenjoyrespect guidebook

Take the United Nations Environment Programme Green Tourist quiz

Greatist article Everything You Need to Know About Traveling Green 

Sustaining Tourism travel tips

Uncornered Market article on Redefining Tourism

Dont forget to move article on Why all tourism should be sustainable

Building Sustainable Development Goals into daily life

Grassroots Nomad article: 10 Things To Avoid As An Eco-traveler

Washington Post article on how to be a green traveler

Outdoor ethics from Leave no trace Canada

Ontario Parks article on preserving ecological integrity

Invasive Species Ontario – information including links to an action plan you can put in place

Article by Dave Randal about the principles behind Sustainable Tourism

Rainforest Alliance article on how to travel in a sustainable way

Festivals

Green festival guide

How to reduce waste when camping

Trends and articles of interest

Millennial Marketing article on purchasing preferences that lean towards buying experiences instead of “stuff”

Mother Nature Network article on evaluating choices using different perspectives

Mother Nature Network article on the value of purchasing experiences instead of things

 

Equipment

Grown out of your equipment? Watch the Explore Lake Simcoe event calendar for equipment swaps.

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